I hope all our families managed to spend some time together over half term before the new lockdown started on Thursday. We once again find ourselves not able to do many of the things that we take for granted or see friends and family as we would like. Hopefully, if we all keep to the guidelines and remember to socially distance, stay indoors and maintain good hand hygiene we will be able to get through the next few weeks without a rise in positive cases within the school community. We are still in the fortunate position that no bubbles have been closed in school. This is a testament to families following the rules, school ensuring all guidelines are followed and staff being dedicated to keeping school open and children learning. A big thank you to everyone!
You may have seen the message to families requesting that any adult or child over 12 dropping off or collecting a child does so wearing a face mask. This is not compulsory. However, as the number of positive cases rises, I am appealing to you to do so in order to keep everyone safe. Just one small step can make a huge difference! It would be fantastic if we could get to the Christmas holiday without closing any bubble in school.
It is important at this time that we continue to focus on our sense of community and ensuring our children have the same opportunities as they did prior to the pandemic. This weekend it is Remembrance Sunday so Year 6 have created an I Movie on the significance of the day for school and families to watch. We will mark the 11th November with a special assembly and 2 minutes silence. You may have noticed the large poppies on lamp posts on the walk or drive into school. Jessica Sullivan in Year 6 and her father are responsible for putting those up. I am sure you will agree they are a powerful reminder of all our fallen heroes. Personally, I am running the Poppy Run to raise funds for the British Legion on Sunday so we are going to hold a non-uniform day on Monday 9th November. Your child needs to come to school wearing read and/ or green and bring a donation into school.
We are also busy planning Children in Need Day which is on Friday 13th November. More information will be coming home soon. To keep up with all the events in school please go to the school calendar on the new website https://www.beckfootnessfield.org/ . We will be adding more video and photos over the coming weeks so take the time to check out what has been happening in school.
Finally, we would like to share the good news that Mr Hannan who teaches in Beech class has welcomed baby Leo to the school community in the holidays. He weighed a very healthy 7.5lbs. I am sure you will join me in wishing Mr Hannan and his partner, Gina all the best. A ray of sunshine at a gloomy time!