Full re-opening of school: Monday 8th March 2021
We are excited to welcome our children back to school, and have been working hard to be ready for their return on Monday 8 March. The three weeks before the Easter holidays, are a great opportunity for your children to get back to learning in the classroom with us.
We know you might be worried about your child coming to school, but we’ve taken extra steps to make sure that children will be as safe as possible while at school. Class bubbles, regular hand washing, ventilated classrooms and thorough cleaning will all be strictly managed, and staff are being offered tests twice a week. The clip below also explains the precautions being taken.
Staying safe out of school
We’ll do everything we can to stop the spread of coronavirus in school, so please make sure you’re doing everything you can outside of school. Keep your distance at the school gates, don’t share lifts with other families, and avoid sleepovers or parties until restrictions lift further.
Wellbeing and worry
If you or your child is feeling anxious about returning to school, that’s totally understandable, and we’ll do everything we can to support you. Check out this video from Just One Norfolk that raises some common questions, and contact the school office if you have any more worries. Return To School (justonenorfolk.nhs.uk)
Symptom Checker and Guide
This simple Symptom Checker flowchart (1) will help you to understand what actions to take if your child has any coronavirus symptoms. There’s also a Quick guide for absence from school for schools and parents.
How can I help my child prepare for returning to school?
Norfolk Family Learning has teamed up with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation to develop a new free education programme called Tackle Learning. The free online programme offers guidance and advice to parents of primary school children, with an emphasis on how they can support their child(ren)’s learning.
Remote Learning from 8 March 2021
We will continue to provide remote learning for pupils who are isolating due to COVID-19, using Microsoft Teams as a platform for sharing resources. There will be no ‘live’lessons.
Resources for Lockdown 3.0
This is where you will find all relevant information related to school closure and remote learning at our school.
You will find a copy of our Remote Learning Policy on the policies website page.
Our provision for Remote Learning since 6th January 2021 can be read here:
Here are the individual home learning email address for all teachers. Please use these to contact your child’s teacher with any queries about home learning or to send them photos/scans of completed work:
Keeping Safe Online: Remote Learning
The following documents have been produced to help you to support your child to keep safe whilst working remotely during Lockdown 3.
Resources for lockdown 1
COMPASS newsletter, Summer 2020 These resources may be helpful if your child is struggling with anxiety around school closure and Coronavirus.
Please be aware of the potential dangers and risks to your child when using online platforms, and always ensure you have approved any learning resources first. Online safety is paramount and your vigilance is needed to ensure your child remains safe online. Please find below some useful information to support you in this, from National Online Safety :
Important: if you have a concern about the wellbeing of a child during the closure period, you should contact the Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) team on 0344 800 8020, or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Please bear with us during this challenging time. Remember that we will also be communicating with you via Parentmail and our Twitter feed.