2nd February

The forecast snow finally arrived on Thursday evening, making the driving conditions on the side roads very difficult especially for our buses.  The road down to the main site is always dangerous. To ensure the safety of all our pupils the decision was made to close the school. Those staff who made it into school – many walked  - used the time vigilantly to prepare lessons, catch up with jobs, a deep clean of the pool and have a really good sort out of equipment. Thank you for your understanding with this. Hopefully we will resume normal opening on Monday. Please remember to send in a warm hat, a scarf and gloves for your son / daughter as the cold spell is set to continue.

During this week we have observed lots of positive interactions between pupils and their peers, which has been wonderful to see. One of our pupils in Transitions showed his caring side when he became upset and concerned about another pupil who became ill. This is new development for him and highlights the progress he has made with his emotional understanding.

The week before half term is our MFL focus week, and this year we are going to have Greece and Greek as the theme which links well with our whole school topic for this term ‘Myths and Legends.’ Teachers met last Monday evening to plan and prepare for this.

The sickness and diarrhoea bug that we have in school sadly continues, further pupils have had to return home during the week because of it. All areas have been deep cleaned as well as the equipment. Please remember that should your son / daughter become ill with this they need to remain home for 2 full school days afterwards, or until they are completely well.

I’m pleased to report that the work on the new LED lighting has been completed and everyone has noticed a huge difference, - though they are rather bright!

Hoping that everyone is keeping warm and safe. Have a good weekend.

 

Ruth

 
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