Our teachers are working hard to ensure that learning can be continued at home. We will be posting up daily work for children who may be absent whilst the school is still open and educational packs will also be provided in the event of school closures, which children can be working on whilst at home. These are available on the class Work Pages a link to which can be found on each Class Page.
During one of our Eco Group meetings it was decided that we could link two important areas together – recycling and helping the homeless. We discovered that a lady in London was recycling foil crisp packets to make into ‘Bivi bags’ – a sleeping bag. Mrs Ashcroft, Ginny and Bea, kindly offered to go along to a meeting in Bishop Auckland to learn all about the scheme and to take part in making a bivi bag. She then returned to school to feedback what she had learned to Mrs Lambard and Mrs Routledge. Now Mrs Routledge has set up a team of helpers in after-school club who clean, dry and cut the foil crisp packets that we have been collecting in school. She will then iron them together so that we can send the foil blankets off to London to be made into a bivi bag. Each bivi bags needs around 150 crisp packets!
The children had an opportunity to taste some of the food available on the new school menu which starts after the Easter break. Children were able to try vegetarian crispy tacos, chicken parmo and chicken chow mein as well as watermelon, chocolate brownie and peach shortbread.
Copies of the summer menu should have gone home tonight.
On our initial count we have raised an impressive £220 for Dogs Trust! Thank you all for contributing.
We would also like to give a special thank you to Miss Stoker for organising the event and the School Council members who helped to run the stalls!
The school continues to monitor the latest information and advice from Public Health England and the advice for returning travellers remains as follows:
Returning travellers should:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately, even if they do not have symptoms, if they’ve travelled to the UK from:
• Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
• Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since 19 February
Returning travellers should:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately, if they have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if their symptoms are mild), if they’ve travelled to the UK from:
• other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days
• other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
Today, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.email@example.com<br /> Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Just a reminder, we are holding a fundraiser for our chosen charity, Dogs Trust, tomorrow.
In the afternoon there will be a range of activities and stalls for the children to participate in and win prizes, all for a good cause. There will even be a cake stall which have been baked and decorated by our School Council members!
Today we have been working hard on our own inventions as part of our House Team event. Year 1 & 2 have been busy making their own bag to hold the largest weight. Year 3 & 4 made a landing pad for a water balloon and Year 5 and 6 made a marble run which was designed to create the slowest marble run. In the afternoon, the inventions were put to the test.
In the end the Yellow team won the competition. However, when added to the points from across the term the Red team won the House Cup!
A big well done to the effort of everyone.