After last night’s announcements it is important I share with you an update on the current situation at school. Longtown Primary School is now a HUB school, it is open for the most vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers. The provision is only for when parents are working. The timings are 9am to 3pm; if your shift finishes at 10′ clock you must collect your child immediately. We have four hubs running; nursery and reception, years 1 and 2, years 3 and 4, then years 5 and 6. This is to reduce the mixing of pupils.
For the rest of the children home learning will be provided. This will take place primarily on Microsoft Teams for years 3 to 6 and on Class Dojo for nursery to year 2. We do expect children to carry out work daily, can you please submit the evidence on to your child’s dojo portfolio. I fully understand this is a tricky situation with everything else you are juggling at the moment. All the staff are here to support you throughout the upcoming weeks. If you need support please make sure you contact your child’s teacher, myself or the office staff.
Your child has been sent home with some workbooks. Please do not let them work in these unless instructed. Teachers will assign pages dependent on what lessons are being covered during this half term.
Online safety is very important to us. Therefore, we ask the following when using any technology: –
All staff and pupils using video communication must:
- Communicate in groups.
- Wear suitable clothing – this includes others in their household.
- Be situated in a suitable ‘public’ living area within the home with an appropriate background.
- Use appropriate language – this includes others in their household.
- Maintain the standard of behaviour expected in school.
- Use the necessary equipment and computer programs as intended and look after any school devices.
- Not record, store, or distribute video material without permission.
Parents/ Carers must:
- Be aware of what their child has been asked to do and the site they have been asked to use.
- Reinforce the importance of staying safe online
- Maintain and look after any school resources.
- If using a family device try to set age appropriate parental controls.
- We will get through this together. Please stay safe.
Mrs Lauren Hitchen