On Monday 11th May, the Prime Minister addressed Parliament and confirmed that primary schools may possibly begin a phased re-opening, week beginning 1st June 2020. He repeated that Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 may be able to return to school.
Yesterday the ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’ document was published. It also confirms:
“The Government expects children to be able to return to early years settings, and for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to be back in school in smaller sizes, from this point (June 1st). This aims to ensure that the youngest children, and those preparing for the transition to secondary school, have maximum time with their teachers. The Government’s ambition is for all primary school children to return to school before the summer for a month if feasible, though this will be kept under review.”
It is important to emphasise that this is conditional based on the state of the national emergency.
As the picture develops and we begin to understand the Governments expectations for schools e.g. social distancing guidance, reduction of class sizes etc, we can then begin to plan to re-open for those identified year groups.
During this very difficult time, our school continues to offer Emergency Childcare for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers, who are unable to work from home as well as begin to explore the practicalities for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children to possibly return to school on the 1st June 2020.
As always, I will endeavour to keep you up to date and explain the changes for you. For now, for our school community we ‘keep going.’
Yesterday, the Government also released further guidance following the Prime Minister’s announcement, on Sunday 10th May 2020:
It is still very important that people stay home unless necessary to go out for specific reasons set out in law. These include:
Where parents or someone with parental responsibility do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes to continue existing arrangements for access and contact. Please CLICK HERE to read the full up to date Government Guidance: Staying Alert and safe (Social Distancing).
Food Boxes ordered for this week will be delivered to school today 12th May 2020 and can be collected from 12.30pm until 3.45pm.
Yesterday, the teachers uploaded this week’s ‘weekly bite’ which will help parents to explore the topics in manageable ‘bite-size’ chunks. Please visit the class pages.
Please remember to contact your child’s class teacher this week.
This could be simply to:
The teachers and I remain on-hand to support you through these times.
Don’t forget, you can also access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in a new version of the BBC Bitesize website, as well as from the new Oak National Academy.
For those children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 you can also access free daily Phonics Lessons. All links available on your child’s class page.
This week, please could we ask parents to continue to support their children with:
Collective Worship at home
Use the links below to access FREE resources designed to support parents deal with the 'big questions' in delivering home-based acts of worship:
For those of you, who have been using Michael Buckeridge’s video’s at home, he has released a new on this week:
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.
CLICK below to find out more:
Or why not look at these recipe cards?
On Monday 11th May 2020, the third competition was launched: Cricket Skills
For this competition your pupils will need to
Ask a parent/guardian to:
You have two weeks to submit your entry from 11th May onwards until Friday 22nd May. The best scores from each SGO area will be selected for a county final event. Good luck!
You can choose from challenges 1-28. This week: Mr Batey would like you to choose any of the Daily Challenges Videos and:
Email your class teachers, by Thursday 14th May, to share the outcome of the Challenge. Class teachers will forward your Challenge results to Mr Batey. Good luck everyone!
Why not give it a go?
I know that these are uncertain times for us all but we will continue to support our school community as best we can.