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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 29 - Friday 7 May 2021

Well a mixed week on the weather front but as normal this has not stopped the pupils and teachers from getting out and about with Year 6 contributing towards our school development plan in helping to get the allotments established (despite the rain). Staff and pupils are really excited about getting our community back on track after a fairly isolating year. I am beside myself with joy that we may be able to have assemblies in the last couple of weeks of the term although I am not so sure that the staff are as excited about my Singing!

My favourite part of this week has been watching the FS2 children power through with their reading acquisition. From marching out letters, waggling bottoms to sounds to sitting at tables and writing sentences, the children really are starting to be prepared for Year 1. On this note, we may just be creating some ‘Year 1 ready’ packs for you to enjoy over the holidays in the Summer!

We have received word from the Trust that trips and visits are allowed after June 21st. This may not be time to get all of our proposed trips booked in but a few may go ahead. We can also have visitors in if COVID regulations and risk assessments are abided by and the outside used whenever possible. Therefore a couple of visits that we had booked in may be able to go ahead sooner. We will endeavour to get some of the special missed trips in next year and will give you lots of notice of these to help with the financial commitments.

We continue to look at events such as Sports Days and leavers activities with back up plans should we suffer any setbacks across the country which puts further restrictions in place.

I must remind you at this point that masks on site, one way systems and bubbles still continue and we will let you know when we make any revisions to these. Thank you for your continued support on this. I do feel that we are heading towards more freedom but we are still being very cautious at school.

Mrs J Spencer

Head of School