St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

Updates

We will use this page to show updates over the coming weeks.

A LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND REGARDING COVID19 AND BOOKING A TEST
A LETTER FROM STOCKPORT MBC REGARDING SCHOOLS AND COVID19
COVID19 ABSENCE A QUICK GUIDE FOR PARENTS & CARERS

Please see the flyer (2 pages) below which gives lots of useful information regarding COVD19

ADVICE RE GETTING A COVID19 TEST

Please see the document below regarding getting a test for COVID19.

Please see www.parentclub.scot/articles/does-my-child-need-a-covid-19-test for further details.

FURTHER UPDATE FOR SCHOOL REOPENING ON WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

Welcome back

Wednesday 26th August

  • School opens on Wednesday 2nd September
  • Parents please do not enter the school premises via the green gate and while waiting to drop off or pick your child up. Please follow social distancing guidelines. 
  • Parents- if your need to speak to a member of staff at any point then an appointment MUST be made for the time being.
  • Parents - any money sent into school MUST be in an envelope with your child’s name on it. Alternatively you can bank transfer the money- please contact Mrs Garratt for details.
  • Toast - a letter will be sent out about this.
  • Breakfast club open 8:00-8:45am. A teacher will be at the gate to see your child in. 
  • Please bring your child at the following times:-
  • (Families come together at the earlier time)
  • 8:45am – Nursery enter through the door nearest the school office
  • 8:45am – Key stage 2 – Year 3,4,5 & 6 through green gate
  • 9:00am- Key stage 1- Reception, Year 1 & 2 through green gate
  • Please pick up your child at the following times:-                                                                                                                                (Families to pick up all together at 3:30pm) 
  • 11:45am Nursery- through the door by the school office
  • 3:15pm Nursery (30hours) - through the door by the school office
  • 3:15pm Reception and Year 1 &2 through the green gate
  • 3:30pm Key stage 2- Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 (and family groups)
  • Lunchtimes are staggered and children will have their own place in the dinner hall which will be cleaned after each use.
  • Lunchboxes - must be clearly labelled with your child’s name 
  • Break times/lunch time play
  • Playtimes are staggered and bubbles are kept separately in zones.
  • Assemblies- there will not be any assemblies for the time being, the children will be using our new Collective Worship scheme of work in their class bubbles.
  • Afterschool clubs will be taking place outside as much as possible with a maximum of 20 children from 1 class to attend. Look out for the letter to sign up for these.
  • Letters/newsletters. We are going to try to send out as few as possible so most communication will come to you via text or the school website. 
  • PE kits- information will be sent to you at a later date about this. Please do not send one in for the time being. 

I really am looking forward to seeing all the children back into school after all this time. I hope we can all get back to some sort of ‘normality’ sooner rather than later.

I would like to reassure you that our risk assessments have been approved by the local authority’s Health and Safety department, who said we have all measures in place.

Mrs Hilton

 

CLICK HERE to see a document provided by th DfE about your child returning to school.

SCHOOL REOPENING WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER - LETTER 

Dear Parents,

It’s finally the end of a very strange year with the coronavirus lock down. I would like to thank you for all your support over the year and I look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday 2nd September.

There are a few unexpected changes to staff in September.

Mrs Edwards is leaving school after 15 years of service to our school community. I am sure you will join me in wishing her the best of luck in her new post.

Due to this I have had to move staff round:

Miss Slack will now be in Year 5.

Miss Ward will be in Year 2.

Miss Seddon will be in Nursery.

Next week there will be videos on the school website showing the children their new classrooms, teacher and teaching assistants. Please let them look at these to help with their return to school in September.

On their return the children will be coming into and leaving school at different times. Please drop your child off at the green gate at the following times. Please follow the social distancing measures of 1m+ and the one-way system:-

Start of day

8:50am       Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

8:45am       Nursery through the side door

9:00am       Key Stage 1 - Years 1& 2 and Reception

End of the day

11:45am    Nursery pick up side door

3:15pm       Key Stage 1 - Years 1& 2 and Reception

3:30pm       Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Breakfast club

8:00-8:45am Breakfast club opens from 2nd September and is £2 per child per session– please will you let school know if you are intending to use this on the first week so we can prepare.

Assemblies

At the moment we will not be able to do Wednesday class assemblies or Friday Special Mention assembly.

PE

The children will need a labelled PE kit in a PE bag that can be left in the cloakrooms.

Have a lovely holiday and don’t forget to look at the videos on the website.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Hilton

Headteacher

 SCHOOL REOPENING - LETTER 17TH JUNE 

Dear Parents

We will be opening the school on Monday 22nd June for the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

If you haven’t let school know your child will be attending, please do so as soon as possible.

The children of the Key workers will also continue to come into school as normal and will remain in their usual ‘bubble’.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday.

Mrs Hilton 

HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT

Please click here to read the home school agreement. 

SCHOOL REOPENING

When school reopens on Monday 22nd June, we are staggering the drop off and collection times to ensure that there is minimal contact between all.

Start times:

8:45am  Year 6

9:00am  Year 1

9:15am  Reception

One parent/carer to bring a child to school if they can't walk on their own. Whilst you are waiting you MUST remain at a 2m distance, which has been marked out on the floor towards the green gate and leave walking past the school building and out of the school carpark. You will not be allowed onto the playground.

Your child's temperature will be taken as they enter school through the green gate by a member of staff.  Anyone with a high temperature, a cough or feels unwell will be sent home immediately and will have to self-isolate for 14 days or until tested negative for COVID-19.

They will sanitise their hands and be met by a member of staff and taken to their allotted classroom.

The children will be put into a small group with a member of staff and taken to their allotted classroom. Tables and chairs are 2m apart in every room and they will be allocated their own table with all the equipment they need.

Cleaning of tables, chairs and other equipment will take place throughout the day and the children will be told to wash their hands and sanitise throughout the day.  Children will wear school uniform and will not be able to bring in anything other than a water bottle - not bags or PE kits etc. (Suncream and hats will be allowed, but they must be labelled and stay with the child on their designate table.)

Lunch - children in Reception and Year 1 and Free School Meal children in Year 6 will have a grab bag meal provided.  Others in Year 6 will need to bring their own packed lunch.

Timetable will focus on English, Maths & PHSE/well-being - it will not be the normal full curriculum.  This means no assemblies, swimming, school trips, sports day, school play and end of year disco etc.

Finish times - Monday to Thursday

3:00pm Reception

3:15pm Year 1 

3:30pm Year 6

On Friday, school will be closing early so that the staff can deep clean the school for the following week.

Finish times - Friday

Reception - 12:30pm

Year 1 - 12:45pm

Year 6 - 1:00pm

A MESSAGE FROM MRS HILTON

Please see below a message from Mrs Hilton regarding the wider re-opening of the school.

Returning to School

Mrs Hilton has recorded a tour of the school to show what changes and precautions we have put in place for when the children come back into school on June 10th.

National Thank a Teacher day – Wednesday 20 May

On Wednesday 20 May, we are celebrating teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a difference to their schools and communities during the coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday we received lots of lovely messages from children and parents for National Thank a Teacher Day.

A Message from Mrs Hilton

Monday 18th May

A Message from Mrs Hilton

Monday 11th May

A Message from Mrs Hilton
A Message from all the Staff

The staff are all missing you and have sent you a special message!

Credit Music: Hey from Bensound.com

A Message from Mrs Hilton

Please see a message from Mrs Hilton Monday 20th April

A Message from Mrs Hilton

Please see a message from Mrs Hilton Monday 6th April

Our new Woodland Walk. We can't wait for you to see it in person!

Some videos of the Bunnies!

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH
Some free activities for the children to do online

Families can use the Freddy Fit website www.freddyfit.co.uk for more activities, healthy tips & fun.

BSS resources

We have added some resources that our colleagues at BSS have very kindly provided:

 

30 second challenge

April drawing challenge

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Resources

BPS guidance - https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/

Anna Freud links - Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.

Liverpool CAMHS resource - https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  You can download it here: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V4%20Coronavirus%20advice%20for%20schools%20poster%20020302%20EDU15.0.4%20%282%29.pdf

30 Day Challenge Websites 

Lego for younger children

https://viewsfromastepstool.com/lego-challenge-printable/

Lego for older children

https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-printable-30-day-lego-challenge-instant-download/

Drawing for younger children

https://bybun.com/art/april-30-day-drawing-challenge/

Drawing for older children

https://doodlewash.com/january-2020-art-challenge-colorful-things/

Photography for younger children

https://fatmumslim.com.au/photo-a-day-challenge-lists-see-them-all-here/

Photography for older children

https://www.theidearoom.net/october-photo-day-challenge/

Writing for younger children

https://themumeducates.com/summer-writing-challenge-free-printable/

Writing for older children

http://bjandaj.blogspot.com/2015/06/30-day-writing-challenge-week-1.html

Reading for younger children

http://www.playlearneveryday.com/2017/03/30-day-kids-reading-challenge.html

Reading for older children

https://themumeducates.com/summer-reading-bingo-free-printable/

Maths for younger children

https://komodomath.com/blog/the-38-challenge-make-times-tables-easy

Maths for older children

https://www.themathsfactor.com/the-30-day-challenge/

Physical activity for everyone (YouTube at 9.00 am)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Spanish for younger children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKOl5Dluiw&list=PLAz9PFph5d4KIUD_0qwUbkY2jO_l5tx_4

Spanish for teenagers and adults

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyLl_0d0EBw

Daily Dose of Nature Challenge

https://www.wikebaby.com/

EASTER ACTIVITIES

Click here for some Easter Activities

OLYMPIC ACTIVITIES

Although the Olympic Games have been postponed, there are some fun activities included below

Click here for some Olympic Activities

Click here for some more Olympic Activities