Bridgewater e-News - 10 Sep 2021



Bridgewater e-News

Date : Thursday, 23 September 2021


Dear Parents

Covid – 19 Procedures

We uploaded the new government guidance with the risk assessment which explains that children can come to school if a family member has tested positive. It is sensible to then test your child regularly in case they test positive, at which point they would need to remain at home and isolate.  Inevitably we are starting to get a few cases amongst the children.

New Intake

Our new intake into Reception has settled well and it was lovely to see them all playing and the families chatting on the insect benches before the session started.  Our Nursery children practised walking to dinner all week and it has gone from wobbly to very straight and orderly.  Well done all our Early Phase children. We are looking forward to welcoming our next group of Reception children on Monday and getting to know you all.

Family Breakfast

The family breakfasts have started again and it was great to see families enjoying the breakfast cooked by Jason, Christine and Ina.  Thank you to Rosie for organising the payments and Hilary for working with TnS to get it all up and running again.  It’s a lovely regular community event. 


Pacesetters hit the ground running and have worked hard to communicate with you all and get the clubs set up quickly.  It’s been great to see groups of children playing sports with Nick and the team out in the glorious sunshine as well as sessions in the hall. If you have any questions regarding any Pacesetters club please contact them directly.


It’s great to hear music around the school as the peripatetic teachers from NMPAT have restarted their lessons.  We are of course all singing and enjoying our music lessons in each class and in assemblies, most of which are zoom, however we will be able to gather as year groups and potentially phases or otherwise outside at the present time.

Out of School Club

Mrs Montgomery has worked hard with the team to get OSC running very smoothly.  They have also taken advantage of the lovely weather getting outside as much as they can.  The children … and staff are calm, relaxed and full of smiles whenever I pop in.


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Range who had a beautiful little girl called Eleanor in the summer and Mr and Mrs Wooder who had a delightful little girl called Margot, a sister for Ivy.  We wish you and your new families well.

Forest Schools

Miss Masson has the following message:

Morrisons has recently launched the Good to Grow Scheme, a programme that aims to get children outdoors and learning about where their food comes from by growing and enjoying their own fresh produce.

From 6th September to 24th October, Good to Grow tokens can be collected by customers online and in-store for every £10 that they spend. These tokens can then be donated using the MyMorrisons app or by signing into your account if you are using a MyMorrisons card, to your chosen school.

With these donations Bridgewater Primary School will be able to exchange the tokens for a range of gardening equipment to advance the children's outdoor learning experiences.

We would appreciate your support!

Parking and Dangerous Driving

This week a Y6 child was on their bicycle near the small park on Trinity Road and the back wheel was clipped by a car. A parent witness stated that the driver was driving without due care and attention. The child was shaken but uninjured.  If you have any information about the following car; a black fiesta registration number RO63 0FX, please contact the school office or police.

Those families who are new to Bridgewater please can we ask you to park with respect for our local residents.  Ideally as a healthy school you can park on Abington Park Crescent and take a small walk in to school.

Can we gently remind you not to obstruct the driveways of local residents or leave your engines running as this causes pollution.  Please don’t park on double yellow lines or pavements and can we also remind you not to park on the crossing point that our families use on Milverton Crescent.  Thank you once again for your cooperation.

Head Lice

Please take the time this weekend to carefully comb through the children’s hair to check for any unwanted little visitors that may need treatment! Treatments and head lice combs can be easily purchased from a supermarket or chemist.

Well, that is the end of our first full week back in school and all I see is happy, smiling faces on our children, who are so keen to learn.

Have a lovely weekend

Alison Harvey

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