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Newsletter 3 [Friday 18th September]

Dear Parents/Carers


This week has really felt like we’re up & running at full speed again. Our English work is taught through books, each phase studies a different text: Y1&2 have been reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ (Davis & Ronda Armitage) discovering how Mr & Mrs Grinling solve a particularly tricky problem; Y3&4 are finding out what happened ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ (Oliver Jeffers); Y5&6 are considering the themes of friendship, loyalty, risk & betrayal through reading ‘Fox’ (Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks). Our reception children’s first topic of the year is ‘Super Me!’ – sharing, with their new friends, all the wonderful things they can do.


We are introducing a new history curriculum this academic year. Y5&6 have begun the year with a fascinating topic, ‘Baghdad’, learning about Mesopotamia (the land between two rivers), a region which is often known as the ‘cradle of civilisation’ as some of the most important developments in human history have happened there: the invention of the wheel; the planting of the first cereal crops; the development of cursive script; study of mathematics & astronomy.


I’m sure you are all aware of the letter we shared with you yesterday which outlined further precautionary measures that have been introduced from today (18th September) at Sefton LA’s request:

  • All adults to wear a face covering when visiting or entering the school premises
  • Only one adult to enter the premises for drop off and pick up
  • That you arrive and leave promptly when dropping off/ collecting your child – please do not congregate as we know that the virus is easily transmitted from person to person

I would like to reiterate the need for you leave the school site immediately after pick-up & also remind you that your children should not be playing on the trim-trails or school field before or after school. Also, please ensure that your children do not play with/on the equipment in the EYFS (nursery & reception) outdoor classrooms. Thank you to everyone who has complied with these requests so far.

From Monday (21st September) I am changing the morning drop-off window to 08:40 – 08:50, as the vast majority of children are in school before 10 to 9. If you arrive at school after this time your child will have to access school through the school office.


Just a reminder of what the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

There have reports in the press & on social media that vomiting & diarrhoea are symptoms of COVID-19 in children, but these have not been added to the official list


During lockdown, we introduced phase emails as a way from parents/carers to contact their children’s teachers to keep them updated with the work they were doing at home. These emails are no longer being monitored by staff so please don’t try & contact your child’s teacher this way for now...


I’d like to thank you all again for being so understanding with the different protocols & procedures we have introduced this academic year.


Have a great weekend – the weather looks good,

KD Williams


Last word

I want to tell you about a girl who only eats plants

You’ve probably never heard of herbivore