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School Closure Update 7th May 2020

Bishop’s Primary Academy                
Date: Thursday 7th May 2020

Unfortunately, the school is closed to most children.    
Government advice remains that: ‘every child who can be cared for at home should be.’

Thank you to all families who have collected learning packs this week. A pack with two weeks of learning will be available on Monday. Please post a picture of some learning through Dojo for your teacher to see.

A former pupil with brothers and sisters in the school is raising money for the NHS through her dancing. She has asked for us to share her GoFund page:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/lakisha-dancing-for-the-nhs  

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 as we have been instructed to reduce food waste.

Please order your meals for the week via Mrs Knight hknight@bishops.dneat.org If you are currently in isolation then delivery of meals can be arranged.

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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