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Spring 2 News Week 6 March 26th

Good morning everyone,

Today is the last day of the term and I am sure the children are looking forward to spending time at home and outside. This will seem a strange comment given the amount of time children have been away from school but they have worked very hard since returning and now deserve a change and time to recharge their batteries ready for the summer term. The children have completed assessments in reading, writing and maths and the results of these have given their teachers a good view of what has been learned and what still needs to be taught or gone over. We will send you a very brief report today giving you an overview of how your child is settling and we will arrange parent meetings with you (virtually) at the end of April.

Please can I ask that you when the shops reopen you take the opportunity to make sure your child has the correct uniform (including PE uniform) I have noticed that a number of children are wearing different coloured trainers  which are not part of our policy. Below is a reminder of our uniform policy. Red Castle jumpers for our new children will be available on the first day back.

If you are struggling with school uniform we do have spares in school. These can be loaned to the children (please note these are washed and stored for the appropriate time after use.) During the current Covid 19 pandemic  the windows will be open so if the weather is cooler then please consider sending your child with an extra layer of clothing.

Curriculum Leaflets

This will appear on your class pages- Term 3. Next term’s theme is called Wonderful World.

Uniform Policy

 Please make sure your child is wearing their school uniform and remember that children should not be wearing nail polish or any jewellery other than a watch or small stud earrings which they must be able to remove themselves on PE days.

We do have various uniform available in school ready to purchase and take away.
If we do not hold the uniform you need in school you can now order from our new supplier here: https://myclothing.com/ueslink/6295.school

The uniform is:

  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • White polo shirt or white formal shirt
  • Grey formal trousers/shorts/skirt/grey pinafore/red gingham dress
  • Grey/white socks or black/red/grey tights
  • Formal black shoes/short boots or black trainers. No open toed sandals or ballet pumps.
  • Please  make sure everything has your child’s name in it.

PE uniform:

  • A plain white T-shirt or one with the Castle logo
  • Black or grey shorts/ jogging trousers
  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • Trainers
  • For safety reasons, cycle shorts and those made of Lycra are not permitted.
  • Children with longer hair should have hair tied up or bring a hair bobble that they can use.
  • Children should be able to remove their own jewellery.

Picasso sketch by Verity,

 

Changes after Easter.

Please click on the link to view the changes for Year 4 pupils starting and finishing the school day.

https://www.astreacastle.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Castle-Academy-Covid-19-entry-to-the-school-site-plans-from-April-12th.pdf

 

Don’t forget our Reading Challenge

Please encourage your child to read at home. Remember reading at least 4 x per week- 1 sticker on our reading challenge chart. Reading more than this = 2 stickers.

I hope you have a good day and a super Easter. See you all on Monday April 12th,
Mrs Mason

 

Dates

March 26th- April 12th- Easter holidays

 

 Reminders

PE kit worn on PE days.

Lynx- Monday

Tigers- Friday

Leopards- Monday

Jaguars-Tuesday

Cougars and Panthers (Y4)- Thursday

Pumas- Wednesday

  • No bags or book bags needed.
  • Coats only needed if cold or wet.
  • Water bottles needed.
  • School lunches available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please make sure they can open all bottles and packages themselves.
  • Please do not enter the site unless you have been asked to do so. Please adhere to social distance when dropping off or picking up your child, If  you are not able to do this then please wear a face mask.
  • Please do not send your child to school or enter the site if you are feeling unwell.
  • Before and after school clubs will not resume until restrictions ease.

 

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