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Scholastic Book Club.

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/church/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by November 15th, 2021.


6th September 2021 return to school

Dear Parents/Carers
 
I hope you are all enjoying the summer break and are looking forward to the final summer heatwave that we have been promised. The start of school is quickly approaching and we look forward to welcoming our new nursery starters and new reception class as well as all the other children. 
 
As you can imagine lots of new guidance has been coming out with regards to the start of school which I aim to share in this email.
 
As already mentioned we have now confirmed our start and end times for the new year. Children will need to be in school between 8:30 and 8:45 before the gates close at this time. The first lesson starts at 8:50, so it is very important that children are on time. Reception class will then finish at 3:10, KS1 at 3:15 and KS2 at 3:20. 
 
With regards to P.E, years 1-6 will all have one P.E session on a Thursday starting first week back. If the children come to school wearing P.E kits this will save time getting ready. The children's second slot will be confirmed first week back and the same will apply regarding kit. Reception will have 1 P.E lesson on a Wednesday and the second will be confirmed also first week back. Reception children will come to school in uniform and change into their kit here. This is because changing is a core part of the EYFS curriculum. 
 
The uniform list is on our school website and can be purchased from the shop in Sleaford or online at Nationwide uniforms. We are excited to introduce our new Blazers for Year 5 and 6 children this year and look forward to seeing how smart they look on the first day back. Children are able to wear their red v neck jumpers under the blazers if they wish but this is optional. 
 
With regards to COVID, everything in essence reverts back to how we were pre pandemic which will be a bit of a culture shock for everyone however there will be a few changes:
 
  • Staff will continue to test twice a week, 
  • wearing a mask at drop off and pick up will be optional
  • Children will continue to wash/anti-bac their hands regularly
  • where warm to do so, rooms will have their windows open
  • Carbon Dioxide monitors will be installed in school to measure air quality
  • No more class bubbles (unless required- see below)
  • Whole school mixing
  • Assemblies return
  • After school clubs return
  • Whole bubbles will no longer close if we have a positive test, instead children of contacts advised to book a PCR test. Track and trace and Public Health will now make school decisions with regards to isolation etc. 
  • Information will continuously change and school will update you on this. 
  • Children and adults still required to get a test if they are displaying coronavirus symptoms
Below is a table with actions that we will follow in the result of a positive case:
 

Number of Cases:

Description:

 

Actions:

 

 

A single child tests Positive

· A single child tests positive for Covid in a class.

· There are fewer than 5 cases in the year group.

· No other year groups are affected.

· The child/staff member who tested positive self-isolates for 10 days. Remote learning will be provided if they are well enough to complete it.

· The parents of the child or the staff member are contacted directly by NHS Track and Trace to establish likely contacts.

· Likely contacts will be contacted by NHS Track & Trace and advised to book a PCR Test. The school will contact parents to advise this if close contacts are known.

· Children do not need to miss school or self-isolate whilst they wait for the result of the PCR test unless they have Covid Symptoms.

 

5 children or staff within a year group test positive within 10 days of each other.

OR

3 children or staff in a single Class / Club within 10 days.

 

 

· There have been 5 cases of Covid across a year group within 10 days which could mean that Covid is spreading within that group of children.

· As above for each positive case.

· The school will discuss the outbreak with Lincolnshire Public Health and agree strengthening protective measures for 10 school days, including:

o   Re-introducing staff social distancing for corridors & communal areas.

o   Adapting, limiting or postponing indoor events, trips, open days and performances.

o   Reverting to virtual assemblies

o   Reducing the amount of classes staff work across.

 

 

Covid cases continue to increase rapidly within a 10 day period.

 

·Despite the measures indicated above, Covid cases within the school continue to rise within a 10 day period with multiple classes and staff affected, suggesting that Covid is spreading widely throughout the school.

·  Incident Management Team meeting held between the school and Lincolnshire Public Health to agree further measures, for a further 10 school days, including:

o   Re-introducing class bubbles.

o   Reverting to class-based school lunches.

o   Limiting all non-essential visitors to school.

o   Postponing all non-essential events.

o   Re-introducing remote learning for individual classes for 10 school days considered.

 
I hope this email clarifies what school will look like upon our return. As usual, if you have any questions please email: 
 
Enjoy the rest of Summer and we look forward to welcoming you back. 
 
Kind regards
 
Mr Clay
 
 

Scholastic Book Club is up and running!

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! 

Go to https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/church/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by May 21st, 2021.


Return to school 8th March 2021

3rd March 2021

Dear parents/ carers

We hope everyone is doing well in the current lockdown and it has been great to see so many children attend on line lessons. We also hope you have enjoyed the extra activities we have put on- Mr Motivator and Peter Levy were personal highlights.

We have now obviously received the brilliant news that all of the children can now return to school on 8th March 2021. Below is all the information you require in preparation for the return. THERE ARE SOME SUBTLE CHANGES.

Timetable

8:30 School gates open for ALL

8:45 Registration closes- All children to be in by this time (this is really important so that children do not miss more learning time).

3:10 EYFS Finish

3:15 KS1 finish

3:20 KS2 finish

School is back to being mandatory which means school fines are now reinstated. School is as safe as it has ever been with staff now receiving two tests a week in addition to all of the other controls in place. Please continue to wear a mask whilst on site and I thank you for your cooperation with this.

School will be resuming hot lunches and the ordering form is now available online for you to start ordering meals again.

As children prepare to return to school, we would encourage establishing a good bedtime routine so the children are back In the routine of preparing for school.  Please ensure your child has been given breakfast before coming into school. This is not the school’s responsibility unless your child attends breakfast club. We are seeing increasing numbers of children not eating before school. Every child needs to bring in their own water bottle to school to support with reducing the risk of spread. If your child is in Year 3 or above, you may send in a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit for break time.

We will continue with our strict hygiene procedures in school and we would advise you to ensure your child washes their hands thoroughly when returning home from school.

If you have any questions at all about the return to school please do not hesitate to contact school.

 

Mr Clay


Phonics lessons from Monday 22nd February

Dear Parents/Carers

As you are aware, Boris Johnson has stated that Schools will not return until the 8th March at the earliest and this depends on the Government hitting its targets. Therefore we will be continuing with online learning for at least the next two weeks.

We have been looking at ways to engage pupils with their online learning and have listened to what parents and pupils want from us as a school. We have therefore made the decision to run ‘Live Phonics lessons’ for those pupils who are learning from home.

These Live sessions will be run daily, in the afternoons. Pupils have been grouped, following last weeks assessments, based on their phonics level and staff have been allocated different groups of pupils. The sessions will be a ‘Speed Sound’ lesson via Zoom, pupils will then be required to read the appropriate book, specific to their level of reading, through Oxford Owl. Links to these books will be available on the School website, on the Home learning Phonics page.

Please keep an eye out for the Zoom meeting code and time, which will be sent to you via text message on Monday 22nd February.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school either via email enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk or telephone 01529 302696.

Regards

Mrs E Smith

Phonics Lead


Update

27th January 2021

Good afternoon all

You may have seen that Boris Johnson has stated that Schools will not return until the 8th March at the earliest and this depends on the Government hitting its targets. Therefore we will be continuing with online learning for the forseeable future. 

As a staff we are wanting to consider different ways to get the children learning without being online all the time. Therefore on the 5th February we will have a no screen day where the children will be set 50 tasks to do which do not involve looking at a screen. More information will come out about this soon. This week we are also sending out arts and crafts bags to all the children who are at home so that the children can complete some art activities at home to support with their ongoing wellbeing. 

Again, school would like to thank you all for the great jobs you are doing at home with supporting your children with their learning. Staff do appreciate all the positive comments you have sent in and I'm glad some parents are enjoying some of the lessons as much as the children. 

Please get in touch with us if you need anything at all. 

Kind regards

 

Mr Clay

Headteacher


Update/ NHS test and trace

UPDATE AND NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for Staff

Dear Staff/Parents/Governors,

I hope you are all well. Thank you to everyone for supporting with getting children online. By the children attending live lessons, they are maintaining important contact with their teachers and peers, is providing much important routine at home and is ensuring that the children are not being left behind with their learning. We have had lots of requests this week for home learning packs however from a school perspective this is a very last resort as ALL children should now have access to IT, if not I have 15 laptops available to loan. This is the best way to provide effective learning to children and will hopefully in turn take some of the pressure off you as parents. Please persist with online learning and any problems please contact school.

If you email staff, please also bear with them if they do not reply straight away. We currently have 70 children in school so all staff are still in school working with those children as well as trying to maintain online learning and contact with parents.

You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as a ‘lateral flow device’. This letter is to help give you more information about the testing programme for staff in our school.

Along with the other protective measures we are taking, testing of staff will allow us to take further measures to help pupils and staff to remain in school. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic. By testing we will help to reduce the spread in school through asymptomatic transmission.

Testing

Staff who have opted-in will undertake two lateral device tests per week.

How the tests work

The lateral flow tests are easy to undertake, using a swab of the nose and throat and the results are within half an hour.

What if someone tests positive?

If a staff member tests positive on a lateral flow device, they will inform myself immediately. All close contacts of the staff will be informed that they need to self-isolate. This is anyone who has been within 1 metre for 1 minute or 2 metres for 15 minutes or more. The staff member will also take a further ‘PCR test’ to confirm the result. This should be as soon as possible afterwards.

During this time while they wait for the PCR result all close-contacts will need to self-isolate.

If the PCR test returns a positive result they will have to continue to self-isolate and follow the guidance from NHS Test and Trace. If the PCR test returns a negative result, then the isolation period ends upon confirmation from Lincolnshire Public Health.

What happens if the test is negative?

While a small number of participants may need to repeat the test if the first test was invalid or void for some reason, those who test negative will resume their work as normal.

What if they develop symptoms?

This testing programme at school is for people with no symptoms. If they develop symptoms at any time (including a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self-isolate, and book a test by calling 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

We will support our staff and pupils throughout, but please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr C Clay

Headteacher


User Guide

Good morning

Here is a very detailed user guide on how to access google classroom on various platforms.

As usual any question please contact school. 

Mr Clay

 

User guide


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