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Junior - Weekly email - sent Friday 11th September

Dear Parents and Carers,


The staff are really enjoying getting to know their new classes and the school is a busy, exciting place to be. The new routines seem to be working well and the children have settled brilliantly.


Thank you to all those parents who are keeping social distancing rules and ensuring that we all keep safe.  Please keep these rules as we do have people within our community who are protecting loved ones who are vulnerable and they are feeling anxious. Together we can keep this virus away from our school family.


Bringing items home: Where ever possible we will send things to you via email but there are some items such as certificates, pictures, keywords etc that children will need to bring home in their bags. These items have been handled by your child and minimally handled by staff from your child’s bubble.


Attendance: If your child has a minor illness which is not one of the following symptoms: 


  • A new and persistent cough
  • A temperature
  • Loss of smell and/or taste


 And they are well enough to be at school please send them in.


Google Classrooms: Over the summer we have had some major IT updates and now our systems can run the Google Classroom system. This system can be used for setting, completing and returning online work. In the first instance we will use this for setting homework and if there are any future lockdown situations we will be able to use Google Classrooms.


Our Remote Leaning Policy is being developed and this will be shared with you once it has been completed. Over the next few weeks we will gradually introduce this system to you so that you and your children are able to use it successfully. By gradually introducing the system to everyone we can find and deal with any loopholes and ensure that it is working for all.


Internet access: Next week we will be sending home a simple survey that will be asking about the access that your child has to the internet. Please complete this as soon as possible so that we have the information we need about each year group.


Hillside Close Path -access to the Junior School: We did report the problems with the overgrown trees and shrubs on the path by Hillside Close last week. The council have now cleared the path and I hope that greater social distancing on this path is more possible. Please also remember that Lagger Close gate and the Parsonage Road gates are open at the beginning and end of the day. The Parsonage Road gate is very quiet.


Accident Free in CSG: Parking permits for the Blizzards Yard car park (behind the Coop) are coming home today. It would be really great if you could park there. There is also parking available in the village, rather than driving up School Lane or parking on Silver Hill, Hillside Close and Lagger Close. Please do not park in the Memorial Car Park or across Crossing Corner at the Infant School as some people have been. This should be kept clear at all times so your children can cross safely.   


Thank you to those who have been parking at the playing fields and thoughtfully on Bowstridge Lane. Please remember to not block Lagger Close as it is not fair on the residents. 


Junior Items

Uniform - thank you to the PTA who have taken on collecting and selling second hand uniform items. New uniform is still available from PMG Schoolwear

A quick reminder of the school PE Kit:

School logo green T-shirt #
Black shorts (no cycling shorts)
Trainers for outdoor PE. Trainers should be a single plain colour (but not fluorescent)
Black jogging bottoms (no leggings)
Bottle green hooded top #

# Items are available from PMG SchoolWear
Ear ring reminder - no children should be wearing earrings in school
Next week at the Junior School
Monday 14th September
  • Year 5 - PE Day - children to wear school PE kit to school today
  • Music lessons - Individual Drum lessons with MD Drumlab pm 
Tuesday 15th September
  • PTA Bags2School collection - details on Classlist
  • Music lessons - Individual Strings lessons with Mrs Priestley am 


Wednesday 16th September
  • Year 3 - PE Day - children to wear school PE kit to school today
  • Music lessons - Individual Piano lessons with Mrs Downie pm
Thursday 17th September
  • Year 4 - PE Day - children to wear school PE kit to school today
  • Music lessons -  Individual Woodwind lessons with Mrs Wayman am 
Friday 18th September
  • Year 6 - PE Day - to wear school PE kit to school today  


Future Diary Dates:
Tuesday 3rd November - Year 6 children sitting 11+ / Secondary Transfer practice test in school today
Thursday 5th November - Year 6 children sitting 11+ / Secondary Transfer test in school today
Week of 9th November -  Year 6 children will be sitting CAT tests during this week  
Thursday 12th November -  Parents evening for Junior School - 17:30 to 20:00 - formats TBC
Monday 16th November -  Parents Evening for Junior School - 15.40 to 18.00 - formats TBC
Monday 15th March - Parents evening for Junior School - 15.40 to 18.00    - formats TBC  


Thursday 25th March -  Parents Evening Junior School - 17:30 to 20:00 - formats TBC