Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Friday 22nd May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week, we sent out our schools proposal for a phased reopening. However, please remember this is just a proposal; guidance is changing constantly and we will endeavour to keep you informed along the way. Thank you to those parents and carers in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 who have already sent in their declarations as to whether your child will be returning to school as part of the phased return from June 1st . This has supported our planning process in school. Please find attached to this week’s parentmail an FAQs document which should answer most queries we have received about the phased reopening of school.

You will be relieved to hear we are not going to bombard you with any more information or guidance regarding school reopening in this parentmail. This parentmail is about showing our appreciation to you all for your continued support and loyalty to our school and our community over this difficult time. A BIG thank you to FOKS for our lovely rainbow picture. We absolutely love it and will ensure it finds a wonderful spot to shine in school!

Nursery Places
There are still places available in our Nursery for a September 2020 start. If you are interested in applying for your child’s place please visit our school website for more information.

Stevenage Sporting Futures Team
Over the course of the time that schools have been shut Stevenage Sporting Futures Team have been highlighting different activities and tasks that children can complete from home during quarantine. They will be continuing to do this throughout the rest of the academic year and will be providing children with ideas of how they can stay physically active at home as well as activities that can be completed in school. They do hope that this will be a useful resource for you and your children throughout the remainder of the academic year. Please find the links to their website and social media pages below if you would like to access these:
Facebook: Stevenage Sporting Futures Team
Twitter: @stevenageSFT

Parent Workshops
See attached two flyers which show the family workshops being run online via Zoom by the Families in Focus team.

Amazing Achievement
Piper & Tabitha, sisters in Year 3 and 4, have been raising money for Isabel Hospice by completing daily fitness for funds challenges. They started on 5th May, which was the 7th anniversary of their paternal grandfather passing away at the hospice. Each year, the family have tea and cake together to remember him but this year they couldn’t do this due to covid 19. After Tabitha was set fitness tasks by Miss Knappett, the girls came up with this alternative idea. They set themselves the target of raising £100 and they have now raised over £500 with the challenge due to be completed on 5th June. We are so proud of the girls and they are a real credit to their family and to our school. Well done girls! If you would like to see what the girls have been up to then please visit:

Father’s Day Gifts
We are very pleased to announce that FOKS will be offering Father’s Day gifts this year due to the dedication and commitment of our wonderful FOKS team! Of course, this will run slightly different this year. Order forms will be sent out via Parentmail (these will be sent out in due course) and will need to be emailed back to the FOKS team. You will then need to pay online via Wisepay or GoCardless. If you do not have access to email or online payments then you may drop your form with the correct monies into Trussells Butchers. All forms and monies need to be returned by 15th June as gifts will be available for collection on 18th June – you will be provided with details regarding collection nearer the time.

May Half Term
Just a reminder that school is closed for half term week (25th May – 29th May) so our deep clean can occur.
School will then be open for key worker children on our INSET day 1st June. We then look forward to provisionally welcoming our Year 6 pupils into school from 2nd June. Year 6 teachers will be in touch via Class Dojo with Year 6 parents about the days the children are required to attend school.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Knebworth school field!
Today we had a surprise visitor to the school which brought great delight to the key worker children. It was only a flying visit: she laid an egg and promptly left. It is always good to enjoy the little things in life!

We wish you all a lovely, relaxed half term break. Please take care of yourselves and your families. Have fun, enjoy your free time (without home learning) and we very much look forward to seeing you all at some point after half term.

Kind regards,
Natasha Laskey, Sim Bains & Grace Maynard

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