End of Term

Thank you for all your support and hard work with your children’s learning over the past term. We really appreciate you all as members of the Grantown Primary School Team and look forward to renewing our partnership on August 12th.
Sadly we say goodbye to Ms Walker, Miss Morris and Miss Fowler and we wish them all the best in their new ventures.
Have a wonderful summer holiday and enjoy your well earned break from online learning!
There will be further updates of information about the return to school and what this will look like following the Government’s announcements in early August.
Take care, Mrs Clark and all at GPS

1.7.2020

Good morning everyone!
1. Collection of pupils’ belongings
Pupils’ belongings and school work will be available for collection this morning in the school playground. To avoid a mass gathering can we ask families with a surname between A and H to come between 10am and 11am, surnames between I – M to come between 11am and 12noon and then N – Z between 12noon and 1pm.
Social distancing will have to be maintained by entering the playground through the small gate and keeping to the marked areas. PSAs will be there to hand over your children’s bags and you will leave by the steps by the staff carpark. Lost property will also be on view for you to check.
If you have any school reading books etc. at home please could these be returned at the same time, thank you.
2. P7 Leavers Assembly
Our virtual assembly for P7s and their families is this afternoon at 2pm. The link to join has now been posted on the P7 google classroom stream. We will try to record this for anyone who can’t make it.

Collection of Pupils’ Belongings

Pupils’ belongings and work will be available for pick up in the playground on Wednesday 1st July.
If you have any school reading books etc. at home we would very much appreciate if these could be returned at the same time. Pupils in P6 and P7 can hold on to their chromebook over the summer for next year, but it is imperative that this is taken proper care of. If anyone in P1-5 has borrowed a chromebook then please could this be returned if possible. We also seem to be short a few chargers so please could you have a check at home to see if you have an extra by mistake?
To avoid a mass gathering can we ask families with a surname between A and H to come between 10am and 11am, surnames between I – M to come between 11am and 12noon and then N – Z between 12noon and 1pm.
Socially distancing will have to be maintained by entering the playground through the small gate and keeping to the marked areas. PSAs will be there to hand over your children’s bags and you will leave by the steps by the staff carpark. Lost property will also be on view for you to check.

P7 Virtual Leavers’ Assembly

There will be a virtual assembly for all P7 pupils and their families on Wednesday 1st July at 2pm via google meets. The link to join will be shared on the P7 google classroom. We will try and record the assembly for those who can’t make it.
We have been putting together a video of P7’s favourite memories and an online yearbook. Some pupils have not contributed to these yet, if they would like to be included please could they hand things in by the end of tomorrow (Monday), details are on the google classroom. Thank you 🙂

26.6.2020

Thank you for your continued patience in waiting for information regarding the return to school in August. I am sorry for the delay in notifying you of our plans but we are responding to changing information and guidance.
Information will be posted out to families next week, including the information about your child’s class, class teacher and the days your child will be attending should we return with social distancing in place.
There will also be an information booklet with details about the return, what it will look like and how you can support your child in preparation for school.
Parents of children attending nursery will receive separate guidance and information.
Kind regards
Kip Clark

P7 Hoodies

Please can I remind everyone if they wish to purchase a leavers 2020 sweater to have the money in by Friday to Caroline at Sandwitches.
Also if they wish to add their child’s name, there’s an additional charge of £3.00.
Thank you so much Caroline for helping to sort this out.
Karen Stirland.

23.6.2020

Dear Parents /Carers,
I am sorry for the delay in notifying you of the plans for the school reopening in August, but our beautiful Victorian building has presented us with some unique challenges and like all schools we have to stick to Government and Public Health guidance.
We had new information regarding updates for health and safety yesterday and have now submitted our third plan in two weeks to the authority and are waiting for this to be approved. As government science updates are released by the council we have to respond, and so this whole process has changed repeatedly over the last three weeks. It is a complex process involving detailed risk assessments to match both 2 metre and 1 metre social distancing rules.
Once our plans have been approved we will issue you with your child’s class, teacher and the ‘Return to school’ guidance.
Kind regards
Kip Clark