Closure letter summer term 2020
Dear parents and Carers,
Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you and well done to all the parents who have been doing the home learning on Tapestry. The amount of activities you have all been doing with your children has been amazing; all of the staff have commented on how lovely it is seeing photos of them being busy bees.
I have been in contact with Mrs Ellis (the School Business Manager) regarding the opening of Roundabout on the 1st June and it is with deep regret to inform you all that we are not able to have the portacabin for the rest of the summer term.
Under the new government guidelines for schools, class sizes have to be reduced to 15 children per class from the 1st June ready for the phased return of Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. The school will also continue to care for key workers’ children who will be looked after in the portacabin to ensure that all children in the school and key workers’ children are following government guidelines regarding social distancing. We know this is really disappointing news for many of you, especially with all of our staff being able to return to work.
In the meantime, our practitioners are working on the report for all children who are starting school in September. Once they have completed your child’s report, it will be sent to you via Tapestry for you to read. There is a section for parents/ carers to fill in, so if you could this at your earliest convenience? Once you have completed this, I will be e-mailing the reports to your child’s allocated school.
Here a few words from individual staff to the children who are going to school:
Sarah: “I have loved seeing you all grow and learn new skills; you’ll be amazing when you go to school. I will miss not seeing you for the last term at Roundabout.”
Debbie: “We have loved having you at Roundabout watching you play and have fun. We wish this could have continued for the summer term, now it’s time for you to practice getting ready for big school.”
Alissia: “We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you grow throughout your time at Roundabout and although we are sad (we won’t be seeing you until September over the fence) we cannot wait to see you already for your first week in school.”
Laura: “I have loved seeing you grow at Roundabout and I am sad that I don’t get to say a proper goodbye. I know you will love school and I can’t wait to see you all over the fence.”
Adele: “Firstly I would like to thank all of the parent’s who have helped out with our raffles with donating prizes, buying the raffle tickets - without your help a lot of what we have done wouldn’t have been able to take place so a very big thank you. To all of you amazing children: you have all blossomed into very caring and independent people who are going to flourish more at school. It has been a pleasure to have you all in my care watching you develop and learn new skills which you will take with you on your next journey into school.”
With our best wishes.
Adele and the Roundabout team