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St Michael's CofE Primary School

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Coronavirus Information

 

On this page we will keep you up to date with information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

26/3/20 - Latest update

We have had a very strange - but enjoyable - week in school, and I hope that parents at home have begun to settle into some sort of routine. We will be reviewing the tasks teachers have been setting to make sure they are both manageable and enjoyable.

We need to know who wants a place in school over the Easter holiday: these places will be for children of critical workers who cannot make any other provision for their children. If you can (for example, if one parent is working from home) please do not send your child into school.

Please return the form below as soon as possible. The first of a weekly letter from Mr Freeman can also be found below.

Best wishes to everyone, and stay safe!

letter 1 March 26 2020.doc

Easter holiday request form for critical workers.docx

20/03/20 - update

As you will be aware, we are now closed to most pupils, and from Monday 23rd March only pupils where one or both parents are keyworkers, or where the child is classed as vulnerable, will be able to attend. The expectation is that most children, even in these two cases, will be looked after at home in order to help slow the rate of infection and protect the most vulnerable.

Please click on the links below to access the letter explaining this, and to access the response form.

school closure letter 20 3 20.pdf

Keyworker response form for childcare during Covid19

If your situation changes, please get in touch with us by phone or email. We are aiming to keep the office running, although with reduced staff. If you need help or family support, again, contact us or the relevant agency.

Thanks to everyone for your good wishes. Let’s hope everyone stays safe over the coming months. We will keep everyone regularly updated by email and through the school website.

 

Home Learning

 

 As most of the teachers will be working from home, we will be supporting your child's home learning as fully as possible. We will be using a variety of online learning resources, including some existing favourites (times tables rock stars), but also some new ones. We are currently setting up google classroom for all KS2 children. This will allow children to download work for the teacher to comment and mark.

Please let us know if you have limited (or no) access to a computer or tablet and we will make sure you are provided with actual resources. It is really important that we keep children's learning going over the coming weeks and (probably) months.

Please see the following letter for further details, and also visit your child's Year Group page on the website.

Parent Home Learning Guide St Michaels 20 3 20.docx

 

For further information:

Government advice on keyworkers etc March 20

Advice for educational settings

Materials to support good hygiene practice

Advice on trips (March 2020); Domestic trips are still okay to go ahead, schools should check with the venue before going

Local Authority letter:

Letter to parents - school closures on 20_03_20.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key workers: please check this list. If your child is likely to attend school we may ask to see evidence of your employment

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • cough
  • difficulty in breathing
  • fever

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.