As you are aware, St. Luke’s C.E (Aided) Primary School, along with all other schools, is closed to pupils from Monday 23rd March due to government measures to tackle COVID-19. Guidance for parents and carers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
The only children that school will be open to are those of ‘Critical Key Workers’ and these parents / carers have already been notified of the provision. The government continue to state that 'Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. ' Thank you to our parents/carers who are following these guidelines and are only seeking provision for occasions when their children cannot be at home. This will hopefully allow us to keep more people safe and healthy for a longer period of time.
The teachers have been extremely busy and, along with a paper pack of work for two weeks, online work will be provided for each child.
Information about the expectations of home learning has already been sent home and will be added to each class page on the website.
The children have login details to access online learning resources at Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/StLukesS81 and Timestables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student but please contact the teachers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding this or anything else relating to the work.
Some staff will be working on the school site while provision is provided for the children of ‘Critical Key Workers’ and all staff not on site will be working from home during normal school hours so we will endeavour to respond to any queries as soon as we can.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VISIT THE SCHOOL SITE UNLESS YOU ARE A ‘CRITICAL KEY WORKER’.
All of the staff at St. Luke’s urge you to follow the government advice about social distancing carefully. This government advice can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Best wishes from all at St. Luke’s C.E (Aided) Primary School. We hope that you keep yourselves and your families safe until we are all back in school again. Please do feel free to contact myself or Mrs Bellamy at email@example.com with any queries or just to keep in touch.
Keeping all children safe while learning at home
As children will be working on computers, mobile phones and other electrical devices to complete work during the school closures please make sure that their online interactions are closely monitored. Where possible ensure that they are only accessing the internet while you are in the same room as them to stop any potential safeguarding issues from taking place. The links below give further guidance about keeping your children safe online.
Children please remember to be SMART! (See the poster below)
Parents/ Carers please keep your children safe online.
Additional Information and guidance from the Government (Updated 31st March) about keeping children safe online during the school closures can be found by following the link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
(see section 6.3) It can also be found below.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Social distancing will take its toll on all of us and it is more important than ever that we look after our mental health.
Yoga and Mindfulness are great ways to promote positive mental health and they can be done indoors without any fancy equipment.
Schools have been provided with free access to Yoga and Mindfulness resources by 'Striver' to share with parents and carers.
These sessions are perfect for families to do together to help everyone stay calm and relaxed through this difficult time.
Resources for three year groups for Yoga will not currently upload however resources for neighbouring year groups should still be suitable to use. Year 1, Year 4 and Year 6 Yoga will be added when possible.