Mailbag 17 July 2020


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I just wanted to say, on behalf of all the staff, that we have truly been overwhelmed by your messages of thanks. I have been constantly interrupted this week (and I mean that in a good way!) by staff wanting to show me a thankful email, card or letter from a parent. I'm so very pleased and proud to lead such a dedicated team, and, judging by the tsunami of thanks this week, you are too. 


A special thank you from me to our Yr 6 parents - VERY kind of you all and I promise not to spend it all on sweets!


Have a lovely summer. I think the likelihood of us all bumping into each other on various campsites is quite high! 



A huge big 'thank you' to everyone who came to Redcatch Park to take part in our Sports Day (but not as we know it); to the Year 6 children and staff who helped ensure it ran smoothly and to the children and staff who had a great time representing their houses in school.


It was close-run competition with three houses finishing with exactly the same number of points in the Yr 1/keyworker children event. The overall winner, however, was Adventure.


A very hearty well done to Team Orange and, indeed, to everybody who took part. Adventure members can pick up their medals when we return to school in September.



Times and Entrances for September

Each class ‘bubble’ has been allocated their own entrance/exit and start/finish time. Please arrive at your entrance/exit punctually, where the teacher will meet you. Please do not come in through the gate. If you are unavoidably late or arriving during the school day you will need to go to the main entrance and wait to be let in.


8.45am - 3.15pm     Entrance                    9.00am - 3.30pm     Entrance                                           

3DB                            1                                  3NA                             1

6RT                             2                                  1JF                              2

1MH                            3                                  1JF                              3

5WL                             4                                  5EN                             4

2KL                              5                                  2WW                           5

RCN                            6                                  RJW                            6

4SL                             7                                  4CS                            7


You can download a plan of the school with the all the entrances marked here.



Lunches - There will be no hot meals in Term 1. Children can either have a school packed lunch or bring in their own and will eat in their classrooms. Lunchtimes and playtimes will be staggered and the playground zoned.


Uniform - We’ll be back in school uniform in September.



Spanish Club have now added an extra on line session at 4pm on Mondays, for Reception and Yr 1 children.



Enrichment Programme - You can download the most up to date version of the programme here.


It seems ages away, but if you need Breakfast or Early-gator places for the first week back don’t forget to book them on Gateway by the Friday before. We will not be able to take any late bookings in Term 1. Why not do it now, then you don’t need to worry about it?





Yr 6 - Mrs Hendy’s Top Tips for starting secondary school


BCC Families in Focus Summer Bulletin - Activities, information and support for families


Children’s University Summer Holiday Newsletter - for everyone




Have a wonderful summer! We look forward to seeing you all in September.