13 March 2020
COVID 19. Latest updates will appear on this log, newest content on top.
Due to the delay in returning to school, Zoom storytime will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.
Update from Lancashire County Council re delaying the opening of school on Monday, 1st June:
I’m sure many of you will have seen the guidance issued from Lancashire County Council this evening...they are recommending that schools in Lancashire do not open on the 1st June. We are reluctantly going to follow this advice for both Mossy Lea and St. George’s. As always, if you are a key worker and need to access day stay at St George’s, then this will be available next week. Andy has added a video for you on Facebook. Lancashire will be regularly reviewing their advice and I will let you know when things change.
Seesaw already has lots of work on there, I will be adding more next week.
A zoom meeting, for all parents, will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 12pm. Meeting invitations will be sent out via Class Dojo.
An email has been sent to all parents re opening on the 1st June. Please read respond, even if your child isn't in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6.
All work will now be set via SeeSaw. Each group will have daily English and Maths activities and one topic activity each week. These are designed to help, not hinder and are optional.
Zoom story time will take place every Monday and Wednesday at 1pm. Mrs Greenhalgh will send you the login details, via ClassDojo each morning. Mr Purcell will post a video to Facebook each Friday.
The weekly challenges have been set.
Schools have been asked to stay over the EASTER break to allow KEYWORKERS to go into work. To enable us to staff this, please can you email SHARON, in the office at St. Georges (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you're a KEYWORKER and require DAY-STAY at St George's over the EASTER holidays.
DAY-STAY - Monday - Friday inclusive including BANK HOLIDAYS.
As always please take note of Government instruction, and you should only be going into work if you're a KEYWORKER whose work is essential to the nation's COVID-19 response.
Please email SHARON by 5:00 pm tomorrow should you wish to utilise this service.
Mrs Greenhalgh's Weekly Challeges
Small, achievable things to well, achieve in a week. To ensure we're not over whelming ourselves, to ensure we don't feel rubbish, to ensure we keep up only with ourselves... not the Jones. Try to complete all 5 challenges, send me photographs/videos, I'll be checking the apps, and if you manage to complete all 3 then I will post a certificate out to you.
Free School Meals
Food hampers will be delivered today.
Sign up to St. Georges's Facebook page to keep up to date.
7:00am - Mr Purcell's Parbold Pop up! (daily)
9:00am - Yoga or Joe Wickes
9:30am - Year 3/4 Story Time (Live)
11:00am - Assembly (Live)
1:30am - Infant Story Time (Live)
8:00pm - Y5/6 Story Time (Live)
Mossy Lea will be closed from Friday.
Exceptions to this, at the moment include:
If your child has an Education, Health Care Plan, or if you are a Critical Worker (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision for the full list) then ST. GEORGE’s CHORLEY will be open as normal, from 8.30am until 5.30pm for any eligible Mossy Lea children. If you need assistance with transport then please send me a private Class Dojo message.
The latest advice is for anyone with a high temperature, or a new cough to self isolate for a week! Accordingly, please, if your child shows these symptoms go into self isolation for the 7 days.
Although I have no specific information, it is becoming increasingly likely that there is going to be some sort of school closure. Good luck. In situations like this it is my job, and our duty, to make things as easy for you all as possible. School has loads of on line resources that can be accessed from home. As more resources become available I will publish them on Facebook, and will send information home.
There is plenty of work you can do at home, but I realise that any school closure will cause massive upheaval. Accordingly, all work is available, no work is compulsory.
At home, during any school closure you can:
Use Purple Mash - consolidate your previous learning.
Kids in Year 2, and Year 6, you have been sent home some past papers - please do them.... and return these. They will be marked, and used.
You have the current, and previous homework menus that you can access. Discuss them. Complete activities.
Challenge each other on TT rock stars. We'll do a school closure league table!
You have your key spellings and key words sent home... learn to spell them.
Use Twinkle..... they have allowed free access to all. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer using the password the password UKTWINKLHELPS
Read - Use Bug Club.
Practise what you know in maths.... use My Maths.
So, it will be certainly very different, but, should it be beneficial to you, there's lots to be going on with.
I assure you that as i get information I will publish it here, and on Facebook.
During the school closure I will still write to you weekly, send you regular emails, and Facebook updates, and respond to your emails with great haste.