Mailing for 15th January 2021
To our essential worker parents who are continuing to work at these difficult times - a HUGE THANK YOU!! To all those parents who are helping to keep our school community safe by keeping their children at home and home schooling them – thank you and WELL DONE!! We know that it is difficult to motivate the children, especially if you have more than one child or if you yourself are trying to continue your work at home. Take a look at the attachment ‘Planning your day at home in lockdown’, it may give you a few ideas and pointers to help make your lives a little easier. Remember, anything you can do is great but also allow your child some down time. It’s the weekend so enjoy some quality time together as a family J
The change of guidance last week, asking essential workers to keep their children at home when they could, was a surprise and a late change. Thank you to those of you who have revised your child’s attendance by reviewing your work pattern and only sending them in when you need to and for making other arrangements. We understand that there are essential workers and vulnerable children who are unable to do this and your children are entitled to be in school. Please do consider though, if only one parent is an essential worker whether you can home school your child at least part time. This will help us to continue to keep our school community as safe as we can.
If you are an ESSENTIAL WORKER or your child comes under the VULNERABLE category and you HAVE NOT completed the form OR YOUR NEEDS HAVE CHANGED regarding attendance for your child, please click the link to send the information to us so we can arrange a place in school should you require it: Essential Worker or Vulnerable Child Status Partial Closure Form
We continue to put our children, their parents and our staff at the centre of any decision making to ensure that we keep everyone as safe as we can at this continued tricky time. If you have any feedback as to how this week has been, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a staff, we are continuing to learn to adapt our teaching methods to enable us to support you delivering learning at home. We are aware that we have had some technical issues so please do understand we are trying our best. This is an evolving skill for us and you too. We are hoping that the ‘Zoom’ lessons and those delivered through Class Dojo are enabling your children to learn as best they can. As so many children are not in school, we ask that your child joins a ‘Zoom’ meeting each week so that we can check in with them and they can also see their friends. We will make contact with families if we do not see them. It is also important to maintain the balance in these tricky time of learning and having fun as a family.
‘Teach your Monster to Read’ is an amazing FREE reading resource that was available during the last ‘lockdown’. Click this link to register your child to access it: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Reminders for children in school:
Planning your day at home in ‘lockdown’
Mental health and wellbeing support for adults
Year R, 1 & 2:
There are no specific mailings this week
Take care and stay safe.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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