Cwmcarn Primary School

Nurture, Challenge, Inspire

Hot Weather

Afternoon all,

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I just wanted to give you a quick update regarding the unprecedented hot weather due tomorrow.

School will be open as normal until we finish for the summer at 1.30 on Thursday. We are not closing.

However, as there are planned temperatures of up to 35 degrees on Monday I will be authorising absences of children where you are concerned about them being in school during this time. I will only be authorising this on Monday.

This maybe because your child finds the hot weather difficult, or maybe struggles with asthma or hay-fever or that you just have concerns for their well-being.

The absence will only be authorised if you let the school know and inform us that due to the hot weather you are concerned about your child being in school. These messages need to be sent to your child’s teacher or Mrs Reardon please, not to me.

We have already written to our most vulnerable children in our complex needs base and our nursery children. Extra care needs to be taken with our youngest children in extreme weather.

Of course, school will still be open and we will continue to provide regular drink breaks, encourage all children to wear hats, sunscreen and loose fitting clothing. We will also try to make the lessons more relaxed and allow the children, particularly over the lunch break, to have access to a cool classroom if they choose, as our yards lack shade.

Children will not be able to use the Astro-turf on Monday or Tuesday.

Many thanks for your support with this. If you have any questions please feel free to message me today and I will answer them later on.

Kindest regards,

Mrs Robbins