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School Update 11 - 26th March 2020

Yesterday, I confirmed:


The school will continue to operate an emergency childcare service to support all those families who have identified key workers.  However, these are unprecedented times.  In order for me to appropriately staff this provision, please could you e-mail to confirm whether you still require emergency childcare for:

  • Friday 27th March; and
  • Bookings taken for the Week beginning 30th March.


I would ask that all parents who have previously reserved an emergency childcare place: email to either confirm or now cancel the places as childcare arrangements at home have changed.


In addition, could you also indicate the school drop-off time and collection time.   We recommend that children are collected from school as soon as possible after the key worker has finished work.


We are now looking to open the Emergency Childcare bookings for the 1st week of the Easter holidays, hopefully tomorrow-Friday 27th March 2020.  This is an unprecedented situation where our school is looking to support those critical or key workers, if needed-over the Easter holidays.


The Government have clearly stated:


Critical workers are defined as parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response, including those who work in health and social care and in other critical sectors.


However, many parents working in these critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home.


Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. 


Please ensure you complete the online ParentmailPMX survey is a timely manner.  If you no longer require the Emergency Childcare place, please ensure you email:


In addition, I can confirm that we have placed an order for 72 Food Boxes for those families who access the Universal Free School Meals or receive Free School Meals.  We expect the Food Boxes to arrive, early next week, however we will confirm date and collection times as soon as we have been notified.


Please be reminded that we continue to add content to the Home Learning Guidance, on a daily basis.


Today you can find:


  1. Daily Challenges by Mr Batey


If you feel able, why not have a go at the Mr Batey’s daily challenges?  Remember to visit the Home Learning Guidance page each day to see the next challenge.  Today you can choose from Challenge 1-Skipping and/or Challenge 2 – Jumping.  Why not give them a go?  CLICK HERE.


      2. Maths Factory - Carol Vorderman


Why not check out this website?  Where you will find a variety of Maths resources FREE for children aged 5 - 11 years old.


      3. INSPIRE+ - keeping active


Please visit the Inpsire+ website where you will be able to access links to their recommended online learning resources for you to use while at home via:


  • Our website:
  • Our Twitter account: @inspire_plus
  • Our Facebook page: @inspireplus
  • Our Instagram account: inspire_plus


Also, for our Reception children and their families – a message from Mrs Banfield:


‘Hi ya!  I’m going to continue to add content to Tapestry over the coming days.  Please feel free to log in and see what I’ve posted for you all.  If you like, feel free to comment and I shall do my best to respond.  So far I’ve messaged 3 children and their parents, but would love more to get involved.’


Please remember to keep up to date with the class pages.  The teachers are busily preparing a whole host of resources and videos for you to use.  Please visit your child/ren’s class page for further support:


  • Mrs Banfield-Banfield reads the ‘Tiger who came to tea’ through video




  • Miss Sugden-Reading, Writing, Phonics, Maths and Family Project Ideas


  • Ms Webster-English, Maths, Science and Computing Ideas + Daily Story Videos


  • Mr Caton-PE Personal Challenge and Resurrection Video Excerpt



  • Miss Lees-English, Spelling and Maths Ideas


Remember to ‘pick n mix’ your daily activities, as well as keeping up to date with the new resources appearing on the Home Learning Guidance.


All communications e.g. emails, letters, texts from school will be through our ParentmailPMX service.  If you have any queries regarding school please email: 


We will continue to support our school community as best we can.


Stay safe.


Message from the Government:


What parents can do