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Last week, in between our live lessons, we managed to squeeze in some well deserved time to play in the snow! Thank you as always to everyone who sent in pictures! We hope you enjoy our snow video!
A big well done to Year 3 and Year 4 for how you have engaged with online learning and worked hard in school.
Who would have thought at the start of the week that we would have had volcanoes, snow and disco – but we did and so hopefully that has helped you to have fun.
Miss Topliss and Miss Lister have been full of praise of the effort Year 3 have been putting into their learning and Miss Lotysz and myself feel the same about Year 4.
I look forward to reading the shape poems that you have been writing and also seeing your photographs of the fun you have had in the snow.
Enjoy your weekend and look out for this week’s Feel Good Friday video on the blog.
We want to invite all children to a virtual disco tomorrow 2:00pm-2:30pm during our usual Plover praise time slot to celebrate an amazing week of awesome learning. Children in school can come to school in non-uniform and we ask those children at home, to wear their party clothes if they wish, to join in with the online fun and games. Please can you check your children’s google classrooms for the links for their year groups. We are really looking forward to seeing you all for lots of fun!
Have your circumstances changed? You may be entitled to Free School Meals.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, they have automatically received school meals when they were in school this year, but now we are back to learning from home, you may need to apply for Free School Meals, in order to qualify for the food vouchers to use in supermarkets.
If your child is in Year 3,4, 5 or 6 and your situation has changed, you may also be able to receive Free School Meals for your child.
Have a look at the list below and visit the DMBC website to apply if you are eligible.
The process is quick and you can find out straight away.
Please contact school if you need support in applying and we will be happy to help.
Am I entitled to free school meals for my child?
Your child will be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving one of the following benefits or support:
- Universal Credit – Your annual net earned income must be no more that £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to 3 of your most recent assessment periods.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and your annual income is below £16,190 (as worked out by HM Revenue & Customs)
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- parents receiving Working Tax Credit for four weeks after their employment finishes are entitled to free school meals during that period. This also applies to parents who start working less than 16 hours per week
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, from tomorrow morning, Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will move to remote learning for the majority of our children. Our School will remain open for key workers and vulnerable children as required by the Department for Education. Please complete the google form emailed earlier today if your child falls into either of these categories. Your Phase Leader will be in contact tomorrow morning before 9:00am with details of the remote learning provision.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during these difficult times
Happy New Year to you all. I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break despite it being a very different celebration and a worrying time for everybody.
We look forward to seeing everybody tomorrow as we start our new term of learning!
Please can I remind all adults to wear a face covering when dropping and collecting children from school. Please also remember the importance of social distancing and keeping time spent on the school grounds to a minimum.
Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact school.
See you all tomorrow!
After communication this morning with Public Health England and the Local Authority we have decided to have a Covid Preparation Day on Monday 4th January 2021 to finalise our plans for the Spring Term. Spring Term for the children will therefore begin on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Further communication will follow. We apologise for the short notice but I am sure you are aware of the current situation we as schools are facing.
Thank you for your continued support
KS1 Crew we would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
What a fantastic way to end the year by showcasing KS1’s learning journey throughout this Autumn term.
The video link below displays our KS1 expedition from September all the way through to December- hook weeks, case studies, links to maths and English, expert visits and our final product!
To put it simply- you guys have been ROARsome!