Dear Parents/Carers of Nursery – Year 5 Pupils,
I hope this finds you well. Please take a few minutes to read the information in this letter which depicts our plans for our end of year dates.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer our ‘usual’ events. As a council-maintained school, we must strictly follow the risk assessment set by Gateshead Council, which has been written with public health knowledge, government guidelines and union advice.
For some time now, it has been our goal to ensure we keep the children, staff and therefore wider community of our school safe from the virus. I believe, together, we are doing an amazing job to achieve this aim. We all know, once again, the virus is rising.
On Friday 9th July, children are invited to come to school in their PE kit. We have booked our school sports provider to deliver the events to the children. We are confident this will be memorable for the children. Parents will be unable to attend; however, plenty of pictures will be available on our Facebook page. More information to follow.
Children across school will have a ‘fun day’ with their year group bubbles. Children are welcome to bring a scooter/bike into school. We will set a ‘track’ on the yard for children to use. Music will be played. Games and activities available. We will provide ice lollies and a drink for the children to enjoy.
Fun days will take place on:
More information will follow.
Reports to parents:
Reports will be shared with parents on Friday 16th July by email. The last week of term, each teacher will call parents/carers to discuss the report and answer any questions you may have. Calls are set to be made:
Beach themed day.
On Tuesday 13th July the whole school will make the most of our extensive grounds by having a ‘beach themed day.’ The catering team will provide children fish and chips in a box and we have arranged for an ice-cream van to come to school for an outdoor treat. What will the weather do?! Children will remain in school. More information will follow.
We are passionate about transition to new classes and wish to present children with the opportunity to visit their new teacher. Due to the virus and rising figures this year we will conduct this by children visiting their new teachers for one day. This will be on Thursday 15th July. 2021/2022 teachers/staffing will be shared with parent/ carers on Wednesday 7th July.
As I’m sure you appreciate, times are ever changing, and these events will take place in line with current COVID risk assessments/advice.
I appreciate this is a great deal of information but hope by sharing with you early, it will give you an idea of which events we have planned. In doing this, we hope we can give the children an enjoyable and pleasant end of year.
Many thanks for your time and understanding.
Take Care. Stay Safe
Mrs Rachel Hocking
Swalwell Primary School