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Larchfield Primary and Nursery School

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Dear Parents and Carers,


Well what a 24 hours!!


I would just like to briefly update you on where we are with regard to school. I know we have been sending lots out today so thank for your patience, as you can appreciate the minute you heard the Prime Minister’s announcement, it was the first we had also heard!


Anyway, as I said earlier the intention this week is for children to access the following platforms:


  • Times Tables Rock Stars every day
  • Bug Club (active learn) every day (Oxford Owls has now been deleted) – Bug club also have phonics activities available too
  • Complete tasks from the home learning grid for this term – the grid includes activities for all styles of learning and so should be accessible for every child.


School will be available for key workers children and vulnerable children only. This must be requested and in advance, you will have confirmation that your child can be accommodated so please do not send your child in unless you hear from us to confirm. Breakfast club will be available for those in school and can be booked in the usual way using Scopay. Can I please ask that you only request a place if you really need it. WE MUST KEEP AS MANY STAFF AND CHILDREN AS SAFE AS WE CAN!


We will be communicating regularly with your child at least once a week via phone call, this will be the class teacher and if there are additional needs either Mrs Scawn or Mrs Baker will also touch base too.


On Thursday I will email a detailed plan of what remote learning will look like for your child. It will be different from last time as we are required to deliver a different approach to ensure children get the feedback following learning. You will need to be prepared to attach evidence of your child’s learning daily at the end of the day to the asktheteacher email. More about this on Thursday.


I have been so proud of how the majority of parents have been supportive towards us at this very challenging time. Everything we do is to help and support our families and it is great to hear that you know that. I am also so proud of my staff, the vast majority of staff have returned today to get stuck in to sorting learning for our children. Although our packs will not be the same as last time, I still want to make sure the children have the equipment they need for next week and so we have put together packs of exercise books and stationery so that they can complete the learning. You will need to have 1 person only pick this up on Thursday between 9 and 3pm. We will not be providing the reading books as last time as we pay for the Bug Club subscription.


I think that may be it for the moment, but do keep an eye out for more communications.


I realise this is a worrying time for many of us, but we are here to help if we can and remember we are human and often parents too so please be kind to us! J


Take care


Mrs Kearney J