Easter Dates 2021 – Amendment

Unfortunately the gremlins have been at work (it has been a busy and strenuous few months) and the Easter Holidays for 2021 have been inadvertently reduced. Please note that on the dates shown in the End of Term July 20 pdf on the previous posting Easter holidays are Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April and a training day on Friday 26th March 2021. 
School closes for Easter on Thursday 25th March afternoon and reopens on Monday 12th April 2021.
Wishing you all the best for the summer holidays.

End of Term & Return Dates

Please see the letter below with information about the end of this term and September. An email was sent on Wednesday with lots of details about the return to school in September. Groups and settling in dates for September were texted to parents last night. All texts are showing on our system as delivered. However if you did not receive a text, please email the school office and we will get the dates to you.
I would also like to thank parents for the many, many kind messages and gifts that staff have received. We are all very touched by your generosity and support. In the difficult times many of us have experienced, those kind messages really have made such a difference. Thank you so much. Mrs Edwards

pdf icon End-of-term-July-20.pdf

September Return to School Plan

Important information about some of our return to school plans for September has been emailed to parents, including settling in dates and full-time return to school information.
If you have more than one child in school and they are in different classes, you will receive an email for each child.

Announcement about September from WG Education Minister

At the end of another lovely week with small groups of children back at school, you may now be aware that Kirsty Williams, Education Minister for Wales made an announcement about the Autumn Term at lunchtime today. The Minister announced that all children will return to school full-time by Monday 14th September, subject to a continued steady decline of the presence of Covid-19 in Welsh communities.
Full operational guidance is being published next week for schools. There is an expectation from WG that social distancing between the children in their class groups will be limited but that mixing between class groups is reduced and adults still follow social distancing regulations. We will be reviewing our risk assessments and complex operational plans following the publication of this guidance to ensure that all pupils can be back in school full-time safely by 14th September at the latest.
At this stage I do not have any other information but we will be in touch towards the end of next week with a return to school date for your child/ren as soon as we have the WG guidance and have reviewed this.
Many thanks for your continued patience and support.

Summer Holiday Childcare

Please find a letter below from the Local Authority about childcare over the Summer Holiday. It clarifies the position of WG with regards to the Summer holiday.  Please also be aware that if you need to book a place in Wraparound Care Holiday Club between 20th July and 21st August that places are now very limited and all bookings will close by 3pm tomorrow. Details of how to do this have been communicated in our last couple of letters. If you need any further information about care over the Summer, you can contact Wrexham Family information Service. Details of how to do this are outlined in the letter from the LA.

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Virtual Sports Day

As promised, a video and ideas for sports day have been uploaded onto Seesaw today. Hopefully the sun will return later this week and you can try them out as a family. Have fun!
For ease, information we shared on Seesaw in the form of booklets and new supplements to our policies for Covid-19 have been collated together on one webpage in the Parents section. Diolch yn fawr for your support.

Update re. Items for September

Although we have no further information about plans for schools in Wales, there is important information in the letters below about school uniform and belongings for children returning to Barker’s Lane in September. The first letter is for current Nursery pupils, the second letter is for Reception – Year 5 pupils and the third letter for Y6 pupils.

pdf icon Nursery-Uniform-030720.pdf
pdf icon Rec-Y5-Uniform-030720.pdf
pdf icon Year-6-030720.pdf

Check In, Catch Up and Prepare Sessions

We are looking forward to welcoming our first small groups of children for a ‘check in’ tomorrow. Please remember a showerproof raincoat and water bottle, all labelled with their name if your child is due to come to a session this week.  Looking forward to seeing lots more children and families over the next three weeks.

Back to School

Please find attached a letter with important information about returning to school and distance learning, a lovely book ‘Sammy the Sloth Goes Back to School’ which you may wish to share with your child and a safety warning about removing hand sanitiser from vehicles in hot weather.

We look forward to welcoming children back to school in their group sessions.

pdf icon Challenge-Plans-Check-In-Information-260620.pdf
pdf icon sammy-sloth-goes-back-to-school-.pdf
pdf icon Safety-Alert_Alcohol-Hand-Sanitiser_Vehicle-Fires_240620-1.pdf