As you may be aware, the Department for Education has stated that there will be no reported statutory or teacher assessments this year. This means that there will be no Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, no Year 1 Phonics assessments, no end of Key Stage 1 or 2 assessments.
A reminder that you can contact class teacher’s via their class emails and they will respond between the hours of 8.30-4.30pm Monday to Friday. Many of you are communicating through the chat feature on TEAMS or your microphone which is great.
The emails for the teachers are: –
Mrs Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Lauder email@example.com
Mrs Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Newton email@example.com
Dr Greenwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Smith email@example.com
Miss Bean firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Richardson email@example.com
Staying active at home can be great for your physical and mental health. Here are 3 links that can help your family to stay safe and stay healthy. Chance to Shine Cricket Live cricket sessions every Wednesday from 2:00-2:45pm. https://www.chancetoshine.org/live Joe Wickes Body Coach TV Lots of fitness videos from Joe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ School Games A-Z Challenge 26 Sports Challenges to choose from. Not all of them need equipment! https://www.thinkactive.org/wethinkactive/kids-active-learning/a-z-challenge/
Live lessons should begin shortly. We are having some technical difficulties accessing TEAMS which we hope to quickly resolve. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
A reminder that Mrs Bartoli and Mr Minikin will be delivering assemblies each week which can be accessed via your child’s TEAMS account.
If your child has impressed you at home, please contact you child’s class teacher as they may win ‘You’ve Been Spotted!’ in Friday’s Celebration Assembly. You can ‘spot’ them for anything such as working hard, being helpful, supporting a sibling etc. We look forward to hearing from you!
Rev. Harding is running a collective worship each Thursday at 9.15am via St Mary’s Facebook page, if any children or parents would like to watch.
The parents/carers of children entitled to Free School Meals (means tested not universal) should have received an email today, Tuesday 19th January, with information on claiming vouchers to be spent in a number of food outlets.
The guidance suggested to order the vouchers in bulk so the eCodes you receive are for 4 weeks (each child receives £15 per week). This is for the 4 weeks leading up to February half term.
If your child is currently in school you will not receive the vouchers as their meal is provided by school.
School has received some devices from the DfE to support learning at home. If you think that your child would benefit from loaning a device during this period, please let us know. Please bear in mind that we have limited devices to loan at present.
We are delighted with the participation rates for remote learning. The children are accessing live and recorded lessons and submitting their work regularly. Well done everyone!