Spring 2021

Coronavirus: How to keep children healthy, happy, learning and entertained at home
 
Tuesday 12th January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Here is your free e-copy of Family First magazine, packed full of information to help keep children happy, learning & entertained at home during lockdown- We hope it helps in some way.

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Monday 11th January 2021
 
Good morning,
 
You may recall having seen this resource during the first lockdown last year. Under the current circumstances, I thought it a good time to share this (slightly updated version) once again.
 
So many children are feeling worried and anxious, this could help alleviate some of their fears. It has received some wonderful feedback (included below).

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Remote Learning
 
Firstly we would like to thank you all for your engagement with the online learning this week. It has been amazing to see the number of children who have accessed their class page and started completing the tasks set by the teachers already. This week has been an opportunity for any initial worries or hiccups to be 'ironed out' and to make sure that passwords are working and access to the parent app and child's dashboard is possible.
 
From Monday 11th January 2021, each class will upload a new set of learning daily and this will follow the curriculum for that year group. We are providing up to three hours (potentially more) learning online which we would like the children to access. We are very aware that in some households the school learning is being 'juggled' between parents own work and possibly more than one child. So for that reason we are not dictating when each task should be completed during the day and that within the day there is some flexibility for families.
 
Initial feedback from talking with parents has been very positive which is encouraging. Staff are working incredibly hard to offer as much information and support for parents when setting a task as well as making the learning engaging for the children. We would encourage any opportunity for the children to be practicing their skills in recording so responding to the online learning on paper is encouraged as well as supporting any work with practical exploration. This will not only encourage our children to think about their presentation and how they lay out their work but also limit the amount of photocopying required.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact the school if you need any support. We will be making weekly contact via a phone call with those families not in school - this is a great opportunity to 'check in' and catch up and to check that our families are doing ok!
 
I have attached the school's 'Remote Learning' Policy below. This will give a better overview of what the school will provide in terms of remote learning at this time.
 
Take care and stay safe
January 2021
 
Happy New Year everyone!
 
Due to the recent Government announcement relating to Covid 19, the school will be open from 06 January 2021 for key worker families and vulnerable pupils.
If during this lockdown you need support please don't hesitate to contact the school.
Take care everyone and stay safe.