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School Closure until February Half-Term

Dear Parents and Guardians, 


As we are now aware that schools will be closed to the majority of pupils until February half-term, we write to you once more with the details you will need, if you have a vulnerable child, or are a key working family in need of essential support at this time.


To request a place for your child, you must email Mr Armstrong no later than 7pm tomorrow, Thursday 7th January


If you child is attending school for supervised learning, the following information applies:


Arrival and Collection will be via the main front doors. Your child can arrive between 0845 and 0915, where they will be taken to their classroom. Normal school hours apply, with a 2-o'clock finish on Wednesday and Fridays.


We ask that all children wear their school uniform and that they bring a snack and a packed lunch each day.


The teachers and assistants in school each day will supervise the children in accessing and completing their home-learning activities from their year group class page.  


May we take this chance to thank our teaching staff, classroom assistants, office and cleaning staff for all that they are doing to support children in their care and education when in school during this time.




Our teachers will continue to provide engaging, accessible home-learning opportunities for our children into the weeks ahead. 


We understand the demands that home-learning can place on families, where you may have more than one child needing to access activities, or where you yourself may be working from home too. We ask you to do what you can, when you can, with the focus being upon maintaining the children's enjoyment around learning, as we focus upon their development of key skills in literacy and maths, when they are at home. 


We would encourage all of our families to tune in to our assemblies which will appear during the weeks ahead. This has proven to be a fantastic way to help our children to feel connected to school, when we are apart, and it is very important to us that we strive to keep that whole-school connection with our children, as it is vitally important that they know that we are here, that we care, and that they belong, even when at home. 


May we take this chance to thank Mr Henry for all that he does to put these special assemblies together; to present, produce, edit and direct proceedings, as we know how much this means to our children when they are at home. Thank you also to the family and friends of Brooklands who contribute each week also - we couldn't do it without your input and support!


Please keep in contact with your child's class teacher when at home. They would love to see pictures of your child completing an activity set, or just to hear how they are getting on. Never forget that we are here for you. 


With love and thanks to you all,


Mr Armstrong and Mrs Smart