Today we break up for the February half term after six weeks of home and in school learning. Well done to all our children and families for all the amazing learning they have been doing. The sheer amount of work, photos and videos uploaded onto Class Dojo has been amazing!
I would also like to say well done to all the staff in school for all their hard work keeping school and learning running. They have gone above and beyond to make sure the children continue to learn, see their class friends and maintain the sense of community we have at Nessfield. We have delivered I pads to families and checked in with everyone to see if you need any help or support. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any advice or support...we are here to help at this difficult time.
We now have a week to recharge our batteries before remote learning commences again on the 22nd February. School will also reopen to key worker and vulnerable children on that date as well. Can I remind you that if your child does test positive during the holidays that you email school on firstname.lastname@example.org. This will enable us to conduct track and trace and inform any in school bubbles to self isolate for 10 days. We will be monitoring the email inbox over the holidays and will contact families to inform them if they need to take any action.
Boris Johnson will be speaking to the nation on Monday 22nd February to outline his plans for how we will move out of lockdown. This will include the plans for reopening schools. We have no insider knowledge about what he is planning and will find out at the same time as our families. What we do know is that we will have two weeks to plan reopening so we won't have any additional children back in school till the 8th March at the earliest. Therefore, we have two more weeks after the holidays of home learning.
As numbers steadily decline and spring is appearing on the horizon, let's hope that we will start to be able to make the move towards being able to do a little more. I am sure, like me, you are desperate to catch up with friends and family even if it for a walk and a take out coffee.
Please take care and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom or in school on the 22nd February.