As you will no doubt be aware, next Monday has now become a Bank holiday due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. This means that the school will be closed for the day.
There are a range of resources available online related to the life of the Queen if you feel you would like to talk about this with your child at home.
Our staff have been supporting children if they have been asking questions or want to reflect on what they have seen in the media during the last few days. We are aware that for some children this may trigger feelings related to the bereavement of a family member or friend. Grief can be unpredictable and feelings that we think have been left behind can suddenly re-surface and unsettle us.
If you have any concerns about your child’s response to these events, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice.
We also wanted to ensure that parents have details of other dates that children will not be at school this term:
Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October- Half term
Friday 25th November- School Closed (Staff training date)
Monday 19th December to Tuesday 3rd January- Christmas holiday & Staff training.
Children return to school on Wednesday 4th January
Regards Sarah Osborne (Headteacher)