Important Information for T2

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Following the difficult last ten days of Term 1, where COVID cases were high amongst staff and pupils, you will be aware we took the precaution of adopting some restrictive measures to prevent further infection, including compulsory mask wearing for all staff and a request for parents to wear them, as well as the cancellation of mixed class events such as assemblies and sadly the PTA disco.  You will also be aware, we have continued these measures for the first week of Term 2, in order to monitor any new confirmed or suspected cases
We are delighted to confirm that the two week half term break has clearly helped to prevent the outbreak from getting any worse and in fact we have had no new staff and only a couple of pupil cases during the first week of the term, which are not from school.  Therefore we are proposing to lift the restrictions, with effect from Monday 15th November.  Staff and parents will no longer be required to wear masks, but can choose to do so if they wish and we will move from virtual assemblies to face to face ones as well as indoor PE and other indoor activities.
This allows for our Christmas Productions to go ahead as planned and for the PTA to reschedule their plans for a Disco on Children in Need day – Friday 19th November, with the same arrangements as previously planned.  Children will be in their yellow, Pudsey or spotty own clothes and as there are no Street Dance clubs for KS1 or KS2 that day – all the dancing can be replaced with the disco!
Your child will also be bringing home a book of raffle tickets tomorrow for the PTA Christmas Fair on December 15th – with some fabulous prizes.  Please support the PTA and subsequently the school, by purchasing your raffle tickets and sending in the money in the envelope provided.  If you require any more, please ask.  There will be a wonderful prize of a Science Workshop for the class that sells the most raffle tickets as an incentive – tailored to the curriculum and year group.  This afternoon the children will be designing an individual Christmas card, which will come home with an order form to purchase a set to send to family and friends.  The attached letter from the PTA gives further details on this fund raising activity.