13th October 2021
We are fast approaching the last few days of the half term and the final week of our time in the Oaks and Acorns building. This is an exciting time for all of us as we look forward to our move into our beautiful new building. We recognise that some of our children will be feeling anxious about leaving their familiar classrooms and routines, particularly because we have not been able to visit the new building, after a delay in the anticipated handover date.
Supporting the children as we prepare to make the move
In school, we are encouraging the children to think of all the things that will remain the same after the holidays.
Some of the things that will be different
Start and end of the day in the new building
Mr Claxton and I will be producing and distributing an instruction video outlining where to drop off and pick up your children during the half term. In the meantime, please note the following principles;
Start of the day
End of the day
We have a number of desktop computers which will not be used in the new school. Please contact the office if you think this would be useful for your child.
We know that many parents and grandparents have long established links with the current Hillbourne buildings. We are happy to welcome people for a final visit on Monday or Tuesday morning next week. Please call the office to make an appointment if you wish to visit.
Please note that there will be no clubs next week or in the first week back after the half term. Clubs will resume from Monday 8th November.
Tea-time Club will operate as usual.
Finally, a reminder that school closes next Wednesday, 20th October at 3.15pm. Please remember to look out for an email during the half term break which will include details of our return to school on Wednesday 3rd November as well as the video detailing children’s routes to their new classrooms.
We look forward to showing all parents around the new building as soon as we are settled.
With best wishes