Our curriculum continues with the planned subjects for this term and is a continuation of the work completed remotely at home or in school. Anxieties about learning are understandable and the curriculum for the next term will once again be adapted and rewritten to take account of this. There have been plenty of opportunities for talk and discussion, group activities, PE and an opportunity to reflect on time at home and any anxieties and worries moving forward. Individuals will be supported by their class
teachers to try to ensure that their return is a positive experience.
Without a great team effort in school, all of the on-site provision, remote learning and
return to school for all, would not be possible. Our thanks go to all teams – school
leaders, teachers and teaching partners, admin, lunchtime, premises and catering staff.
Finally, our thanks go to you, as families, and the children for coping with the last few
weeks whether at home or using our on-site emergency provision. Many of the older
children have expressed their concerns about another lockdown and school having to
close again for the majority of pupils, like you and them, we are all hoping that this
doesn’t happen. We can only all do our bit by continuing to follow the government
Please DO NOT send your child to school or Nursery if your child or a member of your family / household displays covid-19 symptoms – high temperature, loss or change to sense of taste or smell, new continuous cough. Your household must immediately isolate, stay at home and book a PCR test at a test centre (lateral flow tests must not be used in these circumstances)
Please ensure that school is informed, if your child or a member of your household displays covid19 symptoms and is going for a test. School must be informed of test results as soon as you receive them. Please email email@example.com and label your email with covid-19, the name of your child and their class. Please also phone the school office.
The government have introduced an initiative that enables the adults in families with children in primary and secondary schools to collect or order rapid lateral flow tests. This is because about 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Click here to access further information - Households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools and colleges: get rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) You will find details of how to get tests for the adults in your family. Please take the time to read the instructions and procedures very carefully and feel free to phone school if you have any questions.
Friday 19th March is Comic Relief Day and this year it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives.
At Dunalley we would like the children and staff to come to school on Friday 19th March wearing red. If you wish, they can bring a donation in and place it in a donation bucket as they enter school in the morning.
We will be running a ‘Comedy Challenge’ competition on the day. Children who would like to enter, need to tell a joke or a riddle and perform it to their class on the 19th.
They will be filmed and then a winner will be chosen in each year group.
Please make sure the children have practised their joke or riddle before the 19th so they are confident in performing it!
Another reminder that fruit is provided for all children from YR to Y6.
Children in KS2 may, if they prefer, bring the following:
Thank you if you took the time to vote in the staff ‘potato book character’ competition for World Book Day. The results were as follows:
1st place – number 14 - Reception staff
2nd place – number 5 - Miss Ward
3rd place – number 10 - Mrs Flood