NEWSLETTER WEEK for the week of JUNE 1st 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all keeping well. It has been lovely to welcome back some of our year R children this week as well as more children of key workers in years 1 and 2.
I do know how very difficult it is for families of children currently not attending school. Please remember we are here to support you as much as we possibly can. We are still putting lots of home learning support onto the school website and teachers will still contact you albeit not as often as many are now class based. If you have any worries or concerns please, in the first instance, contact your child’s class teacher but if you have a more pressing concern please contact either myself, Mrs Kesterson or Mrs Mills via the school office.
It is important and hopefully in some way reassuring to remember that the whole nation is feeling the way we are all feeling now. All children and families have been affected by this global pandemic.
We are currently working with Shakespeare Junior School with regards to Y2 transition to Y3. Miss O’Boyle (Y2 leader) is working with SJS to agree how to make this as useful and beneficial to the children as possible in the event of Y2 children not returning to SIS before the end of the summer term.
Year leaders are working hard on transition for our new entrants joining the school in September as well as transition for current YR to Y1 and Y1 to Y2. Children will move up to their next year group and we will be planning to support not only their academic needs but most importantly their social, emotional and mental health needs too.
The curriculum will be planned as a recovery curriculum thinking about when schools were shut and what children will not have been taught in school since then.
We will keep you informed over the next few weeks with regard to transition arrangements.
From September 2020 all schools must have a Relationships and Sex Education policy (RSE). This is, of course, delivered through our curriculum in a totally age appropriate way. The policy which includes a summary of how this will be taught is on our website in the policy section for you to have a look at.
With best wishes,