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As per Graham’s letter that was sent home on Friday, the government are advising that there is no longer an expectation for children and young people to return to school before September. Our extensive risk assessment process supports this position. Additionally, the R rating for the North West has been published and is currently over ‘1’. With this in mind, we are not yet in a position to re-open our schools to more children. We have further work to do to prepare the buildings, we do not currently have the capacity and space to support social distancing for larger groups and we still face many challenges relating to the return to work for our staff teams. Furthermore, our Risk Assessment process has highlighted that there is further work to be done within our current Oldham and Tameside Hubs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our young people and staff teams. With this in mind, Miss Gordon and myself have a number of risk assessment meetings next week. We will keep you updated.

Mrs Needham has some lovely work from Showbie to share with us this week..

This week’s home education photos are going to be started by Mr Rawson’s class. Mr Rawson has shared Bronson’s achievements at his family allotment. Mr Rawson would like Bronson to know that he is extremely proud of him and all his efforts. Bronson has been working on his allotment with his mum and has been really busy building ponds and planting seeds etc.

Bronson has also enjoyed engaging with the activities on Showbie that are related to gardening and allotments..

Ms Lergio has been growing sunflowers with her class. Everyone got sent some sunflowers seeds through the post and are growing their own. They are going to be measuring them and seeing who can win the Sunflower growing competition. Ms Lergio says that she is not competitive, but she has sent her photos are below. However, I’ve got to say my sunflowers look a lot taller than yours! We had better get measuring!

Also, it looks like David is growing something interesting..

Ms Tootill’s class have had a very busy week. Nathan has been busy creating an ocean themed display and making a lava lamp..

..Maisha has been practising her writing and written a postcard to her sister..

..Carlo has been planting..

..and Vincent has been on a colour hunt and found these amazing items..

Ms Halkyard’s class have had a challenge to paint a scene- the view from a window or of an image from a holiday. These are from Jayden and Jacob..

Ms Rudge would like to say a huge thank you to Finlay, Evan, Thomas and Oliver for all their hard work in creating Maori Art patterns this week!

Alfie made his favourite characters, Ms Hussain was extremely impressed with his amazing drawing skills..

Leo has customised his mask this week, awesome colours!

Ms Hussain was equally impressed with how Alfie saved a Bee by giving it some sugary water..

Amario doing some amazing work, and can see his beautiful rainbow from last week..

Ivy and Alfie have enjoyed making slime and getting creative, enjoying the lovely weather..

Ismaeel has been extremely helpful in kitchen grating cheese. Finlay has made a delicious chocolate cake. Well done Ismaeel and Finlay!

Ms Lergio was delighted to see what Aiden has been up to whilst not in school. He has been very busy outdoors!

Lenni, Amario and Leo continue to work hard in English. Keep up the hard work boys!

Ms Woodhead would like pupils to get involved with the scarecrow festival. The instructions for the competition are below..

Thomas and Jack have been working hard for this week’s Mathletics competition. Thomas has also appeared in the WORLD and UK charts!! The Mathletics competition finishes on Sunday evening, however I do know that there is fierce competition from pupils from across the MAT.

Finally, I would like to share the Blue Peter 6 badge challenge with you. After seeing all of the blog photos over the last few weeks, I am confident that a lot of our pupils could apply for the badges and receive them! Details for the challenge are in the link here.

Take care, stay safe and stay inside.

Mrs Millard

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Breakfast Club opens at 08:30

After School Clubs close at 16:45

Weekends: Closed

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