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Whole School Information Letter 17th March 2022

Thursday 17th March 2022 Dear Parents, It continues to be a challenging time for our pupils, families and staff due to the prevalence of positive cases of COVID-19 recently. We have been in regular contact with the Local Outbreak Response Team regarding the situation and for the moment school can continue to run as closely to normal as possible in line with our Risk Assessments. We will also continue to inform families when there are cases identified in school. Thank you to all of our families who continue to adopt a cautious approach to COVID-19 and illness generally and who are doing all they can to prevent the spread of infection amongst children, their families and staff. We will continue to do everything we possibly can to keep every class open, every day. Sometimes however, our efforts to do this can impact on some aspects of school operations, so thank you for continuing to bear with us if things do not run as smoothly as normal at times due to higher than normal levels of staff absence, it is our priority to ensure classes remain open. The staff team continue to be very flexible and are going to great lengths to cover each other’s classes, duties or working in different year groups when other staff are not able to be in school. Again in line with our Risk Assessments, under no circumstances should any individual who is testing positive for COVID-19 enter the school premises. If you need alternative arrangements to help support collection and drop off (for example if your child is testing negative, but you are positive and unable to come into school) we have been working with families on this and will continue to put these measures in place, please just let us know, and if we can help, we will. We know many of you are helping each other in this regard also. This has been the case right through the pandemic here at Cropthorne and we know everyone will continue to support each other through this latest challenging period. The latest government guidance is available for individuals who have tested positive is available here. Hopefully things will improve quickly and we are hoping the terms ahead will run smoothly, so we wanted to share with you with some provisional upcoming dates for the remainder of the academic year: Tel: 01386 860 246 Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School, Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3NB. Tuesday 22nd March: Final swimming session for Years 2&3 Thursday 31st March & Friday 1 st April: School Production at Number 8 Theatre, Pershore Monday 11th April – Friday 22nd April: Easter Break Bank Holiday Monday 2 nd May: Day 2 of Cropthorne Walkabout – attractions at school (TBC) & Y1/2 Maypole Dance at 1pm Tuesday 3 rd May: Swimming Lessons start for Year 1 pupils Monday 9 th– Friday 15th May: ‘Bikeability’ Week Monday 9 th May: Summer Term after school activity clubs begin Thursday 19th May: Parents Information Meeting for the Y4&5 Residential Visit Wednesday 25th May: Years 4&5 Bellboating Monday 30th May – Friday 3 rd June: Half Term Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th June: Years 4&5 Residential to Condover Hall Wednesday 29th June: ‘Moving Up Day’ – Children spend time in their classes for next year and Year 5 attend their Middle Schools Thursday 30th June: Sports Day (Reserve Day 7 th July) Please note this list is not exhaustive as the arrangements for some events still need to be finalised and further information on all of these will of course be issued nearer to the time. Tel: 01386 860 246 Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School, Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3NB. Thank you for your continuing support, Rob Bothma Headteacher