Letter from the Head, 14th December

Due to server outages for Google and others today, we have found that some ParentMail has not been getting through. As such, find a copy below.

Dear Parents/Carers

I have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School. The positive test is for a member of staff.

Due to contacts having to isolate we have a significant shortage of cleaners available this week. As the cleanliness of the school is a key aspect of the Risk Assessment to prevent the spread of Covid we will have to close the school tomorrow for all pupils. This decision has been made in consultation with Gloucestershire County Council’s lead for Covid, their Health Protection Team and the Chair of Governors.

We will use tomorrow to ensure robust processes are put in place to enable us to open safely for as much time as possible over the rest of the week. We will open on Wednesday and Friday. It may be that we also have to close on Thursday to ensure the school is clean. I will let you know the plan as soon as possible.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep doing all we can to ensure your children’s safety at this time.

Teaching staff will move to online learning via Showbie/Tapestry for tomorrow and your child should access their learning there.

Yours sincerely

Tim Blakey



Egyptian Day

Egyptian Day

School was very different for the children in Year 4 last week, instead of being joined by our usual children, we were met with Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, Gods and Goddesses!

The children took part in a range of fun activities, to experience what life would have been like during Egyptian times, including cooking, dancing, playing board games and they even took part in some mummification… yuck!

We all had a great day, the children looked amazing and the shortbreads were … DELICIOUS!

Greek Food Tasting

Last week Year 5 decided to find out a little more about the food eaten in Ancient Greece. They were all very excited (and brave!) to taste food from another culture. There were some funny faces pulled when we ate something we didn’t like! Foods we tasted included figs, dates, olives, pitta bread, yogurt, feta cheese, honey and grapes. –