26/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

In January 2021, schools were closed to the majority of children as part of a National Lockdown. The aim of this lockdown was to reduce transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), to protect the NHS and save lives. After Boris Johnson addressed the nation on 22nd February, he announced a series of steps that he would be taking to help reopen society. Schools are part of Step 1 and will reopen to all pupils from Monday 8th March 2021.

Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Given the improved position, the balance of risk is now overwhelmingly in favour of children returning to school. For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, we have now planned for all children to return to school from 8th March 2021. 

You will have received an email from us about this return to school.

FSM

Just a reminder there are still a few of you who have yet to collect you FSM vouchers from the school office.  These are available to collect between 10am-2pm.  They are for 2 weeks from 22nd February.

Covid week beginning 22nd February - no new cases or bubble closures.

Stay safe

Miss Marriott

 

24/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

Following the Government announcement on 22nd February, I can confirm that we will open to ALL children on 8th March.  More information will be emailed out to you this week.  The procedures that we had in place before Christmas will remain exactly the same.  Children can arrive anytime between 8.30am - 9.00am and be collected between 3pm - 3.30pm.  The one-way system, face masks for adults on the playground, following the 2m dots and no group gatherings will all remain in place.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Miss Marriott  

19/02/21

Dear Parent & Carers,

I hope you are having a relaxing half term!  Information from Telford and Wrekin suggests that infection rates are declining at a faster rate than in previous weeks, but they remain higher than the regional and national average.  They are urging people to stay at home to drive down local cases, so they are as low as possible before restrictions are lifted.

Covid - week beginning 15th February

1 member of staff - no bubble closure as the member had been off school the week before half term.

Please stay safe and hopefully see you soon,

Miss Marriott

12/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

Well done we have all made it to half term!  You can now have a relaxing week whether it be off school or from home learning!  Thank you once again for your fantastic engagement with our home learning for the children they have been doing amazingly.

COVID19 - Week beginning 7th February

1 Y3 pupil - bubble closed

1 Y6 member of staff - bubble closed

We hope that the pupils and staff recover quickly!

Stay safe and see you soon

Miss Marriott

08/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

I would like to inform you that a member of staff in Y6 has tested positive for COVID19.  The Year 6 bubble has been closed and parents will have received an email about the 10 day isolation period.  We will welcome Y6 (critical workers & vulnerable children) back to school on Monday 22nd February after half term. 

Stay safe

Miss Marriott

06/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

On Thursday 4th February a member of staff received a positive COVID lateral flow test result.  We were told to close the Year 1 bubble and advise all close contacts within Year 1 to isolate for a period of 10 days.  The member of staff was advised to book a further PCR test - the results of this came back negative on 04/02/21.  We have been in regular contact with the Health Protection Hub since closing the Year 1 bubble and after the negative result came back they asked the member of staff to have a further PCR test to confirm their negative result. 

The member of staff went for a follow up PCR on 05/02/21 and the test has also come back negative.  This confirms that the staff member does not have Coronavirus.  We have been in touch with the Health Protection Hub today to seek advice and have been told due to the staff member having two PCR tests that have come back Negative, we are now able to reopen the Year 1 bubble and those children no longer need to isolate.  

If you have a child in Year 1 who has been attending either as a critical worker pupil or vulnerable they can return to school on Monday 8th February instead of after half term!

Miss Marriott

05/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

Hopefully you will have received the newsletter by email yesterday.  There is some really useful information so please read it carefully. 

HALF TERM
I think for most of us we are looking forward to reaching half term and having a chance to rest from all the hard work that has been going on!  Half term is Monday 15th - Friday 19th February.  We will not set work for that week!  Critical worker children and vulnerable will come back to school on Monday 22nd. 

I have not heard anymore about the return to school on the 8th March yet!  I have a feeling I will receive information in half term as the Government have said they will give schools 2 weeks to prepare for all children to return.  As soon as I hear more I will let you know!

FSM

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals you will receive a voucher from the Local Authority over half term.  This will come as an email for the family.

After half term we will have 2 weeks worth of vouchers for you to collect from school - starting Monday 22nd February until Friday 26th February between 10am - 2pm . 

Parent Governor

We have a Parent Governor vacancy available within school.  Please contact jane.waters@taw.org.uk if you are interested and we will set up a meeting with myself to discuss the role further.

Lateral Flow Tests

All staff in school are taking Lateral Flow Tests twice a week.  We have over 90 staff and so far have had one positive result.  This shows that the procedures we have in school are good.  Because staff are in bubbles it can feel isolating at times as they do not see many others but these measures are important at this time.

COVID19 - Week beginning 1st February

Nursery still in isolation due to a pupil case - return to school on Monday 8th February 2021

1 member of staff where bubble did not need to close due to them not being in work

1 Y1 member of staff - bubble closed

1 Y3 pupil - bubble closed

We hope that the pupils and staff recover quickly!

Please stay safe and get in touch with school if we can help in anyway,

Miss Marriott

 

04/02/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

I would like to inform you that a pupil in Y3 and a member of staff in Y1 have tested positive for COVID19.  Both of these year group bubbles have been closed and parents will have received an email about the 10 day isolation period.  We will welcome those bubbles (critical workers & vulnerable children) back to school on Monday 22nd February after half term. 

Stay safe

Miss Marriott

29/01/21

Dear Parents & Carers,

Thank you and well done once again for all of your hard work over the past week!  I know that the home learning can be difficult so please do speak to the teachers or email any of the senior leaders and we can discuss a way forward for you. 

From 25th January, all primary school staff are taking lateral flow tests twice a week.  This week all of our staff tested negative.

Unfortunately, this afternoon we have received information that one of our nursery pupils has tested positive for COVID19.  This information is then sent to the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub and we received confirmation of this 4.30pm today.  The parents of children in Nursery will have received an email from us confirming this.   Therefore the Nursery will be closed until Monday 8th February.  

Week beginning 25th January 2021- 1 nursery pupil confirmed case 

Stay safe

Miss Marriott

Welcome from our Head Teacher

Dear Parents / Carers,

On behalf of the children, staff and governors I would like to warmly welcome you to William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery website. I hope that your visit is informative and gives you an insight into the learning that takes place in our school and the values and vision which underpin it.

I am fully committed to the community of William Reynolds and strive to ensure that the school serves our local children and their families working in an atmosphere of care, trust and respect.

We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated staff who provide exceptional quality of care, combined with the drive for high quality teaching this ensures that children make outstanding progress. We are proud of the successes our children have achieved, both academically, and also in sporting and musical events.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is well planned to give children a wide range of experiences, broaden their horizons and set challenges along the way, whatever their abilities. We want them to value their own achievements, both personal and academic and to celebrate the success of others. We help children to improve their skills and abilities with determination and persistence (just like William Reynolds, a local engineer), and be prepared to ‘be the best that they can be’ both alone and collaborate well with others.  Throughout their journey with us they will learn about a variety of local significant people as well as authors and inventors who have built our past.  This will inspire the children to use the skills, knowledge and understanding taught to succeed as future citizens. 

Our Behaviour Expectations are clear and the Rewards and Sanctions are discussed and understood by all of the children.

We hope you find our website informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver.  For children to realise their full potential there must be a working partnership between home and school. 

Should you require any further information about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

Miss Julie Marriott

Headteacher