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Five Elms Primary School Newsletter June 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Please see below the calendar dates for next year. The summer term finishes on Thursday 23rd July and will be a half day. Therefore all children in school will need to be collected by 1.15pm.The Autumn term begins on 7th September 2020.

At the moment we are awaiting guidance from the DfE regarding opening to all pupils in September and once that is released in early July we will be able to plan and let you know further information about classes and other arrangements we are required to have in place. We will release this information before the end of term. 

All arrangements may be subject to change, in accordance with any government requirements, if the situation with Covid 19 changes significantly over the summer. Please ensure your contact details are completely up to date and if you do not already have the free PING app on your phone, it would be useful for you to download it for school information during the holidays.

The government has agreed to provide Free School Meal vouchers for the summer holidays to all those children with a benefit entitlement. We expect to hear about the arrangements for distributing these shortly and will be in touch with individual families as soon as we know any more information. Any outstanding ParentPay refunds will be issued in the next couple of weeks.

The Y5 trip to Stubbers has been rearranged for next year and is booked for Tuesday 30th March 2021 in the hope that children will be able to go in Y6. We will consult regarding a residential stay for Y6 in the summer term 2021 when we return in September to see whether it is feasible to organise one. 

The Magic Breakfast programme which supplies us with bagels was due to finish in July this year. However they have contacted us to say they will continue to work with us for an additional term and therefore breakfast will continue to be provided free of charge to all pupils until December 2020. We are looking at how we might continue to provide breakfast for everyone from January at a very minimal cost.

It has been lovely to see children returning to school this half term and we are looking forward to seeing many more in September. For the remainder of this summer term, we will not be admitting any more children after the 10th July. If your child is in YN, YR, Y1 or Y6 and you wish your child to return to school before the summer, it must be before this date. This also applies to key worker children as the key worker provision will close for the summer holidays.

My thanks for all your support over what has been a very challenging and difficult period. We can hope that September will be a return to something more like normality.

Wishing you all the best,

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. B. Turner

Head Teacher

2020-21

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