Messages from the Headteacher

Hi All,

During the school shutdown, I will be sharing a weekly newsletter with you all to keep you informed about what has been going on in school and any important news and events that I think may be of interest to you. Best wishes, Mrs. Parkes

Headteacher Videos

Parents’ Evening
Prize Draw Winner
Thank you!
Back to School Plans
End of year message from Mrs. Parkes
Our Plans for the End of Term
Next steps of our phased re-opening from 22nd June
Phased Re-opening 1st June

Important information about our return to school in September

Please visit our Homepage to view an important video message from Mrs. Parkes regarding pupil’s return to school in September. A PDF version is also available below:

Back to School Plan September 2020 PDF

A brief update about September

September update page one
September update page two

Weekly notes

A note from Mrs. Parkes 31st July 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 7th July 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 29th June 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 22nd June 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 15th June 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 8th June 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 1st June 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 25th May 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 18th May 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 11th May 2020

A note from Mrs Parkes 4th May 2020

A note from Mrs. Parkes 27th April 2020

A note from Mrs Parkes 20th April 2020

A note from Mrs Parkes 13th April 2020

A message for our children from Mrs. Parkes – please read and share

Note from Mrs Parkes 6th April 2020

Note to Parents and Carers 30th March 2020

Letter to parents regarding closure 20th March 2020

Covid19 school closure letter to parents


Here is a special poem for all of our heroic children who are staying at home during these unprecedented times.  You are all amazing!  Lots of Love,  Mrs Parkes x  

hero poem

A message for our children from Mrs. Parkes
please read and share

Thoughts of a Headteacher

For our children – the children of Wren’s Nest…

On the twentieth of March, twenty-twenty,
I was told that I had to shut school,
I really did not want to close us,
But had to follow the Government’s big rule.

I knew it was going to be difficult,
And it all felt so scary and unknown,
But we made the most of our last day together,
Before I sent you all off, safely home.

We’ve still been here for a few children,
Making sure that they have a great time,
Doing things that we don’t always get time for,
In the great outdoors, under beaming sunshine.

I’ve missed you so much since you left us,
And I think of you in all that I do,
Nothing seems quite right with no children,
And I can’t wait to be reunited with you.

I miss the daily ‘hello’ and ‘welcome’,
And the big rush to all get inside,
Seeing no bags and coats hanging down on the pegs,
The cloakrooms just feel empty and wide.

Daily phonics has stopped with your teachers,
When you learn how to read, spell and write,
The pride on your faces as you learn new words,
And knowing that you’re getting it right!

Assemblies in the hall are missing,
When we gather, talk, listen and share,
Coming as one to give thanks for each other,
Sing songs, reflect and show we care

Our playground is big, grey and empty,
And the field is all lonely and bare,
Your games and your chatter are missing,
Spaces are just not right now you’re not there.

I can’t hear you counting and adding,
As you learn in your daily maths time,
There’s no sorting shapes or using measuring tapes,
Or singing and chanting number rhymes.

At lunch the big hall sits all silent,
With the tables and chairs packed away,
They’ve all been cleaned, ‘til they sparkle,
For you to sit at on your return one day.

Science is not being studied,
And PE lessons are now on hold,
History and geography are waiting their turn,
And no children’s stories are being told.

Arts and crafts remain in the cupboard,
Musical instruments can’t play by themselves,
Library books sit there unopened,
Gathering dust on the wooden book shelves.

What’s still here are your wonderful workbooks,
Great displays with your work on the walls,
The photos of reading and writing,
And playing with big bats and balls.

And all the love that I have for you is going nowhere,
It’s safely locked deep down inside,
So when all the germs have been sent far away,
You’ll be here, safely back by my side.

Love from Mrs. Parkes 💖 April 2020