Well the first week back in the swing of things, went as well as could be expected. It was absolutely brilliant to have #teamseaburndene back this week. Our classrooms are, once again, spilling over with noise, laughter and smiles. It was lovely to see the children skipping in last week and almost hugging their friends, then rocking back on their heels to keep that social distancing. They were so excited to see one other. The staff loved having them back too.
Just a reminder - if anyone in your household shows any symptoms of COVID, you must follow Government guidelines and not send them to school. You must book a test, isolate at home and inform school as soon as possible. Thank you.
Well done to the children for coming back to school looking so smart. Obviously, with many shops (particularly shoes) being closed, it may have been difficult for some families, where children have experienced a growth spurt and school shoes no longer fit. In these cases, until Easter, trainers may be worn, but we look forward to the children reverting back to their school uniform, as soon as it is possible.
Non-uniform/Red Nose Day
We had a bumper donation of chocolate for last Friday's non-uniform day, which will go towards our fundraising goal this year to revamp our outdoor facilities. Our target for 2020-21 is to raise just short of £10,000 and Christmas and your generosity got us off to a flying start, raising more than £4,000 towards this goal.
Our aim is to:
*Create a wooden maize, musical area in EYFS.
*Two ball walls (wooden structures with goals, basketball hoops, cricket stumps) - main yard.
*Climbing/traversing wall - main yard.
*Wildlife corridor - bottom of the main yard. Sensory planting - EYFS, main yard quad, Y1/EYFS quad.
We hope that work will start in EYFS, on phase 1 by Easter.
Friday is Red Nose Day. Dress as a superhero, everyday superhero (doctor, vet, nurse, police, firefighters, teachers, or even your mum, dad or grandparents) or just wear something red. With a £1 donation. Special Red Noses can be bought from/in school this week for £1.50 too.
Play Area Judging
Tomorrow the finalists in the Dykelands Road play area design competition will be judged. The children who were shortlisted will have to give a short presentation, via Teams, before the winners are announced. Fingers' crossed.
In the Foundation Stage (nursery and reception) and in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), children are given time for sharing NHS funded fruit and vegetables. All pupils are encouraged to take and try the fruit and vegetables available during break time. Older children (YRs 3-6), can bring in a fruit or vegetable snack for breaktime.
Only water is allowed to be drunk during the school day, except lunch when children may drink juice or squash. If children are bringing in fruit/squash for packed lunch, they need a separate water bottle the rest of the school day.
Birthday "shout outs"
Special birthday wishes from Friday's assembly go to:
Esme (Y4), Sophie S (Y5), Benjamin F (YN), Imogen (Y5), Larnah, (R), James (Y6), Amelia D (Y4), Macey (YN), Reuben (Y5), Anelio (YN), Anya (Y3).