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Newsletter – 22.5.20

22nd May 2020 in Whole School

On behalf of our staff I would like to thank all of our TMS families for all the kind messages passed on to
us as a team recently. There has been so much to keep up with, and with all the worries and anxieties surrounding us, the fact that our families have still taken time to email in with kindness and support, has
really been appreciated by all staff in this rather uncertain time.
I am also sharing an email which was passed on to me. Whatever our religious beliefs, it is comforting to
know that we are in the thoughts of others.
Currently Truro Cathedral is closed but the clergy are continuing the cycle of prayer in services held at our homes. This morning we prayed for Threemilestone School as it was included in the Diocesan Prayer Diary for today. We prayed for the school, for its work, staff, governors, students, families and all associated with the school. We prayed also for those associated with the school at this difficult time during the pandemic. This email is being sent as a sign of encouragement and support. Please be assured of our ongoing thoughts and
prayers.
Best wishes,
Simon Griffiths (Canon Precentor)

Return to school for EYFS, Years 1 and 6
We are hoping that the Government briefing on Thursday 28th May will give a clear answer as to
whether the opening on the 1st of June will go ahead. This gives us one working day to ensure that the
provision matches the number of children who choose to return to school. The indication so far is less
than half of our EYFS, Years 1 and 6 will be returning on the 1st June.
As soon as opening is confirmed on Thursday, we will send out an email, with a booking form, which
MUST be returned by 1.00pm on Friday 29th May. If it is not returned, we will assume that your child will
not be returning. As you can imagine these numbers are crucial so if you have not booked in, we cannot
admit your child on Monday 1st June morning. By putting it in this newsletter, we are hoping that we
have given you enough notice so that you can have it on your mind to return.
In the email we will give a clearer picture of what the day will look like and what measures we will have in
place in order to keep the children as safe as we can. We are also hoping to email out a film clip for the
children to see before then, so that you and the children are able to see what happens when you come
in, which door to come through and what the classrooms look like now that toys and books have had to
be removed.
If you have decided that you will not send the children back on the 1st June, but would like to consider it
at a later date, you will need to contact the office for a booking form and you must give the school at
least a week’s notice so that we can plan effectively to ensure that the ‘bubbles’ in school are managed
to keep children safe.
There are no consequences if you choose for your child to not attend school during this
period.

Whatever decision you make, you are the parent and you know what is best for your children and your
family. However, it would be irresponsible of the school to pretend that we can guarantee a
COVID-free environment and that social distancing in the classroom will be achievable one hundred
per cent of the time (especially for our youngest children), despite our very best efforts. I know that
your decision will be made carefully, and I would be very happy to talk through any concerns that you
have relating to your own situation.

Homelearning
We will be setting some learning activities over half term. This is because there is demand from
parents/carers to have it as an option.
From 1st June, we will be directing families to the Government recommended sites (BBC Bitesize and Oak
National Academy) which have received good feedback from our families. There will be a few other
activities set, but these will be slimmed down from previous weeks. All teaching staff are required (unless
they are shielding) to be allocated to a group and will be with children all day.

Children of Key workers
Please remember that the criteria defining key workers has NOT changed. If there are any new children
wanting to use this provision, you will need to contact the office with as much notice as possible. We will
need a letter from your employer as proof that you are a key worker. Once this has been received and
checks have been made, you will then be emailed a Google booking form. You will not be able to use this
provision if your child can be cared for safely at home. Existing families who already receive the provision
booking form will not need to provide a letter.

Children of Key workers in Years 2, 3, 4, 5
From 1st June, the usual booking form will be sent out and the provision will be continued in the same
way. Children will be expected to wear school uniform (or clothes which are similar to uniform) and will
be with Mrs Coleman and one other member of staff – they will be in the year 3 classrooms. As usual, it is
absolutely fine to collect your children earlier than the end of day. Children of Key workers can access
Shells and Pebbles (until 5pm), if there is no other provision available.
Children of Key workers in EYFS, years 1 and 6
From 1st June, your children will now be part of a year group ‘bubble’. There is still an option for KEY
WORKER CHILDREN ONLY to attend school on the days where childcare is a problem. Please use the
booking form as usual. Children of Key workers can access Shells and Pebbles, if there is no other
provision available; however, they will be socially distanced from the other key worker children as we are
required to not mix children who have been in other classes.

PE kits in school
In school there are a number of PE kits which were not taken home due to the sudden closing of schools.
On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, we will be putting out all the PE kits on the front playground for
you to collect if you are passing. There is also a significant amount of unnamed school uniform. As it has
been in school unclaimed for a number of months, we are assuming it will not be collected by the owner.
Please feel free to collect some for your children.

TT Rockstars – WE NEED YOU!
We have been challenged to a battle over half term with some other schools in our academy trust. The
competition will start on 25th May and end on 29th May. Simply login in and play as much as you can in
any game mode. The winning school will be the school that has the highest number of correct answers
per pupil. Mr Hick has high hopes for TMS in this battle so give it a go!

Year 6 Hoodies
A reminder that Y6 leavers hoodies are still available to order. There is a choice of colour and styles which
are now ready to order through an online shop and the process is simple for those who wish to purchase
one:
1. Go to the website (www.schoolleaverscompany.co.uk) and click on “Login” at the top of the
home page.
2. Enter login details: USERNAME: SL49007 PASSWORD: 49007three
3. Make your order
The online shop will close on 8th June 2020. There is now an option for these to be delivered to the home
address, to do this make sure you select the ‘home delivery’ option.
As always, in these uncertain times, please remain safe and look after yourselves. If you have any
queries about the wider opening of the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Ms Teagle

 

 

 

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