3B's poem about lockdown
Life was happy and you could see your family,
Corona came and ruined our reality.
Now we practise social distancing,
Under a sun that is still glistening.
We can’t hold hands, but send letters and zoom,
To spread a little kindness amongst the gloom.
I miss going out, my friends and their home,
Now at home, I feel more alone.
I want to try out the new BMX park, .
And have my freedom from morning ‘til dark.
Wear your face masks, sanitise and keep apart,
Your friends will always be in your heart.
Advice to All Parents - Single case
We have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days. The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well. What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19 If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirustest or by calling 119. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-athome-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19- infection The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. (continued overleaf) 2 25th October 2020 If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online. Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
Symptoms The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: a new continuous cough a high temperature a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111. How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19 Do
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards Further Information Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Yours sincerely Sean Taylor Headteacher
Please remember to book your virtual parents evening appointment.
Parents evenings are Tuesday 20th October and Wednesday 21st October.
Rose, Erin, Alistair, Fatima. Keegan and Marlena chose to write a poem in their breaktime. It is based on the Rhythm of Life by Michael Rosen, Big Book of Bad Things.
Life in School
Hand on your book
feel the rhythm of your work.
Hand on your desk
feel the rhythm of the wood.
Hand on the playground
feel the rhythm of the grit.
Hand on your teacher
feel the rhythm of their love.
Hand on your lunch
feel the rhythm of the taste.
Hand on the wall
feel the rhythm of brick.
Hands all in and that's the end of the rhyme.
You should have received a reading record today. Don't forget the reading competition ends on Monday so bring you reasons why you love to read in!
Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will be expected back on Tuesday at the latest.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR NEXT YEAR- Start and Finish Times
We are currently operating staggered start and finish times and entry and exit from the school site is via a one way system. This will continue in September. Parents are currently unable to enter any of the school buildings and this will also continue in September. This is a change from our arrangements prior to the pandemic and we are sad that parents won’t be able to drop their children off in their classrooms, however, we need to do all we can to reduce the potential risk of transmission of COVID-19 and balance this with the wellbeing of our children. We are very proud of how the children currently in school have adapted to this system of arriving and departing from school and are confident that with our support, all pupils will be able to adapt quickly to this.
The proposed arrangements for September are as follows:
Arrival Time Departure Time
Year R 8.45am 3pm*
Year 1 9am 3.15pm
Year 2 9am 3.15pm
Year 3 8.45am 3.15pm
Year 4 8.45am 3.15pm
Year 5 8.30am 3pm
Year 6 8.30am 3pm
*from Monday 12th October
Entry to the school site will be via the gate by the bike sheds on the Foundry Lane playground or via the Imperial Avenue gate only . Exit from the site will be via the main Foundry Lane gate or the English Road gate only. If you are collecting multiple children from the school site, a map of the one way system will be provided nearer to September so that you can see the best entry point, one way route and possible exit points to suit your collection needs.
Please note that all of the above is subject to change if guidance changes. It will inevitably take some time for everyone to work their way through the one way system and drop children off at their classrooms. We will be on hand to guide and support you through this process until it becomes a more natural process. Please bear with us in the early days as we will all be learning together and our aim is to keep everybody safe. We have done our best to anticipate any potential issues and mitigate these but until we run the system in full, we will not know whether there is anything that we haven’t planned for.
On this page we shall share with you the current term's topic, important dates and general information.
The class teachers in Year 3 are Miss Boulain ( Year Leader and 3B class teacher), Miss Menditta (3M) and Mrs Horsfall (3H).
P.E. will usually be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has kit and a change of footwear for outside games in school all week as sometimes we have extra P.E. sessions.
Homework will be set on a Friday and should be handed in by the next Wednesday. This allows children the weekend and some extra time to complete tasks, as well as time for teachers to mark homework. Work will consolidate learning in class and provides an opportunity for your child to share his/her learning with you at home.
Homework usually includes:
* spellings to be learned or a spelling task
* reading task
* one other task; either Maths, Literacy or Topic.