I want to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to the adults at home who are helping with home learning. What a task you have, and we don’t underestimate the effort involved. You are amazing. Whatever your circumstances at home, this isn’t what you have signed up for and having supported home learning for my children for an extended period of time, I know how tricky it can be. Hopefully there is a bit of a routine now, and that the staff efforts with live lessons and check-ins have made it easier. Thank you for your supportive comments and emails, too- staff do appreciate them. The good news is that we have a week off from home learning next week! A time to recharge, turn off the tech, and not have the expectations of getting the school work done and joining meets at certain times!
This week is e-safety week. How relevant given our increased use of tech! The children will be learning about keeping safe online, with a focus for KS2 on what fake news is, and how we need to question the information we find online. E-safety week is always a good time to think about your family’s use of tech in the home. What are your family rules and boundaries? Why not take this opportunity to talk with your child again about how they keep safe online, as well as the mental impact of using tech frequently? Perhaps do so whilst taking a walk in the up-coming snow!
Have a wonderful weekend
Please click on this link for the latest edition of the Families magazine,
Star Learners – Home and At School
Well done to:
Year R: Lewis, Oliver, Danny C, Kieran, Mathea, Louie
Year 1: Joey, Sarah, Liam, Harry, Max, Dylan
Year 2: Isabelle C, Reece, Finley, Theo, Aaron, Rebecca
Year 3: Joe, Florence, Cullen, Seth, Zac, Jeffrey
Year 4: AJ, Amelia, Charlie T, Megan, Georgia, Isla
Year 5: Lottie H, Zac P, Samuel F, Charlotte C, Ethan, Beth
Year 6: Ava S, Evie (6S), William S, Ethan, Ed E Daniel Hen
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Work should be submitted/handed in so that we can mark it and provide feedback. This includes work done on paper (take a photo and then submit it!).
Please do your best to attend all live lessons. We have a very high level of engagement, which is great!
We have been informed by Scopay that a download of text messages that were sent via them by Hampshire Schools between 1st December and 8th January was made by an unauthorised user.
The download was limited to mobile numbers only, and no other personal information was obtained. Please be vigilant to any unusual text messages you may receive that appear to be from us noting that we will not request payment by text message and we would never ask you to reply by text if we need any information from you.
If you are unsure of the authenticity of a text that appears to be from us please contact the school office.
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If a child or parent is at home because of symptoms, please keep the siblings off too. IE the whole household needs to isolate, and the person with symptoms needs to get a test.
We are moving online with homework, spellings and Google Classrooms. If you need help with technology, please do let us know by emailing the office.
If a child is off school but able to work, then Google Classroom work is available – and it should be completed. Teachers spend a lot of time making sure this work is available so no-one misses out!
Do you have a spare laptop you don’t need?
Do you have a laptop lying around, which we can use to support children at home? Doesn’t need to be new or quick. We blitz it, and install all the software necessary. That way a child who doesn’t have access to a laptop for home learning can really benefit. If you can help, please email the office.
We’ve moved our absence request form online. This is for absence requests such as holidays, weddings, funeral, special events, and more. You don’t need to use this form for sickness or self-isolation (but please email/phone the office if they are unwell).
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Good morning. Routines are such an important part of family life and I know at the moment they are not a priority for everyone. I have attached a flyer to this web page about routines and how it can help, especially during this current period of lockdown.
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