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School Closure Update 17th June 2020

Bishop’s Primary Academy
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2020

We enjoyed another successful day yesterday with Reception and Year 1 children. Today we will confirm places for any other children to join these groups next week. We will also be confirming arrangements for Nursery sessions that will start next week. We will be finalising all these lists during the morning so if you want your child to attend please email the office straight away!
office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk
Children in any of the groups should wear school uniform or school PE kit – plain white t shirt and dark shorts. Trainers should be worn as we are spending a lot of time outside. We also ask you to ensure that your child has a water bottle and suncream.

Home learning
New home learning packs are now available to collect 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.

e safety
With the children accessing a range of learning activities on line it is important for mums, dads and carers to monitor their use of devise. The following resource is very useful:

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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 office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk 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:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
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:
https://www.thenational.academy/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/educational-resources/primary/top-tips-for-parents
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/educational-resources
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. office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk
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:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you wish to contact the school please email office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk. We will respond within one working day.
Mental health support
www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/mentalhealth
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
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/get-advice-and-support/
NSPCC 08088005000
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