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    Newsletter 05/11/2020

    Dear Parents, Pupils and Carers,

    Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term.  I hope you were all able to have a restful break.

    Last Saturday, the Prime Minister announced that a four-week national lockdown will begin today with non-essential shops and businesses, hospitality and leisure venues being closed. Schools, however, will remain open and at Chalkhill, the continued safety of all our pupils, staff and families remains the number one priority. Pupils will continue to work in bubbles, with staggered times for break, lunch and the start and end of the school day. Unfortunately, we will not be running breakfast club or after school clubs until further notice.  

    Please make sure that you are aware of and follow the latest government guidelines: This will include informing the school if you or a member of your family develop symptoms or need to self-isolate. We understand that this is a worrying time for all, but please be assured that we are taking every precaution necessary to mitigate the risks of contracting and spreading Covid-19. The updated risk assessment is now available to view on the school website.

    Yesterday, there was a Year 2 Phonics meeting for parents which provided information on the reading process and how to support your child with phonics. Thank you the parents who attended the meeting. If you have any further questions about phonics, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

    Parent consultation telephone meetings for pupils in Nursery to Year 5 will be taking place after school next Monday and Tuesday from 3:30pm onwards. Please make sure you are available to have the discussion about your child’s attainment and progress with the class teacher. Appointment times were sent out earlier this week and interim reports will go out tomorrow. For pupils in Year 6, parent consultation meetings will take place face-to-face in an office with a screen and large enough to maintain social distancing.  Upon arrival, you will be requested to fill in a pre-visit risk assessment form and wear a face make for the duration of the meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please make sure to inform the school office as soon as possible.