Please be mindful that the most effective way to communicate with the school is through email: email@example.com as there is no guarantee there will be a member of staff on hand to answer the telephone due to the reduction in staff working in school, during this time.
Please visit the Home Learning Guidance, as well as the individual Class Pages on a daily basis as new resources are being added. The teachers are working very hard signposting resources and ensuring there is a range of resources for you to ‘pick n mix’ during the Home Learning Days:
If you feel able, why not have a go at the ‘Mr Batey’s Daily Challenges?’ Today you can choose from:
Why not give them a go? CLICK HERE. Well done to all who have attempted the challenges!
In addition, today we have added a range of resources and web-links to support those who may wish to organise ‘reflection’ time, whilst at home:
At school, your child will be used to taking part in collective worship every day (they might call it ‘assembly’).
At this difficult time, you might want to find time to reflect and support your child/ren come to terms with what is happening, across the world. When in school, we would hold daily acts of Collective Worship to help the children comes to terms with the world in which they live. We understand that this is not possible at this time of forced school closure.
In church schools this Collective Worship is planned to be:
At this time, many children will be missing the familiar routines of school. Perhaps you could consider conducting an act of Collective Worship, at home?
Use the link below to access FREE resources designed to support parents deal with the 'big questions' in delivering home-based acts of worship:
As well as this, we’ve added a range of resources to support those children with identified SEND needs:
2. Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
For those parents and carers who are working with SEND children at home, during the forced school closure, we have begun to compile resources and web-links for you to use. Please visit SEND to learn more.
In addition, yesterday we have added a range of resources and web-links to support those who may be worried or anxious, at this time:
3. Health & Well Being
Please find below a range of resources available to help you at this time:
4. Supporting Each other During the Coronavirus
A Children's Guide to Understanding the Coronavirus
Easter Bonnet - Invitation for all Reception Children
This week, we were due to hold our annual Easter Service where our Reception children are asked to make an Easter Bonnet and join us in the church for an Easter Bonnet Parade. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this service will no longer take place.
However, we can ask our Reception children to take part in a 'virtual parade' perhaps.
For those parents and children who would like to take part, here's what we would like you to do:
Please note if you e-mail your child/ren's photograph to school-you provide permission for the image to be posted onto the school website. No children's names will be used in the slideshow. Image only.
Each photograph received, will be added to a slideshow available to view on our school website.
Remember to ‘pick n mix’ your daily activities, as well as keeping up to date with the new resources appearing on the Class Pages as well as 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to support our school community as best we can.
Please see updates from the Government:
Guidance for parents and carers:
keeping children safe online
We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and whenever you return home.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:
Please find a message from our school’s Games Organiser-Mr Terry Plumb:
With the importance your school places on PE, exercise and sport for all young people, it is a valued member of the SW Lincolnshire School Sport Partnership. At this exceptional time, I am sure you will agree that it is vital all children continue to exercise at home not only to maintain their physical health, but also maintain a good mental health as well.
We are building up a bank of FREE high quality PE/exercise resources for parents and children to access and use at home. I have liaised with Vincent Brittain CEO of Inspire+ (Sports charity) that these will be added to on a regular basis to the Inspire+ website (www.inspireplus.org.uk) – SGO programmes/initiatives on the School and Family Activities tab. Has SGO’s we are looking at creating some interesting inter-school/pupil virtual competitions on a weekly basis.
Please follow Inspireplus.org.uk. There are lots of daily and weekly physical activity tasks/challenge ideas on the website. This offer is to all pupils/parents in SW Lincolnshire even if your school is not an affiliated member of Inspire+.
There are already lots of ideas on there to keep your children active. FREE PE / Exercise resources to help keep your children active!
Mr Terry Plumb
School Games Organiser
Priory Ruskin Academy