Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you so very much for your continued support over this term – it is hugely appreciated and we, as staff, feel so very lucky to have you.
I hope that you have all managed to watch the Christmas Extravaganza that is currently headlining the Headteacher Blog – I loved seeing every single one (though I did hold my breath for bits of the Year 6 performance as I had just been looking at Health & Safety in school)! They show just how happy and purposeful the school is, which makes the world of difference.
This week saw almost all of the marvellous raffle prizes picked up and I have to say; what a FABULOUS job FOWPA did in organising it. The total raised was a stupendous £1451, and we send our grateful thanks to ALL who donated. As FOWPA say, all monies raised go directly towards creating enhanced learning opportunities for all pupils in school and every penny counts. Thank you.
We also drew our first 100 Club winners. Many congratulations to our first winners and remember that if you did not win this time, you are still in the draw for the rest of the year, so do not give up – your time may come!
I am going to leave my very short blog here, as we can then leave the videos right at the top of the website, but please do take the time to read the information below.
Whilst almost everything is staying the same after the Break, there are a few small changes that I wanted you to know about. As ever, if you do have any questions, please do get in touch with us and we will do all that we can to help.
First Day Back to School:
We do NOT have an INSET day planned so please come into school ready to learn on Monday 4 January 2021. We are very excited to see you then. Please still ensure that nothing is brought in from home apart from bags, books and water bottles (and lunches if you are having a packed lunch).
We have a new menu starting from the 4th January 2021. It has already been sent home, so please do have a look at it before we come back on the first day, but just in case, the lunches for Monday 4th January are:
Ham and Cheese Pizza/Cheese and Tomato Pizza/Salad and Coleslaw with Fruit and Homemade Cake for dessert.
From January 4th, all of KS1 and Reception will be eating their lunches in the hall. Hurrah!
KS2 will still be eating their lunches in their classrooms. They will enjoy the same menu as KS1 and Reception, but it will be delivered to their classrooms rather than them coming into the Hall.
Start of Day timings are slightly changing:
To maximise learning time, we have made the decision to amend and shorten the drop off timings slightly. Please see below for the revised timings that will start from Monday 4 January 2021:
Nursery – 0820 - 0845
Year R – 0820 – 0835
Year 1 – 0830 – 0845
Year 2 – 0820 - 0835
Year 3 – 0830 – 0845
Year 4 – 0820 – 0835
Year 5 – 0830 – 0845
Year 6 – 0820 – 0835
Please ensure that you stick to these timings where possible. As per this last term, in order to avoid congestion, if you have more than one child, please drop off all of your children at the same time, at the drop off time of your eldest child.
End of Day timings (also changing slightly):
At the moment, the Year 3 and Year 5 pupils leave just as Wadebridge School finish their day. This causes understandable concern for the Year 3 and 5 parents. To ease this congestion, we have slightly changed the end of day timings to the below. The timings in brackets are for the Friday pick up:
Nursery – 1425 – 1445 (1225 – 1245)
Year R - 1425 – 1435 (1225 – 1235)
Year 1– 1435 – 1450 (1235 – 1250)
Year 2 – 1430 – 1445 (1230 – 1245)
Year 3 – 1455 – 1505 (1255 – 1305)
Year 4 – 1445 – 1455 (1245 – 1255)
Year 5 – 1455 – 1505 (1255 – 1305)
Year 6 – 1445 – 1455 (1245 – 1255)
Friday Early Finish:
We will continue to finish at lunchtime on a Friday for the first half of the Spring Term, but our plan is to revert back to a full day on Friday from after the February Half-Term Break. This means that up to Half Term, we will continue to finish at the bracketed times above, but AFTER the Half Term break, starting on Tuesday February 23rd (Monday 22nd February is an INSET day), we will be moving back to a full day on Friday afternoon. NO other timings will change.
It remains for me to say that we hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas, a relaxing New Year and that we look forward very much to seeing you on Monday 4 January 2021, raring to go!
Headteacher, Wadebridge Primary Academy