Coronavirus

Our school is now open to those of critical key workers who are expected to attend work during this pandemic and to pupils in nursery, reception and year one. All other families should make sure they have alternative arrangements in place for childcare for the foreseeable future.  

Coronavirus is a deadly disease and one which will kill many people soon if we as individuals don’t make better choices. We are following government guidance and maintaining 2m social distancing where possible. However, due to the age of our pupils, this is not always possible.

 

Where to find the latest up to date information:
Latest Government information on Coronavirus (Covid19)
Up to date NHS information 
The importance of handwashing PHE

Coronavirus and children:

Many children will be overhearing adult conversations and seeing regular updates on the news about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This can result in children worrying about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimise anxiety or fear.
Click on the link below for a child friendly video to start the conversation off.
https://ineqe.com/2020/03/20/animation-story-book-explains-the-coronavirus-to-children/?fbclid=IwAR3EcLPcKQbDzjxze4bfvtzhtIx__jZC6aw80TvrdYTwvqRo_HL4xNrNA

 

The government have been putting together a wealth of materials as we work our way through this unknown territory: 

What parents need to know about educational-settings

 

Talking to children about Coronavirus:
When talking to your child:

Remain calm and reassuring.
Make yourself available to listen and to talk.
Avoid language that might blame others and lead to stigma.
Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio, or online.
Provide information that is honest and accurate.
Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.

 

Calm Brain are offering free access to CalmBrain for all parents, giving them unlimited access to the Jukebox for the duration of school closures. To access this service, email calmbrainsupport@calmbrainapproach.com and provide the following information:

First and last name (i.e. your name - parent; they do not need the name of the child)
Your email address
The name of our school.

Videos:

During lockdown, we might have been physically apart, but we were not apart in spirit. Pupils and staff alike helped to bring smiles and to keep in touch with each other through the creation of some short videos.

Hello

Buster's daily routine!

Selfie Sunday

International day of dance

We'll meet again

Teamwork makes the dream work

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 Advice for children.pdfDownload
 cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdfDownload
 Helplines and websites for parents.pdfDownload
 Helplines and websites if you need help now.pdfDownload
 Keeping-Calm-and-Providing-Supportive-Parenting-During-the-Coronavirus (002) (002).pdfDownload
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Home learning packs:

All pupils receive weekly home learning packs. We ask that all pupils read on a daily basis and that pupils complete a reading quiz on Accelerated Reader where possible. We ask all pupils from reception through to year four, to access Numbots/TT Rockstars daily (10-20 minutes dependent on age). Pupils in year 3/4 are asked to complete a weekly 'soundcheck' on TT Rockstars as this gauges their timestables knowledge. Additional, optional tasks are posted daily on our school Facebook page. 

Staff are more than willing to offer feedback on work - offering praise and next steps. Please send any work by email to:

foundationstage@manifold.staffs.sch.uk  (Nursery and Reception)

keystage1@manifold.staffs.sch.uk (years one and two)

keystage2@manifold.staffs.sch.uk (years three and four)

 

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 1st June action plan.docxDownload
 abbreviated risk assessment for parents June 2020.pdfDownload
 behaviour policy addendum.pdfDownload
 Coronavirus Covid19 - Risk Assessment - 2020.pdfDownload
 first aid covid.pdfDownload
 Home school agreement COVID-19 June 2020.pdfDownload
 reopening June 2020 parent info.pdfDownload
 Returning to school.pptxDownload
 safeguarding policy Covid June.pdfDownload
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