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Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a SUPER start back to school life. Classes have been settling back into their 'normal' routines. Children are happy and glad to be back overall!

Individual class teachers will be communicating what their week has entailed. However, I wanted to let you all know that we are concentrating on recovering from this period of lockdown and the pandemic so far.

As a result of this, we are putting an emphasis on the health and wellbeing and relationship strands of the PSHE curriculum. We really want to focus on our pupils' wellbeing as they return to school - teaching them the skills and knowledge needed for good mental health.

In order for us to do this effectively, Mrs Padley has adapted our PSHE curriculum so that certain objectives are prioritised. From this week, until the end of the Summer Term, our PSHE lessons are to be taught under the following whole school themes:

• Feeling Safe
• Reconnecting
• Feelings and Emotions
• Bouncing Back
• Ways to care for ourselves and others
• Looking Forward and Promoting Hope

Through weekly class Dojo posts, teachers will let you know what they have been discussing in class and what is coming up the following week. This will hopefully enable you to have these conversations at home too, if you wish.

In addition, the whole school plan has been shared on Class Dojo with you so that you can see what we plan to cover over the coming weeks with different year groups. This can also be viewed at:


We hope that this will support you with discussions and questions at home. Teachers will also consider sharing any useful books, links, resources or videos with you that links with the theme.

I am incredibly proud of the children and staff and we are ready for further weeks ahead. Onwards and upwards!

Have a safe and restful weekend. I think everyone is ready for some sleep!

Warm regards,

Mrs Bates : )