IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
ISOLATION - HOME-LEARNING
To ensure that your child is able to continue to learn from home in the event of individual isolation or as a result of us having to close a whole bubble, we would like to share our home learning plans with you in. So far, we have been really proud of the children’s commitment to their learning at home. We understand that this is difficult for parents and we will do as much as we can to support you.
If your child is absent because they are awaiting test results, or your household is required to self-isolate, online learning will be provided by the class teacher.
On day one of isolation, please access the following online resources:
As from day two, if your child is in EYFS, Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3, we will be uploading 5 lessons a day: phonics/spelling, English, reading, maths and topic on Class Dojo.
If your child is in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6, we will be uploading 5 lessons a day: English, reading, maths and topic via Microsoft Teams.
Please also ensure your child reads daily.
It is really important that your child continues to learn during this pandemic and your support with these bubble closure plans is greatly appreciated. We are of course hopeful there will be limited need for this, but it’s important we are all prepared for any such event.
If you have any concerns about your child’s access to the home learning or queries during a period of isolation, please contact your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo.
The Family Hub pages are open for contact Monday to Thursday 9am until 5pm, and 9am to 4.30pm on a Friday
We don’t want anyone to be left hungry in Staffordshire because of COVID-19. Your Family Hubs are here to help you if you are struggling to find the money to buy food.
Our Family Hubs are helping individuals and families who need emergency food supplies. If you can’t find the money to buy food because of COVID-19, we may be able to help you. We will be able to put you in touch with people and organisations across Staffordshire who are helping people to find emergency food supplies. We may also be able to help some families with an emergency supermarket voucher where you are in need of urgent food and have no other options. Our team of Family Hubs will do everything we can to help you, so please get in touch.
Who is eligible for emergency help?
If you are an adult, with or without children, a Staffordshire County Council resident and are receiving a means tested benefit you may be eligible. Means tested benefits include:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working tax credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Pension Credits
Any children who have already received Free School Meals vouchers will not be eligible for voucher support at this time and a household can claim for a maximum of 3 weeks but must reapply weekly. The financial support provided will be in a voucher form and will only be for use in a supermarket and not online, all vouchers must be redeemed in full when used.
How do I access emergency help if I am eligible?
- Contact your local Family Hub using the phone or email details below. Someone will be happy to talk you through the process from here.
Please be aware that you will be asked to provide ID, evidence of your home address and also proof of your benefits or financial situation before a decision will be made around whether you are eligible. This will be done via a virtual face to face meeting that will be prearranged with the Family Hub Coordinator.
Please click here for a copy of the Referral Form - If you need assistance in filling this out, please call Miss Pugh at school on 01902 734167
07/10/2020 Single case of positive covid test in school. Please click here to read recent information sent to all parents regarding a recent case of confirmed Covid within school. We have followed the national guidance and have identified the children who have been in close contact with the affected individual. In line with the national guidance it has been recommend that they stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days from contact with the individual.
It is very important that you stay at home if you have symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). You should also stay at home if someone you live with or someone in your extended household has symptoms.
Household isolation will help to control the spread of the virus to friends, the wider community and the most vulnerable.
Follow this advice if you:
- have symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus but don’t need hospital treatment
- live with someone who has symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus
What we mean by household isolation
Household isolation means you and all household members or extended household members should remain at home and shouldn’t go to work, school, public areas or use public transport. You shouldn’t go out to buy food or other essentials.
Avoid close contact with others by:
- not having visitors
- not using taxis or public transport
- asking a friend or neighbour to get your shopping or arranging for a delivery to be left at your door
- not sharing towels, clothes, toothbrushes or razors
Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.
For health and safety reasons we have taken the following decisions:
No swimming for at least the first term
No visits or visitors
No shared cutlery or crockery so we will continue with grab bags of food ( like a happy meal )
No assemblies or gatherings of more than one class in the school hall and staggered playtimes so that there is never more than 60 children outside on the same play area. We are fortunate to have four areas, early years, KS1 playground, KS2 playground and field.
We will stagger the start of the school day and the entrances that children use
EYFS will use the top gate on the Avenue and will stagger as follows:-
Nursery: 8.45 drop off – 2.45 pickup (11.45 pickup for morning sessions)
Reception: 9.00 drop off – 3.00pm pick up
Little learners: 9.15 drop off – 3.15 pickup (12.15pm pick up for morning sessions)
The rest of the school:-
Start of the day:
End of the Day
We will encourage all homework and home reading to be online so that there are no bringing into school of materials from home.
In all other ways, we are hoping that we can get back to normal as soon as possible. Staff, pupils and parents have been supportive of decisions made by the school leadership team throughout this difficult time and we will continue to put the health, safety and welfare of the whole school community first in all of our decision-making. Class teachers will continue to communicate with their new classes throughout the summer.
Have a lovely summer.
At this difficult time, we want you to be able to access support regarding mental health and well-being from the Government. There are several documents below to support this:
21/5/2020 - While staying at home due to coronavirus, parents and carers may be worried about their children’s development and the effect of missing school or nursery. Check out the latest advice and support from the DFE by clicking the link below:
19/04/2020 DFE Documents to support parents:
A list of support questions an answers
7.1 advice to support learning
7.5 Guidance on how to keep your child safe on line
7.6 Well being resources including mental health support
EARLY YEARS - NURSERY & RECEPTION
Please check out this fantastic video from Little Learners and Nursery - MAKATON - TRUE COLOURS
WHOLE SCHOOL LINKS
Click here to find ways to keep your mind and body active.
Click here to find a list of websites and apps to support children with Maths.
Click to find a list of websites and apps to support children with English
Click to find a list of websites and apps to support children to code.
The links below are to sites that we either subscribe to as a school or are currently offering free subcriptions. Your child should have log in details to these, if there are any problems please send a Dojo message to your child's teacher who will be able to send them to you.
Twinkl has a free parent sign up to access all resources.
The code you need to enter is 'UKTWINKLHELPS'
Times Table Rock Stars (Y2-Y6)
There is an app available for all devices as well as being able
to access through an internet browsers.
Children have their log in details.
Active Learn (Nursery-Y6)Children can access a range of
online books. Children have their log in details. The school
code is tc3p.
Spag.com (Y6 only)Spelling, punctuation and grammar questions.
Children have their log in details
White Rose Maths (Y1-Y6). They are offering Maths lessons with a
video link for each, enabling you to support your child’s
Phonics Play (EYFS-Y3) Currently offering free subscription to
all of their phonics resources.
The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a
platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called
NumBots. Children can use their TT Rockstars login to connect.