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Coronavirus

Statement from Mrs Wheatley:

Due to two staff members being tested positive for Covid-19 and in line with guidance from Public Health England (PHE), we have risk-assessed our school and for the safety of our children, families and staff, we have made the difficult decision to close our school site to everyone for the week beginning 8th June 2020.
 
We hope to re-open the site on Monday 15th June for those pupils who have received invitation letters to return. 
 
We will keep you updated.
 
(Updated 7th June 2020)

Home School Agreement - Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils returning from 8th June 2020

added 4th June 2020

Letter to parents of children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 - regarding possible return to school - Please read 

added 21st May 2020

School Closure and Home Learning Update - 31st March 2020 

Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves safe at home – where possible. Some of you, I know, are key workers, and we are caring for your children while you continue your vital roles. The rest of our families are staying at home, caring for their own children, ensuring that we all stay safe. We are all playing an important part in fighting this virus.
Now that we have got through the first week of school closure, I thought I would update you on the next few weeks, as much as I can, in light of so many changes that are happening from day to day.
I realise the importance of keeping in touch with you at such a difficult time, but I am also very aware that parents don’t want to be bombarded with so many e-links to so many different learning platforms – as it can be stressful and overwhelming. I am also aware that not all our families have the facilities to support their child with e-learning.
Therefore, from this week, during term time only, our teachers will write a weekly class newsletter to your child to let them know how they have been keeping themselves busy, and to provide weekly learning activities: spellings for the week, target times tables, and other creative activities that you could do as a family. This week’s newsletter will be sent to you on Thursday morning; then it will be weekly on a Monday morning - during term time only.
If your child needs an exercise book to write in, let us know and we will get one sent to you.
We are also setting up communication between pupils and class teachers, using our Purple Mash platform. Your child is familiar with ‘Purple Mash’, and will be able to use this to communicate with their teacher, if they have access to the internet.
Nursery and Reception teachers are already communicating via our Tapestry link so they will not be using ‘Purple Mash’.
Next week, for most of you, is the start of a two-week Easter break; however, school will remain open for children of key workers who are working even more hours than usual to keep our country going.
We will continue to make check-in phone calls to some families. We will also continue to monitor our enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk and phone messages over the Easter break. Therefore, if you do need any help or support, please contact us and we will try to help. 
Take care, and stay safe, by keeping to the government guidelines. 
Mrs Wheatley
Headteacher  

Useful Links and Information - updated 30/04/2020

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 - This book has been translated in 31 different languages to view these click here

Hi! I'm a virus. - Information and activities for children available in 26 languages
Coronavirus NHS guidelines
- What Covid19 is
- Who is at risk
- How to protect yourself
- Isolation guidance
- When to contact NHS 111
- Worried about immigration status and NHS
Click here for translation on the topics above in 48 languages 
 
COVID-19 resources for supporting Traveller communities  
Coronavirus - A useful guide for children
Coronavirus - NHS 
Home Learning - Useful Links
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
Pupil Wellbeing Letter to Parents
What's going on? - A free book for our children to explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner.