The government announced on 4th January that from the 5th schools will only be taking in Nursery children and children of Critical Workers. For all other children there will be remote learning.
Nursery age children
Children in this class can attend as normal during their own arranged session times.
Children of critical workers
The list of parent occupations which are classified as critical is found at:
Parents should scan ID or similar and email it to
firstname.lastname@example.org for us to confirm a place.
Children can attend days that parents wish but it would be helpful if we knew what those days were in advance if possible. We will also find it less disruptive if the children stay for the usual full day. They should be in uniform and will be doing lessons as normal.
We will be providing school dinner without charge for all these children. If you want them to have packed lunch you can send that instead.
Remote learning for all other children
This is operating from Wednesday 6th. We have looked at the survey information that was received from previous class closures and this has fed into what is being arranged. We have taken note of the range of parent experiences and practicalities with remote learning.
Starting tomorrow (5th) children will have remote learning set on our online learning platform - Seesaw.
Individual login details have been sent to all parents via Classdojo. If for any reason you do not have these details email email@example.com
Class teachers will be sending out a weekly overview on Seesaw explaining the tasks. Over the course of this week the children will complete three maths and English activities linked to age related expectations. There will also be a RE, PE and PSHE activity to complete. These will be live the evening before so that parents can familiarise themselves with the content.
Before the end of this week, your child will receive a blank exercise book to complete all remote learning tasks in. Some will be posted, some hand delivered. Once work has been completed, please can you take a picture of your child's work and upload it to the relevant task on Seesaw. This will allow us to track the progress of your child during this difficult time. In the front of the book there will be login details to a range of online learning platforms including: Purplemash, TT Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
Moving forward there will be a daily English and maths activity. Please can you ensure that your child completes the task and uploads a picture of their work. Over the course of each week there will also be a PE, RE, PSHE and foundation subject (history, geography, etc) activity to complete.
Staff will be looking to celebrate the children's hard work and ask you to send pictures of their work to
Free school meals
The DFE have said that a national scheme to provide supermarket vouchers will be published shortly. In the meantime we will be delivery food parcels from school.
If any of the following circumstances apply then parents can register for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals. Pupil Premium is extra funding for your child’s education which follows them throughout their time in primary school and is spent on things like extra teaching assistant time and resources your child may need.
It doesn’t matter how long the eligibility lasts – once it is met a child gets it from then on in primary school.
- Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit 'run on' – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work