05 Jun

I can hardly believe that we have now been away from school for 10 weeks.  I suppose we are all settling into a new kind of normal.  It’s been so wonderful to hear fantastic feedback from our families about how supported they have felt during this time away – thank you for that, it means a lot to the staff team.

Guidance from government is changing frequently, but Graham’s blogs and announcements on our NB MAT social media/websites will always have the latest updates (you can find them all here). All parents have my phone number and Mrs Sanderson and Miss Cubach continue to contact all of our families at least three times per week.

Our teachers are really pleased by the levels of engagement with our virtual learning offer and we are trying to keep a good mix of academic and fun activities on there for all of the children.

Spring Brook, as part of New Bridge MAT, are embarking on the next stage of our consultation process.  It is really important to us that families and carers are able to contribute to our next steps.  There has been a tremendous response to the paperwork we have shared so far. This super animation explains better than I can where we are currently up to:

As the clip says, our position is unchanged in that we are currently catering for children of key workers only.  Here are some examples of the lovely work that they’ve been doing whilst in school….we’ve celebrated National Nurse’s Day, been learning about our bodies, made shields, found out about Florence Nightingale, made Nurses hats and so much more!

Mr Southerington from our Upper School created much excitement when he made rockets with the children and launched them in the car park – just look at them go!!

Children at home have also been working hard too. Rylan has been helping his grandparents with the gardening and planted some seeds..

Bailey, Lucy, Tommy, Rylan, Marley and Szymon have been sending in lots of work as well as many more of you.  Well done to you all, we are very proud of you and love to have a chat over Showbie!!

Don’t forget that if we haven’t already managed to get hold of you, your child’s class teacher will be trying to ring you.  This may be from a withheld number – if you haven’t spoken to anybody by Tuesday, please let me know so that I can make sure your views are included on our risk assessments.  I’ve been busy in school making plans for what things might look like when we are in a position to return to school safely.

Please abide by all of the guidelines around social distancing and only going out still if you need to.  The sooner the spread of the virus stops, the sooner we will be able to get your children back to school …. but we all have a part to play in this.

Take care everyone,

Miss Thomason
Head of School

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