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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday 2nd July 2020 

Friday 26th June 2020

Please keep regularly reading the Government guidance to keep each other safe 

Letter for parents and guardians of children attending school

Thursday 18th June 2020 

 

We have spare uniform available for any children who may have grown out of theirs. Please help yourself from the lunch trolley on the playground.

Monday 15th June 2020 

 

We have a few spaces left in our Reception pods. The children have had great fun today, lots of smiles and laughter.

Please get in touch if you would like a space for your child 

Friday 12th June 2020 

Monday 8th June 2020

 

 

Many of you may have heard that schools will struggle to open for all children in a safe way before the summer.

With only small numbers of children allowed to be in each ‘pod’ this dramatically decreases the number of children that we can safely accommodate.

All our available classrooms and the hall will be in use next week for the Nursery, Reception, key worker and vulnerable children. Using current guidance and risk assessments, this makes it virtually impossible to welcome any more year groups back into school this academic year.

 

If things change in the next 5 and a half weeks, of course we will fling open the doors in excitement to welcome more of our wonderful children back 

Looking very unlikely though.

 

I understand this maybe overwhelming for some of you and we are always here to chat and support you.

We feel heartbroken that we may not be able to give the year 2 children who are leaving, the send off they deserve  but we will!!! We will find a way... even if later this year, we will bring the year 2 children in and party and celebrate. 

 

We have incredible and talented staff at our school. Try your best to keep going with the home learning, but also don’t panic! When children return they will work tirelessly as usual to ensure your children have the best education they can.

 

From Friday 17th July- September the school ground will be taken over by the building company to make it all incredible to become Heartwood CE VC Primary School. This means we cannot provide any childcare over this time

 

Prayer from Diocese of Norwich to support our families through this difficult time

 

Loving God, 

you brought Noah and his ark to dry land

through the stormy waters of his day:

bless us too, we pray, and those we love, as we navigate the stormy waters of Covid-19.

We look now at your rainbow, 

symbol of hope and promise:

make our hearts as glad as Noah's 

with the green shoots of newness

which we see around us.

Amen

Thursday 4th June 2020 

 

Letter sending love and support

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 

 

An update from our Governors meeting on Monday 1st June 2020...

 

Children who have asked for places in Nursery will start on Monday 8th June.

Information has been shared with these parents. This will be a morning session on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Children who have asked for places in Reception will start on Monday 15th June.

This will be on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday there will be staggered times to start and finish the day. We will contact these parents soon with all information.

The school will be closed to these groups on a Wednesday to ensure the rooms have a deep clean and that teachers have the time to plan and continue to film the learning videos for the children not attending school.

School will continue to be open for key worker and vulnerable children daily.

We require a full week's notice if parents would like their children to attend school and they haven't got a place already. The children are divided into very small pods, once these are full we cannot take any more children.

Due to limited space and numbers in each pod, it is looking unlikely that we can welcome Year 1 children back soon.

Daily learning videos will continue and learning packs will be available from next week

Thank you for all the support

Thursday 21st May 2020 

Tuesday 19th May 2020 

A Governors meeting was held this morning to discuss the opening of the school from the 1st June for more pupils. The Governors are very supportive and have everyone's best interests and safety at heart. 

We are meeting again on 1st June to discuss the latest guidance and assess the local situation to ensure that all of the school community are safe. 

 

The vulnerable and key worker pod will continue as normal 5 days a week from 1st June. The decision was made that the school would not open for further pupils before at least 8th June

 

We will keep you updated with all decisions and a letter from the Governors will follow. 

Thursday 14th May 2020
Monday 11th May 2020

Sunday 10th May 2020 

 

I am sure most of you have tuned into watching tonight's speech from the Prime mInister. I have put a link below for those that may have not. 

We sadly do not know any more information than we have watched this evening and will update you all when we know more. 

We all need to take each day at a time and try to not be overwhelmed by everything. Please remember we are always here to talk, support or signpost you to support. 

Please continue to keep yourselves and your community safe by social distancing. Look and check in on friends and neighbours. It is important we all follow the restrictions.

Big love to all the children and families, from all the staff at our school

 

 

Happy Easter from all the staff at Swaffham VC Infant and Nursery School

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Staying Safe Online at Home

Keeping children safe both at home and in school is a priority for both us at school and you as parents. Please click on the link below to find expert advice and guidance about how to keep your child safe online at home, and also some great activities to teach the children to be safe online.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-54937733

 

Home learning - Monday 20th April 

You will be able to get new home learning packs from the playground, please respect social distancing when collecting.

Monday- Nursery

Tuesday- Reception

Wednesday- Year 1

Thursday- Year 2

 

FSM

If your child is eligible for Free school meals (not universal free school meals) we are providing packed lunches daily during term time for collection from the School playground. Please contact deputy@swaffham.norfolk.sch.uk if you would like to order one for your child or cancel your child's order. 

 

Update 1st April 

Please be aware that there is currently no-one manning the office phone at the moment. Please leave a voicemail or email head@swaffham.norfolk.sch.uk 

 

Tomorrow will be the last day to collect Free school meals until the 20th April. 

 

There is provision for children, with both parents as key workers or a key worker who is a single parent, over the Easter holidays. Please email head@swaffham.norfolk.sch.uk for more information. 

Have a wonderful Easter and stay safe! 

 

Update: 24th March 2020

Advice and guidance for Parents from the Local Authority is available here.


Update: 19th March 2020
We have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice. If you are a key worker, your child has an EHCP or a social worker they maybe eligible for a place at the school. 

 

Latest News
Update: 17th March 2020 at 15:00

  • The Government has introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

 

 

Thank you for the NHS for being amazing!!! At the end of every storm there is a Rainbow

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