*Urgent update following government announcement*

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. For the families that have been contacted today with an offer of a confirmed pupil place, please send your children in as normal.  For any families whose circumstances have changed in recent months and believe they qualify for a school place, please complete this google form.  We will be in contact tomorrow morning with details of the remote learning provision and places for those parents whose circumstances have changed and have applied for a school place. 

 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during these difficult times

New Expedition – A Child Through Time

Well. Happy new year everybody. Of course, it doesn’t quite feel that we have reached ‘100% happiness’ just yet but I am hopeful that the spring of 2021 will be something more like normality for our country and community. Of course, the one constant positive throughout these difficult times are our children who continue to amaze and delight whether they are learning at home on in school. Indeed, the magnificent outcomes during last term’s expedition was a perfect illustration of both their artistic and literary talents and an overview of that exhibition can be found on our phase website:

https://sites.google.com/njsch.uk/the-wonderful-world-of-bugs/home

Our new expedition is entitled ‘A child through time’ and will catalogue children’s experiences in three key periods of British history: the Victorian era, World War 2 and the present. Here, we will aim to capture children’s experiences through the lens of 5 different categories: education, leisure, clothing, diet and home life. Already, coming to the end of our second week, we have had some quite amazing outcomes from our children both in and out of school. This was punctuated this week by a traditional Victorian Drill PE lesson that the children took part in where they engaged in some traditional exercises that were said to help improve children’s coordination, ability to follow instruction, core strength and disciple. I must say, there were one or two acts of insubordination amongst my subjects that were quickly extinguished with the threat of the cane!

Discipline. Discipline. Discipline.

Please see our new expedition website for further information:

https://sites.google.com/njsch.uk/y34-spring-expedition/home

As always, I thank you for all your support, particularly at this moment where we found our self in another national lockdown and look forward to welcoming all children back to school soon.

Mr Chadwick

*Urgent Update re. Covid-19*

9 January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

As you will be aware, our children have been working within class group bubbles. The class affected is 6CC, they will begin 10 days of self-isolation as they have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case.

Yours sincerely

Andrea Tunney
Headteacher

Remote Learning Update

Good afternoon everybody. It has been a trying time for our community over the last 24 hours and it will continue to be a difficult period moving forward. In that spirit, I would like to thank all families who have shown a great deal of patience whilst we have focused on opening our school doors today. As all classrooms and staff have been used to house current class bubbles, staff have been busy working with children in school whilst adapting our face-to-face teaching resources to be fit for purpose moving onto an online curriculum. At this juncture and moving forward, teachers will be doing their best version of a double act to support face to face teaching as well as simultaneously provide a remote curriculum.
All children should have their GSuite credentials and be able to access Google Classrooms where work will be assigned and remote learning take place. Please use each phases’ Expedition websites (links below) to keep up to date with timetables and additional learning resources. Indeed, we ask that children check in remotely on daily hangouts as this will essentially become our virtual attendance register.

Y5/6 Expedition Website
Y3/4 Expedition Website

Finally, thank you once again for all your support as a community and we look forward to welcoming all our children back into school at the earliest opportunity.
G Chadwick

HOME LEARNING FOR YEARS 5 AND 6

Hello Years 5 & 6,

we hope you have had a brilliant Christmas and we cannot wait to see you. Please follow the link to our expedition site for Sping 2021, Heroes and Villains (https://sites.google.com/njsch.uk/njsheroesandvillains/home-learning/week-1). Also, please check your emails for information regarding home learning from the 6th January 2021.

 

 

Urgent COVID-19 Update

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.