Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the final Newsletter of 2021! As the Autumn Term comes to an end, I want to thank you for your continued support of your children and enthusiasm for the work we do with them. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to teach children and influence their development, and this term has been of particular importance to us as we try to close learning gaps caused by COVID disruption whilst COVID disruption continues. Whilst this is a challenge that remains ongoing, the children are doing well, and we are pleased with their progress. As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads, Government guidance on infection control for primary schools remains the same. Testing Guidance has changed a little, however.
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If Government makes any further changes to guidance or arrangements for schools over the holiday, I will alert you as soon as possible via email and the school website. I for one certainly do not want a repetition of last year’s last minute messaging, but as it has happened before we know it could happen again. We are prepared.
Since the last Newsletter Key Stage One has performed ‘Baubles’ – a link to the recorded performance has been sent to all those involved – and we have enjoyed Christmas Jumper/Celebration Clothes Day, a school Christmas Lunch, parties, discos and a very special visit from Father Christmas. There are more details of all these later in the letter. But most importantly, there has been the first ever Brunswick Park Families Association Winter Fair, and it was great! Huge thanks go to everyone who was involved in organising and staging it. It was brilliant to see so many parents and carers actively involved in an event that built community spirit, was really good fun and raised valuable funds for the children of Brunswick Park. A resounding success, and a big first step on the road to refurbishing the playgrounds. We look forward to the next event in 2022!
Finally, whilst life at the moment remains very far from ‘normal’, on behalf of all of us who work at Brunswick I wish you a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it, a peaceful, restful, enjoyable and healthy holiday and every good wish for the New Year. See you again on WEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY.