Indoor activities from ‘Change for Life’
The country is in lockdown and it is clear that our approach of only sending children to school as a last resort, where there is absolutely no other safe option is the right one. Providing childcare for minimum numbers with minimum staff will save lives. We remain open today and will continue to provide childcare for the corona critical networks only.
This week we open our school for the children of key workers because their work is critical to the UK’s COVID-19 response and we are proud and happy to do so.
To those parents who are sending their children to school, I make this heartfelt plea to please think of the following each and every day:
· DO NOT send your child if there is someone else at home who can look after them.
· DO NOT send your child if you have a day off.
· DO social distance yourself as much as possible if your child is going to be in school.
· DO keep them home if they, yourself or someone you have been around has the symptoms of Coronavirus.
The staff who are in school are there to help those who really need somewhere for their child to go while their parents continue to do those really important jobs needed during this pandemic, NOT to be free childcare.
The staff at Mablins Lane do not have the luxury many others have to decide to social distance.
In these difficult times we need to look after each other.
If you are a key worker and have been given permission for your child to attend school , please ensure there is no other option before sending your child to school.
Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education) has sent out the following message.
“You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home you should.”
Schools are closed to stop the spread of the virus. Please remember this.
Thank you to all those key workers who have sorted additional childcare or only taken up the days they really need to.
If you are a key worker and have been told that you can bring your child to school but have now been able to sort childcare on all or some of the days offered, please let us know as soon as possible.
The school has the right to and may ask that your employer confirms in writing that, based on their business continuity arrangements, your specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.
This page will be updated as regularly as possible with information regarding the spread of Coronavirus, and its impact on school.
SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CORONAVIRUS – information regarding the spread of the virus, and its impact on our school (20-03-20)
This page will be updated as regularly as possible with information regarding the spread of Coronavirus, and its impact on our school.
School is providing childcare ONLY for AGREED Key Worker Children whose parents have been informed via Email from Monday 23 March 2020.
From Monday 23rd March, the announcement by the Secretary of State said that we will only be open to children of key workers, children with an educational health care plan and children supported by a social worker. Please read the letter from Mrs Joule above.
Parents are also advised to read the government’s guidance on staying at home in the case of suspected Coronavirus infection. This is based on the most significant symptoms of:
- new continuous cough, and/or
- high temperature (37.8°C)
If children, or anyone in your household develop either of these symptoms, they should be kept at home for a period of 14 days from the onset of the symptoms. See stay at home guidance below:
Teachers have provided work for pupils to complete at home, which is available on the VLE section of the website – under ‘Pupil Login’ (link below)
VLE, MyMaths & TTRockstar passwords were redistributed to all children via Dojo on Thursday 19th or Friday 20th of March.
MyMaths and Espresso whole school logins were redistributed via Email on Friday 20th March 2020.
If you have not got your user name and password for any of these, please contact us via email ONLY. Please be aware, the response may not be immediate.
There is a wide range of educational games and activities on our website; The link called ‘Educational Links’ is under ‘Pupils’. A link to this is also below.
Up-to-date information on the actions taken by Public Health England are available on their website: