Friday 5th February: half-term dates and a snow warning
Dear parent and carers,
A video version of this message is available here:
Half-term week: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February
With so many children away from school, it can be hard to keep track of the term dates. This is just a reminder that next Friday (12th February) is the end of this half-term and that school will be closed until Monday 22nd February. This means that our online learning offer will also pause.
As you may have seen, there is a weather forecast of heavy snowfall on Sunday evening and Monday morning. The Met office has issued an Amber warning for snow and ice with the potential to cause travel disruption.
We will monitor the situation closely and we will notify you of any closure as early as possible before the start of the school day on Monday. Please be assured that decisions to close schools because of the weather are never taken lightly and that we will consider the safety of children on-site and our ability to provide appropriate staffing levels in the event of road closures and disruption to traffic and public transport.
We will send a text message if school is closed and details of all school closure can be found here:
Home learning/enjoying the snow
Home learning will be available as usual on Monday however, we do appreciate that heavy snowfall is a rare and remarkable thing that may distract your children from the work on Tapestry and Seesaw. Outside exercise and having fun exploring the snow can be great for mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times and we would certainly not want to prevent the children from experiencing this.
If you are able to get outside and enjoy the snow, we would love to see pictures! Please post them on Tapestry and Seesaw. We will understand that, on Monday, you may not be able to complete all home learning tasks.
With my very best wishes to you all,
Head of School