Newsletter - 26th February 2021
Dear Chagford Families,
It’s so nice to be writing this newsletter with the sun streaming in to my office!
The crocuses and daffodils are blooming, the days are longer and it really feels like spring is finally in the air.
Next week I very much hope will be out last week of home school and blended learning. The staff are really looking forward to welcoming back the children we haven’t seen in 3D since before Christmas!
Our risk assessments and safety measures are being agreed by our central team and I will share the details with you next week. School will feel very much like it was before Christmas with measures in place to reduce the potential any of us contracting the virus.
Word Book Day
Next Thursday is World Book Day. Some of the children in school have asked if they can dress up. What we are going to do is postpone Word Book Day to the following week and have World Book Week! We will have lots of activities in class and a dress up day on Friday 12th so everyone can join in.
We have £1 vouchers to give out which children can use in book store to buy a book.
I highly recommend that families support our new local book shop Astor’s. Although closed for browsing, parents can ring with their book token number and which book they would like and then they can arrange a time to collect from the door of the shop. A click and collect scenario.
The tokens can be used towards the cost of a book of choice, or to buy a book specially written for World Book Day.
Astor’s Bookshop will stocking
•There’s a Wolf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
•Protect the Planet by Jess French
•Skysteppers by Katherine Rundell
•Gigantosaurus Dino-Spot by Jonny Duddle
Screen Free Friday
Next Friday will be a screen free day. No work will be posted on Google Classroom or Tapestry. Children at home and at school will be encourages to read, draw, play games, invent, sing, dance, create and talk! On Monday when they all return they can share how they spent their day with their class.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend in the sunshine!
With very best wishes,
Head of School
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