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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


Live Learning

Good afternoon
 
Thank you everyone for this morning with supporting getting your child online- I can assure you it was a stressful experience for all involved however phenomenally we have now managed to get over 180 out of 206 children online with plans to get many more on by Monday. So a massive THANK YOU!
 
I am sure that by the time we get to Monday, we will encounter more problems however I ask that you contact school and we will try and talk you through it or we will send a member of staff out to you to get you set up. 
 
Now we have got almost everyone on, the next step is getting all children working on it. Children should all have exercise books which were given out last month to complete some of the work in, this will primarily be for live learning and will be live marked on the call. 
 
Children will also be set assignments using google classroom which the children will be able to complete and then send back. If you are unable to access Google classroom, all of the links to the topic lessons on the oak national academy website will be put on our school website for children to complete in exercise books. 
 
Please keep talking to school if you are encountering problems as we want to ensure your child is accessing their learning and support you with keeping children's routine. 
 
Take care all
 
Mr Clay

Google classroom on Tablets and phones

Good afternoon

I know lots of you have been struggling to access Google Classroom on phones and tablets. Today I have managed to find a way to access this. 

If you download Google meet onto your phones and tablets. When you sign in, sign in with the childrens Church Lane email address and password. You will then be logged in to meet. If you click the menu, you then need to click meeting code, enter the code for the classroom that teachers send out and you will then be able to access google classroom. 

Any problems please call school and I will talk you through it. 

Mr Clay


Update

Dear Parents/Carers

I would like to start by thanking you for the lovely messages from parents/carers, I have shared these with staff and this certainly brightened the mood this morning after last night’s news.  We have been working relentlessly today to get bits sorted and we hope by the end of the week we should have everything running smoothly.

All key worker children and those that fall into the vulnerable category have now been informed that you are able to attend and should do so wearing uniform. If you have not been spoken to then children are to begin remote learning from 06/01/2021 and this is discussed further on in this letter.

Unfortunately, due to staffing and those classed as vulnerable we are going to be unable to offer breakfast club and wrap around care during this period so our operating hours will be 8:30 until 3:30 as with the first lockdown. I appreciate this may cause difficulties but if I was able to offer it I certainly would.

Staff will be keeping in touch regularly with families via the telephone. As with before if you are struggling with anything please reach out to school and we will try and lend a hand even if it is putting referrals to foodbanks or if you just want to chat with another adult. WE ARE HERE!

School are working hard to get live lessons set up as quickly as possible to maximise engagement and ensure children remain in touch with friends and teachers however we are currently having some practical issues. We intend on starting live lessons as of Monday 11th January 2021 to allow us time to iron out issues that we have. Your child’s timetable is below.

We will be having a practice run on Friday 8th January 2020 to check that everyone can get onto the video call. This will take place at the times below:

Reception: 10am

Year 1: 10:15am

Year 2: 10:30am

Year 3: 10:45 am

Year 4: 11am

Year 5: 11:15am

Year 6: 11:30 am

Mr Barratt will send out a video and email with guidance on how to access Google Classroom and access the video method. Please have a play around with this before Friday to familiarise yourselves with this.

This will then allow us the afternoon to sort issues ready to start online learning on Monday.

Until then, work is available on the school website. If you visit https://www.churchlaneprimary.org.uk/ , visit home learning and click on your child’s page. You will then be able to access videos and learning that can be completed in the children’s green books that have been sent home.

Remote learning

Remote learning will be done through Google Classroom and ALL children will receive approx. 2 hours of live teaching each day from years 1-6 as well as provided with links to complete topic work. Many of you have asked for laptops and I will get these out to you over the coming days. We have a few more devices available and internet dongles. Please email enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk if you would like one of these.

Please find the below timetable for children to follow at home. If children are refusing to participate in learning please contact school and staff will happily come to your homes to support with child engagement.

Nursery

Staff are going to read stories and sing songs and set challenges via Tapestry and will continue to communicate with you through this forum.

Reception

The plan for Reception home learning is:

9.30am- RWI Video links will be sent on Tapestry for each child to complete

11.30am- Links will be sent out for Maths WRM home learning videos- these are exactly what we are covering in school.

1.30pm- Miss Hakes will deliver a live zoom session of letter formation and read a story that we will be covering in class. Miss Hakes will then set a challenge linked to topic. The zoom invite will go to parents via tapestry.

Children will need to have cameras on as there will be interactive activities and we ask that parents are also present to support children with their concentration.  

 

Year 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9-9:30

Phonics-Accessed through school website

Phonics-Accessed through school website

Phonics-Accessed through school website

Phonics-Accessed through school website

Phonics-Accessed through school website

10-10:45

 Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

11:30-12:15

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

1-1:40

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

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Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

 

 

Year 3-6

Year 3 and 6

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9-9:55

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

Maths- Live lesson with teacher on Google classroom

10-10:40

 Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group

10:45-11:30

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

English-Live lesson with the teacher on Google classroom

1-1:40

Guided reading/phonics- links found on the school website under home learning

Guided reading/phonics- links found on the school website under home learning

Guided reading/phonics- links found on the school website under home learning

Guided reading/phonics- links found on the school website under home learning

Guided reading/phonics- links found on the school website under home learning

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Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

Topic- Accessed through the school website under home learning then year group.

 

It is vital that if for any reason you are struggling to access google classroom that you contact enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk so we can rectify this and ensure children are not left behind.

There will be rules for live learning that need to be strictly adhered to comply with safeguarding measures and protect both adults and children. A register will be taken before each session, children not attending online sessions will be contacted to check how online learning is being completed.  We do understand that parents are also working in many cases from home and school want to work to support you to find a balance so that children do not fall behind with learning.

-        Children will only use school technology for school purposes as directed by my teacher.

 

-        Children will only take part in ‘live’ streaming if a parent and teacher knows that they are doing it and school takes that if a child is attending a live lesson that this has been agreed prior by parents.

 

-        Children will not reveal any passwords to anyone.

 

-         Parents and Children will be responsible for their behaviour and actions when using technology and this includes the resources children access.

 

-        Children and parents will make sure that all communication with other students, teachers or others using technology is responsible and sensible.

 

-        Children will not deliberately browse, download, upload or forward material that could be considered offensive or illegal. If children accidentally come across any such material they should report it immediately to their teacher or their parent.

 

-        Children and parents will not share resources or videos created by teachers with anyone who is not a pupil or member of staff at Church Lane Primary School and Nursery

 

-        Children and parents will not record or take photos of their classmates or teachers during a face-to-face session. Children and parents will not share any school content on social media platforms

 

-        Children and parents understand that when using Google Classroom and other applications provided by the school that my use can be monitored and logged and can be made available to my teachers.

 

-        If audio/video conferencing is used, Children and parents understand that this might be recorded by the teacher for safeguarding purposes. It is for the parent to determine whether they are happy for children to use video conferencing. Otherwise they should just use audio. School accept no responsibility if children use video when prior permission not given

 

-        Children will continue to follow the rules regarding my use of technology as outlined in the school’s ICT Acceptable User Agreement

 

Parents and children understand that these rules are designed to help keep children safe and that if they are not followed, school sanctions will be applied and my parent may be contacted. When participating in an audio or video conference on Google classroom, remember that this is an extension of the classroom and you should conduct yourself as you would when on your best behaviour in a classroom. This includes:

 

-        Be on time for your interactive session

-        Be dressed appropriately for learning (e.g. no pyjamas)

-        Interact patiently and respectfully with your teachers and peers

-        Microphones will need to be turned off

-        Video conference from an environment that is quiet, safe, public and free from distractions. Please DO NOT use bedrooms for video conferencing. We also request that parents are in the vicinity of online lessons to ensure that children are engaging.

-        If children access online live learning the school assumes that children have been given permission to do so. It is up to parents to decide whether they allow their children to have their picture shown or not. Video can easily be turned off.

-        You MUST NOT record each other’s online interactions. If the lesson is to be recorded, this will be done by the teacher.

-        You MUST NOT take screen shots of the teacher or other children within the video call

-        Make sure you end the session as soon as the teacher indicates to do so and do not stay in the session after the teacher has left.

 

Any breaches of the above will be dealt with under the schools behaviour policy as this is an extension of the classroom.

 

Free school meals

Starting from Monday we will be delivering food boxes to children who are in receipt of free school meals. If your child is in school you will need to send your child in with a packed lunch as you will have a food box. If your child is in Reception, 1 or 2 and attending school and have not received a food box they will receive a packed lunch bag in school.

I understand that there is a lot of information here. There will be further information over the coming days being released too. Until then, please take care and look after yourselves and we will see you all soon.

 

Mr Clay

 

 


Lockdown

Dear Parents/Carers

The news I  and staff have been dreading has arrived and I will be honest we are all heart broken as the children and staff have worked so hard since returning to catch up on missed learning and the children have been amazing. Unfortunately, this has meant we are going to have to close our doors to the majority however the difference this time is that we are able to offer remote learning. 

I too have only just found out about lockdown and as you can appreciate, finding out at 8:25pm does not leave much time to organise anything and give you time to organise anything. Tomorrow (5/1/2021) we will be closed to ALL children apart from those of key workers. You qualify as a key worker if you fall into the groups below:

Critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

 

If you feel you fall into one of these groups then please email: enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk stating your name, your childs name/s and what your job role is. I will then confirm whether you have been offered a space. We will only be operating between 8:30 to 3:30 tomorrow (as we did during the first lockdown) and I will update further on this tomorrow once more finite plans are in place. Children will need to wear uniform and will go to their usual classroom doors. 

Pre-school will remain open tomorrow for ALL children as per guidance. Please inform us if you do not intend on sending. 

School will be sorting who comes under the vulnerable and EHCP etc children category tomorrow and we will inform you if you can send your child to school as of 6/1/2021.

Tomorrow we will be pulling together our remote teaching. This teaching will be compulsory for all to take part in as per government guidance and really is in the best interest of the children so that they do not fall behind further. We will be doing some live teaching over google classroom and more information will come out about this tomorrow. 

Some people have emailed about laptops and equipment if you are struggling for laptops please email enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk where i have some equipment children can borrow. 

We are trying to sort school lunches and information about this will go out shortly with regards to a plan. 

If you have any questions please email enquiries@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk where I will try to remain available until 11:30pm and answer any questions you may have.

I apologise for the lateness of this email however I find out at the same time as you and still do not have all the guidance from the govenerment to make informed decisions. 

As you can appreciate, I and school staff will try our best to support all of you, however please bear with us whilst we do our best to put the best possible plan together. 

Thank you all for your ongoing support and take care. I will be sending lots of information through tomorrow and will be calling individuals as the day goes on. 

Mr Clay

 

 


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