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Friday 27th November 2020
@ALEX, our weekly email newsletter, is sent out via Parentmail every Friday. You will find the current term's newsletters available for download at the bottom of the page.
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Message from Mr Waiting
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have had a good week. The Christmas festivities have started at Alexandra and the children are working hard on their performances which will be shown to parents online in the last week of term. I recognise that this year will be different to usual with our traditional nativity concerts unable to take place due to restrictions on children singing collectively together and the challenge of parents coming onto the school site. However, staff are still working tremendously hard to find solutions. We are aiming to provide a video performance for each phase with the children singing in small, socially distanced groups that parents can watch and enjoy with their children. We recognise that this may not be the usual expansive performance offered at this time of year but with multiple productions to film and edit over the next few weeks we hope that it will still enable us to celebrate together.
Alongside these activities, parents will have received communication this week regarding the film night that is being facilitated by teachers next Friday for all pupils. We do hope as many children as possible can participate in what aims to be a fun and memorable evening. I am grateful for all the staff team at Alexandra for providing this opportunity, so that we are still able to offer social activities for the community within the current national guidelines.
Thank you also to those parents who attended the Reception Phonics Workshop which took place on Thursday. Mrs Laurie provided a comprehensive overview of the structures in place at Alexandra to support the teaching of early reading. The slides from the session can be accessed here. Next week, Mrs Gardner will run an online maths session for parents in EYFS and KS1, covering the calculation strategy used at school and ways to support at home. The session takes place on Thursday 3rd December at 4pm using the link meet.google.com/mjs-inad-gxy. In the following week an identical session will be led for KS2 parents it can be accessed on Thursday 10th December at 4pm using the link meet.google.com/usc-ijzg-qzr.
We do hope that you can join us for these sessions.
Have a great weekend,
Please do not allow your children to play on the playground equipment after school as they are unsupervised, and due to COVID measures, we are only allowing one year group at a time on the equipment.