Coronavirus Update for Parents
26th June 2020
Re: Coronavirus update
I write to update you further to my letter of the 19th June 2020.
At the request of the Local Authority, we have been asked to complete a Reasonable Endeavour Plan for each pupil. These are being sent out to parents this week. If you have any comments to make please let us know by the date stated in your email, after which we will forward them to the Local Authority.
For those parents of children who receive free school meals, the next vouchers will be sent out at the start of next week. You will also receive a voucher at the end of term for £90 to cover the 6 week summer holiday period.
Next week we are opening up another class room. We are also planning for September and putting measures in place following the change in the guidance that every pupil will return full time in September. Obviously, the situation could change and I will of course keep you updated.
Please see the link below which is for printable cards that people can carry where they are unable to wear a face mask on public transport due to their disability.
A reminder that all children and members of their households in England have access to testing if they display symptoms of coronavirus, including children under 5. A positive test will ensure rapid action to protect other children and staff in their setting. Tests can be accessed through the NHS website.
The academies risk assessments are available on the website.
For those pupils who are not returning yet, they will continue to receive work through Evisense and/or by post. If you are having difficulties with Evisense or require more work to be sent home, please do not hesitate to contact the academy.
We will continue to make calls to those parents/carers of children who are not in the academy on a weekly basis to see how things are going and that children are accessing the work provided on Evisense, but also at the request of the Local Authorities. Please be assured that we will continue to phone until we get an answer and/or please return the call by phoning the academy on 01606 853005.
The academies Designated Safeguarding Leads are also available every day and the academy office is manned daily during the week.
Please also see our Facebook page for updates.
You can also find useful resources on the following websites: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=weights%20and%20measures – Weight and measure https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games – Maths and literacy games
https://equals.co.uk/whiteboard-room-english-reading/ https://equals.co.uk/whiteboard-room-pmld-cause-effect/ https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnr65z4AN_I – The giant jam sandwich story https://www.homeschoolshare.com/giant_jam.php – The giant jam sandwich book of activities https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jolly+phonics+set+1+2+and+3 – Phonics songs https://www.google.com/search?q=jolly+phonics+phase+2&rlz=1C1GCEV_en- ome&ie=UTF-8 – Phonics songs https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm – Phonics website for all ages
Maths: https://www.google.com/search?q=maths+songs+for+kids&rlz=1C1GCEV_en-GBGB872GB872&oq=maths+songs+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l7.2175j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 – Maths songs for children https://www.pinterest.co.uk/heathergarl0560/sensory-maths/ – Great for ideas sensory maths sessions
On YouTube you can search for maths songs and also ‘Barefoot Books’ for stories mainly accessed through YouTube.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround https://singinghands.co.uk/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.crickweb.co.uk www.mathswithgraham.org.uk www.teachyourmonstertoread.com www.studyladder.co.uk www.skillsworkshop.org www.bksb.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise
If you are finding it difficult at home with your child and are struggling to cope, you can call Family Lives for free, confidential advice on 0808 800 2222.
If you are worried about the safety of another child in our community, you can call NSPCC on 0800 800 5000 or the police on 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger.
If you are in any doubt, please contact:
· The academy.
· The Department for Education Coronavirus helpline on 0800 046 8687 or DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org. · NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111.
If you or your child have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Lewis, Executive Head Teacher in the first instance, and then Kathryn Richardson, Deputy Head of Academy on 01606 853005.
We will continue to update you. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Mrs C Lewis
Executive Head Teache