The staff have been busy ensuring the school is safe and clean in preparation for children in the nursery, Year R and Year 6 to return on Monday 1st June.
Please see below some images from around the school which we hope you will find reassuring.
A video clip is being released to Year R parents via Tapestry today so that the children are familiar with the routine.
Update: 20 April 2020
Please see the link below to the staff video message produced by our very talented Miss Clayton. We hope you enjoy watching. Stay safe and hope to see you all soon.
Please find below a link to a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:
With so many children feeling worried and anxious right now, this could help alleviate some of their fears. It has received some wonderful feedback and so we believe it would be useful for so many children.
Day 1 of school closure has seen a number of children experiencing difficulties accessing online work. This is in the main due to unprecedented demand and the websites are struggling to manage however we have been assured that this will be resolved but keep persevering and maybe try logging on at different times of the day.
We have received queries regarding the levels on ReadingEggs, the levels are based on the assessment that children have undertaken. If the work appears to be easier for them you are able to go onto eggspress section for the older years, complete an assessment and it will put you on the right level.
Apologies, all spaces for key worker children have been filled. We have no spaces available in the next two weeks. If you do not receive an email confirming a space please do not attend school in the next two weeks.
If you would like a space after Easter should this situation continue. Please complete the form and we will do our best with the limited resources we have available. With skeleton staff we cannot guarantee any places.
Below is a link for the application for a place after Easter for Critical Workers.
Free School Meals
We have sent a message to parents of children who are currently entitled to benefit related free school meals regarding food vouchers. Please note this is NOT for children in receipt of infant universal free school meals.
Update: 18/3/20 - School Closures
Many of you will have heard the announcement this evening that schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools in England and Wales will close except for looking after the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
Exams will not go ahead in this academic year.
At this point no school has received any additional information to that announced live tonight. We hope that we will get further guidance tomorrow and will update you as soon as we can.
Thank you for your understanding.
Update: 17/3/20 - New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Advice for parents/guardians
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
You can do this by: