Letters to Parents

 

Please see below a letter from Staffordshire County Council regarding the wider opening of schools.

Transition day arrangements -

Year 6 Leavers Lunch

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Re-engagement day arrangements.

Monday 15th June 2020

Friday 5th June - Update from Mrs Chell

 

Please click here to see a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Update - COVID-19 (Updated 25th May 2020)

 

 

 

Please see below a letter from Staffordshire County Council.

 

 

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well and I wish to extend my thanks once more for supporting your child with their learning during these strange times.

Thank you all so much for responding to our letter requesting your intention in regards to returning your child/children to school in June.  I know that this was an incredibly difficult decision and I fully respect all of your choices.  I would also like to thank you for the tremendous amount of supportive messages and kind words that we have received.  It has been an extremely difficult time for all staff and leaders of the school and we have always strived to do the very best that we can and to keep you informed at all times.  

We are as ready as we can be to open.  School has been adapted to meet these new challenges of social distancing, ensuring that the environment is as safe as we can possibly make it and all staff are prepared for our ‘new normal’. 

However, we are fully aware that the final decision on schools re-opening is scheduled to take place on or before Thursday 28th May and in an incredibly hectic, ever changing and fast paced two weeks with the press, unions, government and scientific advisors still debating the safety of the re-opening plan we would not be surprised if the government’s stance changes and we await new announcements.  Parents have been informed on the start dates and times for those children returning and if these do change we will communicate to you.  Throughout this crisis school have not been informed of any government plans and proposals prior to their full announcements, so we doubt we will know anything sooner than anyone else!

 

Kind Regards,

Mrs L Chell

Headteacher

 

UPDATE - 19.05.20

 

Dear Parents,

 

Please find further details which are now confirmed with regards to school restart, beginning on Monday 1st June 2020.

 

All parents of children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 have been contacted by telephone yesterday and I would like to confirm the start date, staggered start and end times of the school day and arrangements for the children and for parents whilst on the school site. 

 

PARENT INFORMATION FOR THE PHASED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS AND FOR THE USE OF KEY WORKER EMERGENCY CHILD CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC -  JUNE 2020

 

Schools have been instructed to begin a partial re-opening starting with Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from the 1st June 2020. Our school will re-open to these year groups, offering Monday – Thursday full days with staggered start and end times and on a Friday the school day will finish after lunch time to allow for deep cleaning.  *See individual class details for staggered collection times on Friday. 

We will continue to offer emergency child care Monday – Friday, full time for all vulnerable children and children of key workers.

 

Parents DO NOT have to send their children to school until September if they feel they are safer at home or if there is a clinically vulnerable family member within the household.  Parents will not be fined if they keep their children at home.  We will still provide online work and support for those at home and the work in school will follow a similar line to ensure nobody misses out.

The following information has been produced to inform parents of our school plans to implement this re-opening.

 

The school has followed all government guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings - Updated 12 May 2020 on reducing the risk and has completed risk assessments and implemented additional measures that we hope will further minimise risk for pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. 

 

Re-Opening Details

 

Please note:

*Schools will not be offering the same provision/education that was provided before 20th March 2020. 

*Each class will operate in bubble groups of no more than 15 (room size allowing).  Bubbles will not mix. 

*Children who attend school will be required to bring their own packed lunch, unless they are Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals (R, Y1 or Y2) then a packed lunch will be provided.  Children will eat their lunch in their classroom within their social bubble of 15 with their teacher who will not leave their bubble.

*The key worker children in these year groups will need to stay in their 'key worker' bubble if full time care outside of the planned opening times is required due to the ‘bubble’ rule.

*School staff can choose to wear PPE for their own protection.  This may include, gloves, apron, face masks etc., particularly when dealing with first aid and close contact. Children will not be allowed to wear face masks in school. 

*Breakfast and After school clubs will not be able to be offered due to the guidance stating that 'bubble' groups cannot be mixed.

*All children will sit at socially distanced desks in classrooms.  Resources used will be minimal to reduce the spread of infection.   Nursery and Reception children will only have access to a limited number of items on a desk due to the risk of infection due to government guidance of removing soft toys.

 

Parents/Carers must be aware and comply with the following:

 

 

 

 

The Oak Academy.

How do I access the Oak National Academy?

To access the Oak National Academy, simply visit the official website where online resources are now available to use. 

From the website, you can access lessons by subject and level, or follow the Academy's planned weekly schedule.

 

Bitesize Daily Lessons launches on Monday 20 April. Please follow the link below to find out more. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U5OEDM-URv98ckAbetv45ZF7szElfbvnDx_SIsRMUiDJvCJszigeUOVA

 

A Children's book to explain the Coronavirus. 

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/?fbclid=IwAR3E961uR9i38ualS9Igc0gx47UMRZO209S8bDXEFoJNrfE8AI56VEFJ3Bc

 

 

Coranavirus: advice and support for parents and carers

Source: NSPCC
Date: 01 April 2020

The NSPCC has created an online Hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about coronavirus.

Visit the Hub: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

 

 

Online Safety 

Please follow the links below to find out information about keeping your children safe when online. 

 

 - https://parentinfo.org/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-55176745

 

 - https://parentinfo.org/article/how-to-look-after-your-family-s-mental-health-when-you-re-stuck-indoors?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-55176745

 

 - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/support-your-child-at-home?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-55176745

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (20.03.20)

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED (20.03.20)

 

UPDATE -

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE LETTER TO PARENTS (19.03.20)

 

SCHOOL CLOSEURE KEYWORKERS / VULNERABLE 

please click the link below

/admin/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Keyworkers%20-%20vulnerable%20children.docx.doc

 

Please see below to find copies of all letters sent home to parents.  

SITUATION UPDATE - LETTER TO PARENTS (18.03.20)

 

Please see below a list of information and website to use if your child is not in school.

Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReady
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/…/museums-with-virtual-tou…

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think may benefit from this

 

UPDATED GOVERNMENT INFORMAITON (as of 17.03.20 at 8.35am)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults?fbclid=IwAR0EPfS4COXwcDkE1oPx1bZvYAcIjbUoej1OaElSJyxZJrg8R3b8oH_iTFc

 

URGENT INFORMATION - PLEASE SEE BELOW 

 

 

 

2019/2020 School Year 

 

04.09.19 - Governing Body Vacancy Letter

04.09.19 - Autumn Term 1 Clubs

06.09.19 - Internet Agreement for all children Y1-Y6

24.09.19 - Harvest Festival

01.10.19 - Parents Evening - Monday 21st October 2019

01.10.19 - Year 4 Parent's Maths appointments

15.10.19 - Port Vale Multi-Sport holiday camp

15.10.19 - PTFA Nursery Disco

15.10.19 - PTFA KS1 Disco

15.10.19 - PTFA KS2 Disco

17.10.19 - Panto trip for Year 1-Year 6

24.10.19 - Snack Changes

05.11.19 - Children in Need

06.11.19 - Author Visit - Monday 11th November 2019 

06.11.19 - New Menu 

07.11.19 - Stay & Play poster - open to the community with children 0-4 years!

07.11.19 - Free School Meals 

11.11.19 - Reception class open day letter - Tuesday 10th December

20.11.19 - Little Big Cooks letter to parents

13.01.20 - Open Library invite letter

31.01.20 - Governor Vacancy Letter

31.01.20 - Governor Nomination form

03.02.20 - Coronavirus advice from Staffordshire County Council

03.02.20 - PTFA Disco letter Reception-Y6

04.02.20 - Safer Internet Day

04.02.20 - Big Sing - Y1/Y2/Y3

24.02.20 - Sponsored Read Letter            Sponsored Read Form

27.02.20 - World Book Day Letter

13.03.20 - PTFA Easter Raffle and Disco Letter

13.03.20 - PTFA Easter Raffle and Disco Letter - Nursery

 





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