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Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Update 31st March

FREE SCHOOL MEALS:

We are currently waiting for the Governemnt to set up our online free school meals voucher scheme.  This was announced yesterday, and we have been informed that it will be up and running before the end of the week.  We are currently emailing all parents whose children qualify for free school meals to check the email address we have on our system.  Please look out for this eamil and respond so we know it works.  If you have a different email address or a new one which you know school does not have, please let us know via the school office 0161 921 1690 or email lightoaks.juniorschool@salford.gov.uk  or via the contacts form on the website.

UNDERSTANDING CORONAVIRUS FOR CHILDREN

A handy guide to coronavirus for children can be found HERE

WELLBEING ADVICE

Our School Therapist, Julia, is sending us advice on staying calm and mentally well during this time.  We will post these HERE

 

Online Learning Update 27th March

We have now streamlined our online learning to make it as simple as possible for you to find what you need.  There is now ONE PAGE to navigate to which has links for each year group and week.  The Online Learning Hub page can be accessed from the Pupil Zone Page HERE.  Our latest information about learning at home can be found HERE

We hope that you are all well and that you are keeping happy and safe.  Look out for extra learning, blogs and other goodies over the coming weeks - and don't forget to check out our Twitter page @JuniorOaks

updated links to coronavirus information

Click below to find useful information:

Main Government page with all links

Guidance about self isolation and possible infection

24th March 2020: Update

Dear parents/carers,

I just wanted to message you all to say we hope that all is going well at home during this difficult time.  We are busy looking after our small number of children whose parents are critical workers and are keeping our country going through this crisis.  We are also attempting to clean the whole school on a very small number of staff, to ensure that all of the staff and chidlren who are coming in to us every day can stay as safe as possible.  We are going to update our website on a Thursday with extra work for your children at home to do, ready for the following week.  In the meantime, please continue with the learning ideas which we have provided with the exercise books sent out last week, keep doing Times tables Rockstars, do the activities on BBC bitesize and read as much as possible!

Playing board games, cards or building dens and playing shop are all great, fun activities which provide learning without even trying. You could make a treasure hunt, or design a wordsearch, crossword puzzle or a quiz to try out as a family.

At this time, we are as keen to keep children happy, as we are to keep them learning - so a bit of all of the above is vital through the following months.  As always, if you need our help or advice, please phone school on 0161 921 1690, email lightoaks.juniorschool@salford.gov.uk or contact us via the webform on our website.

 

Zandra Wilkinson

Headteacher

School Closure

Thank you for your support

20th March 2020

Dear parents/carers

Important information regarding student attendance – from Monday 23 March 2020

Firstly, thank you for the very supportive approach that the vast majority of our parents have taken during these exceptionally challenging times. The children have also been incredibly sensible and positive and you should be extremely proud of the way they are handling the current situation.  Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure these unprecedented changes run as smoothly as possible, in extremely difficult circumstances.

Many of our staff have attended school, despite having conditions which should have kept them at home, and I can only applaud their courage and determination to support our community at this time. Those who have had to stay away have been working to support their colleagues and the school as best as they can – so thank you to them for all of their efforts over the past few days.

Going forward, the provision we have been asked to organise is to ensure vital front line staff can continue to carry out their hugely important roles, and to ensure vulnerable pupils are kept safe.  We are grateful to all of these key workers who are looking after us all, and would like to extend our appreciation for the work that they do, not only now, but daily throughout the year. Because we are trying to ensure that only the most essential workers are given priority at this time, we can only apologise that we have had to make some difficult decisions regarding who has been offered a place after Monday.  We recognise that some parents will feel aggrieved that their financial positions have not been taken into account, but we have had to prioritise families whose parents are on the front line serving the public, and who have no other means of caring for their children at home. 

All parents who have been allocated a place will have been notified today.  If any parents’ situation changes and they need to be considered as a key worker in the future, or you have missed the mid-day deadline for the survey, please email school at louise.buckley@salford.gov.uk or through the website.  Our school office will be open until 5.30pm this evening and from 8.00 am on Monday.

Whilst we are formally closed from Monday 23rd March onwards, we will continue to support your child, both academically and pastorally.  More detailed information will continue to be sent to you in support of this.  Please keep checking our Twitter pages, our website and on the parent APP for up-to-date details.

Ongoing Learning Activities

We have a pack of simple learning activities for all children to be given out this evening or this can be picked up from the school office at any time.  Further activities and online links will be posted on our website weekly.

Free School Meals

All parents who are entitled to Free School Meals have been contacted and offered support.  Please phone school if you have any queries.

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