16th October 2020 - Parent/Carer Update
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we are approaching the end of our first half term in school, it is lovely to see how the children continue to adapt to the ever changing circumstances and are happy to be in school.
Reading partnership continues and is working well, with books going home each Monday, and being returned on Thursdays. The launch of Bug Club for accessing Reading remotely has got off to a good start, if you haven’t yet had chance, please log in and see what’s available.
Lunchtime routines are now established, so from Thursday 22nd October Year 3 will be able to access the dining hall at lunchtimes. Instead of eating in the classrooms each class will eat in the dinner hall, and Year 3 children will be able to access hot lunches (as well as grab bags) Thursday and Friday. Schools meals are available at £2.40 daily and the menu is displayed here if you wish to access this.
Parents consultations will be going ahead from Y1, 2 and 3 on Monday, Y 4, 5 and 6 Tuesday and Nursery & Reception on Wednesday. As per my earlier message: if your appointment time preference was available, please ensure that the phone number you provided is accessible, and remember that it will appear from an unidentified number. A few parents will have had a specific message to rearrange appointments for a different time or date.
Remote learning has been available on the website for any children not currently in school. Please be aware that children will also be bringing home personalised letters (as for Bug Club) during next week so that they will be able to access other sites from home too.
As throughout this time, we continue to be vigilant, and minimise risks within school - thank you all for supporting us with school risk assessments, wearing masks as advised by the Local Authority, and assisting us with routines, as part of our new ‘normal’ at Gig Mill.
In line with government and local policy, we ask all Parents/Carers to read this letter
Thank you again for your ongoing co-operation, support and understanding.
Mrs Hannaway and Gig Mill team
30th September 2020 - Parent/Carer Update received in school today from Dudley Director of Public Health and Wellbeing - Please click here
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As Headteacher, I hope that our website will give you some idea of what our school is like. However, I
hope you will come to visit us in person to see our wonderful school in action.
Gig Mill strives to provide the best possible education for your child. An education where each child feels valued, cared for and motivated to achieve their very best. We have high expectations and we aim to develop in our children a real sense of belonging along with high levels of self esteem and confidence. Whilst recognising that our pupils need to be equipped with key skills in English and Maths, we strongly feel that they also need to develop a real passion for learning and we try to enhance this learning through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum.
We work in partnership. Governors, staff, parents and children all help to make this happen. By working together, we move forward and create a nurturing environment and opportunities for all our children to succeed.
Ours is a happy, secure, purposeful environment. Why not visit the school? We are an open, friendly school and parents and visitors are always welcomed. I look forward to meeting you.
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