This week we have extended our opening to years R, 1 and 6. The children are split into working "pods" of nine children. Each child has their own work station, resources and play equipment. Pods have the same staff and do not mix at all with other pods. Everything is sanitised regularly throughout the day. This is why we do need to know in advance if you would like your child to return to school. The children in school seem so happy to be back and we think it's going really well.
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Following the government announcement this evening we hope to proceed with a phased re opening very soon. As soon as our site and classrooms are ready and our risk assessments are completed and approved, I will let you know. Please bear with us!
Thank you all for your help and support in these last two weeks. It has been a huge upheaval for everyone. I am so impressed with how everyone has reacted. It is now the Easter holiday (of sorts!) so pack away your school things and I hope that you will take some time to relax with your families. We will not be setting learning tasks but we would still love you to send us your fabulous pictures of what you have been doing. Take care and I wish you all the best for a lovely Easter!
I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your weekend. Stay safe and don't forget to log on next week to find lots of activities. If you fancy some baking (and you can get the ingredients!) try this... All in one lemon drizzle tray bake (Click for recipe!)
This has been a difficult week for everyone. I hope that you are all keeping well. Please remember that you are not expected to launch into being a mini school. We all need time to adjust and it's a very anxious time. My advice would be to look at your class page every day and to do what you can. You cannot possibly do it all but we are making sure there is enough content to keep everyone busy. So please do not worry. Read with your children, read to your children, play games, cook with them, spend quality time with them. Teach them life skills. School staff are still here to help you. please do not hesitate to contact us.
It has been great to chat to so many parents and carers this week. We have amazing children and it's really brilliant to see parents who are so proud once they have seen their children's learning. The school continues to go from strength to strength. There is so much going on. Our Art week resulted in some outstanding artwork which has been much admired by visitors. Children are coming back from "Bouldering" absolutely buzzing because they have pushed themselves and worked together to achieve things they didn't think they were capable of. Eco club continues to nag everyone about lights left on! Today, after school club made sticky jam tarts! We are keen to continually improve and there have been some really useful suggestions and comments in our survey. We read all your comments and suggestions and consider them really carefully in the context of school improvement. We are grateful for the support of all our wonderful parents who make Park Way the best school in the world!
Our college courses started this week. This is an opportunity for the children to complete a course of study over six weeks. Courses include Spanish, Geocaching, Jewellery making, Baking, Football and many, many more. there will be a big display of our learning in our entrance hall.
Welcome back everyone. It has been a glorious break with unseasonably warm sunny weather and I hope everyone has enjoyed themselves. At school Mr Fishwick, our Site Manager, has been busy making sure things get done. The new roof at the junior end of the building has been finished a week early and looks very smart. Upstairs, a new fire door has saved thousands of pounds in meeting fire regulations without the need for a fire shutter. Our school values have been put up in the hall. I was pleased that most of our children noticed this in assembly this morning. There are some fabulous topics this term and, as I write, everyone is busy learning downstairs.
What a scorcher! The sun continues to shine and England are still in the World Cup. What more could we ask for? Our eldest children returned weary from an exciting weekend away from our residential visit. A good time was had by all and I'd like to thank the staff who worked so hard. Although it did look like a scene from the Waltons with Mrs Morris sitting on the porch in the sunshine on Saturday evening! We had our super sports day on Friday. A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who supported and cheered for all the children. And, a big thank you to Mrs Shaw.