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School Closure update 24/04/2020

Bishop’s Primary Academy                                       Date: Friday 24th April 2020

Unfortunately, the school is closed to most children.             

Government advice remains that: ‘every child who can be cared for at home should be.’

We hope that you and your family are well and that you are adapting to staying at home.

As you are aware, there have been some staff changes over Easter. However, Mr Taylor will continue to provide work and manage class dojo for Rowan Class while Miss Sirrell will be taking on responsibilities for Mulberry Class, working closely with Miss Perkins.

We continue to provide learning activities for all children. This week these can be found on our website:

https://www.bishop.norfolk.sch.uk/coronavirus-school-closure-weekly-work/

We feel that it is best that the children practise some basic activities every day:

  • 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

Thank you for the feedback that you have provided about home learning. We appreciate that a number of families would like to have more activities that do not rely in the internet. We have now planned to reintroduce weekly learning packs. These will be available from May 4th. We will provide further details about collecting the packs next week.

At the moment children have the same main tasks even if they are in different year groups. This is because we want to focus on practising key skills in maths, reading, spelling and writing. While the main task is the same children will be able to extend their learning by reading more difficult texts, writing more complex pieces of writing, learning harder multiplication tables or building more complex spelling words. We feel that these revision activities are the most accessible and if the children make progress in these key areas while they are not in school it will be easier for us to help them to catch up when they do return to school.

Please do log into your class dojo and make comments as this is helpful for us to know how many children are engaging with the learning.

There are many resources being made available on the internet. We have already planned work for your children and would like the children to complete the work provided by the school.

However, there are some useful learning in these new resources so we are sharing the links if you would like to do some extra work with your child.

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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