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Corona Virus Update Thursday 19th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers


For many of us, tomorrow will be the last we see of each other for a while. We would all like to thank you for your support and good wishes you have given us through this difficult time. Tomorrow, we will continue to try to give our children one more day of normality. A day before their childhood is chipped away a little. Maybe a day before someone in their family is very poorly. There will be no 'difference' in our day for our little ones, as we would like them to be our children, enjoying school for one more day with their friends.


From Monday our website will be full of us reading to the children, blogging, and websites to help with learning. Anyone who has had a peek, may have already seen some our stories already! Hopefully your children will find our familiar voices comforting over the next few weeks/months. We will be sending home an exercise book and pencil. On Morning,  will have reading books that parents are welcome to keep in our foyer. 


We are still awaiting the government's list of key workers. Once this is in place, we would like any parent who fits the criteria to contact us directly, with your name and work address, child's name and what times/days you require over the next four weeks. Between us, we will then work with you to ensure you can continue to do the incredible jobs you do to help all of us.


I know many of you support each other outside of school. Please continue to do this. For everyone's mental health and well being you will need to have someone to reach out to. Everyone who is socially isolated will have a bad day. You will not be alone. We sent an email about help from the Parish Council earlier in the week. Please use it if you need it. I hope we are all kind to each other in these trying times.

As a mummy, I know our children will forever be known as the children who had this happen in their time at school. I worry about their well being and what effect this will have on them, no matter what age. I hope we can all continue to be strong for them during this very strange time.


I will continue to keep you updated as I know anything.


Best Wishes

Ginene Riches

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