Woodlands Weekly | Friday 23rd April 2021
It was so lovely to see all of our families back in school this week, ready for the summer term. Next week, our children will be doing assessments in class with their teachers. Please make sure your children are well rested – these tests will help our teachers to provide the best support possible for their learning and we want to set them up for success. Your children may be feeling worried about doing these tests so please talk about this and prepare them for coming into school. It is also vitally important that your children are in school every day as we do not want them to miss key learning opportunities. Finally, as the weather gets warmer, you may wish to send your child to school with a sun hat and sun cream. Please make sure these are labelled – but don’t forget a coat too!
Key Dates for your Diary 📅
Monday 3rd May – We are closed for May Day Bank Holiday
Friday 7th May – NSPCC Number Day
Fasting during Ramadan ☪
It is the holy month of Ramadan; we are aware that this is an extremely important time for our Muslim families. The holy month commenced on 13th April 2021 until around 13th May 2021.
Local Authority guidance states: consultation with the Council for Mosques would suggest that due to the length of the day for fasting this year, parents are advised that primary-aged children are not encouraged to fast. Whilst our advice is that fasting is not obligatory for those below the age of puberty, we do understand that some families may intend for their KS2 children to take part in the fast for some or all of the day.
Please contact school to let us know if you intend for your child to fast when in school.
We would like to wish all our families celebrating, Ramadan Mubarak.
New Term, New Topics!
We’d like to say a massive thank you to our wonderful children and their engagement in their learning this week!
This week, your children started new topics:
⚓10 Little Pirates
🌼How does your garden grow?
🌍Paddington Around the World
❄Surviving the Antarctic
💡A World of Cracking Inventions
❌Crime and Punishment
We can’t wait to share their learning with you!
This week’s attendance and RESEPCT winners🏆
Wearing Face Coverings 😷
To protect our families and our staff, we want all adults to wear masks when onsite.
Face coverings and masks reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. Currently, people in the UK are asked to wear them where social distancing is not possible and the virus could easily pass between people – for example on public transport, or in shops. Cutting transmission is important because there is still lots of the virus circulating and many people are yet to be protected by vaccination.
Current government guidance states that if social distancing cannot be guaranteed, face coverings must be worn unless you have medial exemption.
Thank you for your cooperation.
You can read more about face coverings here 👇
Keeping our street safe 🚗
If you can, please walk to and from school. Our street can be very busy with cars at drop off and collection times and we want to ensure the safety of all our families and staff.
If you drive to school, please:
🚙 Drive slowly – 10mph
🚙 Don’t park on the pavement
🚙 Don’t cover people’s driveways
🚙 Always wear a seatbelt
🚙 Don’t make U-turns
🚙 Don’t park on the yellow lines
🚙 Don’t park covering crossings
🚙 Let others pass
🚙 Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Keeping safe during COVID19 👏
Do not send your child to school if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid19.
Call the school office to report absences and sickness.
Please stick to your allocated drop off and pick up times.
Do not gather in groups on the school grounds.
One parent per family.
Keep two metres apart at all times.
Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Please return your child’s home learning device to their class teacher, if you have not done so already.
Call the main school office to book appointments with staff.
Find out more about Covid19 symptoms and absence here.