Lockdown January 2021 – Remote learning
Home learning will now be sent directly to families via emails so work can be tailored to meet the individual needs of pupils. There will be opportunities for families to communicate with the teacher and feedback to be given.
Teachers will also provide daily TEAMs meeting with the children to share stories and discussions. Each day children will receive Maths and English lessons plus one other subject to ensure the full curriculum is covered across the week. Work will be matched to the learning the children would have received in school but obviously adapted to enable the children to access it independently. Teachers will also encourage children to access online resources such as MyMaths, Purple Mash and Oxford Owls, if your child has lost or not received log-ins for these accounts please contact school.
We appreciate that home- schooling can create issues for families and additional stress during a very difficult time however it is important that children are encouraged to complete work each day where possible.
If you do not have access to technology for remote learning, would prefer 'paper' copies of work or are having difficulties in motivating children to complete work then please contact school who will be happy to offer support where they can.
Firstly, can we express our apologies for the very last minute school closure for all pupils today. On Sunday, the Government announced that primary schools should remain open, only to change this at 8pm on Monday. Today, staff have been preparing remote learning for all pupils, and childcare provision for children of critical workers and our vulnerable pupils. Parents of these pupils have already been contacted and provision is in place beginning Wednesday 6th January.
From Wednesday 6th January until Friday 12th February, school will be closed to the majority of pupils. Learning will be provided remotely via emails to the address you have provided to school. Staff will also send out TEAMs invites to enable your child to join in with class stories, face to face discussions in a similar way to parents’ evenings. If your child does not have the facilities to access online learning please contact school so we can provide alternative work.
Free School Meals
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not the universal free meals for all KS1 pupils) and you would like school to provide a lunch each day for them, please contact school before 9:30am each day. These meals will need collecting each day at 12:30pm from the school office.
Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Mr D Nicholls
Head of School
Following the Government’s U-turn, school will be closed tomorrow (05.01.21) while we arrange provision for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
We will be in touch early tomorrow with further information.
Apologies, we are currently experiencing technical issues with our text message service. Text service will be resumed as soon as possible.
Following on from yesterday's government announcements, we confirm that schools will be open from Tuesday 5th January as previously planned. We will continue to follow all safety guidelines which include rigorous handwashing, sanitising, ventilation and social distancing (where appropriate). Can we please ask that you support us with this by continuing to wear face masks whilst on the school grounds.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Today we were season detectives in Year One. We went on a walk around the school grounds to look for signs to help us identify which season we are in at the moment.
What season do you think we thought it was?
Children in Year One have being supporting Anti-Bullying week today by wearing odd socks.
We have been exploring how to make a slider mechanism to make pictures move.
We made a bunny pop up out of a top hat, and a car move along the road.
We learnt how to make pictures move by using a pivot.
As it was Children in Need, we made a picture of Pudsey the bear wave.
After watching a weather forecast today, the children in year one have been taking on the role as the weather presenter giving their own weather reports based on the weather symbols provided.
The weather in the UK was not very good!
Today we used our knowledge of sliders and pivot to make our own moving pictures for Paddington bear to send to Aunt Lucy.
Children enjoyed raising money for Children In Need.
Nursery also celebrated Diwali by tasting some yummy food, dancing along with traditional Indian music with scarves and created fireworks outside with paint. We had lots of fun!
Many of our pupils have been sharing with us the fun they have had with their families walking during lockdown and local restrictions.
At Palmers Cross, we thought families may enjoy putting their quality family fun time to good use and support the Soldiers Charity in Operation Bletchley.
A mission to complete a virtual , code cracking walk. ' 24 miles, 12 codes, 12 days' - Do you have what is takes?
We would love to hear how you get on!
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