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25.2.2020

Coronavirus Update

We are being provided regular updates re Coronavirus and are aware of concerns from some parents. In order to keep you updated this is the very latest information from the DfE; (Apologies there is a lot of information and links.)

 

Coronavirus – Information for Schools

 

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to Coronavirus. Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals remains low.

Public Health England has issued tailored guidance for education settings, which you can find at:

Please share this guidance with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Public Health England blog:

Please see the link below for additional advice which may be relevant for any staff or pupils recently returning from trips abroad during half term, received today, Tuesday 25th February:

 

Public Health England have provided this updated info for travellers  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

World Book Day & Mad Science

You should have now received a letter regarding World Book Day & Mad Science.  This year there is an option to dress up or dress up a potato. (Foundation should be experts at this having recently made potato superheroes!)

 

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March 2020

We thought that we would give the children a choice this year, of either dressing themselves as a book character or dressing a potato as a character.  If they really want to, they could do both!

During the day, the whole school will be exploring ‘The Lost Words’ and each class will contribute either one joint or individual pupils’ poems that they have created, linked to the book; we will have a whole school book of original poetry!  We are very excited about this.

‘Mad Scientist Mufti’ on Friday 6th March

We are holding a ‘Mad Scientist Mufti’ on Friday 6th March this year to inspire the children in preparation for British Science Week. All children are encouraged to dress up in an outfit that they consider to be the appropriate attire of a scientist. The money raised would help towards the costs of the various activities and resources needed for science week, and we would therefore ask for a donation of £1.00 per child to be paid on the day.

School Games Day

The date for this has been missing from our calendar as we were waiting to hear, from the organisers of Brickfields Athletics, about date changes due to resurfacing of the track. We received this confirmation on the 14th February so have now added the School Games Dates (Friday 19th June with a reserve date of Monday 22nd June) and Brickfields (15th July – last week of term) to our calendar.  

Supporting Young People Online

As ever IT changes the way we lead our lives. It is important that we provide our children with the tools and skills to remain safe online. Whilst this is already part of our curriculum, new guidance, links and support have been made available. Below are links to documents and/or websites that you may find of use, especially given that a number of children enjoy online games.


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