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School Update 19 - 7th April 2020

For those families who have ordered a Food Box for this week, we have been informed they will be delivered to school today-Tuesday 7th April.  Therefore, they will be ready for collection from 12.30pm onwards. Please note that next week’s Food Box will be delivered on Tuesday 14th April (not on the Bank Holiday Monday).  We will advise of collection time, closer to the date.


Yesterday, the teachers added new content to each of their class pages:






  • Mrs Webster-NEW:  Week 3 – Easter and Easter crafts with children’s work Slideshow-celebrating ‘home learning.’


  • Mr Caton-NEW:  Week 3 – Easter themed work with a Kahoot Quiz



  • Miss Lees-NEW: Week 3 – Google Geography Project plus 'Home Science Experiments Video featuring Miss Swatton, Miss Kirk and Miss Lees'


The intention is for the teachers to update their class pages weekly, including resources and activities for English, Maths and Spelling/Phonics activities as well as providing a range of challenges and activities linked to other areas of the curriculum.  This week’s theme is predominately ‘Easter’ based, as you can imagine.  We hope that you and your child/ren enjoy the opportunities that have been provided.


In addition, yesterday we told you about the new ways you can contact your child/ren(s) teacher(s):



Please use these emails to respond to the teachers weekly challenges/activities. 


Please do not use 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.


Please also remember to visit the Home Learning Guidance of the school website for e-links and resources to use at this time.


NEW today:


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
  • Challenge 8-Balancing Skills
  • Challenge 9-Wildflower Hunt
  • NEW:  Challenge 10 – Alphabet Challenge


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


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: 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.


Remember to ‘pick n mix’ your daily activities, as well as keeping up to date with the new resources appearing on the Class Pages and 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.


Government advice:


Updated handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often. Soap and water and regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds is the best way of staying safe. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

A video on hand washing can be found at:


The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.


Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home: