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12/06/2020   School Opening Update Letter

Dear Parents and Carers 

(Update: 12.6.20)

We are reopening school on Monday 15th June to those children who received an e-mail (4.6.20) inviting them back into school. 

From Monday, we will start our ‘bubble’ system where groups will be confined to allocated areas, and will not mix with other children. Should there be any other COVID-19 cases, then only the affected group(s) will be sent home for self-isolation. 

Further safety measures are now in place. There will be additional adults at the gates to meet you, and to check your child is at the right entrance. You must be prompt, as all groups have designated opening and closing times. 

Please do not come to school if you didn’t receive an invitation e mail. 

If you no longer require your child to return to school, please let us know via enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk 

Teachers will continue to send school work to all children on the weekly class newsletter.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Mrs Wheatley

Headteacher

 

07/06/2020   Important statement regarding school closure 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.
 

04/06/2020   Home School Agreement - Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

Bishop King Home School Agreement - June 2020

For Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children returning from 8th June 2020

School

Parent/Carer

Child

The school will do its best to:

  • Provide an environment which has been risk assessed in response to the COVID-19 infection and Local Authority Risk assessment;

 To help my child at school, I know and understand that:

  • If my child, or anyone in my household, shows symptoms of COVID-19, I will not send them to school, we will self-isolate for 14 days as a family, I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

I will do my best to:

  • Follow the ‘family group’ rules that keep me safe;

  • Adhere to the social distancing rules as set out by the government as much as we reasonably can;

  • If my child shows symptoms of COVID-19 at school, I will collect my child from school immediately. I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

  • Wash my hands as soon as I go into school;

  • Provide a curriculum that meets the needs of your child’s well-being, mental health and academic needs;

  • On my commute, and when dropping my child off and picking them up, I will adhere to the two metres social distancing rules;

  • Not bring in a bike or scooter to school;

  • Contact parents/carers if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19;

  • When dropping off and picking up, I will stick to the school timings for my child;

  • Tell an adult if I feel unwell;

  • Inform you if staff or children in your child’s ‘family group’ test positive for COVID-19 as this will mean you will all need to self-isolate for at least 14 days. We will follow advice given from Public Health England;

  • If I am late for a drop off/collection, I understand that I may need to wait as other groups of children will be dropped off/collected at different times;

  • Not bring things into school from home, or take things home from school;

  • Continue our clear and consistent approach to rewards and sanctions for children as set out in the Behaviour Policy as well the expectations outlines in this agreement;

  • When dropping off my child, I will stand behind the red line and follow the guidelines given to me by the school’s staff;

  • Only use my own equipment that is given to me by school, e.g. pencil, ruler;

  • Communicate between home and school through notices, newsletters, email and the school website.

  • I will leave the school grounds as swiftly and as safely as possible to ensure as few people are on site as possible; My child will not bring any items into school with them or take items home from school;

  • Not mix with any other children in the school;

        

  • I will only be able to make appointments to talk to my child’s teacher via the phone;

  • Only enter and exit the school building from the designated gate, and at the designated time;

  • I need to support all staff in their efforts to create an ‘as safe as possible’ environment during this time;

  • Follow the “catch it, bin it, kill it” rules: by coughing and sneezing into my elbow or tissue;

  • I will read all letters/messages/emails that are sent home;

  • Regularly wash my hands using soap and water for 20 seconds each time;

  • I will inform the school of any changes to parents/carer and emergency contacts details;

  • Follow the rules at all times to maintain the safety of myself and others;

  • I will follow social distancing rules at all times and ensure that my child follows social distancing rules outside of school to help prevent virus transmission;

  • Follow these expectations and know that if I don’t, I will be sent home and will not be able to come back into school until I can be safe.                                    

  • My child comes to school in school uniform;

   

  • If my child is deemed unsafe, he/she will be sent home and cannot return to school until they can be safe.

  • I will send my child to school each day in school uniform.

 

COVID-19
Home School Agreement 

 

 

June 2020

 

 

Please read this through carefully and talk to your child about the thingsthat are changing to help prepare them to come back to school.

 

Check if you have Coronavirus symptoms


The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:


• high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)


• new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)


• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Urgent advice: Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:


• high temperature
• new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste


111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.


Call 111 if you cannot get help online.


Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

(please note - If you have not received an e-mail confirming your child's place for 8.6.20, please do not send your child into school, as we are already at full capacity)

 

 

21/05/2020   Important letter to parents for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 children.

Early Years, Year One and Year Six parents    
Dear Parents and Carers, 
Thank you for completing the recent survey on returning to school. The survey is now closed, and pupil numbers have been organised into potential teaching groups. Currently, we cannot plan for any more pupils into school as we don’t have the capacity so please don’t ask us at a later date. 
We expect to open school for Early Years, Year One and Year Six pupils - some time in June - but this will depend on us making our site as safe as we can to cater for the increased number of children and adults returning to school. 
The earliest date we could possibly open for more pupil numbers would be Monday 8th June, but this isn’t guaranteed; we will let you know a definite date once the site work is nearing completion. 
Any plans that we are making will be dependent on the government announcement due to be made on 28th Mayand, therefore, subject to change. 
It is important that you understand:
If your child does return to school some time next term, we will be encouraging all pupils to take safety measures. However, we cannot guarantee complete social distancing due to our pupils’ age and understanding of this strange situation that we are currently living in. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
Yours sincerely, 
Mrs. H. Wheatley M.A.
Headteacher
  
Previous updates: 
Please click here to view the up to date information on our school closure. This page will also be updated regularly.
What's going on? - A free book for our children to explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner.
Coronavirus - NHS 

 

19/05/2020   New Parents - Reception 2020

Our New Parents - Reception 2020 page is now available for our new families.

We will continue to update this page with information to keep you informed and hopefully answer any questions you may have regarding transition to school in September.

Our new starter packs will also be on their way to you.

We are delighted that you have chosen our school and look forward to welcoming you and your child into Bishop King CE Primary School in September 2020.


 

15/05/2020   Important letter to parents for Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 children.

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

For parents of children in: Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 

 

You will be aware that schools may reopen, in June, for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils - if the government thinks it’s safe to do so. 

For those of you who have not been invited back into school – Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 pupils - please be assured that we will continue to keep in touch with you, updating you when necessary. Your child’s class teacher will continue to send you weekly learning through the class newsletters – term time only – and our pastoral team will continue to phone some of you to check on the wellbeing of you and your family. 

In the meantime, the school is still open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers. We know some employers will be encouraging you to return to work, but we’re not in a position right now to extend places to other children until we receive further government guidance.

The government has said that it hopes for all primary school children to return to school in July. This is not currently feasible and is not guaranteed to happen due to the obvious health and safety implications. However, I will update you, as and when I know more.

Thank you for your continued support in helping your child learn from home.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact us on: enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. H Wheatley M.A.

Headteacher

 

15/05/2020   Email to Keyworker and Vulnerable families - Half Term Closure

15th May 2020
Dear Parents/Carers,
 
School will be closed over the May half term week for all children so that we can safely put safety measures in place for the phased return of our children.
 
From the week beginning 1st June, your child can return to school on the agreed days. Please note that your child will not be allowed to mix with any new children who return as we have to keep groups of children separate.
 
Any questions, please contact us on enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk

13/05/2020   The Joy Foundation

Please see the videos below from the Joy Foundation - They are regular visitors in our school.

The Joy Foundation is a Christian charity, working with children in local schools in Lincoln and beyond. They are passionate about seeing the love of Jesus shown to children through great quality collective worship, extra-curricular clubs and lessons including RE, PSHE, PE and Values.

A message to our children

Be thankful

Easter

Spring has sprung 

Rainbow Thoughts - 20/04/20

Happiness Today - 22/04/20

Challenges - 24/04/20

Working Together - 27/04/20

Stillness - 29/04/20

Good Choices - 01/05/20

Don't Give Up - 04/05/20

Changes - 06/05/20 

Impossible to Possible - 11/05/20

Keep Going - 13/05/20

The Very Best - 15/05/20

You are Special - 18/05/20

None Left Out - 21/05/20

We're All Different - 22/05/20

Shine Like A Star - 01/06/20

The Greatest Gift - 03/06/20

Being Brave - 05/06/20

What A Wonderful World - 08/06/20

A Short Message - 10/06/20 

The Ice Cream Message - 12/06/20

The Greatest Gift - Part 2 - 15/06/20

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - 17/06/20

Small Things - 19/06/20

Sign Of The Times - 22/06/2020

The Golden Rule - 24/06/20

The Colours of Life - 26/06/20

Important People - 29/06/20

We Are A Team - 01/07/20

Who Is Number One - 03/07/20

08/05/2020   First News - Online Edition

First News - 27th March to 2nd April 2020

First News - 3rd April to 9th April 2020

First News - 10th April to 17th April 2020

First News - 20th April to 23rd April 2020

First News - 24th April to 30th April 2020

First News - 1st May to 7th May 2020

First News - 8th May to 14th May 2020

First News - 15th May to 21st May 2020

First News - 22nd May to 28th May 2020

First News - 29th May to 4th June 2020

First News - 12th June to 18th June 2020

First News - 19th June to 25th June 2020

30/04/2020   Bishop King Lockdown Video - To you from us!

A wonderful video specially made for all our friends and families from everyone at Bishop King Primary School - We are all missing you!!
Stay safe. Be kind. Stay home. 

 

20/04/2020   Lincolnshire Police - Domestic Abuse Advice

 

  

Lincolnshire Police News - More Information

01/04/2020   Reminder on how to keep your child safe online

Just a reminder how to keep your child safe online, here is a link for parents: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

01/04/2020   Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals - How to apply.

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

How to apply - 

  • Go to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
  • Find the ‘Schools and education’ section
  • Under heading ‘School and pupil support’ click on ‘Apply for free school meals’
  • You will be taken to the 'Parent Portal' page - Here you will be required to create account or sign in if you already have a log in.
  • Once you have created an account you will receive an email - click on the verification link in the email.
  • You can now apply by following the instructions on the 'Parent Portal'

27/03/2020   Easter Competition - Facebook & Twitter

If you would like to enter our Easter Competition please see our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Closing date is Sunday 12th April 2020 and winner will be annouced Monday 13th. Prize will be presented once we return to school.

Have fun!!

25/03/2020   Scam around Free School Meals - Please read

Scam around Free School Meals

Some schools have reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as;

‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’

The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam.

Please be vigilant. All correspondance from our school via email and text will be clearly identified.

19/03/2020   School will be closed from Monday 23rd March

11/03/2020   Sport Relief 2020 - Golden Mile at LCFC

09/03/2020   Parent View - OFSTED Questionnaire

Please share your views on our school with OFSTED by following the link below to the Parent View website. 

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

09/03/2020   Menu for our 'Easter Egg-stravaganza' - Thursday 2nd April 2020

Our menu has now been sent out for the Easter themed lunch on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Please ensure the menu is returned to the school office by Monday 23rd March.

05/03/2020   World Book Day - 5th March 2020

On Thursday 5th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. 

To celebrate the children's love for reading, we invite your child to come to school dressed as a character from a book. We do not want you to spend lots of money buying a costume; homemade costumes are much more creative and fun! If you don’t manage to sort out a costume, then non-uniform is fine for the day.

During the day, we will be engaging in exciting reading activities, a teacher swap and of course, lots of reading for pleasure! Your child will also receive a £1 book voucher to be used in participating stores: 

  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith

Please continue to share stories with your children any time of the day - from breakfast to bedtime. Let’s get our children passionate about books!

 

06/02/2020   Would you like to improve your English skills? Free English Classes at Bracebridge Infants and Nursery School

19/12/2019   Santa Fun Run - Thursday 19th December 2019

13/12/2019   Christmas Jumper Day 13th December 2019 - Donations would be greatly received

05/12/2019   Is your child due to start school in September 2020? - Reception Festive Fun Open Mornings

29/11/2019   Silly Sock Day (non-uniform day) - 29th November 2019

25/11/2019   Reading Breakfast - Monday 9th December 2019

21/11/2019   World Hello Day - 21st November 2019

You are invited to celebrate World Hello Day with us on Thursday 21st November 2019.

Please see below for individual class timings.

 

15/11/2019   Children In Need - 15th November 2019

31/10/2019   Poppy Appeal - Items available now from our Tuck shop or School Office

We have some exciting stationary and other items available to support the Poppy Appeal - These will be available at our tuck shop or from the school office each day from 3pm.

Rubbers, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners and Keyrings all 50p.

Rulers and Wrist Bands are £1.
  

 

     

 

18/10/2019   Harvest Festival 2019

The Collective Worship Council led us in our Harvest Festival celebration which linked well with our value of the term Koinonia. The food was blessed by Father Jim and all donations went to the Lincolnshire Community Larder to help people within Lincoln.

Harvest Festival Gallery

01/10/2019   Conversation Club - Every Tuesday 10am to 12pm

Do you speak a second language? Would you like to practise your speaking skills and meet others?

Come and join our Conversation Club.

 

24/09/2019   New Autumn Menu - Available from the 29th October 2019

Our new autumn menu has now been handed out to all pupils.

If your child would like to continue with school meals after half term or if your child would like to start having school meals then please return their menu to the school office by Friday 11th October.

 

19/09/2019   Aldi - Kit for Schools

We are collecting Team GB stickers from Aldi. If you would like to help us collect these we will happily receive them in the school office.

For more information visit: https://www.aldi.co.uk/kitforschools

Thank you