Parent Update

Welcome to our Parent Update. Our Parent Update started at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic and is updated as required with any relevant (Coronavirus related) updates for our families. Please visit here regularly.

Please click here to view the National Lockdown Stay at Home Guidance

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Dear Parents and Children,

We continue to be very grateful for your continued support at home and for supporting the measures that remain in place at School. If your child is with you at home, accessing remote learning, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone if we can help in anyway! We strongly recommend establishing a good routine and structure to your child's day to support their engagement in remote learning. We've heard so many success stories already - keep going!

We start the week by sharing a video that has been recorded by a Sherwood parent and local GP. Thank you to Dr Shah, who has kindly recorded a video to support our pupils in understanding the Vaccine. Our children in School will be watching this together and we invite our families at home to watch it too. Please click here to access the short video.

Stay Safe and Stay at Home.

Kind regards,

Mrs J Lumb, Headteacher              

 

 

School Attendance

We currently have 50% of children attending School. Our Teachers are carefully planning their time to support pupils in School and create resources, review, plan and feedback to our children at home.

I very much hope that our Whole School Community can appreciate the challenges we face in meeting demand for Critical Worker places, alongside taking reasonable steps to protect staff, pupils and others from Coronavirus within our School and wider Community.

At present, provision is in place for Critical Worker List 1 and List 2. If, however for the safety of our children, staff and community, it is necessary to reduce the numbers of pupils attending School, provision will be prioritised for children on Critical Worker List 1 only.

Fulltime Provision remains in place for any children currently attending School due to any of the Vulnerability Criteria.                                                                       

 

Childcare during National Lockdown

BASE will remain open to pupils attending School. Our BASE provision will continue to operate in two Bubbles.

 

Remote Learning 

Our Remote Learning tasks and videos will be uploaded to our Website each day. Daily tasks will be provided for English, Mathematics and the Wider Curriculum Subjects to ensure continued delivery of the Curriculum. 

Technology 

Your child will need access to a tablet or computer to be able to fully engage in remote learning. If you child does not have access to a device, please email admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk to arrange a loan for a fixed period. Devices must only be used by pupils for remote learning activities in line with our Acceptable Use Agreement. 

Remote Learning Exercise Books 

Exercise books are now available for collection from the School Main Entrance. Packs are labelled for each Year Group and contain a square page book for Mathematics and a lined page for all written work. Please help yourself. 

SeeSaw 

Our pupils learning from home all have access to their own online learning portfolio through Seesaw. We ask that the children upload pictures of their completed work to their portfolio for marking and feedback from their class teacher. Your child can use Seesaw to record questions and send messages to their teacher and support staff. We can respond to your child and provide support, extension or enrichment as appropriate. Your child’s learning portfolio can only be seen by your child’s class teacher and support staff. Our teachers and support staff will support your child by marking their work, providing regular feedback and responding to the emerging needs of children through modelled videos and tasks set each day. 

Please click here to read our Remote Learning Guidance

 

Spring 1 Physical Education

We continue to ask that our pupils wear their PE kits to School for their Physical Education lessons.

Here is our PE timetable for Spring 1:

Monday: Year 6

Tuesday: Year 1

Wednesday: Year 5

Thursday: Year 3

Friday: Year 4 and Year 2

Our Foundation Stage pupils will continue to need their PE kits in School all week please. Thank you.

 

Key Reminders for our Whole School Community

Reporting Pupil Absence

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please ring school to notify School of the reason for your child's absence. If you leave a message, please provide details of your child's symptoms. Please do not leave a message that your child is 'unwell'.

If your child has a temperature, cough or any other symptoms of COVID, then your child will not be able to attend School until they have been tested and received a confirmed negative result, are well and have not had a temperature for 48 hours. Please inform the school when you report your child's absence of your intention to book a COVID test. Thank you.

If you are unsure if your child should/should not attend School, we ask please that you ring in advance to clarify your situation with a member of the School Office.

 

Household Isolation

If one member of your household is displaying any symptoms of COVID19, all members of the household must self-isolate until a negative test result has been received. Please continue follow the Government Stay at Home Guidance for all children and members of the family.

This includes all siblings attending Sherwood. Your children must not attend School while a member of the household awaits a test result. If you are unsure of Isolation guidance or Testing Guidance, please click here for an easy to follow poster.

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Reporting a Confirmed Pupil Case of Covid19

If your child has been tested, please inform school immediately when you get a test result. If your child’s test result is positive, the following information will be required by School:

Child’s full Name:

Date of Birth:

Class:

The date/time of when they were tested for COVID-19:

The day/time COVID-19 symptoms developed:  

The day/date that your child last attended School:

Please email admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk if the result is received over the weekend. This is vital if we need to inform staff and pupils who will need to isolate as confirmed contacts.

If your child’s test result is positive, please follow the Stay at Home Guidance

 

Class Isolation/BASE Bubble Isolation

Please be prepared to collect your child from school during each school day as the requirement for pupils to isolate can occur at any time; please have a back-up plan if you will be in work. All communication will be sent through our School Spider App – this also sends an email notification.

If your child is sent home to isolate from school this also means they have to isolate from all other activities, events, occasions, sporting activities and places of worship.

If your child is not displaying symptoms of coronavirus, they do not need to be tested.

 

COVID Testing

To access an NHS Covid -19 test  please visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

Communication with Class Bubbles

At present, our Office Staff are not able to enter our class bubbles. Our Office staff are therefore communicating by internal phone where possible or by email. If your child misses their allocated drop off or needs to attend an appointment during the school day, please understand that there may be a delay in your child being collected from the Main entrance or collected from class. Staff from your child's bubble will only be able to collect your child or leave the bubble if there is appropriate supervision in class. 

 

Appointments during the School Day

At this present time, only essential medical appointments will be authorised to avoid distruption to teaching over the school day. We therefore ask parents to make appointments outside the School day wherever possible.

 

Social Distancing

For the Health and Safety of all our children and families, please ensure that Social Distancing measures are followed at all times on School Site. Please remain at a distance of 2m from other pupils, staff and children.

 

Staggered Drop off at the start of the day

There is a 10 minute window for drop off (for each group) in the morning - this is to allow time for handwashing as children arrive.

Group 1: 8.35-8.45am

Group 2: 8.45-8.55am

Group 3: 8.55-9.05am

It is therefore not necessary for your child to be on site at the start of the drop off - please consider staggering your arrival. Thank you.

If your child misses their drop off time, please accompany your child to the main entrance and notify the office staff. Please wait with your child until a member of staff from your child’s class bubble is able to collect them.

 

Staggered Collection at the end of the day

Parents are requested to collect children at the following times at the end of the day:

Group 1: 3.10pm

Group 2: 3.20pm

Group 3: 3.30pm

Our End of Day Collection arrangements are in line with Tier 4 measures, we therefore ask the following:

  • Registered Child Minders and Child Care Providers can continue to collect children from School.
  • Parents or Grandparents can only collect their own children (unless we are aware that a Support Bubble or Childcare Bubble has been formed in line with Government Guidance). Please click here to view the Government Support Bubble Guidance
  • Only one Parent/Grandparent attends site for drop off/collection.
  • Parents avoid congregating or walking on and off site with other parents/children. If we are aware of contact (1m for 1 minute) we may have to ask children to self-isolate in the event of a confirmed positive case.

Remote Learning

Please click here to view our Remote Learning Guidance. This guidance outlines how we will support your child during Class Isolation or Household Isolation.

Ongoing review of our Risk Assessment

We will continue to closely follow guidance from the DfE and Local Authority to inform our Risk Assessment. The Government has provided Updated Guidance to Schools on Full reopening (5th November 2020). Please click here to view this guidance.

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Contact Us

Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk