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School Update 17 - 3rd April 2020

During this very difficult time, our school is open for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers, who are unable to work from home through the Easter holiday period, inclusive of the Bank 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. 


Therefore, if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.


Please be mindful that the most effective way to communicate with the school is through email: 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’ from during the Home Learning Days:


  • Mrs Banfield-NEW:  Week 2-‘The Crunching Munching Caterpillar’ story time Video, as well as trailer for next week’s theme





  • Mrs Webster-NEW:  Week 2-Daily Story Videos available


  • Mr Caton-NEW:  Week 2- Food Challenge



  • Miss Lees-NEW: Week 2-Resources-‘Wacky Scientists and inventions’ theme


NEW today: you will notice a slight change to the Home Learning Guidance when you visit the page.  I have tried to streamline the page somewhat making easier for our parents to find the relevant information. 


The page is now organised so that you can find information to help you structure your Home-Learning Days and provide your child/ren with a range of activities as you ‘pick n mix’ from the menu available. 


This includes:



  • Daily Academic Activities-Examples of daily activities such as reading, spelling and the times tables as well as the My Activity Book;


  • Health & Well Being-Support for parents/carers in dealing with worries or anxiety at this time;


  • Collective Worship-Resources for parents/carers to deliver quiet reflections at home, helping the children come to terms with the world in which they live;


  • SEND-Resources for those parents supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, at home.


As always, you can also choose from listed activities in:

  • Academic Ideas
  • Creative Ideas
  • Physical Ideas


Why not try:


  1. Daily Challenges by Mr Batey-listed in the Physical Activities


Today you can choose from:

  • Challenge 1-Skipping,
  • Challenge 2-Running
  • Challenge 3-Daisy Chain
  • Challenge 4-Step ups
  • Challenge 5-Hand Clapping featuring Miss Lees & Miss Swatton
  • Challenge 6-Bounce Clapping featuring Mrs Kay
  • Challenge 7-Tennis ‘wall’ bounce
  • NEW:  Challenge 8-Balancing Skills


Why not give them a go?   Well done to all who have attempted all the challenges!


LAST DAY for the 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:


  • Over the coming days-make an Easter Bonnet at home;
  • Take a photograph of your child wearing the Easter Bonnet; and
  • Email the photograph to  by Wednesday 1st April.


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: 


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


Stay safe.


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:

Handwashing advice

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: