Message for Parents and Carers during School Closure
As we prepare to close our doors to most pupils for the foreseeable future, we wanted to reassure you all that our lines of communication and contact for parents and children remain very firmly open. We know that the next period of time is going to be difficult for parents, children and staff and we are doing everything we can to make the transition to home learning as smooth as possible. This is new to all of us and we are sure that we will make many changes along the way. Staff in school have been working hard to prepare learning activities for children to begin using from Monday 23rd March and we want to share with you some information about this and expectations of parents and carers moving forwards:
Structure and routine: We know that children enjoy routine as this helps them to feel safe and secure. We also understand that this may be difficult for some families to provide a consistent routine as you adjust to home learning. Below is an example of what a learning day might look like for your child:
Make sure your child visits their class blog every day to find out what learning activities are available for them to complete. We want them to communicate with their teachers during the week so we know how they are getting on.
We have set up class email addresses so that your children can keep in touch with their teachers. It is very important that you or your child make contact with school at least once a week through email or their class blog, so we know that everybody is safe. Class email address are as follows:
At 10am every day, our very own Dr. Chippindall is presenting a short science demonstration from his home for your children to watch and then have a go at themselves. This is being shared nationally and internationally and will be a great opportunity for the children to see a familiar face at the same time every day. Please make sure you tune in at https://drchips.weebly.com/
A few things to remember in relation to using the email addresses: These are for children and parents to send work to teachers, ask for support with completing work and generally to check in and tell us how you are getting on. It is not to be used to ask for extra work or to raise any complaints or concerns. Equally, we do not expect the email addresses to be used to send any inappropriate messages. We are sure all parents and children will make use of this communication line in the way it is intended.
Teachers have clear expectations for keeping in touch with your children through their class blog. This will be updated daily and emails will be checked daily too.
The main message we want to get across is that we are trying our best to support everybody with the transition from school to home and we hope that together, we can support each other to make it as successful as possible.
Please stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you all about how your home learning is going!