Our theme for the fortnight is making a positive start and we will have certificate winners next Friday. Following on from this we will be taking a look at challenging ourselves and charity. As many of you know I lost my mum in 2019 to Cancer and I wanted to do something that could raise money to help support those affected by Cancer. As a school community we have sadly been affected in many ways by Cancer too, so I have linked up with the Beatson Cancer Charity which is a local hospice and we are going to work together to fundraise for this amazing charity. The Beatson plan to visit the school over the month of September to talk to the children about the work they do and how they help those in the hospice.
My personal challenge is to ‘Brave the Shave’. I plan to shave my hair towards the end of September and will be telling the children about my challenge over the coming weeks. I will then ask each class to set a class challenge which will support the fundraising. Staff are already organising a hill climb too in order to raise funds. With joint effort we hope to raise valuable funds. We will keep you posted.
Please remember we are a ‘nut free school’. We have a number of children throughout the school with severe nut allergies so we ask that you do not send any lunch/snack items which have nuts. This includes Nutella or peanut butter sandwiches, Nutella bars, snickers bars and any loose nuts etc
PE days – Class teachers will let you know when your child’s gym days are. On these days only, pupils should come to school dressed in gym clothes and trainers, no need for uniform. As many PE lessons may still be outside, please provide your child with a suitable waterproof jacket.
I will continue to update you as guidance changes but please continue to look out for symptoms. If your child develops any Covid symptoms please arrange for a PCR test as soon as possible and isolate until a negative result is received.
I wish you all a lovely weekend!