Back to School Update 06.09.20

Hi Everyone,
I hope you’re managing to have a lovely, start to a Sunday morning.
Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to you as parents / carers for helping to make Thursday and Friday such a lovely couple of days; it was so wonderful to have our school family back together again. Your patience, tolerance and understanding has been a huge factor in our ability to get school running smoothly and safely once again. I’d also like to say a special thank you to all those of you who have shared such wonderful words of praise and kindness both in your Dojo messages and when we’ve seen you around school.

I also must thank our amazing staff! Every single member of staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that the children have had a fabulously positive start to the school year. I have been amazed at the ingenious ways that staff have found to create the same level of fun in class with the lowest amount of risk possible.

Last but certainly not least, my biggest thanks goes to our amazing children who have managed to take every change in school in their stride. I have loved seeing the children’s happy, little faces and it has been a joy to see just how happy they are to be back at school.

Moving on to next week, here are a few reminders…you might want to grab a brew before you start reading!!

Hand washing.
As I mentioned in my last post, from Monday, we will be trialling the use of hand gel to replace 3 of our hand washing sessions each day. Please remember to let us know if you would prefer your child not to use hand gel.

Today we started to record the children who arrived late in school just as we did before lockdown. We will continue this on Monday. Therefore, please be aware that if your child arrives later than 9am, rather than walking around to their year group door, they will need to queue at the office to receive a late ticket. They will then be sent to class through school.

Arriving at School
Please help us to keep everyone safe by making sure that you continue to follow our one way system. We still had several parents going the wrong way on Friday and this caused some upset for other parents. Please also remember that we are only allowing one parent onto the school site for each family. With this in mind, as much as we love to see our past pupils, for the time being, please ask your older children to stay at home / wait for you off the school grounds.

Reading Books
On Monday, your child will be sent home with a reading book and a reading record in a plastic wallet (no book bags necessary). Please do your very best to read each night with your child and record it in your child’s reading record. Reading books should then be brought back in each Friday so that dojos can be awarded and books can be quarantined over the weekend.

PE Kits
If you’ve not already been told your child’s PE days, your class teacher will be in touch about this next week. Please remember that, on their PE day, children must come to school in their PE kit and will remain in these clothes all day. Children are allowed to wear any warm clothes that are appropriate for P.E, e.g. leggings, t-shirts, tracksuits, trainers etc. Jeans must not be worn.

Aspiration Week
Next week in school, children in Years 1 – 6 will be celebrating Aspiration Week. During this week, we will be carrying out lots of activities aimed at promoting our children’s belief in themselves, encouraging them to aim high and start to think about the jobs they’d like as adults. We’d love it if you could spend some time chatting to your children about your job or the job you would like to have. Encouraging our children to aim high is something that we are going to be pushing every single day of the year so if you ever have any ideas to help us with this, please do share them with me / your child’s class teacher.

Enjoy the rest of today and I shall very much look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Take care,
Mrs Dingsdale

Allanson Street Primary School
Gaskell Street, Parr, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 1PL
Monday to Friday
8:45am – 3:15pm

This equates to 32.5 hours, Monday to Friday, term time only.
(Please see our term times for further details)