Abbey Gates
Primary School

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Posted on 15th June 2020

What a joy it has been to welcome our Y6 back to school- they have coped so well with a new routine and with such maturity and we look forward to seeing our F2 children on Wednesday 17th June. These children will be transitioning to new Key Stages (and a new school too in Y6’s case) in September of course.
Following scientific advice, there is now no government expectation of us all being together before the end of the Summer term/school year. However, we do not want to wait that long to see you and of course everyone will be transitioning to a new class in the new school year.

NEW CLASS TRANSITION WEEK beg MONDAY 13th JULY – PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO Y6/F2 OR KEY WORKER CARE DURING THIS WEEK

We are putting together a plan to enable each class (in bubbles of 15) to spend one day in school in the penultimate week of term. Each bubble will spend a morning with their current class teacher and the afternoon with their new teacher.

We are timetabling this with health and safety requirements fully met. Our “working proposal” is below (we will confirm further details next week but thought it would brighten your weekend to know we have a plan!)

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CLASS TEAM MEETINGS

Children don’t have to wait until July to come together – our “Teams meetings” trialed with Y5 and Y6 have been super and we have timetabled sessions for classes Y1-Y6 now. (FS will continue to have Storytime!)

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SUMMER FAIR 2020

YES- we are planning a “virtual” PTA Summer Fair. Covid-19 is not going to spoil all our fun! We had planned to hold this on 28th June from 12-3pm and hope that families will join us from your gardens - get the BBQ on, play some games and take some photos that we can share with each other! We will send out ideas for family games/competitions (Buckley Brown Estate Agents still wanted to support the event so we hope to provide some prizes!! - HUGE THANKS TO THEM)

This will be about FUN not FUNDS! We will be sending out more information shortly.

FINALLY

We have been thrilled to hear about new skills being developed – from learning to ride a bike, tying shoelaces and even wildlife photography using a tripod no less!

These skills and experiences will support learning and well-being. Our team of professionals here will build on this in the Autumn term when our plans for “speedy learning” will be implemented. Please don’t worry – no-one should be anxious about home learning.

Take Care, Be Kind
KATE CUMBERPATCH

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