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Fairies were at work over the Easter holidays to make our playground look much more attractive; you may have noticed a few changes when dropping off the children.
We have a lovely bright sensory area adjacent to the gate. Here children can enjoy some quite time and explore the delights hidden within the tyres. One contains a solar pumped water feature, another stones to rifle through and feel the coolness and texture in our hands, others are filled with soil to grow beautiful smelling plants like lavender and rosemary.
There are brightly coloured windmills around the playground as well as sails which will protect us from the hot sun when it arrives, meanwhile seeing them blow in the wind is strangely relaxing and fascinating. Oh, and there are wind chimes and lights to tinkle and twinkle in the trees.
Another water feature has been dug into the garden outside the office, accompanied by new plants and a weather station.
As well as enjoying these new sensory additions to the playground, our children will learn to respect and take care of them.
As for those busy fairies, they left me a note to thank Mrs Humphrey and Mr and Mrs Frazer. Mmm, why was that?
Letter 26.03.21 click link to see full size
The children were very excited coming into school today in their red clothes. The teachers were also looking forward to having some fun in class whilst also sharing the main message of Red Nose Day too. Even our cooks were looking forward to lunchtime and getting a reaction to their red shortcake! (more fruit was chosen for dessert today than usual, haha).
Red Nose theme was also super heroes this year. Some of the classes cut out hero masks and danced to their favourite tunes wearing them. All classes joined in a competition to design their own red noses. Class 1 had a proper giggle with joke time. But we think the person who had the most fun was Mr Frazer! Who knew he was a magician who could make a handkerchief disappear?
Let’s not forget, today we were also supporting World Down
Syndrome Day which is on 21st March by wearing odd socks. The kitchen ladies showed their support by decorating the hatch with odd socks – luckily not smelly socks.
Thanks for taking part in our events. Hopefully, the children will be able to tell you about their day.
The letter below gives details of the drop off and pick up times for each class commencing Monday 8th March.
The following letter from the PTA gives information regarding their Break the Rules Day fund raiser.
The following link is a letter from Durham County Council Public Health and Education Services to parents and carers regarding returning to school next week.
The link below is a guide for parents and carers to help your child with any back to school anxiety they may feel.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Many thanks to you all for your continued support at this challenging time for us all.
Following Government announcement that schools can re-open on Monday 8th March 2021, we
are currently reviewing our Risk Assessment and how we will organise the safe return of all
children. More information will follow shortly.
Thursday 4th March 2021 is World Book Day. This year’s World Book Day theme is ‘share a
story’ and what a better way to do that than by wearing your pyjamas. Staff are currently
planning a fun day packed with reading ideas and activities. Don’t forget to share your
You can still enjoy £1 World Book day books and they are still available via retailers and
supermarkets where these stores are permitted to open. Please use the link to access your
We can’t wait to welcome all of the children back and have a very busy few weeks planned.
As always we send our very best wishes to you all.
Mrs. L. Frazer