From the Head of Juniors

3 December 2021 Categories Junior

Dear Parents,

It is with great pleasure that we enter another month physically in school. December is a busy month in school and this year will be no different.

This week saw the first Y6 Play since 2019. Restrictions have made it complex; however, children, staff and parents have all played their parts in getting us to ‘curtains up’ this week. I hope that this is the first of many events this year where we can welcome you back into school in order to see your children on stage.

The EYFS, our youngest children, are currently rehearsing for their Christmas Show. If all goes to plan (COVID restrictions permitting), this will take place on the afternoon of Friday 17th December. We plan to invite EYFS parents into school for this event, so pencil the date into your diaries. The exact details will be shared with you next week.

COVID restrictions have meant that both children and staff have had to think out of the box; this year the Year 6 Student Council members are busy planning a new event for the Junior School. On Monday 20th December, all Junior School children (and staff) will be invited to take part in a Santa Run (basically a short run in festive costumes). This will take place in the current bubbles at the Stadium throughout the morning and will be a fun, safe way to celebrate the last few days of school. In true Campion spirit, a small entry fee/donation will be asked for and all proceeds will be donated to a charitable cause. The children will bring home a letter with instructions from the School Council about taking part as well as running costume requirements/suggestions, along with information about the charity they will be supporting. Please do encourage your children to take part in this community event.

I am certain that you will all be busy planning your own Christmas festivities over the coming days. We are concerned, as I am sure you are as well, by the continuing high cases of COVID over the last few weeks. Our restrictions at school have tightened accordingly and we have returned to the class bubbles being year groups rather than mileposts, cutting down as much as possible on inside contact between classes. Tightening restrictions of course does require compromise. The low number of cases throughout the school is a testament to the hard work by all to keep our community safe so far. I would urge you to maintain your efforts to the end of the term outside of school as well, especially as the festive party season begins and the colder weather forces us inside more.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy December.

Judi Korakaki
Head of Juniors