Newsletter – 26 June

28th June, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you all still safe and well during these times. The current weather is fabulous so I hope you’re all managing to take advantage of some more fresh air now that social distancing measures have been somewhat relaxed.

Here in school, we continue to support all of the children in getting back to their school routine, albeit slightly different to what it was before. We are delighted to see all of our Owls Class pupils back in school now – they have settled so very well and it’s a real delight to see their smiley faces!

Miss Mason currently has only 4 pupils back in year 1 so please do email either myself or Nicky if you feel that you would like your year 1 child to return to school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Our second key worker bubble also has space so please also contact us if you meet the key worker criteria and could benefit from our support in having your child/children back in school.

We continue to work at maximum staffing capacity but I will let you all know if this changes. For our year 6 pupils, Mrs Richards and I are working on a plan to see you all soon, so please watch this space – we most certainly want to see you before the end of term!

Mrs Rowley and I have held our virtual new parents’ meetings for September and it has been lovely to meet the new children and parents who will be joining us. I have encouraged them all to join ParentMail so that they can become very much part of our school already and receive all of the information we currently send out to families.

Updates from central government and the DfE

How to keep your child safe online

The DfE has released some revised guidance on how to keep your child safe online. We will also add this link to our school website.

COVID Summer Food Fund

You may have seen in the news that the government has decided to extend the free school meals vouchers scheme to cover the summer holidays. This is what teachers have been supporting for a long time so thank you to the footballer Marcus Rashford for helping gain momentum for this cause! If you have been getting free school meals vouchers, there is no need for you to do anything – we will arrange the summer vouchers for you.

September 2020 plans

We are expecting to receive guidance from Gavin Williamson within the next couple of weeks about our return to school in September. As soon as I receive this information, I will share it with you and outline what this will look like for LWPS.

Many thanks for all of your continued support and kind emails – they always mean such a lot and they bolster all of us during challenging times.

Warmest wishes for a lovely weekend,

Alison Bellingham, Headteacher

The best part of the newsletter, without doubt, is the vast array of work being carried out at home. I continue to be hugely impressed with all of the photos and letters that come in each week, so thank you for being so brilliantly supportive.

Now…let’s see what our amazing pupils have been up to…

We are a nut free school.

Families please note that we are strictly a nut free school. Please ensure that no nut products are brought into school or included in packed lunches (even on school trips). Please also ensure that no nut products are consumed within the school grounds at any time of day. Thank you.