School Closure for All at Slimbridge Primary School and Little Otters – Friday 18th February

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you aware, the school is currently struggling to secure our damaged roof and prevent further water damage to the classrooms. With the imminent arrival of storm Eunice and subsequent Met Office Red Warning for high winds and heavy rain, we have taken the difficult decision to close the entire school for tomorrow (Friday 18th Feb).

The safety of our children is always paramount and we anticipate that the weather overnight will cause issues and disruption. We do not want to close the school at the last minute tomorrow morning and leave parents struggling to organise emergency childcare.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause and thank you for your support this week as we have battled to keep the school open. Online learning will, of course, be available for children tomorrow via Tapestry.

We hope that you have a restful half term.

Kind regards

Chris Ford & Alison Cooke
Co-Headteachers

WORLD BOOK DAY

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.

COMPETITION TIME!

Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

School will be CLOSED to ALL children tomorrow

Dear Parents and Carers,

Further to this evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister, our school will now be closed tomorrow to ALL pupils.

Teachers will spend tomorrow putting ‘online learning’ into place as well as organising suitable provision for our Key Worker and Vulnerable children.

We would like to thank you all for your patience and we will be in touch soon with further details about your child’s learning.

The Slimbridge Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School Newsletter

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Please see the attached current newsletter with details about our return to school next Wednesday. 

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back.

28.08.20

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