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School Closure Update 8th July 2020

Bishop’s Primary Academy
Date: WEDNESDAY 8th JULY 2020

Provision in school
The school is now open for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
Please remember that Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 groups will be closed from 12:00 every Friday to allow for cleaning. The three key worker groups will stay open on a Friday afternoon. Nursery sessions continue as agreed.
If you would like your child to return to school within these year groups on Monday 13th July please contact the office by Wednesday 8th July.

End of year reports
We will be emailing your child’s end of year report on Friday. If you do not receive a report please contact us next week.
The Government has published guidelines for all children returning to school in September. We will be informing you of which class your child will be in later in the week. Unfortunately, we are not able to invite your child in to meet their teacher due to the current restrictions.
We are now in the process of revising our risk assessments and procedures to meet the new requirements. This is likely to include some staggered start and finish times. Once this has been finalised we will share the details with you.
The new term is due to start on Monday 7th September.

Home learning
Please remember to post examples of home learning onto the new portfolios. For Year 2,3,4,5 and 6 these are in the new year group classes.
If you need help with dojo, help will be available in school to show you what to do.
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:
Latest government advice can be found at:
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