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Snaith Primary School


Newsletter – Friday 22nd May 2020

Dear Parents and Careers

What another fantastic week of wonderful activities you have been posting, and at least this week we have been blessed with some lovely sunshine.  Let’s hope it continues over the next week.  Officially half term!  You will most definitely have earned the rest – so let’s hope its sunshine and paddling pool weather.

Exciting News

I am delighted to share with you the exciting news that Mrs McDermott and her husband are very soon to become parents to a baby daughter who they are about to adopt.  We pass on our warmest congratulations as she begins her parental leave and look forward to hearing more of her little bundle of joy soon. This does mean that once reception children do return to school, children in Mrs McDermott’s class will continue to be supported in their learning by school staff in the Reception team familiar to them.  Mrs McDermott will be posting a video to her class soon, to share her news and to stay in touch. 

We have advertised, this week, for a teacher from September and we will be in touch with the parents of children due to start in September with the news of the appointment we make, together with information about class organisation and transition arrangements. 

As we are unable to undertake our usual transition arrangements we are planning a slightly more phased introduction for our new starters in September, which will include some visits by children with their parents first (subject to guidance at the time) thus enabling a smooth transition and settling in. 

Wider opening of school, deferred until 8th June

Yesterday you will have received a letter from me regarding the deferred date, given by the Local Authority to reopen East Riding schools from the 8th June, once the Government have stated that schools can reopen more widely.  Please ensure you read the letter if you haven’t already done so.

Staying Safe Online

As children are online and socialising via various forms of social media, please do make sure you continue to check their communications and online activity to ensure they are keeping themselves and others safe. Please see the links on our school website which give tips, videos and animations to help us all stay safe online.

Virtual Sports Day – Challenge

The week after half term, we will be holding a ‘Snaith Primary School Sports Week’.  Without our usual sports day, we are inviting the children to share the sporting activities they have been involved in.  Please send in any photos of them taking part in any activity.  This could be a bike ride, skipping, running around the garden, trampolining, joining in with Joe Wicks, dancing, the list goes on.  They could even invent their own activity or obstacle race!  If you prefer for your child not to be in the photo on our website this could be their drawing/written account of what they have done.


We do recognise how hard you are all working and thank you for your continued support and understanding.  We wish you a well earned ‘half term’ rest from the ‘classroom’.  May the sunshine brighten your days. 

 With kindest regards

Mrs Helen Calpin