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Whole School Letter 5th September 2022

Monday 5th September 2022

Dear Parents,

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of the children and families back tomorrow with the wonderful excitement the start of a new school year brings. School looks fantastic, staff have done an amazing job over the summer making each classroom a welcoming and happy place for our children to learn at their best.

We just wanted to share with you some updates about the new school year which we hope will be of use.

Term starts tomorrow, Tuesday 6th September – the school gates open at 8.40am and close at 8.50am for the start of the school day.

The end of the day is at 3pm. Wraparound care can be booked here and runs from 8am until 4.15pm, with the exception of Fridays when it is only open before school. Information on after school Activity Clubs will be distributed in due course.

We will be welcoming parents back into our Friday Achievement Assemblies! This will be by invitation only in the first instance and you will receive a text message notifying you that your child has been chosen as ‘Star Worker’. We’ve always asked that parents please not to share this immediately with their child so they can be surprised in the assembly itself. We will review wider attendance as the year goes on. The first Achievement Assembly will take place, slightly later this year, on Friday 23th September due to maintenance work being carried out on the Hall floor at the start of term. Please note that during the hall refurbishment, week commencing the 12th September, Pershore High will only be able to supply packed lunches.  If you wish to cancel your choices for this week please click here.

Over the summer holiday Mrs Hunt and Miss James have effectively swapped classrooms from the information previously stated. This means that Mrs Hunt’s class will now be the one occupied by Year 4 last year with Miss James in the classroom previously occupied by Years 2&3. Class teachers will of course be on hand first thing in the morning to talk the children through any changes so that they settle in as quickly as possible.

PE Days – Each class have been allocated their PE Day, where children should continue coming to school in their school PE Kit. These are arranged as follows: Year 5 – Tuesday, Year 2 – Wednesday, Cats Class (Reception and Year 1) – Thursday and Years 3&4 on Friday. Forest School will continue to take place on Fridays for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2. Should these change due to sports coaches visiting then you will of course be notified. Please note, children do not need to wear their PE Kit at all this week. Information on classes who are going swimming this term will be distributed to those classes in due course.

We will be starting the school year building on our children’s excellent knowledge of online safety right across the school. We will be reinforcing the messages of what to do if you are worried, keeping personal information safe, responsible use of technology and the importance of being kind to one another to create a better online world.

Finally, a reminder that class letters and the school newsletter are normally distributed together each Friday afternoon. We know that everyone is constantly bombarded with information, alerts and notifications from various sources these days and as a school are very mindful of this. We endeavour as much as possible to put everything families need to know in these weekly bulletins, only making changes to arrangements when absolutely necessary so everyone has the information they need about the week or term ahead.

We can’t wait to welcome the children back tomorrow and look forward to hearing about how everyone has got on over the summer break and are looking forward to a great term ahead!

Yours sincerely,

Rob Bothma

Head teacher