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Lockdown January 2021 – Remote learning
Home learning will now be sent directly to families via emails so work can be tailored to meet the individual needs of pupils. There will be opportunities for families to communicate with the teacher and feedback to be given.
Teachers will also provide daily TEAMs meeting with the children to share stories and discussions. Each day children will receive Maths and English lessons plus one other subject to ensure the full curriculum is covered across the week. Work will be matched to the learning the children would have received in school but obviously adapted to enable the children to access it independently. Teachers will also encourage children to access online resources such as MyMaths, Purple Mash and Oxford Owls, if your child has lost or not received log-ins for these accounts please contact school.
We appreciate that home- schooling can create issues for families and additional stress during a very difficult time however it is important that children are encouraged to complete work each day where possible.
If you do not have access to technology for remote learning, would prefer 'paper' copies of work or are having difficulties in motivating children to complete work then please contact school who will be happy to offer support where they can.
CLICK HERE for further information about remote learning.
Firstly, can we express our apologies for the very last minute school closure for all pupils today. On Sunday, the Government announced that primary schools should open, only to change this at 8pm on Monday. We have taken today in order to prepare remote learning for all pupils, and childcare provision for children of critical workers and our vulnerable pupils.
From Wednesday until February half term (Friday 12th February) school will be closed to the majority of pupils. Learning will be provided remotely via emails to the address you have provided to school. Staff will also send out TEAMs invites to enable your child to join in with class stories, face to face discussions in a similar way to parents’ evenings. If your child does not have the facilities to access online learning please contact school so we can provide alternative work.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not the universal free meals for all KS1 pupils) and you would like school to provide a lunch each day for them, please contact school. These meals will need collecting each day from the office from 11.30am. If you require an exercise book or any equipment in order to complete home learning, please contact school.
Children of critical workers/vulnerable pupils
School will be only be open for our vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers during this time. A full list of critical worker professions can be accessed via the following link: Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Please could we request that children of critical workers only access this provision if absolutely necessary in order to minimise risk. In a similar way to the previous ‘lockdown’; proof of your job title will be requested if this has not been provided previously.
The school day will run from 8:45am to 3:15pm (9-12 for Nursery pupils). Children should be dropped off and picked up from their usual doors. Pupils should wear school uniform. If you are eligible and require a place for your child could you please contact school by phone or email by 1pm today and let us know which days you would require childcare and whether or not your child will require a school meal. School meals will continue to be free for FSM pupils and Reception/KS1 pupils as part of the universal free school meals scheme; normal charges apply for KS2 pupils.
Finally, can we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Head of School
Following the Government’s U-turn, school will be closed tomorrow (05.01.21) while we arrange provision for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
We will be in touch early tomorrow with further information.
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Following on from yesterday's government announcements, we confirm that schools will be open from Tuesday 5th January as previously planned. We will continue to follow all safety guidelines which include rigorous handwashing, sanitising, ventilation and social distancing (where appropriate). Can we please ask that you support us with this by continuing to wear face masks whilst on the school grounds.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. They make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. Thank you for sending your children to school in their Christmas jumpers and donating to this worthwhile cause.