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School Update 27 - 17th April 2020

As you may have seen from last night’s official government briefing, the coronavirus lockdown will continue for at least another three weeks. 


Therefore, the school will continue to be closed but will provide Emergency Childcare provision for those identified vulnerable children as well as children of key workers, so they can support the national emergency. 


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. 


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


I recognise that these are difficult and uncertain times for us all. 


Next week, as you continue to support your child/ren with their home-learning I would like to encourage you to ‘reach out’ to your child’s class teacher.  This could be simply to confirm that ‘all is well’ at home and your child is happy with the tasks that they are doing, or to ask for further support around a particular activity.


The teachers and I remain on-hand to support you through these times.  Please use the e-mails:



Some of our parents/children have already done this and it has been lovely to hear how they are getting along at home and how they are responding to the forced school closure. 


The Class Pages will be updated on Monday 20th April and will have further activities and resources for home learning linked to the school’s summer term topics for week 5. 


You might also want to try the 1 minute Daily Challenges by Mr Batey- listed in the Physical Activities.  You can choose from challenges 1-18. Today’s challenge can be completed either inside or out:

  • NEW:  Challenge 18 – Weight Lifting


Why not give them a go?  


Well done to all who have attempted all the challenges!  Please do let me know how you get along with these challenges-let’s get active!  Daily Challenge photographs can be sent to your class teacher who will then forward them onto me.  I could even create a ‘Daily Challenge’ slideshow for the website, celebrating your effort.


Please be aware that if you send photographs of children or of their work, we would like to use these in ‘slideshows’ which will be viewed on each class page of the school website, as a way of sharing and celebrating pupil’s work, at home unless you state otherwise. 


Slideshows so far feature:


Please be mindful that the most effective way to communicate with the school is through email either to the teachers or: 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.


As always, we will continue to support our school community as best we can.    


Stay safe.