Tuel Lane Infant School 12th February 2021

We’ve made it to the end of what has been a very unusual first half term of 2021 for all of our families and staff. Thank you to all of our families for your support over such a strange and difficult time.

Half Term

Next week is the half term. We hope that you all enjoy the break as much as possible. The Calderdale “50 things to do before you’re 5” site has some great ideas for free and cheap ways to entertain your child…even if they are 6 or 7!

https://calderdale.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!50thingstodobefore5/50-things-to-do-before-youre-five

Families with children learning at home

A big thank you for all of your support and communication with schools over the past half term. You’ve managed a very challenging balancing act of supporting your child’s learning whilst managing your own home commitments. We hope that it won’t be long before all of the children can be safely back in school together. In the mean time, please continue to email class teachers with photos of work, attend the Zoom meetings and keep in touch via phone calls and emails after half term week.

Home learning has been emailed out today- please note that this is for the week beginning Monday 22nd February. Paper packs will be delivered to families on our delivery list on Monday 22nd.

Families with children in school

Thank you for continuing to follow social distancing guidelines when dropping off and picking up your children. Can we remind you that as little as possible should travel between home and school at the moment. Therefore please make sure your children don’t bring toys and models etc into school with them.

Whilst we hope that everyone has a healthy and happy half term break, it is essential that you keep us informed if your child tests positive for Covid-19. If you need to contact us over half term, please email on head@tuellane.calderdale.sch.uk, so that we can ensure that any necessary contact tracing takes place.  School reopens on Monday 22nd February for children who already have a place.

If your child is unwell, you should not send them to school.

If they have C-19 symptoms- temperature, a new persistent cough or loss of taste and smell we will advise you to have them tested and keep us informed.

If they have tummy aches, headaches, runny noses etc. please give us a call to discuss. We may say your child should stay at home for at least 48 hours.

Remember we are only following guidance, please don’t be cross with us, it’s better to be extra safe than sorry and we must think about the whole school community.

Next half term

The topic for next half term is Once Upon a Time. Each class will be learning about different traditional tales, retelling stories and making up ones of their own, building bridges for the Billy Goats Gruff, houses for the 3 Little Pigs, and sewing bags for Cinderella to take to the ball.

We’re awaiting further information from the government in the week after half term about potential plans for schools reopening more widely. We’ll be in touch when we have some information.

Best wishes,

Miss Shaw and Mrs Booth