St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School

 

Corona-virus CV19 School Safety notices.

NEW LANCASHIRE LOCKDOWN RULES FROM TUESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 

Sorry for confusion and changing my earlier message, but the government have just clarified/changed  things at 11th hour before tomorrow’s local lockdown in Lancashire (22 Sept).

Grandparents and others who provide informal childcare will be exempt from coronavirus rules in local lockdown areas in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.  Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Hancock acknowledged the “concerns” about the impact of local lockdowns on families’ childcare arrangements. There will now be an exemption for caring purposes, Mr Hancock told MPs, meaning grandparents and others who you as parents/carers rely on to drop off/collect provide childcare before and after school can still do so.

The local lockdown rules ban people from socialising with others outside of their own household or support bubble.

Mr Hancock says he has heard concerns about the impact that has been having on childcare arrangements. “Today I’m able to announce a new exemption,” he said. People looking after children under the age of 14 or vulnerable adults are exempt from that ban, when it’s necessary for caring purposes. He says it covers formal and informal arrangements for childcare – but not playdates or parties.

“A consistent childcare relationship is allowed,” he said.

Can my child come to school?

Please see this flowchart which may help you in deciding if your child is well enough to come to school. If you are still in doubt please phone us to speak to school.

Please note, we have a contactless thermometer in school and if a child reports feeling well in school we will check if they have a fever. A temperature of 37.8 C or above is treated as a symptom of Covid 19. As such, any child who displays such a high temperature (fever), will be sent home from school and the family told to self-isolate for 14 days and to get a Covid test for the child. If the child receives a negative test result and has not had a fever for 48 hours then they can return to school.

Click here for a second document showing government advice to parents about Covid 19 and attending school…

You will be aware that cases of Corona virus are increasing both nationally and locally. Please be vigilant! If a child displays any of these Covid 19 symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature, loss or change in normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) – then they must not come into school. You should book your child a test at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ although I believe that at present this may prove difficult. All members of this child’s household also need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

School must act appropriately to keep our whole school community as safe as possible. This means the child will not be allowed back to school for a minimum of 14 days from the onset of symptoms unless they get a negative test result, when they will then be allowed to return to school provided they feel well and have not had a fever for at least 48 hours. If your child(ren) is/are off school because of self-isolation your child’s class teacher will provide work on Seesaw for them to complete at home.

Holidays and quarantine periods. If a parent/carer goes on holiday abroad, even without their children, and are subject to current government quarantine restrictions of 14 days on their return, then any child(ren) who are coming into contact with that said parent/carer will also have to self-isolate for these 14 days and will not be allowed into school for this quarantine period. If you are taking a trip abroad, please let school know.

HEADTEACHER’S  MESSAGE ON RE-START OF SCHOOL

A warm welcome back!!!

Children must wear full school uniform. Children need a coat every day. School policies will run as normal so no jewellery or outlandish hairstyles. Long hair should be tied back if possible.

Children may wear trainers instead of school shoes if you so wish, however, these should still be predominantly black. On PE days, which will be announced once we return, your child may wear joggers, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, again these should be predominantly black/grey.

We are minimising the amount of materials coming to/from home and school. Children may bring a lunchbox, water bottle and if need be one small school bag. Pens/pencil cases and other individual items from home are NOT permitted. This means that unfortunately we are not able to ask the children to bring in Summer Projects. We will be holding a session once we are back at school for the children to talk about their projects. Your child’s class teacher will provide more information regarding this shortly.

Homework will be set on a Monday and to be completed by Friday. Homework may be either online (Seesaw) or in the one school book. Reading books will be sent home on a weekly basis. We cannot send more than one book home and not alter these set days in order for us to quarantine books. If your child forgets to bring their book in on their allocated day, it cannot be changed until the next week. Your child’s teacher will be in touch shortly with more details.

There will be staggered start and collection times for different year groups as follows. Parents who have children in multiple year groups, including in Nursery, can default to earliest drop off and latest collection time.

I really need ALL parents to support us by being punctual and sticking to these published times until further notice. Obviously, to avoid mixing of bubbles children cannot be left on yard before their published admittance time, so if your child is making their own way to school please make sure they don’t arrive too early or walk with other children from a different class/bubble. Thank you.

PLEASE ADHERE TO LATEST SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AT ALL TIMES AND EXIT SCHOOL PREMISES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. ENTRY AND EXIT TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS;

NURSERY – 9:30am – 3:00pm

PARLICK (Reception) 9:20am – 3:10pm

FAIRSNAPE (Year 1) 9:15am – 3:15pm

PENDLE (Year 2) 9:10am – 3:20pm

BLEASDALE (Year 3) 9:05am – 3:25pm

BOWLAND (Year 4) 9:05am – 3:25pm

BEACON (Year 5) 9:00am – 3:30pm

DUNSOP (Year 6) 9:00am – 3:30pm

Please use the one-way system and enter school through large car park gate and exit through small infant gate onto path next to notice board. All children are to enter/exit school by their classroom doors. All parents please wait on the infant yard (socially distancing) for your child. Only 1 adult onto school from a family and please leave as soon as you have your child(ren) and avoid socialising with other families on the yard. THANK YOU.

THERE WILL BE NO ASSEMBLIES AND NO EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO SCHOOL UNLESS FOR EMERGENCIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Inhalers and medicines will now be kept in your child’s classroom. Please pass directly to your class teacher. Parents will still need to complete a medicine permission form available from the class teacher.  

School newsletters and letters and the bulk of our communication will now by email. Please make sure we have your updated email address. Parent Pay is the method of payment for school charges such as dinners, snacks and milk.

Infants will be provided with a free school meal each day as will children who are entitled to Free School Meals. Other children can have a dinner provided by school at a charge of £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week, payable in advance on ParentPay. Please note all school dinners will for the time being be a sandwich based meal (choice of tuna, ham, egg or cheese), fruit, dessert and drink prepared delivered by the kitchen to the classrooms and eaten in their class bubble. Junior children can still bring in their own packed lunch to eat in class if parents prefer this option.

Toast can now only be ordered for each half-term in advance using ParentPay. The cost for the first half-term will be £7.40. Please note there will be no refunds for any days your child isn’t in school. Due to Brexit we can no longer get subsidised EU milk. School is now offering milk to all children (juniors and infants) at a cost of £8.00 per half-term. Please note there will be no refunds for any days your child isn’t in school. IF CHILDREN WANT BOTH TOAST AND MILK PLEASE MAKE TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS OF £7.40 AND £8.00 NOT A COMBINED TOTAL. THANK YOU.

SCHOOL’S OUT BREAKFAST & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Thanks to the flexibility of my amazing staff team I am delighted to say we can still offer breakfast and after school club care to those parents who need it from our usual opening time of 7:45am until 5:45pm. Usual fees apply. Please note we can no longer take bookings on the day, all places MUST be booked at least a week in advance.

NOTE: After School Club will now only accept bank transfer/childcare vouchers not cash.

BANK DETAILS SORT CODE 010524 ACCT NO 38081407 , please allocate your child’s name to transfers.

Please email bursar@longridge-st-wilfrids.lancs.sch.uk to book a place for September as soon as possible.

In order to ensure children aren’t mixing outside their class bubbles this care will be in your child’s own classroom (drop off and collect from classroom door) with the following staff members;

Nursery – Nursery staff

Parlick – Rachael Braithwaite

Y1 – Cheryl Middleton

Y2 – Sinead Gornall

Y3 – Janet Waugh

Y4 – Marianna Marquez

Y5 – Cindy Ainscough

Y6 – Carol Squires

Children should be brought to and collected from their classroom door for breakfast and after school club. Please do not arrive before 7:45am and ensure collection as soon as possible but by 5:45pm at latest. Y3 and Y6 go across infant playground and round back of school to the classroom doors. Y4 and Y5 go past school office and round front of school across junior playground to your classroom doors.

I am now in a position to announce that our classes and personnel from September 2020 will be as follows;

Parlick Class (Reception)

Teachers: Mrs Robinson/Mrs Mallinder, Teaching Assistant: Miss Braithwaite

Fairsnape Class (Year 1)

Teachers: Mrs Ashe/Mrs Martin/Mrs Pollard, Teaching Assistant: Miss Lord

Pendle Class (Year 2)

Teacher: Mrs Dawson, Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gornall

Bleasdale Class (Year 3)

Teacher: Mr Gavan, Teaching Assistant: Mrs Waugh

Bowland Class (Year 4)

Teacher: Mrs Pemberton, Teaching Assistant: Miss Marquez

Beacon Class (Year 5)

Teacher: Miss Batty, Teaching Assistant: Mr Warrilow

Dunsop Class (Year 6)

Teacher: Mrs Allonby, Teaching Assistant: Mrs Squires

Obviously, we are all concerned at the damage the lockdown may have had on some children’s education and mental health. Once the children are all back we will be carrying out a full assessment of their needs and adapting our curriculum accordingly to best meet their needs. I am confident that with this great team of staff and your continued support, the next school year will be another very successful one for our school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr McHugh

YEAR 6 POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY Roles 2020-21

Head Boy   Louis Balding

Deputy   Tom Doherty-Green

Head Girl   Georgia Conroy

Deputy   Nicole Roskell

House Captains

WATTS   Thomas Bartley

BOARDMAN   Erin Cronshaw

MARSHALL   Aaron Ainscough

WISSINK   Logan Ayrton

Senior Prefects

Senior Prefects – Isobel Ainscough, Layla Hall and Lucy Grayston

Prefects

All other Y6 children

This year Lancashire’s Libraries will be inviting children to get silly for the Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge will give you the chance to sign up and take part online, with the special www.sillysquad.org.uk website! The Challenge website will be free to access and a place for you to rate and review books and work towards your reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities to complete at home. The Library service will also be providing loads of fun free things to do including book quizzes, a reading group, and an online Lego club!

The theme of the Challenge for this year is Silly Squad, and we want to celebrate funny and silly stories all summer long! From David Walliams to Roald Dahl, and Jacqueline Wilson to Jeff Kinney, there are thousands of hilarious books for you to read, and we can’t wait to hear about them!

The Summer Reading Challenge Silly Squad website is now live for you to sign up on, and we in Lancashire will be launching the challenge on Saturday 27th June, so keep an eye on our social media and website for more information!

Twitter: @lancspublib
Facebook: @lancslibraries
Website: www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/your-library-at-home

WE NOW HAVE A NEW FACEBOOK ACCOUNT FOR SCHOOL TO GET US THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IT’S THERE TO SPREAD POSITIVITY, IDEAS AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

Click here to go to our Facebook! THANK YOU.

Acorn Psychology Service have produced a short leaflet on how to talk to your child about Corona Virus with lots of age appropriate stories and links. Click here to access…

Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The government has announced the sector-led Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

Launch of BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:

Launch of Lancashire Learning Materials

LCC have also put together some excellent learning materials. Click on the links below;

PE, school sport and physical activity resource/timetable. The resource is centred around 4 key themes:
Move – resources that help children to achieve 60 active minutes.
Learn – Skill and sports skill development. A FMS skill activity for KS1 and a KS2 sport skill activity adapted from the Lancashire PE SOW for a weekly PE activity for children to undertake.
Challenge – A weekly personal best challenge linked to the weekly PE learn activity along with a current /trending challenge or other type challenge.
Play – providing ideas and resources for children to be active through play.

LCC PE Team felt that there is far too much info online for parents and that it can all be alittle overwhelming which is why we have created a central website. Therefore the ‘Move’ and ‘Play’ sections take parents to a number of great resources that have been streamlined and are age appropriate (e.g. Joe Wicks not really appropriate for KS1).

The links for the resource are as follows;

PE Years 1 & 2 (Overview)

PE Years 1 & 2 (Timetable)

PE Years 3-6 (Overview)

PE Years 3-6 (Timetable)

LCC MATHS activities can be found by clicking here

LCC LPDS TV is now live too! 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. Click here to access the latest episode.

LCC SEN. LCC have put together some guides for parents of children with SEN (Special Educational Needs). Click below to access…

Issue 2 SEN

Issue 3 SEN

Issue 4 SEN

Issue 5 SEN

Issue 6 SEN

Issue 7 SEN

Issue 8 SEN

Issue 9 SEN

Issue 10 SEN

Issue 11 SEN

Issue 12 SEN

Issue 13 SEN Y6/7 Transition

Issue 14 SEN

Corona Virus CV19 Update

Families/children should currently self-isolate for 14 days if they have

  • a new continuous cough  OR
  • high temperature OR
  • been advised to self isolate for underlying medical reasons

CLICK HERE FOR A VISUAL GUIDE TO WHAT SELF ISOLATION MEANS FOR YOUR FAMILY

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of corona virus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. Coughing may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the corona virus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean you must continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days from the onset of the virus provided you no longer have a fever.

CV 19 Children working at home

If your child is feeling well during self isolation then they can do some work at home. There are links to various types of work below but I would remind parents to be vigilant of what their children are accessing online. Follow these links for parental guidance on parental online safety.

Parental Online Safety Guide

Parental Online Radicalisation Guide & Support

NSPCC Online Safety Advice

UK Safer Internet Safety Advice

Think U Know Advice for Parents

Types of work

  • SUMMER PROJECTS Your child can complete their project on a topic of their own choice eg Space, gymnastics, sharks, in fact absolutely anything they want! They may present their project in any way they wish, be it a folder, scrapbook, booklet, poster or a creative idea of their own.  However, we have sent a book home this week which the children can use if they wish. They can also use this book to carry out any additional activities they do. Click here for a letter detailing further project advice.

  • ACTIVITY PASSPORTS We have adapted the Department for Education’s Activity Passports for each of our classes. Click on the links below to access the correct one for your child;

Parlick Class (Reception) Activity Passport

Fairsnape Class (Year 1) Activity Passport

Pendle Class (Year 2) Activity Passport

Bleasdale Class (Year 3) Activity Passport

Bowland Class (Year 4) Activity Passport

Beacon Class (Year 5) Activity Passport

Dunsop Class (Year 6) Activity Passport

  • TWINKL RESOURCES Click on this link and visit twinkl to sign up for free for lots of free age specific resources.

  • TEACHER’S PET RESOURCES Click on this link and visit Teacher’s Pet to sign up for free. This takes you to EYFS resources, scroll down the page for lots of free age specific resources eg KS1 (years 1&2), Lower KS2 (years 3&4) and Upper KS2 (years 5&6).

  • SCHOOL RESOURCES Each class will be putting on a range of resources to use at home via their Class Seesaw page. Note teachers will strive to update & respond to this account on a regular basis. *** THESE RESOURCES ARE THERE TO HELP YOU. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SUSPENDED THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM. PLEASE DON’T FEEL PRESSURISED INTO COMPLETING ACTIVITIES, IT’S YOU CHOICE AS TO WHAT YOUR CHILD DOES! ON FAIR WEATHER DAYS, GET OUTSIDE & HAVE FUN! A COMMENT OR PIC ON SEESAW ABOUT THESE ACTIVITIES WOULD BE GREAT! ***

Click this link to access Seesaw and then login with your child’s login details

A warm welcome to St Wilfrid’s Roman Catholic Primary School which is situated in Longridge on the outskirts of Preston and on the edge of the Ribble Valley.  We are a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided primary school in the Diocese of Salford and welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds. We are also UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

At St Wilfrid’s we aspire to help every child reach their full potential as a child of God.  This takes place in our school where there is an abundance of love and warmth.  We follow the teachings of Jesus and as we grow in spirit. Every day is full of learning, fun and friendship.

We are very proud of our lively, vibrant school and all members of our school family.  We welcome visitors and look forward to showing you around.  In the first instance, please contact our school on 01772-782394 or clerk@longridge-st-wilfrids.lancs.sch.uk

Our website is a great place to find out all about our school! Please note if any parent/carer requests a paper copy of any information on our website, the school office will provide this free of charge. Click here for contact details.

We have so much going on at our school it’s hard to pick a favourite topic for our front page – so we haven’t! Scroll down this page to see some annual highlights and our latest news…

Our school is a fantastic learning environment, where we all work hard together for the benefit of ourselves and others. You will see this in action if you follow the links at THE GREEN TITLES above or explore our website further…

In December 2017 we had our latest Ofsted school inspection. We’re delighted with the findings which illustrate what a fantastic school St Wilfrid’s is! Click here to see more…

We are very proud to be just 1 of 6 Lancashire schools selected to take part in an exciting new project called the TIME Project which aims to empower schools to develop and support their arts provision and develop sustainable ways of embedding the arts across the curriculum, to help inspire learning and attain higher levels of academic achievement. Click here to find out more…

We are a really talented bunch here at St Wilf’s. Click here to find out more about our last Talent Show!

LONGRIDGE CLUSTER SCHOOLS’ ARMISTICE PROJECT – On Remembrance Day itself, 11th November 2018, our Year 5 and 6 children joined over 500 other local children from the Longridge Cluster schools to put on a show called ‘Armistice’ at Preston Guild Hall , to mark our nation’s centenary celebrations of the end of the Great War and to show our respects to the fallen.

OVERSEAS RESIDENTIAL VISIT – From Monday September 9th to Saturday 14th September 2019, Year 6 and their teachers Mr McHugh, Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Gilmour and Mr Warrilow visited the Opal Coast in France. Our friends from Grange Primary came too and we all  had an amazing time! This time we visited the Somme, Bruges, The Menin Gate in Ypres, Le Touquet, Ecole Primaire de Nordausques and Cap Gris Nez.

Throughout the trip, I received several compliments from the public, including a retired primary teacher, who whilst we were at Thiepval memorial in The Somme commented upon the perfect manners, behaviour and respect our children were showing.

Indeed all week, the children were a credit to themselves and our school. I’d like to thank all the children and staff from Grange Primary school and all my children and staff, both those who accompany us in France and those who man the fort so admirably back at school. Well done and thank you to all involved … Mr McHugh.

BIG ART WEEK – our responses to BBC’s Ten Pieces of classical through dance, music, digital art, sculpture and other art. Our latest BIG ARTS WEEK took place from 30th October-2nd November.  See the creativity of each class and their amazing responses through art, design, drama and dance to the music!

READING – To further develop our love of reading and books we have just purchased some fantastic new books for each class and we are continuing our exciting Reading Spine into our curriculum for this school year 2019-20.

Click here for details on our new Reading Spine.

MATHS – This school year 2019-20 our school will further our mastery teaching using the Maths No Problem Scheme (Singapore Maths) right throughout school and the complimentary Numberland Scheme in the Nursery and Reception Class!!!

Click here for more information on Maths No Problem.

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school and share it with their teachers, parents, classmates, and even the world. Our teachers and children can use Seesaw on their iPads to share the amazing work going on every day in every class in our school. All parents should have their child’s login details but if you need a reminder or refresh please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Hindley. Please note school does not expect parents to sign up for any paid parts of this free app, thank you.

END OF THE YEAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS TO DOWNLOAD JOURNAL ACTIVITIES FROM SEESAW

 

RRSA

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS AWARD – running alongside our teaching of ‘Gospel Values’ and British Values’ we are signed up to UNICEF’s RRSA which aims to put the rights of children first and foremost in everyone’s minds. We have held a joint UN/BT Online Safety Workshop during Safer Internet Week for both teachers, parents and children. We have produced Class Charters and each class has produced its own Rights Respecting Assembly.

We are delighted to announce that have been awarded our RRSA Level 1 (SILVER) Award! Click here to see our full report…

internet-posters

This school year we will continue our rights respecting work…

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