Coronavirus Information – ARCHIVE
This archived page contains all information and correspondence from school regarding the coronavirus up until the wider re-opening of school on the 1st June 2020. Please see the latest updates page for current information.
4pm – Final practical arrangements regarding a possible return to school for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 can be read by clicking here. This also includes important information regarding home learning and free school meals vouchers for all children from Monday 1st June.
11:30am – Following the announcement from the government yesterday evening please click here to read the latest school update letter from Mr Floyd. Please contact school through any of the established methods if you have any questions or concerns. All requests regarding home learning should be directed to the class teachers through the contact forms on the designated class pages.
10:15am – Home Learning Update: Updated Home Learning materials have been added to the class pages as we commence the Summer term. These should cover a minimum of 2 weeks, at which point we will add some new material. These are to help and support parents, children and families and there are no expectations. Each family will have their own approach that is right for their child and their family. Mr Floyd’s letter from the 8th April clarified expectations. If you have ANY questions for your child’s class teacher the best way is to use the Contact Form on the class pages. We would love to see pictures of children Home Learning and would also love to add them to our twitter feed @nsceprischool. Please email any pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them for all of our 200+ followers to see! The BBC have also launched Daily Lessons on their Bitesize Website. Have a look at this too as well as the many other useful weblinks provided in the section below. We are here to help and support you – please get in touch if you need ANYTHING! School is currently open Monday to Thursday for children of Key Workers and Mr Floyd or Mrs Abualzulof are available to be spoken to each morning. Also, all usual communication channels apply.
11am – Free School Meals Update – please read latest letter regarding FSM vouchers for the 4 weeks up until May half term. We have a £60 Co-Op gift card for each child. We do not intend to post these so if it is safe to do so please collect from school at the following times – Today until 3:30pm, Monday 20th April 8:30am to 12pm or Wednesday 22nd April 8:30am to 12pm. If this is not possible we will attempt to personally deliver to homes before the end of next week.
11am – An addendum to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here and within the policies section of this website. This has been added in light of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
9am – We have now received official confirmation from Co-Op the the FSM vouchers will be accepted in the following stores: North Somercotes, Manby, Louth Newmarket, Louth Newbridge Hill and Sutton on Sea. Following the initial confusion we will be reviewing the situation after the initial 4 week roll out. If there are any problems please ask the stores to confirm with Ryan at the North Somercotes Co-Op who has received authorisation from Head Office.
12pm – We understand there may be a problem with the FSM vouchers regarding which Co-Op stores they can be spent in. This is due to school receiving misinformation from Co-Op Head Office. We have contacted Co-Op today and are awaiting a response. We will keep you updated. Please hold on to the vouchers for now. Once Co-Op respond to us we will post a message on here.
3:15pm – Please see Home Learning Update 27/3 for further information regarding Home Learning including when future work will be added and sharing and celebrating work through our Twitter page. Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pictures. Also we have added contact pages to each class page so you can message your child’s class teacher/s. This is intended for positive communication streams only. We have also posted out Co-Op vouchers today for all families eligible for Free School Meals (not universal). These have been sent initially for 4 weeks and this will be reviewed towards the end of this period in line with Government policy. have a lovely weekend everyone.
2:15pm – We have now moved to a skeleton staff and have closed our school kitchen. All children attending school as a safe space for vulnerable children and those of key workers will now need to provide a packed lunch and snack. We are still awaiting full information from the DfE and LA regarding vouchers for children eligible for a Free School Meal (not universal).
2pm – We are currently open as a safe space for vulnerable children and those of key workers. However, the guidance is very clear that the safest place for your child is at home. Please complete a booking form and the home/school agreement (both within the information section) if you need your child to be cared for at school. Important documentation regarding Free School Meals has also been added to the information section of this page.
9am – The Government information regarding “Key Workers” was published late last night. Please read the letter below and contact school URGENTLY if you require educational provision for your child from Monday 23rd March. The attached decision tree will hopefully support you making an informed decision. Even if you have already informed school please reconfirm today AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Thank you. We will post further information here over the morning and we are still awaiting information regarding Free School Meal provision.
2:20pm – We have added a final school closure letter to the section below. This includes a special mention to all our children, especially those in Year 6. We’ve also promised all the children a big party when we come back!
2:25pm – If you are a Key Worker and have requested Education Provision for your child from 23rd March you MUST read the document “Key Worker Information – Education Provision” Please ensure you have contacted school is you require this.
10am – In response to the Governments statement yesterday, school will be closing to all pupils this Friday. We are awaiting clarification regarding how we stay open for children of “Key Workers” and vulnerable children. We will be sending all bags and PE kits home today. If your child is not at school and it is safe to do so please arrange collection of these. We will update you further when we know more.
4pm – Currently we are still awaiting notification from the Government regarding the full list of key workers. Once we receive this communication we will post a letter on this web page.
Information for Parents/Carers:
School is currently closed for an indefinite period. All children should have brought home a blank exercise book to complete work at home. There will be no need to return the book to school. Initial work has been provided for a 2 week period and is different for each class and age range. We will update the home learning resources on Monday 20th April after the planned Easter holidays. A number of the tasks may be open-ended to enable more deeper learning or to enable children to study topics that capture their interest more in a greater depth. We will also continue to update the web links to other useful learning websites. Please keep a measured perspective to home learning to enable plenty of quality family time.
Click the following links to access the individual class pages: