Letters to Parents

Letter re Mud Day – 24.06.21

Dear Parent /Carer

 The 29th of June is international mud day developed by the World Forum Foundation.

 This year in outdoor learning we propose to celebrate by having several mud related activities taking place over the week of the 28th of June to the 2nd of July within the normal outdoor sessions. For this reason, I am writing to request that the boys are suitably dressed in old clothes, along with a towel, a spare change of clothes and a plastic bag to put any wet clothes in for after the session as we plan to round up the session with a water fight.

Some of the boys are especially sensory seeking and we have planned some interesting activities which research has suggested will help with both emotional and cognitive development among other positive effects.

If boys do not wish to take part in the activities, there will be a safe space within the outdoor area for them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 Anne Logan

Letter re Key Stage 3 Reading

This year the school has signed up to a scheme called Bookbuzz.

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

Over the next few weeks all students in KS3 will have the opportunity to select a book from the books below. The remaining books will be in the school library if they have a problem choosing. Here are the books available.

The closing date for book selection is in November and the books should be at school in the New Year. We will keep you informed.

Kind regards

Mary Brown

Helplines and Links to Government Guidance

The NHS and the Department for Education have released a new helpline to answer questions about COVID – 19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

Guidance on Coronavirus may be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus