Newsletter – 3rd July

4th July, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you all safe and well. Things are ticking along nicely in school and children are settled and happy in their bubbles. We have welcomed back 3 more pupils into one of our key worker bubbles this week and it has been lovely to catch up with them and see how well they have been doing since we saw them last – my goodness how they have grown in 3 1⁄2 months!

Next week, we are thrilled to be welcoming back our year 6 pupils for the last 2 weeks of the school year. They will be coming into school on Mondays and Tuesdays so that we can do some transition work with them as well as make sure they celebrate all of their successes throughout their time at LWPS. Of course, the usual leaver’s service cannot take place due to the pandemic, but we do plan to do as much as possible in line with our Long Wittenham traditions.

As you will all be aware, we are eagerly awaiting clarification about our return to school in September. Some guidance was announced yesterday and we are working out the implications of this for our school. As I am sure you can appreciate, there is a vast amount to consider for us, especially with our limited staff and school building. I ask for your patience while I work through the implications and plan accordingly. I will share the plans with you all as soon as I can.

Today, you will all receive your child’s school report. This year they are slightly different in that they focus on attainment up until the point of national school closure. We have also ensured that we have commented on the time spent at home and have taken into consideration the vast amount of home learning that has taken place. As always, should you wish to book a virtual meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss the report, please contact them directly through Class Dojo, email or Microsoft Teams.

Today we have another retirement to announce – Jean Fulkner who has worked in the kitchen at our school for 34 years! Jean has decided the time has come to take time for herself, her husband Baz and their family. We wish Jean all the very best in her retirement and will celebrate those fabulous 34 years in style when it is safe to do so.

Second Hand Uniform – Jenny Caw has a plethora of second hand uniform items available. Due to the need for us all to maintain social distancing, Jenny would like me to share with you all her email address and phone number. Please contact her directly should you need to stock up on supplies ready for September: Tel: 07788 137168

As always, your patience, kindness and support are all very much appreciated. Please continue to stay safe and well and I am very much looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Warmest wishes, Alison Bellingham Headteacher

Now let’s see what our amazing children 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.