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Mendham Primary School

Juniper Class

Dear Parents/Carers

Firstly, can I just say a massive thank you to you all for supporting your children to learn from home. I am really happy with how the children have engaged in their learning and it has been lovely to see the work they have done-well done to them all.

For the return to school, many of our routines stay the same as last term.  Please drop off at our Juniper Class front gate between 8:20am and 8:30am. I will continue to take temperatures at the gate and the children will be asked to wash their hands before entering school. After 8:30am (for safety reasons) the gate will be locked, and you will need to enter via the main office.  Collection is at 3:30pm, again from our gate.

We will ease back into the routine of school with a focus on the children’s wellbeing and getting them back in the mindset for full days at school. When we are ready, we will look at persuasive writing in literacy and we will continue the current maths block on fractions moving onto decimals. Our topic is the Romans and much of our learning will incorporate this theme. Science is about forces and magnets and we have British Science Week to look forward to next week.

PE will be taught, by Mrs Tilley, on a Friday morning. The children will need to come to school in PE kit and bring uniform to change into. Forest schools will continue on Wednesday afternoons with Miss Benton. For these sessions, please send in warm and waterproof clothing for the children to change into after lunch.

I will continue to set homework tasks on Google Classroom, so please ask the children to check it regularly.

We will have extra safety measures in place including regular hand washing and cleaning of tables and we will be in our class bubble for the whole day.  One area of concern is water bottles. We are not offering cups and there are no jugs of water at lunchtime (for hygiene reasons) so please can I ask that everyone has a named water bottle in school.

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or catch me in the mornings.

I cannot wait to have the children back in school and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Molly Ball