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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


End of Term 4 letter from Mrs Stone Executive Headteacher

1st April 2020



Dear Parents/Carers,


What a strange couple of weeks it has been! Since the outbreak of CO-Vid 19, children, parents and staff have really pulled together to ensure that the children have some sense of normality. I am sure during these challenging times that many children may be feeling more anxious than normal or confused about what the future may bring. From what I have seen however, parents and my staff have worked as a team to ensure that the children still receive an education and a daily routine that could only serve to alleviate any negative feeling and improve your children’s happiness and well-being.


Over the course of the last 2 weeks, I have seen some phenomenal work. Whether it be keeping active by ‘working out’ with Joe Wicks every day at 9am, building bridges made of paper, modelling Anderson Shelters and even keeping on track with Doodles targets, the children have really excelled and shown great resilience. It has been wonderful to connect more often over emails and our Facebook page and it has been truly joyful to see so many pictures and videos of what the children are doing at home. Of course, as much as you may try, a school environment and atmosphere can never be 100% replicated at home and as a result, home learning brings with it many obstacles. However, parents have provided a platform for the children to flourish and shine and be ready to continue their learning here at Minster when we finally get the green light to open the school to all pupils again.


As you may well be aware, we will remain closed to the majority of pupils for the foreseeable future. As always, we will endeavour to provide you with up-to-date information and any changes in circumstance so please keep checking your emails and text messages as well as our website and Facebook page. During the closure, we will continue to provide the children with daily home learning tasks – this will resume at the beginning of Term 5.


Once again, let me thank you for your co-operation and togetherness. I am more convinced than ever, that our school community has an exceptional spirit that is

really unique and with this spirit, we will come out of the darkness even stronger and more together.


In the meantime, may I wish you a safe and Happy Easter.


Yours faithfully


Wendy Stone

Executive Headteacher


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