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School Closure Update 6th January 2021

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers,

 

Unfortunately, the school is closed to most children.

Government advice remains that every child who can be cared for at home should stay at home.

 

Home learning

Home learning packs are available from the front of the school today. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing when collecting the packs. Please sign that you have taken a pack on the list provided. We will contact any families that have not collected learning packs by 4:00 on Wednesday 6th January.

We have worked hard to improve the levels of engagement with home learning.

  • Work will be set to be completed each day.
  • Children will be expected to post their work onto the portfolio on Class Dojo each day.
  • School staff will acknowledge the children’s work.
  • School staff will contact families who are not engaging in home learning.
  • A new learning pack will be available on Monday 11th January.

 

Children of critical workers –

For the rest of this week the groups of children already in school will continue in the same classrooms and timings. We will not be admitting any extra children until Monday 11th 

If you will need a place for your child because you are a critical worker and need to be in work during school hours please contact office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk by 12:00 on Wednesday 6th January. We will confirm a place for you by Thursday 7th January at 12:00.

Those children who have been in school this week do not need to contact us as their place is already confirmed.

We need all parents dropping off and collecting their children to wear a mask when they are on the school site.

From Monday 11th January all children will arrive and leave school at the same time. This is because we have far fewer children in school. Children in Y3 and above should be dropped of at the front of the school to limit the number of adults on site. Please ensure you wear a mask and keep 2 metres away from other adults.

8:55 Gates open

9:00 Start of school

3:15 End of school

 

We hope that we are able to see all children return safely to school as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

 

Chris Read

Interim Headteacher

Latest government advice can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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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