I hope this edition of the Courier finds you well and that you are coping with the demands and constraints that the lockdown is imposing on us all. I know how hard it is for families at home to juggle the home learning with their own commitments, but I hope you have been getting into a rhythm this week and that the children have been actively engaged in their learning. It is a strange time for everyone but with mutual support and encouragement, we can make this a productive time as well.
Communication is obviously more important than ever when we are not meeting each other in person. I hope you find the Courier a really useful way to keep up with school activities and as usual there is plenty in today's edition that I hope you will find of interest.
I have initiated a bird drawing competition in the school and it has been pleasing to see lots of children responding to this, with lots and lots of very lovely drawings and paintings coming in. Please do have a look at the online gallery that you can see elsewhere in the newsletter.
Taking the time to look after others and take care of those who need our help is such a worthy trait and more relevant now than ever before. I hope that thinking about the birds in the garden will help the children to do this. You will have noted a couple of teacher entries as well, Mrs Stapleton in particular has clearly got some previously hidden talents! Any parents who would like to contribute, please do. We would love to see your entries.
We post assemblies onto the children's Seesaw areas each week and you can also find links to them from today's Courier, should you wish to view them.
On a health and safety note, from next week Crescent staff are able to access lateral flow COVID-19 testing over at Princethorpe College. There is also the prospect of staff home testing kits being delivered to the school very soon. We have spent time this week refining the risk assessment for those in school as well as undertaking the normal fire drill.
As you can understand, staff who are running the key school are anxious to keep their exposure to risk as low as possible. Many thanks to all of you who are observing the lockdown so well and keeping children at home where you possibly can. By doing this, you help to keep yourself safe, as well as the staff and children in the school.
Enjoy your weekends everyone.