Pastoral Message From Mr Webb

Dear Parents

As we enter May half term week, the thoughts of many of us are turning towards the prospect of returning to work and school.  For some this will be very welcome but for some a time of increased anxiety.  For children there will be a natural mixture of feelings too as some year groups potentially return in the near future while others await further Government updates.

There has been significant news lately of the potential impact of the lockdown on the mental health of children and so I attach here a useful NSPCC/childline calm zone link which children (and parents!) may like to think about/explore/play over the next few days.


Wishing you all a safe and calm week ahead.

Mr Webb
Crescent Safeguarding Lead
Head of Pastoral Care

CLANG Of The Week

We have made it to the end of this half term.  This week has been Mental Health Awareness week so it’s been a great chance to check in with some of you in our well-being sessions across the school and also to hear about how you have been kind to yourselves as well. 

Emily in Class 2W sent in her timetable of the week of how she was going to show kindness to others and to herself. Thank you, Emily, it’s always good to have a visual plan! 

As we head into a week off I pray you and your families stay safe and have a chance to relax and enjoy some time outside in the sunshine.

Here is my CLANG for the week:

It has been fun connecting with old university friends and smiling at some of the old photographs they have been sharing online.
I have learnt not to take technology for granted; I have lost at least two videos I have made this week for Seesaw and not been able to upload files as quickly as I’d like! 
In the sunshine we have found new routes to cycle on alongside the canal which has been a lovely change of scenery but also a test of my balance!
I’ve definitely noticed more traffic on the roads when we have been cycling so staying safe and being responsible when out and about is important.
I had a surprise gift arrive yesterday from a very dear friend which was a rainbow glass decoration she had made herself and as the light comes through the window a beautiful rainbow appears on the floor reminding me to thank the NHS and frontline workers as well as the promises that God made to Noah all those years ago.

Have a great half term break and remember, be kind to yourself! 

Mrs Stapleton
Head of Wellbeing
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