Dear Parents

As we draw this extraordinary term to a close, I need and want to thank you all for your unstinting patience and support. We have all navigated a term of ‘blended’ learning as our Year 2 boys remained off site with Seesaw online learning, and Reception and Year 1 returned to almost unrecognisable classrooms and routines.

The staff spent the Easter and half term holidays on a massive learning curve themselves, as we put together a curriculum that was practicable and deliverable on a platform we had not even bought at the end of March when the site had to close down!

It was a programme of study that enabled us to keep to our learning goals as far as we were able, and from the amazing feedback received, it was clearly hugely successful for us all. Due to the situation with COVID-19, rather than our traditional newsletter, we have uploaded some of the highlights from the work the boys contributed on SeeSaw, this will enlighten you to our achievements despite ‘lockdown’!

Sadly, for us as a Squirrels team, we say farewell to our wonderful Year 2 boys and parents who have been so supportive of our school. I hope the transfer to new schools will be enjoyable and indeed hope they can get back into a classroom, make new friends, and learn face to face again. They will be missed by all their teachers as has been the case throughout the term.

We also say goodbye to Miss Jenkins who is looking forward to caring for her lovely daughter on a full-time basis. We wish them all the best as a new family of three.

We continue to live in uncertain times, in which making plans with confidence can be difficult. But here at WCPS we are looking forward to welcoming the rest of school and our new cohort back in September.

I wish you a healthy and relaxed summer break together and look forward to an Autumn term of some normality.

With best wishes

Tracey Buck