Weekly message to Welford's children and families from the Leadership Team - 15/1/21
Happy Friday children (and parents/carers),
At the end of this week well done to everyone at home and in school who is managing to keep up with their online learning and post their work to their teachers everyday, or is working hard on their paper packs at home and sending in photos to their teachers.
We can see all the fabulous work that is going on in your classes through your class stories and are so proud of the quality of some of the work that is being submitted into children's portfolios.
Please make sure that all of you are giving your very best efforts in each subject each day just like you would in school. Remember it is expected that all children should be completing their lessons every weekday during this lockdown, alongside your reading and mental maths on TT Rockstars and Numbots... and don't forget to fit in some exercise daily!
Also a massive thank you to all of you that are getting involved with the different challenges that your teachers are setting - we've heard about some fabulous responses to the reading challenge in year 3, seen some great workouts in response to Miss Fortner's fitness videos and even witnessed some wonderful wartime baking in year 6.
So please keep sharing your videos of your wider home learning like cooking, dance routines and art work as it really is a pleasure to see and share the many different talents that you all have. (Mr Wills shared some more ideas for family learning earlier this week on school story, so please try some of these if you have a chance.)
So now have a fabulous weekend and we can't wait to see what outstanding work is produced across the school from our youngest children in Nursery to our oldest in Year 6 in the days and weeks ahead.
Just before we finish we would like to thank all our staff at Welford who are working hard to improve and develop the remote learning we offer each and every day - your hard work is really appreciated.
And, finally, a massive thank you to all the parents and carers of Welford children for all the hard work you are putting in at home to support your children's learning and help them be successful. We know how hard this can be and really appreciate your efforts and your continued support. Remember school is always here to help you on weekdays with any worries or concerns.
Stay safe, work hard and we miss you all,
Mrs Foster, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Kirk, Mr Reid and Mr Wills
National Lockdown: Closure of Whole School from Tuesday, January 5th until February Half Term
You will be aware of the worrying escalation of COVID-19 cases across the United Kingdom and within our local area, and the concerns this has raised in educational settings such as ours, where our priority has always been the health, safety and happiness of the children and staff within our school.
Following the government’s announcement last night of a National Lockdown schools will now be closed until February half term. The advice is for everyone to stay at home due to the fact that corona virus cases are rising rapidly across the country.
We will open for key worker and other identified children on Wednesday 6th January when the necessary arrangements have been put into place. If you are a key worker and need support from the school please contact the school office as soon as possible.
Online learning will begin for all children on Tuesday, 5th January.
Please accept my profuse apologies for this very short notice, but we have found ourselves working within a very narrow time frame and rapidly changing circumstances.
I understand that this is an anxious time for everyone and we will continue to keep you updated with any developments. So please do everything you can to stay safe and I thank everyone for your continued support as we work together during these worrying and anxious times.
The best of every wish for a happier, healthier, safer 2021,
Mrs C Foster (Head Teacher)
Please find below the letters regarding the closure of school until February half term and detailing remote learning arrangements for this period.
Please find below the letter to the government written by Birmingham City Council leader, Ian Ward, regarding the current position in Birmingham schools and his support for everyone working in city schools at this time and any action they might have to take due to staff shortages and rising Covid infection rates.
Please find below the full guidance from the government for what you can and cannot do during the latest National lockdown.
Thank you for all your support this term around the measures we have put in place to keep school as safe as possible during these worrying and difficult times.
Just a reminder that when we return to school, please continue to be extra vigilant around the COVID symptoms including the ancillary symptoms of nausea, sickness, dizziness, extreme fatigue, runny nose/sneezing/sore throat, vomiting and diarrhoea.
If your child displays any of these symptoms please get a test and do not send them into school.
For the latest flowchart on managing Covid 19 in schools and other educational settings please see the link below:
CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus by clicking on the NHS website link below:
If you need support click on the link below:
Please can parents be extra vigilant and monitor what their children are doing online. The government has asked us to make you aware of the following link for Safeguarding Advice for Remote Learning:
Please follow the above link to find a range of resources and websites that will help
support our children's learning at home during the extended school closure (due to the Covid-19 outbreak).
Please find below the weblinks to some of our latest story times to share at home:
The Scarecrow: https://www.loom.com/share/6ef5adda3bae46898ed876d7e7c02073
Something Else: https://www.loom.com/share/871f656365a34626a097acc7528f604c
Welcome to Welford
Mrs Foster-Head Teacher
Contact Mrs Foster by:
Phone - 0121 464 9228
e-mail - email@example.com
Welcome to Welford Primary School’s website.
At Welford we believe:
"Diversity Is Our Strength & Together We Succeed"
At Welford we are committed to:
- Building a strong partnership between school, home and the community which ensures all children are given the opportunity to achieve success and be the best they can be in all they do
- Being a caring, safe and inclusive school where everyone is respectful, responsible and ready to learn and where everyone understands their rights and responsibilities under the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
- Offering a broad and balanced curriculum that engages and challenges all children whilst also meeting their diverse needs
- Fostering an open, friendly school community where everyone has a voice that is listened to and a voice that can positively influence change
- Developing self-confident, motivated and resilient children who are ready for the next step of their learning journey
Please meet our Deputy Head and SENCO
Contact Mrs Barnes by:
Phone - 0121 464 9228
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on inclusion please see our SEND page
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