CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL
Issue 25: 3rd July 2020
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Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you are all keeping well as we ease out of Lockdown. It will be good to begin to return to some sort of “normality”, but still seems strange after the last few months.
We have loved seeing some of our Year 2s having fun with their friends as they prepare to transition to Year 3. The Juniors have shared that information will be available shortly which will support transition for all our Year 2 children.
Our key worker children continue to attend every day, with home learning continuing too. Thank you for your support.
Reports will be sent out next week. You will also receive a letter sharing about the “recovery curriculum” and arrangements for September. This will give you an idea of how we have developed the curriculum to support all children returning to school, particularly their well-being.
Last week we referred to many amazing fundraisers.
However, everyone has a part to play in keeping others safe by following guidelines:
STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS. SAVE LIVES
Adrienne and Sarah Coheads
WEA parent/carer/staff courses are free to anybody that would like to attend, please enrol online before the event.
SEND- Neurological and Psychological Disorders
Wednesday 8th July, 9.30 -11.00 https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2019/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2421619
It's not rocket science, it's neuroscience!
Wednesday 29th July, 10.00 – 11.30
School Readiness - getting your child ready for reception
Thursday 30th July, 10.00 – 11.30
The Hundred Languages of Children
Friday 31st July, 10.00 – 11.30
Free online activities, please go to our website and scroll down to parent courses - https://www.carterhatchinfants.com/letters-to-parents-and-carers/
All of the online sessions are delivered via Zoom - https://zoom.us/
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER -
To see photos from Reception in school and in school virtual Olympics please see page 2 on the main newsletter or the gallery.
Reception September 2020:
In previous years we have welcomed our new Reception children into school with a number of different stay and plays, meetings and home visits. This year is going to look a little different. Your child’s teacher will send you a short video clip introducing themselves and their classroom. Your child will either be in Dolphin, Panda or Penguin Class.
To help your child prepare for school we ask that you think about your child’s routine at home. School is a very busy place and they will engage in lots of new experiences and meet lots of new people which can tire them very quickly. Even children who have attended full time nursery can find the school day overwhelming and exhausting. If you aren’t already, use the month before starting school to develop a regular, early bedtime with a story shared between parent/carer and child. In the morning decide how you will get ready for school. Will you prepare uniform and book bag the night before? Leaving for school can itself be a frantic time, having a morning routine in place can help your child feel calm and ready for learning. Do you know how long it takes you to get to school? What time will you leave? Are school shoes kept in the same place, does your child know where to find them?
WEA are offering a free online course for parents and children, to enrol please go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2019/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2421610
By working in partnership with our families we hope to support you in accessing the best start in life for all our children.