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Advice to parents and carers

Dear parents and carers,

Please note the following information and advice:

Home Learning

Please do not feel that you have to complete all tasks set by teachers!  It is impossible to recreate a school day at home, with all the other demands that you have to juggle.  We understand that you want the best for your children, but we would advise breaking the learning down into small sections.  Reading is extremely important, and we suggest finding time to work on reading together every day.  Then please prioritise work on basic skills – maths and English.  If you can complete other tasks, then this is brilliant, but please don’t make learning with your children a stressful experience for either you or your child!

Once we are back in school again, it will be our priority to catch our children up in their learning.  In the autumn term, the children made excellent progress and caught up well in their work.  They will do this again in the summer term, when hopefully life will be much closer to normal again.

If you have any worries or questions about home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.  We want to support you in every way that we can.

Key Workers Children and Vulnerable Learners

There is provision in school for children who need it, but please remember that if we keep pupil numbers down it will vastly reduce the spread of the virus.  If you can make alternative arrangements for your child, our advice is to keep them home.  We now have our registers organised for each class, with the correct amount of social distancing and supervision.  Please never drop pupils off at school without first contacting me, so that I can ensure that every pupil is safe and that class numbers follow our risk assessments.

For pupils who are attending school, please remember to send in a piece of fruit for breaktime, a bottle of water and plenty of warm clothes (hats, gloves and scarves too).  We have to keep the windows open for ventilation and it will be cold in school during January and February.

Our thoughts are with all our families during this difficult period.  Please stay safe and look after yourselves and your families.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Quin.