Category Archives: Messages for parents

10 top tips to encourage children to read in support of Reading Together Day

To support the very first Reading Together Day, we have published tips for parents and carers of primary-aged children to help them encourage and support their children to read. They contain ideas on how to plan reading opportunities at home and make reading enjoyable and engaging, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

50 motivating quotes about books and reading

Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service

See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.

Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place.

See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.

Children’s Belongings (10th July)

Dear parents/carers,

When the school was closed, the children left some of their belongings behind e.g. PE kits, pencil cases, water bottles. For health and safety reasons, we have put any belongings in storage but we will be sorting them out over the summer and they will be returned to your child in September. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Teacher Messages (10th July)

Hello 4F! 🙂
I hope that you are all keeping well and have had a great week. I had a really fun weekend – I went on a toboggan! It was so exciting, I went so fast! I hope that you have all had wonderful weeks, and are excited about coming back to school in September! I am really excited to see you all in September I am missing you all so much! Have a lovely weekend, take care and stay safe. Miss Fernandez 🙂
Hello 4S,
I hope that you have all had a lovely week! At the weekend I celebrated my dads birthday with some other members of my family. He also had this beautiful cake (which I am sure Oliver will LOVE!), it was delicious!
I am missing you all so much! I hope you are all looking forward to returning to school in September. It will be great to see you around school.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and stay safe.
Miss Sillett 😀
Hi 4E!
I hope you are all OK, and having a lovely week! I had a great walk along Littlehampton beach but I forgot to take a photo for you! Instead, I’ve attached a bumpie (bump selfie) for you to see. I can’t wait to see you soon!
Keep smiling 🙂
Miss Emans
Hi 4R!
This is a picture of me feeling very worried about putting up my herb and spices rack! It was my first time using a drill so I had to reallllllly persevere. It was not easy!
I hope that you are all happy with you new classes and wonderful Year 5 teachers and that you are looking forward to September. I know you guys are going to be absolutely amazing… your new teacher is so lucky to have you 🙂
I’m still missing you all so much! Stay happy and have a lovely weekend 🙂
Hey 4L,
This week, I made my homemade pizzas (including the bread) for my dinner! I was very proud of how it turned out, so I thought I’d share it with you on the blog this week.
I can’t believe it’s nearly the summer holidays already! I still miss you all so much! I hope you’re looking forward to your new class and teachers for next year.
Mrs Stockwell