In line with Government guidelines, the school closed on Friday 20th March.
During this time it is vital that you practice 'Social Distancing' protocol. This means that although the majority of children are not in school, they should not be socialising with each other.
Contact with School
We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty and confusion and believe that now is the time for us to come together as a community to provide the support that our children will need during these unprecedented circumstances. You are still able to contact school staff for support or guidance during this time and we urge you to do so using the following methods:
Due to greater restrictions, we no longer have anybody in the office daily. If you need to contact school, please call the nursery number on 01772 792582.
In addition to this you can call Miss Liddle on 07722459788 or Miss Hannah on 07392744941.
We have been busy reading our favourite stories to share with you - watch the videos here.
We have also recorded our favourite poems - watch the videos here
We have recorded a very different kind of assembly for you, to watch it, click here.
For the assembly next week, we would like you to send us a photograph of your Easter pictures - just email them to Miss Hannah.
Buddy, our school dog, has recorded a message for the children:
We have sent home reading books for the children - both scheme books and library books.
Teachers have set learning tasks on Purple Mash. Your child will have been given a letter with their username and password on. Work can be submitted through Purple Mash.
Children are able to email their teacher and friends through Purple Mash - Miss Bonsor has written some instructions:
For the period of school closure, children are able to access Discovery Education Espresso at Home for free using the username: student18749 and the password: blessed
Click the picture to access.
Poisson Rouge are also offering free access to their online resources for the duration of the school closure. Please sign in with username: corona2020 and password: corona2020. Click the fish to follow the link:
While your child is at home and spending more time than usual online, we would like to draw your attention to the following websites which will support you in keeping your children safe online:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
We have also created home learning opportunities for all children in our school. Please find copies of the home learning task sheets and any other learning tasks for your child below.
Emergency Closure Nursery
Emergency Closure Reception
More lovely ideas to try at home
A lovely collection of activities to try with your family.
The Easter Story
A lovely animated version of the Easter Story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI
Home Learning Activities
Here are some wonderful ideas to keep little people busy. Please post any photos you take on Tapestry. https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/
Emergency Closure Year 1
There are some videos that support the learning of Year 1 - find them here
Emergency Closure Year 2
Famous people in History
Read through the power point and create your own fact file or log on to Purple Mash to create the booklet in your 2 Do list. Take Care xx
Emergency Closure Year 3
Further Reading Opportunities
Follow these instructions to access a wide range of online books for you to read whilst you are at home
Emergency Closure Year 4
Further Reading Opportunities
Follow these instructions to access a wide range of online books for you to read whilst you are at home.
Emergency Closure Year 5
Access to online reading books
Emergency Closure Year 6
Turn a picture into a story.
Practise your arithmetic skills - answers online next week.
Digital copy of First News 27 March - 02 April
Online reading opportunity
Follow these instructions to access a wide range of online books for you to read at home.
Year 6 Poetry
Hi everyone, we are going to be spending a few days doing some work on poetry. I hope you enjoy it!
Please keep checking this list as it will be updated regularly.
The links below will take you to educational websites that contain activities that your child can access whilst they are at home if you wish:
Miss Lee has been keeping us updated on her delivery of caterpillars, watch the videos below:
Please find a letter regarding emergency care for key workers and vulnerable children below. For safeguarding reasons, it is important that you book your children in for the days that you require the additional support. If your child is not booked in we may not be able to accept them when you arrive at school. If you are booked in, please contact us in the event that your child will not be attending so that we can offer the place to another child and know that your child is safe.
All parents will be asked to complete a consent form before their child is able to attend the childcare offer and must provide evidence of employment.
Please remember that the first principle of the Government's advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. The aim of asking you to keep your child at home is to reduce the number of children making the journey to school. Lancashire County Council have asked us to share this poster with all parents considering sending their children to school during this time.
As we are using the nursery building, you are able to contact us on 01772 792582.
Please book using our Parents Evening Booking System here If your child is not booked onto this system, we can not guarantee that there will be a place for them. Places must be booked before 9pm on the day before you require a place. This is to ensure that we can provide adequate staff numbers.
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information:
The situation we find ourselves in at this time is not an easy one to cope with. Please click here for further sources of support.