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It is hard to believe that twelve months ago we were at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I have just re-read the letter I wrote to you before the Easter break. In it I talked about how the COVID-19 crisis was having an impact on our daily lives, little did we know twelve months down the line we would still be living with it as it continues to impact on the world in which we live.


The children have settled back in really well over the past few weeks and there has been a great atmosphere in school. The children’s engagement, behaviour and the attitude they have shown to their learning has been fabulous.


I am immensely PROUD as to how well we have coped as a school community throughout the past twelve months. We have stayed strong and resilient, working effectively as a team tackling the challenges we have faced with tenacity and optimism. I said last year that we do have an amazing team here at Denfield and I believe that we have proved this over the past twelve months.


We appreciate the support you have given us as parents and carers, you have been with us every step of the way and as we all recover and readjust we will continue to value your support over the weeks, months and years to come.


As we break up tomorrow, 26th March for the Easter break once more, we focus our minds on new life and hope for the future. Enjoy the break, enjoy time with your children and value your time together, let’s all make sure that we continue to follow the rules so that we can all build on the progress made.


To quote Charlie Mackesy in his amazing book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse:

“What’s the best thing you’ve learned about storms?”

“That they end” said the horse.


We return to school on Monday 12th April.


Mrs Griffiths