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Friday Update – 9th July 2021

9 July 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you so much for your support and understanding this week when many of our class bubbles had to begin self-isolation. I understand how difficult and frustrating this is and was pleased to hear the changes to government policy from September. In the meantime, as cases of Covid-19 continue to double… Read more »

Friday Update – 2nd July 2021

2 July 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the last couple of the weeks of the summer term, I would like to update you on some practical arrangements for our return to school in September. Depending on any government restrictions, we are planning for Kells Lane to return to as normal as possible. This means the… Read more »

Friday Update – 25th June 2021

25 June 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, This time of year is when our Year 5 children consider whether they would like to apply to be on the School Council in Year 6. However, over the past couple of months, we have transformed the way all our children’s voices are heard. Using the Smart School Councils approach, all… Read more »

Friday Update – 18th June 2021

18 June 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you are all well and are continuing to enjoy this lovely weather. You may remember last autumn we had a collection in school using the Bag2School fundraising scheme. We are collecting again next Monday (21st June). So, if you have any unwanted clothes or accessories such as hats, belts… Read more »

Friday Update – 11th June 2021

11 June 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, What a lovely week it’s been in the sunshine. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their playtimes outside in the sun – let’s hope this is the start of a long summer! There is still some uncertainty about end of year events and celebrations we can host in school, particularly with cases… Read more »

Friday Update – 14th May 2021

14 May 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, On Monday 17th May, children from Y1-Y6 will be taking part in a whole class environmental challenge to earn a Green Blue Peter Badge for everyone who takes part. The initiative was chosen by a group Y5 and Y4 children who have recently come together to form an Eco Action Team. Each child… Read more »

Friday Update – 7th May 2021

7 May 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you for your support and encouragement with the news of my secondment to Gibside School in the autumn term. As our chair of governors said in his letter to parents this week, it is a unique opportunity to learn from each other and share all the wonderful things about both… Read more »

Friday Update – 30th April 2021

30 April 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, During the next couple of weeks, the children at Kells Lane will be taking part in Royal Mail’s ‘Enter the Heroes’ stamp design competition. Here’s an extract from Royal Mail to explain more: ‘For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. Stamps have… Read more »

Friday update – 23rd April 2021

23 April 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you enjoyed your Easter break. It was lovely to welcome the children back to school in the sunshine this week. You may see some new faces on the playground as we welcomed four trainee teachers to Kells Lane this week. They are all on their final placements ready to… Read more »

Friday Update – 26th March 2021

26 March 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers, Lateral Flow Device Covid-19 Testing Since our return to school a couple of weeks ago, some parents have been contacting school to ask about Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) now available. Having received advice from Public Health, I can now provide you with some additional information. The LFD kits enable rapid COVID-19… Read more »