Assemblies & Worship:
Collective worship for this week looks at 'New starts', a particularly challenging theme at the moment. This worship is linked to the story of the baptism of Christ, and to the idea of shining a light of love into the world, making a new start on a daily basis. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhbq0kv61RE
From Wednesday 6th January, remote learning will take place and teachers will upload learning resources via the school website and email, and commence some live learning for all classes.
We will staff appropriately the provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children. This is clearly not designed to be a general childcare service but aimed specifically for children of key workers who do not have an adult who lives with them who can care for them during school hours. Parents classed as key workers are those whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and includes those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors including:
Further information about critical worker and vulnerable children can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
This provision must only be used if absolutely necessary, and for as few hours as you possibly can. We will need to continue mitigating measures during this provision.
Please be assured that the safety of the whole school community is paramount.
Thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times.
Kirstin Howarth & Lesley Middleton
Covid-19 Home Learning Plan for When School is Open:
All children will have been supplied with a workbook, a pen and a pencil in case of closure.
Should your child need to self-isolate for 14 days, we will provide learning matched to the class learning.
Your child's class teacher will contact you be email initially. Work will be emailed each week and should be returned via email or via Purple Mash, as requested by the teacher.
Should a bubble close, or if we are put into local lockdown, all classes will receive some live teaching over Zoom, from the class teacher. This will be focused on English and will be by email invitation.
In all cases of isolation or bubble closure, all children should access:
1) White Rose Hub daily Maths lesson on line (link below). Don’t forget our Calculations policy is on the website – this shows and tells you exactly which calculations are taught in each year group – and how.
2) The Teacher's Plans and learning sent to you by email
3) Oak National Academy for all other subjects where directed by the class teacher (link below).
Please note, should the teacher be too ill with Covid-19 to plan and send work home, then all learning will default to Oak National Curriculum, and White Rose Hub Maths.
We supply and mark work in Covid-19 cases, for any other case of illness, holiday or absence from school, including cases where children are not in school because of parental refusal to send back, we do not supply or mark work.
Please continue to abide by Covid-19 regulations to help prevent a bubble or a school closure.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Lesley Middleton, Head of School & Kirstin Howarth, Executive Headteacher