It has honestly been a total delight this week to welcome everyone back to school. The hard work of the Short Wood team has really paid off and we are grateful to everyone in the school community for making our full reopening a success.
The one way system around school has been going really well - thank you to everyone for following the risk assessments we have in place. We do appreciate families often want to collect together but in order to reduce the number of people on site we are asking that one adult per family does the dropping off and picking up. All children need to be accompanied by an adult into school - do not drop them off in the car park, as parents and carers we need you to support our school team in maintaining the distancing around the site before and after school. We are working hard to ensure we do our very best to keep our site safe and do appreciate everyone's cooperation.
The children have shown great resilience this week in adapting to the different ways of working. Our class bubbles are working well. This week we have really focused on the well being of the children, ensuring they are settled and ready to embark on this year's learning adventure.
We will need to adapt how we do lots of things this term but you can be reassured that as a team we are working hard to ensure our Short Woodies get the best possible experience in school. Forest school sessions will be resuming next week, the children who are starting their sessions next week will receive letters to let you know the kit required, we are asking for you to provide waterproofs for your child this year, the letter will detail what is needed. Please remember they are likely to get muddy in their forest school sessions so send in older warm clothes.
We will soon be updating the class pages on the website, that will then be a place you can find out information about your child's learning as well as details of their day for PE. We are asking children to come into school in their PE kits on their PE day - plain shorts or jogging bottoms with a blue or white T shirt. A warm top is needed too as we will be going outdoors whenever possible.
We are looking forward to a full week next week. Have a great weekend.
Overall School: 96.6%