Get Wrapped Up
Today must be the coldest day of the year, as I discovered at the school gate this morning. The school is toasty warm but children love being out in the fresh air. There's so little time to play out in the evenings before darkness falls that we take every opportunity to play outside and have lessons such as PE outside. Please make sure children have coats, hats and gloves for playtimes and layers for outdoor PE lessons.
The newspapers are warning us of "the worst Winter on record for years" so yesterday the leadership team met to go through arrangements for heavy snow conditions. Those of you with a long history in our school know that I never close the school willingly and, despite some quite extreme conditions a few years ago, we managed to stay open even when other local schools were forced to close.
We are fortunate in that several staff live in the local area so are available to greet children while the rest of us take our time to drive to school safely. If we are forced to close you will receive a message by SchoolComms and radio station messages will also be released. Torver Crescent can be very dangerous and slippery so I suggest parents and children either walk or leave their cars on Dovedale. If the children are well equipped with wellies, gloves and coats we will have a wonderful lunchtime on the field making snowmen and igloos. I am always the first out there!
Drama Club will be taking place as usual this week. We have a lot to achieve in a short time to get "Robin and is Sherwood Hoodies" ready so are making the most of every spare minute. The script is an absolute hoot but there's so much to do it's quite a challenge.
This year, Revd Child is working with us to hold a Christingle service in school. It is the most magical of Christmas festivities and we both hope we can "pull it off". It is expected to take place on Thursday 10th December in the morning and we are hoping to invite parents to join us.