A colourful welcome to our school!

Mr James braved the elements this week to begin planting in our large round bed at the entrance to school.

Morrisons in town have very kindly donated some beautiful plants to help us fill the flowerbed. Mr James has arranged the plants in a way to represent a rainbow of colour. It looks wonderful and we are all excited to watch as the flowers grow.

We send a big thank you again to Tewkesbury Morrisons!

My Lighthouse Challenge

My Lighthouse Challenge

Get ready to smile!

Here is a truly uplifiting video of our wonderful children and their families getting involved in the song challenge from last week!

We all miss listening to these beautiful voices in our daily collective worship at school, so it is a real pleasure to see the children having such fun taking part at home!

School Closure

Dear parents/carers,

It is with great sadness that I have to say that from Monday 23rd March, the school will officially be closing its doors to many of you for the foreseeable future.
Although these last few weeks have been challenging for all, the support and unity shown by the children, staff and the whole community has been endless. It is this unity that makes Tewkesbury C of E the special place it is.
The school will remain open to a small number of children and families, this is to help those of you who are working around the clock to help others. Your selfless acts will forever be remembered.
Over the next few months, your teachers will still be working tirelessly to set your children fun and stimulating activities and to try and keep you up to date with some of the latest resources that are available for those homeschooling. No doubt that these activities will get more and more elaborate as we come to understand the capabilities of working remotely, I’m very excited about what teachers are already planning to do! 
And for the parents who are homeschooling your children, I want to wish you the best of luck. Remember, learning can take many forms, so please snuggle up and read together, build a den, plant some flowers, bake, eat together and enjoy each other’s company. This is a rare opportunity, so make the most of it. 
Never in our generation, have we had to deal with anything quite like this, but I firmly believe that when we all return, we will be stronger than ever. We have such a committed team at C of E who are ready to do whatever it takes to get through this, and I for one, am immensely proud of them all. 
Take care of yourselves

 

Mr T. Rylatt

Acting Headteacher
Tewkesbury C of E Primary School
01684 292309

Sports Relief 2020 at Tewkesbury C of E!

Check out our video to see highlights of the activities that took place throughout the school in aid of Sports Relief!

It was a wonderful active day and both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed all the different activities!

Covid-19 update

Dear parents/carers,

We hope you are all managing to enjoy the weekend, despite the poor weather and the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.
As you are aware, there is no planned closure of schools at the moment.
However, some very clear advice has been issued:
If your child shows any potential symptoms (prolonged cough and/or high temperature), they are to stay at home for SEVEN days. If in doubt, please call 111 for clarification, but do not visit your GP.
Within school, we do think we need to make a couple of changes to our ‘normal’ school day as a precautionary measure, starting tomorrow.
These will include:
* Cleaning team to focus on cleaning toilets, door handles, door panels and interactive TV’s.
* Continued increase in frequency of checking soap levels in all toilets.
* Continued reminders for children to wash their hands – especially after visiting the toilet, after going outside or before eating.
* Reminders issued to ensure that children put any tissues used straight into the bin, or better still, flush them away.
* Children will also be allowed to bring in their own hand sanitizers, however it is vital they do not share them with others.
There may also be implications for our classes too, due to the possibility of members of staff needing to self isolate for seven days. This could lead to a shortage of teachers, teaching partners, cooks, office staff, cleaners, ground staff or lunchtime supervisors, but we will inform all parents of any changes made.
We will also continue to closely monitor Government directives, which we will share with all parents, and over the next few days we may need to postpone our up and coming parents’ evenings as this will result in hundreds of people within a fairly confined space and has the potential for hundreds of adults bringing in additional germs. We will keep you updated as the week progresses.
Whilst these measures will have an impact, I hope you understand that we are taking them to delay the spread of the virus and I hope that you support and understand why we have to do this.
Kind regards
Mr Rylatt & Miss Black
Acting Headteachers