Newsletter – 18th September 2020

We have now completed two full weeks and I am pleased to report that children are still coming in with smiles on their faces. Thank you to all the parents for adhering to the drop off and pick up times, and for continuing to follow the one-way system. Please keep up these efforts.


It has been a busy week as we continue to practice the new routines in and around school. Monday saw a return of Roald Dahl day which was filled with fun-filled activities and lessons as well as some awesome costumes. Well done to all in whichever way you took part. It definitely echoed a much simpler time in school, and even with tighter restrictions, was an enjoyable day.

We have a new and improved, mouth-watering dinner menu, with hot and cold options which has been shared with parents/carers earlier this week. This will start next week and be delivered to the classrooms at their designated time slot. Bon appétit!

September 2020 Interim Menu


Microsoft Teams & children working in isolation

We have sent the children home this week with an important letter regarding our preparations for remote learning should your child need to isolate in the future. Mr Birkinshaw has put together a video briefly explaining the remote learning offer and how to set up the Maths No Problem guides.


Here is the video link:


Part of the remote learning offer is for families to sign up to the Maths No Problem parent guide registration page, which can be accessed here:


On the subject of Teams, we are encouraging the children in school to make sure they upload their homework through the ‘Assignments’ tab and to click ‘turn it in’, rather than as a ‘post’ on the class wall. This way they are not sharing the answers to any of their classmates, but their work can still be shared with the teacher. Thank you for your support in this if you are helping your child to upload their work.


Colour Level Reading Books Amnesty

Please return any colour level reading books that were taken home before the summer holiday.  There will be a box in the reception area for books to be placed in.



Most of the children look very smart and we thank you for your efforts with this.  Could we remind you that black school shoes should be worn during the day.


Covid-19 testing reminders from Southend Borough Council:

If your child needs to visit a local test site (LTS):


  • A reminder that walk-through Covid-19 Testing Centre at Short Street is appointment only and not drop-in.
  • All people attending the LTS must wear a face covering with the exception of under 3 year olds. Children under 3 years old must observe social distancing on site. Any over 3 year olds arriving at an LTS without a face covering cannot be admitted to the site.
  • People of all ages can be tested, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Thank you for your continued support.