Headteacher's Blog

Dear Parents/ Carers, We are so excited to finally be welcoming all of our children and parents/ carers back to school following so many months of missing you all. The children who have already returned have just been fantastic and it is the children in our school who teach us what really matters. Our school is once again filling up with the laughter of our children and we cannot wait until everyone is back with us again over the next week. All of our children remain in year group bubbles and, with a staggered start and end to each day and lots of hand washing, we believe that our children are as safe as they possibly can be. Please be assured that we also have plenty of hand sanitiser in school, so do not worry about having to provide any for your child. It will take a few weeks to settle into our new routines and we hope that you will understand and be patient with us as we try and manoeuvre our way around ensuring almost 400 children remain safe and happy. Please can we ask that you continue to support us by arriving at school for drop off and pick up at your designated times as this will really help us to keep the adults socially distanced in order to keep your children safe. We have ordered some new water bottles for every child and these will be given to each child early next week. We ask that you wash these bottles at home every night and send them back empty into school each day so that we can re-fill them with fresh water daily. Please do not send any squash or fizzy drinks in these bottles as they are for water only. From next week we will also be re-instating milk for any child who wishes to have a drink. School will continue to pay for this and children will be offered a drink of milk if they would like one every morning. Children will not be forced to drink any milk if they do not want it. We are asking that children wear their OUTDOOR KIT to school on the days that they have PE. You will be given a timetable next week so that you can see when PE days are for your child. Please can you also send us back your child’s PE bag but ONLY with their pumps in. We will keep these in school so that the children can then use their pumps if they need to. We just want to say thank you all for your support over the past few months and we really look forward to continuing to work as a team to make sure that the children of Loxdale get the very best that we can offer. Have a great weekend everyone, we hope you like the poem below. Looking forward to seeing you all next week. Yours sincerely, P Scott Mrs Patricia Scott Headteacher

The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World by Laura Gribbons The world it got so busy, There were people all around. They left their germs behind them; In the air and on the ground. These germs grew bigger and stronger. They wanted to come and stay. They didn’t want to hurt anyone - They just really wanted to play. Sometimes they tried to hold your hand, Or tickled your throat or your nose. They could make you cough and sneeze And make your face as red as a rose. And so these germs took over. They started to make people ill, And with every cough we coughed More and more germs would spill. All the queens and kings had a meeting. “It’s time to clean the world up!” they said. And so they had to close lots of fun stuff, Just so these germs couldn’t spread. We couldn’t go to cinemas Or restaurants for our tea. There was no football or parties, The world got as quiet as can be. The kids stopped going to school, The mums and dads went to work less. Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess! Dads started teaching the sums, Big brothers played with us more, Mums were in charge of homework And we read and played jigsaws galore! The whole world was washing their hands And building super toilet roll forts! Outside was quiet and peaceful, Now home was the place for all sports. So we played in the world that was home And our days filled up with fun and love, And the germs they grew smaller and smaller And the sun watched from up above. Then one morning the sun woke up early, She smiled and stretched her beams wide. The world had been fully spring cleaned, It was time to go back outside! We opened our doors oh so slowly And breathed in the clean and fresh air. We promised that forever and always Of this beautiful world we’d take care !