Coronavirus

Our school is now closed to all children except to those of critical key workers who are expected to attend work during this pandemic. Please make sure you have alternative arrangements in place for childcare for the foreseeable future. Please only consider sending your child into school, if you really do need to. (Please see the image below to help you make this decision.) If only one parent is a key worker, please consider alternative forms of childcare where possible as your child is at greater risk of contracting the virus or carrying it, than if they stay at home. This is about social distancing, not teaching, not socialising, not missing out on their friends or structure. Coronavirus is a deadly disease and one which will kill many people soon if we as individuals don’t make better choices. 

If your child must be in school this week or moving forwards, then please send them in. However, please send an email to headteacher@manifold.staffs.sch.uk indicating your preferred times, days and number of children first. A rota for staff will then be devised so that minimal contact will be made. Please note – children attending will only be learning what is shared for all children at home. We will not be directly teaching them, just caring for them.

Thank you for your consideration and support.
 

 Where to find the latest up to date information:

Latest Government information

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

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.
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 cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdfDownload
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Home learning packs:

All pupils received a home learning pack before our school closure. Copies of the grid can be found below. Additional tasks will be sent home via email after Easter. Facebook posts signposting parents to possible activities to try at home inclusing challenges set by the staff will be shared regularly. 

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 nursery homelearning.docxDownload
 Reception home learning pack.docxDownload
 Year 1 and 2 home learning pack.docxDownload
 year 34 home learning pack.docxDownload
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