Head Teacher's Blog 11.01.21

11th January 2021

Happy New Year everyone let’s hope for a better one ahead! I hope you were able to make the most of Christmas holiday.

Like the rest of the country we have had a tricky few weeks with several members of staff becoming ill and others needing to self-isolate then having to respond to the closure of all schools practically overnight. Apologies for the lack of a blog and newsletter last week but as you can imagine there was no time for niceties. Hopefully, we can resume normal service - if remotely, the newsletter is being written and will be with you by the end of the week.

We appreciate that parents have found this week challenging as well but please can we make a polite request to email admin rather than deferring to either the school facebook page or the Friends facebook page for information.

The key stage 2 children in school need to come in their PE kits on Tuesday as the NUF coach will be leading PE sessions.

Once again we have been hearing about some fantastic home learning activities: key stage 2 children have been making some superb models of Norman Castle and writing brilliant newspaper articles. Early years children have been making some wonderful story telling videos whilst key stage one children have been designing amazing tree forts.

You can imagine what a difficult task it is to choose our Stars of the Week, but the lucky few this week are: Oliver Bonnett, Harrison Crane, Eliza Telfer, Charlie Bell, Matilda Nelms, Cillian Grey, Freya McNee, Nathan Doherty, Faith Brown, Alfie Costa, Noah Milligan and Jack Rowley.

Well done everyone and an electronic certificate will be winging its way to you!

The school team this week are Mrs Horne Smith, Mr Rose, Mrs Michelle Smith and Mrs Murdy. They will be supported by our fabulous teaching assistants, kitchen, office and cleaning staff, who will be working on a rota in order to reduce the number of adults in the building.  Other teaching staff are working remotely setting and marking work as well as responding to queries.

Please keep in touch – we look forward to hearing what you are doing and seeing super work be it written, photos or videos. Remember we are here to help, to keep in touch email any member of staff or me at Jenny.Smith@swansfield.northumberland.sch.uk.

Finally thanks for the positive messages of support and encouragement, we really have appreciated knowing that we have your backing.

 

Take care everyone, bye for now!