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HOME LEARNING Information can be found by clicking on the Parent Information link at the top of this page

UPDATED INFORMATION

Updated Information 23rd March 2020

Friday 20th March 2020

 

Closure of Schools in England due to the COVID – (coronavirus) outbreak

 

We ask that if your child/children need the support of the school, that you please contact school as soon as possible by phoning school on 01226 345030 or by email at sandhilloffice@shiremat.co.uk so plans can be made. 

COVID –  19 School Update Monday 30th March 2020

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time. We will do our upmost to  ensure that we continue to support you. In line with the Cabinet Office and Department for Education document: Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision, if children can stay safely at home, they should. This is the best way we can limit the chance of the virus spreading. The fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. We thank you in advance for your continued cooperation. We are continuing to receive regular updates and guidance from Public Health England, the Local Authority and Department for Education.

 

School Closures & Home Learning

Every child was sent home with a home learning pack before the school closed. There is a link on the school website under ‘Parent Information’ that directs you to planned weekly activities for your children. We have also added some websites to the school website and we will keep adding to these. Children have access to Purple Mash and Numbots. Lots of children have also been joining in with PE with Joe Wicks, RWI lessons, story time with David Walliams amongst other things which we keep sharing on our Twitter page/website. It has been so lovely to see some of the learning that your children have been doing too. Please keep sharing these on our Twitter and we would still like as many parents as possible to download the twitter app and follow our classes.

 

Please make sure that throughout all of this, you continue to have some fresh air/go on a daily walk and most importantly spend quality time with your family playing games, making things, watching films, singing, dancing, talking and laughing together whilst ensuring that you stay safe.

 

Arrangements for Free School Meals

We are supporting all of our families who are in receipt of Free School Meals by providing them with a packed lunch which is available from reception from 11.30am. All parents in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’ should have received a text message that they need to respond to. Vouchers will be sent by text daily.

 

Support for all our families

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for everyone, and there are families within our community who are particularly struggling whether this be for food or they just need someone to talk to. Please remember that we are still here to support each and everyone of you and we can still be contacted via the school email—sandhilloffice@shirematco.uk. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can support you or your child in anyway.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thankyou to all the staff for their courage and support during this time. Both the staff and children have worked wonders during this period.

It is important that we keep saying to the children that It’s good to know that pandemics don’t happen very often. They occur about once every twenty-five or thirty years, or about three times every one hundred years. It’s also helpful to remember that the Coronavirus pandemic will end; probably not by tomorrow morning, but it will end.

 

We once again thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

David Hickey

Sandhill Primary School, which is part of the Shire Multi Academy Trust, will as of 1st November 2019 re-broker across to the ECM Trust. Further information will be available from the school as we nearer that date as well as keeping you informed via the school website and letters home. Should you have any queries please don't hesitate in contacting the school direct

Monday 24th Feb 2020 and Monday 20th July 2020 are both inset days

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES 2019 - 20

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES 2020 - 21

Just a few upcoming dates for your diary

Spring 2020

Friday 14th February

Break up for half term

17th Feb – 21st February

Half Term Holiday

Monday 24th February

Inset Day

Monday 2nd

Friday 6th March

Bikeability Y5

Thursday 5th March

World Book Day

Tuesday 10th March &

Thursday 12th March

Parents Evenings

Thursday 19th March

KS1 Mother’s Day Assembly

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