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Newsletter 12th June

Dear Parents/Carers,


As our first week of Opening to More children comes to a close, I am pleased to be able to tell you that it has been very successful, if not a bit strange but has been lovely to see some of the children. 


However, I have to tell you that we have very limited capacity due to the social distancing rules of 2m per child and consequently this means that I can only offer a very limited amount of spaces within a Reception or Year 1 bubble and therefore we have had to begin a waiting list. I am sorry but once we are full up we cannot alter as we do not have the staff or the space.



Going forward, we would ultimately like to see all of the children before the end of term.  In reality this is not going to be like a normal day of school.  We are currently looking into carrying out transition which would mean that the children could say ‘goodbye’ to their old teacher and ‘hello’ to their new one and they would then know which class they are in and with which staff.  The amount of children that will be able to come in will be limited. We will not be able to have a ‘whole class’ at the same time. Again, I ask for your patience on this, as you can imagine it is a logistical nightmare in ensuring not too many children in at once.  However, the good news is that we plan to do this the week of 13th July – 17th July 2020. Further details will follow, but to be clear this will be for all the current children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. 


School End of Term for everyone

Reception and Year 1 Bubbles

Consequently, as you will have just read we will be closing the school to ALL but the Essential Worker children on Friday 10th July 2020. No children will be allowed to come to school after this date unless they are carrying out transition or are Essential Worker children (standing rules apply). 


Essential Worker bubble

The children in this group’s last day of school will be Friday 17th July 2020.  We will ensure that these children will also get an opportunity to meet with their new teacher and say goodbye to their old one.


Please note the school will not be open to anybody in the summer holidays, including Essential Worker children, as per Government Guidance.


Staff changes

After a very successful career at Limes Farm Infant School as a Learning Support Assistant and then as a Trainee Teacher, Mrs Langdell (currently teaching in Red Class) has successfully secured a teaching position within the London Borough of Redbridge and is therefore leaving us on Wednesday 1st July.  She has been an outstanding member of staff and we wish her very success in her new career.



As you know I am leaving Limes Farm Infant School & Nursery in July, but am pleased to be able to say that I am leaving it in good hands. Miss Taylor will be Acting Headteacher from September 1st and Mrs Tutty-Lyons will be Acting Deputy Headteacher.  I know that you will give them the same support that you have given me.


We do not know what or how schooling and education will look like in September but be reassured that as ever we will follow all guidance given and ensure that everyone at Limes Farm Infant School & Nursery remain safe.  I hope that you are all remaining safe and well, and will be in touch regarding transition soon.


Thank you as ever for your support.

Kind regards

Ann Grisley