It really started to feel a lot like Christmas this week, seeing the Reception children in their Nativity costumes. They did an amazing job performing ‘The Wriggly Nativity’ which was recorded for their families to watch on Google Classrooms. Well done to everyone in Reception!
It has been a busy and challenging autumn term and I wish to thank-you for you continued support as we continue to operate in a very changed environment. The staggered drop-off and pick up times will continue after the Christmas holidays as will the ‘bubble rule’.
I would like to say thank-you once again to our fantastic staff team, who despite all the challenges, have kept smiling and worked incredibly hard so I hope they all have a well-deserved and restful break.
And of course, well done to all the children who have shown great resilience in adapting to the many changes in school.
Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets – we raised a fantastic £460.
The Secret Santa shop raised £255
Guess the name of the bear raised £70. Dixie was revealed as the bear’s name. Dixie will be going home with Lucie Robbins tonight!
Funds raised will go towards new shelving and books for the library which we have moved to the outside classroom.
WW Estate Agents had a very difficult decision as there were so many fantastic entries to their competition. Thank-you and well done to everyone who did enter.
Congratulations to the winners:
Alfie Head, Ivy Senior, Leah Malone, Lily Wright, Serena Gough and Chloe Yeadon.
Thank you to Mrs Brien on behalf of Sainsbury’s for donating Lego books and stickers.
End of term 17th December 2020
As you are aware, the government announced that schools and academies were advised to close on 17th December. The reason for this is based on a directive from the DfE and Public Health England for schools to put in place an ‘On-Call’ system for the first 6 days of the holiday period; the On-Call system is to carry out contact tracing related to positive cases of COVID-19. By having Thursday 17th December as the last day of term, the last day for contact tracing by school is Wednesday 23rd December.
For a pupil who tests positive or develops symptoms during the Christmas break up to Wednesday 23rd December and who attended school between Monday 14th December and Thursday 17th December, parents/carers are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
And leave the following information:
- The name of the child who has tested positive
- Symptoms and the date they started
- The date of the positive result
If necessary, parents/carers whose child is in the same bubble as any pupil who has tested positive to COVID-19 will then be emailed to notify them that their child will then need to self-isolate for a period of 10 days – no one else in the household will need to self-isolate unless they have symptoms.
From all the staff and children at Thorpe Primary, we wish you all a Merry Christmas!
We look forward to welcoming all the children back on Tuesday 5th January.