Newsletter Thursday 13th February
We finish this week a little early today as Friday 14th February is INSET day for our teaching staff. We hope you enjoy your extended break. We think it should also help to stop some of the recent bugs that have been going around in their tracks.
I have shared the advice that the Department for Education have issued to schools about Coronavirus which advises on best hygiene practices. They have released an additional poster in the last 2 days which I will also share with you. In short, it advises that if anyone develops cough, fever or shortness of breath and have returned from certain countries listed below in the last 14 days, they should stay indoors and contact NHS 111. The countries are: China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan or Macau. They also reassure that the risk to individuals remains low.
Year 2 wowed us with their Class assembly on the theme of St. Valentine. It was lovely as always to see so many visitors had braved the wet weather to join us. The closing song and film counting the ways that Year 2 love people close to them brought lumps to throats, if not tears to eyes! Well done Year 2.
Bostin’ Bug designs are coming into school. I am hoping to scan and share a number of them to the Twitter feed we have made @BostinBugs. The design of the foundation ‘bug’ is well underway and we will be in a position after half term to look at starting to decorate the plaster copies ready for them to be exhibited. A number of local sites have expressed an interest in hosting an exhibition so it looks like the bugs will be touring Dudley during Summer!
Thank you to everyone who bought books through the Scholastic Book Fair this week. School receives a proportion of the final receipt back to spend on books for the classrooms. If you missed the Book Fair, or would like to purchase books through the year, you can still use the Scholastic site and indicate that you are supporting Dawley Brook.
On the same lines, after Half Term we will be thinking about books as part of upcoming World Book Day activities. The HSA is running a Book Swap on Monday 2nd March. Children can bring in a book they have enjoyed but might have grown out of or don’t want to read again. In return they will be able to take a new (to them!) book home to read. Maybe they will find a new favourite author?
Finally, I would like to wish you all a brilliant Half Term Break and hope that the weather improves so you can get out and about on some lovely family activities.