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Letter re wider re-opening on 8th June

Letter re wider re-opening on 8th June

2nd June 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I’d just like to give you a quick update on the wider opening of Hillocks.
We will be re-opening to Year 6 only on Monday 8th June. We feel we can safely do
this and having the oldest children in will give us an opportunity to establish the
safest practice. The governors and the local authority are fully supportive of this
decision.
The Y6 staff will be telephoning families to ask whether or not their child will be
returning to school on Monday. We will need a definite answer this time.
During the phone call, staff will also be giving out information on the organisation of
the day. Children will not necessarily be in their normal classroom or with their
normal adult. The times of the day will also be different; children will need to be
dropped off promptly at the specified point at 9:00 and collected from the same
point at 2pm. All Y6 children will need a packed lunch. Children will not be allowed
to bring anything to school other than a water bottle, their lunch and sun cream
when necessary. There will be other details given during the phone call.
Key worker and vulnerable children
School will continue to be open for the children of Key workers and those
considered to be vulnerable. As this group is much bigger now, they will be split into
three bubbles. Details of these will be provided to parents.
The situation in school will be reviewed by senior leaders and the governors on a
weekly basis with a view to reopening to further year groups when it is safe to do so.
Teachers will continue to set work for children who aren’t in school. Please try to
ensure your child completes this work and that they read as widely as possible. Staff
will also be telephoning the children at home on a weekly basis to check how they
are doing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school by phone or email.
Thank you so much for your cooperation in all of this.
With very best wishes,
Margaret Newcombe

21/05/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you and your family remain safe and well.

Firstly, thank you for all the support that you have been providing at home during these difficult times – we appreciate that this may have proved challenging, but we have seen great examples of effort and work from children and families alike.

As you will be aware, the government has asked that schools plan for a reopening from 1 June. This is dependent on meeting the ‘five tests’ set out by the government and this evidence is due to be reviewed on 28 May – only if these measures are met will schools begin to reopen.

Since the date of this announcement, we have been working to establish the safest ways for a phased reopening of our school in line with guidance from the Department for Education and the Local Authority.

We appreciate the importance of children returning to school, but are absolutely clear that this must be done with the health and safety of all children and staff at the forefront of our decision making.

With this in mind, we plan to begin to reopen Hillocks to Year 6 pupils on Monday 8 June, provided all risk measures are in place. We will be telephoning the parents of children in this group during the week commending 1 June to discuss arrangements and timings of the school day. We will also endeavour to answer any questions or concerns.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide care for the children of keyworkers and children identified according to the criteria provided by the government.

In line with the government guidance, we will also be planning for the return for Year One and pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage at a later point. Parents will be contacted with further details nearer the time. We will be continuing to provide online learning for these and other year groups in the meantime and we are here to support you wherever we can.

We will contact the parents of all children prior to their return – please do not send your child to school until arrangements are in place.

Please note that it is your right to continue to provide home education if you do not wish to send your children back into school – you will not be penalised or fined should you wish to keep them at home. 

Margaret Newcombe

Music – Week 2

 

https://youtu.be/Y8EPXqp0mwY  Early Years music lesson 2  Jungle

Adventures in Music is Inspire Music’s new 10 week musical learning programme for Early Years and Foundation pupils. AiM uses rhythm, music and movement to develop language skills, spark the imagination and build confidence in exploring and making music. Week 2 – The Jungle Adventure through the Jungle and see what you can hear! You might meet some animals that are near! Instruments you may need: shakers or a saucepan and spoon.

https://youtu.be/xgMAtKlh2bQ  KS2 Pulse part 2

KS2 Music Pathfinder Week 2 – Pulse

 

 

BBC Bitesize fab free lessons & resources available on BBC iPlayer (or Sky red button)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Then type Bitesize in search box and choose appropriate age group for your child.

MUSIC HOMEWORK

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Free Daily Resources for Children

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

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Benefit-related free school meals voucher during school closure

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-meals/free-school-meals-and-milk

Benefits-related free school meals; which entitles children of all ages to free school meals, milk and the school to receive extra funding for your child, if parents are in receipt of certain benefits.
Provision for children that are in receipt of benefit-related free school meals has been in place since the beginning of the school closure, and they have been receiving packed lunches. From 20th April eligible children of full-time school age will received a weekly grocery voucher instead.

(Not to be confused with, ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ which all children in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to automatically, when they are at school/when it’s open.)

Eligibility for benefit-related free school meals is:

“Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Income Support
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)”

If you think you may be eligible to benefit-related free school meals and milk going forward, or your circumstances have changed, please make an application online via the Notts County Council website, ‘Apply for free school meals and milk’, as soon as possible.

Free Book explaining Covid-19 in a child friendly manner

https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

Free Daily Resources

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