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School Closure Update 12th June 2020

Bishop’s Primary Academy                                      

Date: Friday 12th June 2020


From Monday 15th June we will begin to invite more children to return to school. In line with government advice these will be children in Reception and Year 1. We are working to offer provision to children in Nursery and Year 6 at a later date.

Those parents who confirmed they would like their children to come into school have been contacted separately with the details. We cannot accept children who have not had a place confirmed.

It will be possible for other children in Reception and Year 1 to come back to school in the future but parents will need to contact the office to register their interest.

Home learning

There will be new home learning packs available for children who are not in school available on Monday 15th June from the school entrance. As there will be more teachers in school there will be some changes in the way that we communicate with you.

There will be general reminders to carry out daily tasks and we would still like you to post evidence of learning each day.

You will still have access to message your child’s current class teacher but they may not be able to respond quickly if they are working in school. This will be clarified over the next week.

Please respect social distancing when you collect the packs.

Critical workers

The school is currently required to offer provision for children of critical workers. With some workers beginning to return to work there will be an increase in the number of children attending these sessions. Please ensure that you email the school if you need your child to attend school. A member of staff will contact you to confirm arrangements before your child attends school. We will need to see evidence of your employment before a place can be confirmed. A list of critical workers can be found at:

We need to follow this process so that we can meet safety requirements for children and adults in school.

Home learning

We do understand how difficult it is to support home learning. We hope these materials help but we only ask families to do their best with their children. Sometimes taking a break is really important. You can always return to learning activities later in the day.

It is also helpful to practise basic skills such as:

  • Maths – counting and/or multiplication tables
  • A reading activity with an adult or older brother or sister
  • Practising spelling or phonics
  • A short writing activity
  • A physical activity

These can be done in a variety of ways – sometimes without the children even noticing!!

There remain a huge amount or really useful and enjoyable resources available on the internet. These can also be used at any stage. We think the following are particularly helpful:

You Tube daily lessons 

  • 9.00 -9.30am every day - Joe Wicks PE 
  • 10.00am Music with Myleene Klass
  • 11am Science with Maddie Moate
  • 11.30 Dance with Oti Mabuse
  • 1.00pm Maths with Carol Vorderman
  • 2.00pm History with Dan Snow
  • 3.00pm English with David Walliams
  • 5.30pm Food Tech with Jamie Oliver

We are offering a provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children in line with government advice. If you think that you are a key worker and have not already spoken to us you MUST speak to us before sending your child in so that we can ensure there are enough adults present in school. Please contact the school to book places.

Families who have ordered a free school  meal should collect these from the car park at 12:00. Please ensure that you stay two metres away from others as you wait to collect. If you do not collect an ordered meal we will not be able to provide further food for the rest of the week. We have been instructed to reduce food waste and only provide meals that will be collected.

Latest government advice can be found at:

If you wish to contact the school please email We will respond within one working day.

Mental health support

This is now the single place to find out how to access mental health advice and support for 0 -25’s in Norfolk & Waveney. The key message is that you don’t need a referral, you can get in touch straight away for advice and support. If you need more specialist help, we will make sure you get to the right person.

If you urgently need support from Children’s Services please call: 0344 800 8020

NSPCC 08088005000