6th July 2020,
Dear Parents, children, families and friends,
Incredibly we find ourselves in the penultimate week of the summer term with school partially open to key workers and selected year groups. As has been said many times over, this is not a situation that any of us could have predicted and certainly not one we could have planned for.
However, I do believe that we have worked incredibly hard together to ensure that the home learning has been both meaningful and bespoke to your children’s needs and experiences throughout this time. Regular emails from parents and children have ensured a constant dialogue between home and school and has enabled the teachers to guide and prompt the children in their learning at home. Your photographs and examples of work show just how motivated and focused on learning the children have remained and I think this is something that should be celebrated. Well done to you all!
Following the publication of the guidance on the 2nd July, it is now time to prepare for the full re-opening of school in September. The plan is currently under construction and the proposal is for all year groups to return on Wednesday 2nd September. Details of how this will take place is being carefully considered and once completed will be shared on the website during the holidays.
Transition from home learning back into school however, starts this week. All the children who have remained at home throughout this pandemic are being encouraged to join in a Zoom meeting with their current class teacher on Tuesday 7th July. This will give your child the opportunity to speak with their class teacher and ask any questions that they may have about the changes that have taken place in school whilst they have been away. It will also enable your child to share any concerns or worries they have about returning to school. Please talk with your child in advance of the meeting to help them prepare. Year five pupils are being invited into school on the 13th July as part of their transition.
The school website, is currently under construction and will shortly be released in a completely new format. Although, navigation will be slightly different and may take a little while to master the Home Learning tab will remain live. This tab will be your key link for future learning at home. It will contain the knowledge organisers for the term and homework activities. The original Class Pages will now focus on the celebration of children’s work. In the event of a local lockdown, learning would switch immediately to remote education via the Home Learning page.
Finally, the end of the term also marks the end of the Parent Pay year. Please could any outstanding monies, including dinner and WOOSC payments be paid in full by the end of this week.
I wish you continued health and happiness and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Virtual Sports Day Monday 6th July 2020|
Whitechapel Virtual Sports Day
Monday 6th July
Please see the attached tab on the left for details
Good afternoon everybody,
In an effort to prepare you all for the wider opening of school, I have taken photographs of some of the classrooms and markings around school to give you an idea of the changes that have been made. Unfortunately, the photostory only appears to be able to play on the PC and not Smart phones I'm afraid.
Our new website (which is currently under design) will hopefully not have these problems in the future!
I have added a powerpoint below.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Please see the attached updated School Reopening Plan.
Any new additions or adaptations have been made in red for easy reference.
Message from Mrs Noblett|
**UPDATE 15th June 2020**
Today, our Director of Public Health has revised his guidance about schools reopening and is now encouraging schools to take the decision to open more widely for children from Reception, Year One and Year Six. I am therefore meeting with our School Incident Response Team tomorrow to finalise our plan for Whitechapel to re-open more widely, from Monday 22nd June 2020.
The updated plan will be available on the website with the adaptations/changes clearly highlighted in red.
Each pod will cater for up to eight children in the first instance and the ability to open more widely will be based upon the numbers in school and staffing capabilities. The wider opening will be prioritised as follows:
1. Maintain provision for Vulnerable children and children of key workers
2. Reception children
3. Year One children
4. Year Six children
Please contact school via email; email@example.com, if your child is in any of the above year groups and you would like them to return to school on the 22nd June 2020 and have not previously stated an interest.
A message from all the staff|
LPDS TV has been devised for teachers, parents and children, offering short and simple tips, games and activities to keep children engaged with home learning.
Each episode lasts around 10 minutes and will be available for free on the Learning Excellence YouTube channel and Facebook page on a weekly basis.
Episode Two will go live at 9.30am on Monday 27th April and will feature 'online science support' with Rachael Webb, 'maths pong' with Andrew Taylor, 'quiz time' with Rob Musker, 'propagating Hydrangeas' with Steven Kenyon and 'ideas for spelling' with Nicola Martin: https://youtu.be/rHgT0ZzJqUM
School Nursing Team|
The school nursing team will continue to operate whilst schools are closed.
Should you or your child need to access the school nurse then please telephone 0300 247 0040
This service is available Monday to Friday 9-5
The attached letter explains our combined effort as a cluster of Goosnargh schools to maintain childcare provision for the children of critical to Covid-19 workers.
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Whitechapel School is a wonderful place to learn. A forward-thinking school with a caring ethos where children thrive.
'Pupils develop a strong thirst for learning that prepares them well for their next stages of education.'
Ofsted, February 2019
Here at Whitechapel, we are passionate about raising funds for those less fortunate than ourselves. Last year, our children, parents and staff raised an amazing £1868.67. Lets hope that in 2019-2020 we can be as equally successful.