Good morning everyone,
Two days to go before the summer break. I think the children are definitely ready to finish what has been another disrupted year. Many have asked if they can bring their workbooks home this time so if you would like them to do this please send in a carrier bag. We will be clearing all of the cloakrooms ready for the summer clean so we will endeavour to return all clothing however any unnamed items will be either washed and added to spare uniform or taken to a charity shop..
Remember that tomorrow is a fun day and a school picnic. The children can come dressed in non uniform.
Has anyone found a brown teddy? It was left on a wall outside of school. Please return to school if you have found it. THANK YOU
We came 2nd in the Astrea Olympics!
I will continue to add important information for September below so that you have this as a reference point.
BRAND NEW!! Online course ‘Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing’ from the Solihull Approach (NHS).
Access for free:
|Did you know under Early Help, Doncaster have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in Doncaster to access a course for parents/carers (access now for life-long access)? FREE (with access code: STGEORGE at: www.inourplace.co.uk) for residents in our area. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years.
Full information can be found in the resource section below.
I hope you have a good day
Classes for September.
FS2- Miss Blagden/ Mrs Bradley (Thursday/Friday)
Year 1- Miss Gelder
Year 2- Mrs Harrop/ Mrs Bradley (Wednesday)
Year 3- Mr Smith
Year 4- Miss Westwood
Year 5/6- Mrs Underwood/ Mrs Elsom (Monday, Tuesday)
Year 6- Mrs Cope/ Miss Kelly (Monday, Tuesday)
All children have worked hard this year and have begun to fill in gaps caused by face to face absence at school however to give them the best possible start in September there is some key support that you could give throughout the summer.
All children need to continue to read as much as possible and talk to you about the books they read. This will really help with their language development, spelling and writing. You would be surprised at how much easier the curriculum becomes if children can read well and with understanding.
Children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have found learning their times tables very challenging. Knowing times tables really helps children to work out mathematical calculations. Please watch this short video which explains a really easy way to help children to develop this understanding,
We all want children to enjoy the summer and spent time with families and friends however a few minutes each day doing the activities above will really help your child settle quickly into the new academic year. Thank you for your support.
Covid 19- contact tracing.
The school is not required to assist the NHS with contact tracing over the summer break, The staff will take a LFT test before the return.
We have updated our RA in response to announcements made by the government. Below is some key information.
- Book bags and bags allowed
- No class bubbles.
- Any suspected Covid case sent home to reduce risk of transmission.
- Children will have own stationary packs.
- Equipment shared between classes or groups will need to be cleaned or placed into quarantined.
- All cleaning and ventilation procedures remain in place.
School Uniform Reminder
Thank you for your support with school uniform this term. Please make sure your child has the correct school and PE uniform in September. Remember no coloured trainers.
We will inform you when PE days are in September. Castle PE shirts available on the link below.
Here is the link to our school uniform shop https://myclothing.com/castle-academy/6295.school
Class Structures and start times/ finish times
Don’t forget our Reading Challenge – stickers counted on Thursday,
Reading is such an important skill and we really need all children to be reading regularly at home. We do have increasing numbers of children earning stickers on their reading charts and being able to choose something from the School Council shop. Thank you for your support with this and keep reading.
July 16th- school picnic and fun day. End of term.
September 1st and 2nd -school closed for staff training
September 3rd- school reopens for the new academic year.