21 June 2020, Comments: 0

Last week was science week for everyone at RTS, whether you were working from home or enjoying your experiments in school everyone responded brilliantly and had a wonderful time.

Since we began using Seesaw we have received an incredible 22,227 posts from children. In the last week alone we had 1830 posts from children with 1860 comments from staff; I would also like to say a special congratulations to Dentdale class who are at the top of the charts being the busiest class on Seesaw with an amazing 4599 posts since lockdown began, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Phelan are very proud of your efforts.

Since we have re-opened the building to more children on the 1st of June we have seen steady increase in the number of children returning to school and working within their independent groups. The numbers of children returning to RTS have been much higher than the national average which is great to see but has meant that we have not been able to bring back our year six cohort yet. We have been consistent from the start that we will see our year six children physically back at school for the last week of term to celebrate the 7 years that they have spent at RTS; we are working with the Trust to confirm the way that we can make this work safely and will announce our plan to all families as soon as it has been agreed.

I am very aware that at this time of year we are busy organising the transition of all children at school from one class to another. With the government dropping plans to bring more children back to school until September we are now busy creating the information packs that everyone will need to help them be prepared for the new academic year 2020. Every child will receive this information before the end of term and it will include a special video message from their new teacher.

Every family will also be sent an annual report from their child’s teacher with an accompanying letter explaining the way in which the report has been written.

One thing that we are all going to miss this year is our Sports Day; it is one of the highlights of our year and we are planning to replace it with a virtual sports day which every child can participate in whether at home or at school. Special thanks must go to Mrs Saunderson and Mrs Warburton who are coordinating the logistics of creating the teams for the day which will take place during the week beginning Monday 29th June. I hope that lots of you will be able to take part and achieve a personal best.

We will be sending out the latest newsletter to all our families at the end of next week which will include more of the work submitted by children on seesaw as well as recipes from Jo and gardening tips from Mr Groves.

The pictures below were all taken during science week and show everyone having fun learning about the world through science.

Mr Symonds

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