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March Newsletter

 

March Newsletter

 

It has been an absolute delight to have all the children back in school over the last three weeks; it feels like the heart of Regent Farm is back again!

The children have settled back into school really well and our special well-being week, linked to the book The Last Tree, was a roaring success. The children took part in some really important activities with the staff and their friends to really help them to feel settled at school and a part of our family again after such a long time apart. This also helped the children (and staff!) who had been in school readjust to full classes again.

Now that we know that our children feel settled and happy, we believe that they are in the best possible position to learn again. As I have already mentioned in previous correspondence, the teachers are planning things very carefully and prioritising key objectives from the national curriculum which they feel are important for children's development. We will offer additional sessions or challenge through Catch Up Tutors if it is needed. If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Parent’s Evening

 

We are currently planning these for the week beginning 29th April, this is slightly later than usual to reflect the recent period of lockdown. This appointment will be a chance to talk through your child’s progress and how they might have settled back into the full curriculum at school. The appointments will be by telephone again this term. It would be preferable for us to hold all meetings in person but given the current circumstances it is not feasible to do this safely for the whole school. We will be using the online booking system again and I will write to you all later in the week about how to book your appointment.

 

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @RegentFarmFirst. We regularly post pictures and details about events in school.

 

Bumblebees Out of School Club

 

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to use our new online booking and payment system iPAL. I am sure you agree that it is a much more efficient system with many added benefits. 

Please can I remind you that it is essential all Bumble Bees sessions are pre-booked. 

If you have not already done so, please go to https://regentfarm.school.ipal.co.uk to register your child's information. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call or pop into the office. 

It has been so lovely to be able to welcome all of our children back to Breakfast and Afterschool Club this half term. 

Wishing you all a very happy Easter.

Miss Burn and The Bumble Bees Team. 

 

 School Meal Vouchers

 

The government have extended the school meal voucher scheme for over the Easter break. Each child eligible for free school meals will receive a £30 voucher. These will be emailed through the usual system to your email address on Wednesday.

Please remember that these are different to the universal free school meals which are offered to all children in year 2 and below. This is a benefit assessed free school meal scheme which parents must apply for.

 

Catch Up Tutoring

 

Our catch-up tutoring is going very well throughout school using a variety of staff and we are seeing good results. Mrs Mitchison, Mr Matthews and Mrs Wardingham are supporting lots of children in school. If we spot your child struggling with a skill or concept, please don’t worry. We will quickly and subtly offer them the necessary support to help catch up, or stretch their learning further.

 Active Learning

 

We are continuing a real focus in school on active learning; not only to help children who have been in the house for long periods of time but also to support engagement and stamina for all pupils. There have been some wonderful examples throughout school including flipper flapper maths, Dough Disco, Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle, outdoor lessons, dance alarms, Go Noodle and maths trails. It has been wonderful to see the joy and laughter spilling out into children’s learning.  

 

Red Nose Day

 

A huge thank you to everyone who donated money for Red Nose Day. We raised a brilliant £208.02 which will make a huge difference to this worthwhile charity.

 

Raring to Go

 

There is a link to the Spring Raring2go! magazine below, which is full of great things for families to do this Easter and beyond. There are places to go and plenty of fun activities plus news of some clubs and classes that are getting back up and running. They have included a gardening feature, book reviews, competitions and puzzles too. Paper copies will not be issued at this time.

 

http://bit.ly/Raring2goSpring21

 

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