National Lockdown January 2021
On Monday 04 January, the Prime Minister announced another national lockdown scenario and announced that schools would be closed from this point, reopening only for children of critical workers or those deemed vulnerable. Children in our Nursery are able to attend sessions as usual if this is the wish of their parent/carer. Children unable to attend school will access a remote curriculum, access to this is via Microsoft Teams (for Y1 to Y6) and EvidenceMe for EYFS (parents already have access to this via the app). Access to Teams is found on this website, a link can be found on the top navigation bar, under the ‘Our Curriculum’ tab. On Wednesday 06 January, class teachers will be telephoning their pupils’ parents with details of how to log on. The basic instructions are firstname.lastname@example.org, however there are often some slight discrepancies in the spellings of children’s names, for this reason, the teachers will talk you through exactly how to log on during that call on Wednesday. The first ‘live’ session will be on Friday; a taster session. From Monday 11 January, live lessons will be broadcast in the mornings. The lessons will be recorded and uploaded to teams, allowing households with more children than devices the option to watch the lessons at a different point in the day. Below is a letter, (written Monday to go out on Tuesday, before we knew about the lockdown), this contains a similar explanation.
Here are our Covid-19 Risk Assessments which are updated regularly:
Should I send my child to school?
“All staff and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new cough or high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Entire families or households of more than one person should isolate together for 10 days if one of them displays either of these symptoms. If possible you should not go out to buy food or essentials.”