In line with Government advice, we have been considering the best course of action to take in school.
We have created a page dedicated to Coronavirus updates and will add any related or useful information to this page on our website (alongside our Facebook feed).
Please see the DfE Guidelines for Schools re opening January 2021:
Keeping in touch with Class Teachers
You can message your child’s class teacher using Class Dojo. If you have any concerns / issues, please either ring the school and ask to speak to Mrs Smith or Mrs Curry. Teachers in school are working relentlessly and discussing issues over Dojo is not appropriate. Please also remember, that staff are only expected to access and reply to messages on Class Dojo between the hours Mon – Fri 8 – 3.30pm. Thanks.
Support for Parents
SEND Support during the Pandemic
To contact the school SENCO, please ring 01388 602885
Helping children understand Coronavirus
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. You can download a copy of the book here
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
- What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
If your child is currently staying safe at home or self-isolating, they MUST engage in remote learning.
Keeping children, staff and families safe
These are the measures we have in school are as follows:
- Handwashing/hand sanitiser on entry to school, before and after entering the classroom and before and after breakfast and lunch.
- Teachers are reminding children of the need for handwashing and are demonstrating how to wash hands properly
- Only essential visitors are able to enter the school building. They must wear face coverings, use hand sanitiser when entering and exiting the building and sign our track and trace record.
- As parts of school will be rigrously cleaned and disinfected by cleaning staff daily.
Unfortunately we are unable to let parents into school at this time but we will be working hard to share some of our exciting activities, through your child’s Class Dojo page and Facebook. Please make sure you like and follow the main school page and your child’s class page.
Whilst we are currently in a lockdown and the school is only open to key worker and vulnerable children, all other children should be engaging in remote learning at home.
If you have any questions or require any support with any aspects of remote learning, please contact the school and ask to speak to either Mrs Smith or Mrs Curry.
Please find links below of DfE guidance in relation to home learning: