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Weekly email - Sent Friday 1st May

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all still well and keeping safe. The change in the weather this week has been significant. I have not seen as many of you taking your daily exercise as I have taken to using my daughter's exercise bike instead. I have missed walking in the woods though as the bluebells were so beautiful last week.


Next Thursday we hope to be making food deliveries to our known vulnerable families. If you would like to donate some dried or tinned goods, cleaning and/or bathroom products please take them to The Feathers Pub. We know that these packages are really helping the families and are very much appreciated. If you or someone you know of is in need please let the school know so we can reach out and help.


Over the next three weeks we are going to include some themed activities in the planning overviews. These activities will not be in addition to the work set but part of it. The aim is to keep the children engaged and motivated. We would love all children to take part in these Festivals and Challenges and to send in their work to their class emails, alongside the usual work tasks that they would like feedback on at the end of the week.

WC Monday 4th May will be the beginning of our Writing Festival

WC Monday 11th May will be our Art Challenge Week

WC Monday18th May will be the Reading Challenge Week


At the end of each week the class teachers will upload all entries to the year group blog. We would like the children to be as creative and innovative as possible and show off how imaginative they can be.

All the information that you will need will be included in the planning for that week.

Please note that if you send photos into the class blog, you are giving the school permission for these to be uploaded to the school website.



To mark this historic occasion, Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation at 9pm on BBC One, the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will read an extract from King George VI’s diary from 8 May 1945 which describes the day including The Royal Family’s iconic Buckingham Palace balcony appearances. 

Members of The Royal Family, the Prime Minister and the Culture Secretary will take part in a series of video calls with Second World War veterans and those who served on the Home Front.
The official commemorations will begin at 11am with a national moment of remembrance and a two-minute silence. 

VE day activities from Bletchley Park and English Heritage amongst others can be found on the website using this link.


VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 



If anyone is looking for hints and tips linked for parenting this blog has been suggested to me. It seems really practical and helpful.


Here are some links to the website which go through some guidance on video chatting, use of Nintendo switch and Netflix. I know that more and more children will have access to platforms they have not used before and I hope that this information will support you with any decisions you make about the online content your child is using.

·Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers - April 28th updated 


·Nintendo Switch: what parents should know - April 28th updated  


·Netflix parents’ guide: what is it and is it safe for kids?



Below are two links to guidance and support for children and families needing help with their mental health.

·Surviving Family Life Under Lockdown - April 28th updated  


·Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown? - April 28th updated 


Also attached the weekly news sheets and resources from MIND. The theme this week is Taking Notice.

Have a great weekend all. Take care and keep smiling.

Elen Peal
Head Teacher
Chalfont St Giles Village School