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Weekly Newsletter for Year 3 and 4 08.06.2020


                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monday 8th June 2020

Hello LKS2 parents and carers,

I cannot believe we are on week 10 of our newsletters!

There is so much uncertainty and unrest in the news at the moment and I think we all need to be uplifted. So when I walked around the village where I live, I looked for signs of positivity. In lots of the windows were rainbows, banners thanking the NHS and even chalked rainbows and messages of thanks on the pavements to all the key workers in this country. While we are all keeping to the lockdown rules, we need to remember we come from a brilliant community-Arboretum! We too recently have had a setback but we have bounced back and will continue on our amazing journey. Hopefully, we will be able to return to school in the near future but it will be a bit different. There will be different ways of moving around school, playtimes will be different and even our classes may be different. But one thing will never change, Arboretum Primary School is amazing and every member of staff cares about you and your children. So let us be thankful for our school and look forward to when we can all be together again!


Key stage 2 team update



The teachers have been busy this past week, completing online learning and creating resources for the home learning packs.


A while ago, Mrs Cross’ literacy group wrote to the Education minister Gavin Williamson. He responded to our letters and I have included his reply at the end of this newsletter. How exciting is that?

I have also been thinking about the work we will be doing when we get back to school; next term we will be studying Romans, so you could do some research if you wanted to gain some prior knowledge.


Mrs Baker has been on long walks across the fields, she was in an online video with her choir (they sounded brilliant!) Her son came to visit her on Sunday, she hadn’t seen him for 12 weeks, but they could only meet in the garden and it was raining!!


Mrs Ridgard has been reading and had a social distance walk to visit her in-laws.


Mrs Bexon has been helping Harry and Amelia with their school work, has been on walks and has had more quizzes and games of bingo with friends and family.


Miss Paget has been reading and went on a social distance walk with Mrs Wynn along The River Gardens to Pride Park.


Miss Allen has been busy with school work and saw her uncle on his birthday.


Miss Ford has been reading and went for a long walk along the canal from Willington to Stenson Bubble.


Mrs Credland has been preparing resources and activities for the children in school and has finished a big display.


Mrs Dundon-Innis has been writing reports and enjoying time with baby Paul.


Mrs Iqbal has been spending lots of time in the garden with her girls.


Miss Worrall had her birthday this week and her daughter Lottie made her an amazing hot chocolate, with sprinkles and cream. But the best news this week was…Miss Worrall’s boyfriend, Matt, asked her to marry him! We are so happy for them both! Congratulations!


Keep looking after yourselves and please contact us if you need anything. We do all miss seeing you and can’t wait until we can be back in school.


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. By Vivian Greene (writer.)



Mrs Cross and the KS2 team