Term 1 – a term full of Learning and Thankfulness
We have come to the end of our first term back. It has been a term full of learning for us all. Staff have needed to adapt the routines and school environments to keep everyone safe. They have needed to change the way that they teach to ensure they put in all the safety measures required, while still adapting to the learning needs of all. The children have jumped straight back into their learning with enthusiasm, and have quickly adapted to the new ways of working and moving around school. We have introduced our remote learning plan to support children if they are unable to come into school. This has meant that many parents are now learning, with school’s support, how to help their child with this new, remote way of accessing their education. It is the end of my first term as Headteacher at Siddington and I have had the joy of meeting new people, working with new colleagues, and learning lots of new skills too!
We have been reflecting all term on the Christian Value of Thankfulness. What do we have to be thankful for? We are grateful for our friends and colleagues and the opportunity to be back together again after so many months of uncertainty. We are thankful that all the children and staff have returned safe and well to school. We appreciate the Siddington Primary School family and how we are here to support each other to reach our potential. We are thankful for the school PTA who are already working tirelessly to develop a school library for the children to enjoy for many years to come. It has certainly been a time for us all to reflect on the last few months and appreciate what we have.
We are now looking forward to our virtual parent workshops and welcoming new parents with our Open Evening that we are hosting on Friday 6th November. We are also looking forward to watching a virtual Pantomime in school.
Katie Cook – Headteacher