Welcome back to a new half-term, I hope that you and you have had a restful break. As you will be aware the government’s announcement last Monday has changed things quite significantly in terms of covid restrictions. Their new plan entitled ‘living with covid’ focuses on life returning to some kind of normality now that the level of vaccinated children and adults has risen significantly, and case numbers are low. The most recent announcement identified the following changes:
- Twice weekly testing is no longer a requirement in schools
- The legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test has been removed. This guidance is now advisory for adults and children
- Adults and children required to stay home for 5 consecutive days and continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days following the 5 days isolation- This is now advisory
- Close contacts of someone who tests positive no longer need to test daily, even if unvaccinated
- Routine contact tracing by the NHS is being deleted
During the week pupils and staff across the school celebrated World Book Day. It was great to see our staff and pupils dressing up as characters from books! Mrs Rye also organised a whole school quiz based around reading and books. It was a great success and everyone had a wonderful day. There is still time to enter the competition, make sure you have given your entries to your form teacher.
During the school holidays Ms Quatermass, Ms Rye, Miss Ross and Mrs Marsland came into school to set up the new school library. They have all worked so hard on making the library a good place to go to read. One of the most important functions of a library is of course to develop children’s love of reading. Whether this has evolved from hard copy to eBooks, libraries will always be the place for children to access the wonder of stories. Thank you to Ms Quatermass who has also set up and organised the new Accelerated Reader program which all pupils will access this term.
Throughout the week we also had our Top 10 trips. This term pupils got to go to the Chill Factore in Manchester. There were three trips in total, one for each phase. The staff who attended the trips reported that all the pupils were well behaved and a good time was had by all.
It was great to see all of the fantastic work on this week’s Wall of Fame. You can take a look at this week’s wall by using the following link. https://en-gb.padlet.com/MissGower/jrmjau9k6lhf