Hope you are all safe and well.
The latest government advice is that you should remain at home where possible. If you do venture out of the house, either for work or to collect essential items, please do remember to socially distance yourself from others. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly!
Thank you to our key worker families who were able to make alternative arrangements for their children. We had a very small number of pupils in school today which should help to reduce the risk to everyone involved. If your circumstances change and you are able to make alternative arrangements for your child, please don’t forget to email the office so that we can amend our registers accordingly.
If your child is in receipt of free school meals, we are still waiting for details from the Department for Education and the Local Authority regarding details of the voucher scheme which has been mentioned in the media. However, for the time being, you are invited to collect a packed lunch from the school kitchen every day. Please email the school office if you are interested in this service so that we can inform the kitchen staff of numbers needed.
Work packs for the children will posted on our school website every Friday. The answers to the previous week’s work will also be published there too. We will also be posting a PDF version of First News, the children’s newspaper for pupils to read and enjoy. It is important that pupils keep reading during the school closure period so keep promoting this as much as you can.
There are also a number of organisations online offering ideas, suggested timetables and advice for parents during this period of home learning. One that we particularly like is www.twinkl.co.uk. If you click on the Home Learning tab, you will find a suggested timetable and lots of great activities for the children to enjoy. These are changed daily and there is enough to occupy pupils for a few hours.
Another great resource are the exercise sessions for children on You Tube being led by Joe Wicks. They are streamed live at 9am each morning and are a great, energetic way to start the day!
Lastly, if you have not already heard, Audible are offering free books for children to listen to. Parents will need to sign up to a 30-day free trial. You may cancel at the end of the trial period at no extra cost and in the meantime, pupils can listen to some of their favourite stories.
From this point on, the telephone in our School office will not be manned so if you wish to get in touch with any of us, please email us instead. We will be responding to all emails during the closure period, this includes teachers and senior leaders. We will get back to you as quickly as we can.
In the meantime, if we find some more interesting resources or have any further updates, we will send further ParentMail messages.
With all good wishes,