School will be open for some children, as announced by the government and we have contacted the families we think this refers to. If you are unsure about your situation and we haven’t rung you please contact us to discuss this.
We know most of our families very well but do not want anyone struggling who we could help under the guidance given by the government.
We will be checking in with families on a regular basis to see how you are all doing. Teachers will phone for the children in their classes and Mrs McKeown and Mrs Coley, as Learning Mentor and Senco, may also phone to check in with you. If you need to contact us, telephone: 0161 368 2848 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All children entitled to a free school meal, including all our children in the infants will still be able to have a free meal each day. There will be a packed lunch or a hot meal available between 12- 12.30 each day for you to come and collect or for your child to eat here. If you cannot get into school for this please let us know and we will do our best to bring it to you. If you don’t want a lunch providing, please let us know and we can let Mrs France, our school cook, know how many lunches to make.
If you want to send photos of work that your children have done or questions for teachers there are email addresses for each of the classes, so that teachers can respond. These will be looked during each school day.
It can be difficult as parents to know how to structure your day for learning at home, as it certainly isn’t the same as learning at school. However, having a routine can be important, as it helps the children to understand it isn’t just about staying in bed late or being on the ipad or play station all day!
One example of a schedule is attached to the list of useful websites being sent out, but this is an opportunity for family time and the learning that comes from spending time together, helping and talking to each other, playing board games, going for walks, baking, singing etc
Please take care and know that we are thinking of you all and that we are here to help in any way we can. Our school vision, ‘Let all that you do be done in love’ 1 Corinthians 16:14, is how we are striving to put our faith into action in these difficult times.
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