Final packs for parents/carers are ready for collection today Wednesday 22nd July. This pack will contain: a letter from your new class teacher; your child’s school report for this year; a letter explaining the arrangements for the return of all pupils in September; and a social story about the return to school. You can also collect your child’s work books and PE kits. The collection point will be near the scooter pods from 10am – 3pm. If you collect free school meals then this collection time is 11.30 – 1pm so you will be able to make one journey.
Please bring a bag.
We also hope to put some videos on the website from the class teachers to show you and the children where they will be and where they will enter the building in September.
In response to the recent parent survey some parents have requested a small summer pack with activities around the key skills. They have also requested some work on the website therefore teachers will prepare some key skills activities on there too. We understand that some parents want to give their children a break so the summer packs and website activities are completely optional. Purple Mash will be available during the summer but teachers will not be setting or looking at any work pupils do in this time. Times Table Rock Stars will also continue to be available.
There will be some information to follow regarding the summer reading challenge (run by the library) which has gone virtual this year so please keep a look out for this. We also have some reading books available for you to collect.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you have done with your children. Doing a little bit of those key skills – reading, phonics, arithmetic, handwriting, times tables and grammar -every day has really helped prevent the pupils from forgetting what they know and can do.
We are so proud of those pupils who have been able to return to school this term; they have been working hard and we look forward to seeing you all in September.
Ms H Chambers and the Abbey Hill staff team
Story: returning to school
If you are looking for some help and advice on how to support your child’s mental health and well being then please take a look at the advice from the following: https://www.childline.org.uk/
If you are looking for some help and advice about to keep your child safe on line then please see the link below. You can select the age group of your child to get the most relevant information.
Also check out your class pages as there is a link to ‘Take Five’ activities which the children are very familiar with. Thanks to Miss Digby for this. Your teachers are adding new activities daily.
Please remember that should you need any advice or if you feel we can help in any way you can contact us through the school office on 01623 484512. School staff will try to answer your calls. If we are unavailable, please leave a message on the answer phone.