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Week 34 - Part 2


It's been a busy week in school, and the weather has been pretty good too.

We've also finally found a practical way to keep the hall available for PE if needed AND get hot food on the menu on Fridays this week, with our first 'Chippy Friday' going down a storm with pupils.

We were pleased to welcome M&M Theatrical back to school yesterday to perform Treasure Island. As normal live theatre is still deemed 'unsafe' in the main, it was delivered as three shows using their giant screen with a single actor and KS1 and 2 pupils were able to enjoy a classic story told in their inimitable style. Hopefully, they gave parents a reasonable synopsis of the tale! The next live performance we watch should be the Newcastle panto in November... we hope.

In another big step back towards 'normal' we even had a team in competition for the first time since March 2020 (!) with year 5&6 taking part in the Carlisle Small Schools football today. No idea how they've got on at the time of writing but we hope they've had a grand day regardless of the results!

NEXT week, we'll be running the annual Father's Day stall for the PTFFE. For just £3 children can choose from a range of 'man friendly' gifts. Details are in the newsletter.

Over the weekend, there is bound to be a lot of media attention around what might be announced on Monday. We remain hopeful that there will be some relaxation of the more limiting aspects of current guidance to schools within this, but it seems increasingly unlikely to be the 'full unlock' that might have been anticipated.

Sadly, there are reports that outbreaks in schools are now back to levels last seen in December. This doesn't seem to be a major problem in our area at this point, but the Local Authority are maintaining a close watch on cases in Cumbria.

For now, we're pressing ahead with optimism and a spring in our step after a run of good weeks. Hopefully we can continue to do so, regardless of what Monday brings!

Have a great weekend, stay safe and play within the rules and we'll see everyone next week.


Mr Spencer and all the staff at Fir Ends.

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