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This page will be updated as regularly as possible with information regarding the spread of coronavirus, and its impact on school.

3rd April update

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Thank you for your messages of support and appreciation for the school.  I will repeat my message from last week as I feel it is important – even though we are all in different situations, the most important thing you can do at the moment is to keep you, your family and relatives safe through social-distancing, staying at home and following official guidance.  Home-school learning is secondary and you cannot replicate school at home. 

We have provided a scrap book with suggested activities and plenty of resources on the website that you and your child may find useful and it is great to hear that we are achieving the right balance for most children.  Please do keep checking the school website as more suggestions and resources are being constantly added and we will be in touch to explain about learning for the summer term.  At the end of this newsletter there is an infographic from @HoltHallNorfolk that gives some useful tips for children and families learning and living through social distancing.

 

Easter

The school continues to be open over the Easter holidays (except Good Friday and Easter Monday) providing childcare to support parents who are key workers.  Once again thank you to them for their vital work in responding to the crisis and my staff colleagues who are working on a rota basis to provide this important facility.

The school office is currently not staffed but any voicemails and emails are being accessed remotely and will be responded to, although this might take a little longer than usual.

Easter activities – please see the separate letter from Mrs Abbott which details some optional activities that children could do over the Easter holidays if they wish.

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding remains a key priority for us especially in these difficult times for children and families.  The care and safety of our children is extremely important.  If you have a non-urgent concerns then you can ring the school office 01403 272500 or email dsl@holbrookprimaryschool.com.  For urgent matters please contact MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) 01403 229900.

Online safety – our children may be using the internet more during this period.  Your child will have been taught about online safety at school and I have listed some links overleaf that will give parents further information about this.

 

Support

If you have a child or know of another child/adult who is not coping with the current situation or experiencing anxiety or loneliness, then please contact Mrs Brooks cbrooks@holbrookprimaryschool.com or via the school office and she will be able to suggest resources or routes of support.

 

Stay safe and take care of each other.

Best wishes

Ian Holmes

Headteacher

 

Online safety links

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

 

Useful tips for children and families learning and living through social distancing

Useful tips for children and families learning and living through social distancing 1
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