During this very difficult time, our school continues to be open through the Easter holiday period, inclusive of the Bank Holidays for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers, who are unable to work from home.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 individual Class Pages as new resources are being added. Moving forward, teachers have been asked to update their Class Pages weekly-providing new ‘weekly topics’ with accompanying tasks/challenges for the children to enjoy.
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, on their Class Pages:
Please also remember to visit the Home Learning Guidance of the school website for e-links and resources to use at this time.
While children are learning at home, they will inevitably be accessing a range of online resources and content via the internet.
During this unprecedented time of school closure and isolation, we would like to do our very best to keep our pupils safe and support parents in order to do so, while working online, at home.
Please visit our updated E-Safety Guidance section of the school website for helpful advice and how to keep your child/ren safe.
Can't get out to grab ingredients? Don't worry, ASDA have come up with some of their favourite recipes that rely on the ingredients we always have hanging around.
For those of you who would like to take time to reflect upon the Easter Story, Michael Buckeridge (one of our regular visitors, who delivers Collective Worship) has created a series of 4 short videos re-telling the Easter Story.
Videos available are:
Over Holy Week, there will be daily messages from different members of the Bishop’s Staff for all those who wish to engage with the Christian traditions of Easter:
Why not try:
Today you can choose from:
Why not give them a go? Well done to all who have attempted all the challenges!
In addition, we have been looking for ways to create a dialogue between the children at home and their teachers. Some of you have been adding work and posts to Tapestry, if your child is in Reception and others have started sending work to the teachers through the email@example.com
From today, all teachers have been issued with a new e-mail, these are:
Please use these emails to respond to the teachers weekly challenges/activities.
Please do not use firstname.lastname@example.org for sharing work.
The teachers will monitor the new inboxes and respond if needed. In this way, there can be a greater dialogue between our Home learners and their teachers. I hope that our parents and children will use this in the spirit it was created for: a sharing platform to celebrate pupil achievement at home.
Any queries regarding any other aspect of school e.g. booking Emergency Childcare provision or food boxes, or wanting to bring something to my attention, should be done through email@example.com
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.