Be Healthy Be ActiveGood afternoon, The Be Active Be healthy Team have launched a 5 week Active Families timetable at your local park. We aim to get the whole family fitter through fun sports and fitness activities. I was hoping that you could help us promote the sessions. The area that we are using is close to school so maybe of interest to some of your families. *** Active Families Timetable *** . We are offering 5 weeks of family fitness at some local parks that will run up until October half term. . Have a look at the video of some of the activity’s we offer. https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/4306725299402219/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/1027387411026999/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/2995483547222976/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/353076415703999 Starting the week commencing Monday 21st September. *** Mon 21st Sept: Park Edge Park 3:30 – 4:30pm *** Tues 22nd Sept: Nauls Mill Park 3:30 – 4:30pm *** Weds 23rd Sept: Edgewick Park 3:30 – 4:30pm *** Thurs 24th Sept: Prior Deram Park 3:30 – 4:30pm . · Sports, and Fitness Activities · No cost · All abilities welcome · Please bring a drink and wear comfortable clothing. . If your family wish to attend you must register via: . 07741840762 - Simon BeActiveBeHealthy@swft.nhs.uk Many thanks, Simon Simon Proctor Community Lifestyle Coach The Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Moathouse Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre 07741840762 Simon.firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/beactivecov Facebook: www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/
COVID-19Please find information about Summer support activities (including summer breakfast clubs) in the COVID-19 section of the school website.
Letter to parents from the Local Authority (LA)Dear Parents In the Newsletter section of our website is a letter to all parents from Kirston Nelson and Cllr Kevin Maton. Letter-from-LA-to-parents.pdf This letter explains the position of the LA on the wider opening of schools within Coventry. In school we are working hard to assess and lower as many risks as possible so that we can open up for more and more pupils. With this in mind, I can tell you that school will not be opening to more pupils before the 8th June and after this will be a carefully phased approach. As parents, you will receive a letter regarding the phased re-opening of schools directly to your home if your child is in any of the following groups Key Worker and/or Vulnerable pupils Reception Year 1 Year 6 All other letters will be posted on the website and linked on Twitter. Best wishes Sally Snooks
Re-open UpdateMonday 18th May 2020 Dear Parents, I had hoped to be able to write to you this week to provide you with clear details of how the proposed reopening of schools would look within our school. Unfortunately, this is still not possible due to the well-publicised discussions continuing to take place between the government, medical professionals and teaching unions. Schools have now been provided with government guidance outlining the steps we should begin to consider as part of our preparations for the safe re-opening of schools, whenever that might be. We have spent much of last week considering these in conjunction with further guidance provided by our local education authority. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting lots of the finer details but feel it is important to share with you what is likely to happen, based on the information we currently have. When schools re-open it will be through a phased approach which prioritises the children of critical workers, vulnerable children and those in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 classes. The government has recommended that children should be taught in groups (‘bubbles’) of no more than 15 children. Coventry LA recommend that there should be between 8 and 10 children per group (‘bubble’). We agree with Coventry LA’s recommendation based on the size of our classrooms and the very young age of our children which will make social distancing very difficult. The number of pupils we can safely accommodate on our school site could be less than those parents who wish their children to attend. This may mean that, in line with government guidance, we will have to prioritise which children are offered places. This could mean that children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 only attend on certain days of each week. Vulnerable children and those from critical worker families will be able to attend every day of the week, (including those from other year groups) and will be given priority over any available places. Children will remain in their groups (‘bubbles’) of 8-10 for the entire day. Each group will have their own playtime, lunchtime, classroom and class teacher, teaching assistant and lunch time supervisory assistant. Pupils and staff from different groups will not be allowed to mix with each other or share resources and equipment. (N.B. your child may not be in their usual classroom, be taught by their usual teacher or be with all of their closest friends) The start and end times for each group will be staggered. Only 1 adult should accompany a child to school. (Staff will meet your child at the gate or main school entrance). Breakfast club will not be available as it would result in children from different groups (’bubbles’) mixing together. Unnecessary classroom furniture and soft furnishings will be removed from classrooms wherever practical to do so. Children are likely to have their own workspace and/or carpet space to promote social distancing measures and movement within the classroom will be restricted. Well-being, Good Social-distancing, Maths, Reading and phonics will be priority areas of learning for Reception and Year 1 children. Well-being and Transition activities will be the priority for Year 6. All children will be required to bring a packed lunch to school with them in the morning. FSM vouchers will still be provided for those families currently receiving them to support in this. Children will eat their lunch in their classroom with the other children from their (‘Bubble’) No school resources will be sent home. (This will include reading books) Strict hygiene measures will be followed at all times. Please be aware, that whilst we will do our best to put in place every possible measure to safeguard your children (and our staff) on their return to school, very young children who have not seen each other in months are likely to struggle to understand or keep to these ‘new’ rules. As such we cannot guarantee their safety – only try our best to minimise the level of risk they are exposed to. With only five school days remaining before the possible re-opening of schools on 1st June I understand the great anxiety you must all be feeling regarding the decisions you are being asked to make. I am sorry for this and feel greatly frustrated by the fact that at this moment in time I have very little to offer you which will assist you in that decision making process. As a parent you will need to make the decision which sits best in your heart and as a school we will respect you for that. If you feel that your child fits into the Key Worker/Vulnerable category set out by the Government, please let me know if you will be taking up a school place from the point at which school opens again (Tuesday 2nd June at the moment) If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6, please let me know if you will be taking up a school place for 2 days each week (currently this would be Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday) To let the school know, please email email@example.com or call the school office between 9am and 12 noon. Please stay safe and well Sally Snooks Headteacher
School update 11th May 2020School update (COVID-19 - 11th May 2020) Dear Parents I am sure that many of you will have seen and heard the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday and have many questions regarding the proposed plan for returning to school. Like you, I also have many questions about the plan, and the practical safety aspects of having more and more pupils on school site. I am waiting to receive more information from Government and Coventry Local Authority about what this means for our school. In the short-term, nothing has changed and I will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once I am able to do so. The advice remains the same – pupils should remain at home wherever possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for following the guidance on social distancing and for engaging with school staff in such a positive way. These are very unusual times we are experiencing, but the positive way in which school staff and parents have engaged with each other has made it much easier to manage. I am sure, that you as parents, would also join me in thanking all school staff for their hard work and dedication to providing educational support via digital and distance learning for your children. Until we meet up again in person Please stay safe and well Best wishes Sally Snooks
Free School Meals - VouchersFree School Meals FSM Dear parents of pupils registered for FSM I have been able to secure vouchers for use in ‘Aldi’ to support us through this very unpredictable and worrying time. The vouchers are for use on food and groceries only and are restricted to this by Aldi themselves. Currently, we are able to provide £25 per fortnight (every 2 weeks) per pupil registered with us for FSM (not universal free school meals that R, 1 & 2 pupils receive automatically) and these are due to be delivered to school tomorrow. Only pupils who are already registered with school for FSM have been allocated vouchers at this time so please check that you have all your children registered even if they are in Reception, year 1 or year 2. This has a big impact on school under normal circumstances and it is now, more than ever, vitally important that you register all children of school age so that you can receive the support you need. Vouchers should be ready for collection from school after 2pm on Wednesday 1st April and then between 9am and 12.30pm on Thursday 2nd April 2020. If there are any major queries, please contact the teachers via the links given previously and they will try to sort out any issues. Stay Safe Mrs Snooks
Free School Meals updateDear Parents As you know over the past week we have been providing packed lunches to all of our pupils eligible for free school meals and who wanted to collect from school. From Monday 30th March this will no longer be the case. Packed lunches WILL NOT be provided from school on a daily basis. Instead, I am in contact with the Aldi supermarket trying to get vouchers for all families eligible for FSM and would be willing to collect the vouchers from the school office once every 2 weeks. I will post more information regarding this on the school website and twitter shortly. If you are keen to take advantage of this you can email any of the addresses below (depending on what year your child is in) to inform the teachers and they will make a note of this. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Stay safe and well Best wishes Mrs Snooks
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