Junior Parent-Teacher meetings
I am very happy to be in a position of writing to you with four weeks under our belt with a full complement of classes. Under these ongoing uncertain times, this is a good position to be in and we thank all of you for your continued vigilance in keeping our school community safe.
As we are slowly approaching the half-term break, 26th-30th October, we are in the process of arranging the Parent-Teacher meetings that are scheduled for Thursday 22nd October and Thursday 5th November. Although due to current regulations we are not able to hold these meetings in person, we will be holding them virtually.
Your class teacher will share a Google Document with you this week via your child’s school gmail. Please sign up for one time slot on either the 22nd October or on 5th November. Once this has been completed, your class teacher will send a link to a Google Meet for that time slot, again this will be via your child’s school gmail. As each teacher will be meeting several parents each afternoon it is important that you adhere to your scheduled slot, be prompt and not overrun your time limit, as other parents will be waiting online for their appointment to begin. This meeting will allow you to discuss how well your child has settled into school and to meet the class teacher if you have not already done so. Unfortunately, the only specialist teachers available at this initial meeting will be the Learning Support and EAL teachers.
As we have been unable to hold class orientation meetings, the teachers will also share with you the presentations they would have used during the meetings. These will be shared via your child’s gmail today. Although they will not be as informative as the intended meetings, this will give you a chance to check that you have access to your child’s gmail prior to the Parent-Teacher meetings and will answer some of your questions.
If you have problems accessing the gmail and need your child’s password reset you should contact our IT department at email@example.com
The first week back after half-term will have a Hallowe’en theme. We cannot hold our usual Hallowe’en event which is one of the traditional highlights of our year but, thanks to the PRC, which will be in school to decorate over the holiday, we will have decorations and goodie bags of Halloween treats for the children. The teachers will use the theme in class during the week and we will end the week by having a Hallowe’en dressing up day on Friday 6th November. Please do contact the PRC firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to offer your help.
Following the half-term break children should return in their winter uniform. For the time being we will keep the same ‘no changing in school’ rule and children should wear and stay in PE kit on PE days. Please do remember to label all items of clothing including coats and jackets.
Head of Junior