While schools are closed to the majority of pupils and they are using online tools more to help their learning it is important to keep them safe online. There are a number of guides on our website to help parents with online safety. You can find them under Parents – E-safety for Parents / Carers. We have just added a new one from Thinkuknow on keeping your child safe online while they are off school.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact the IT team in school and we will do our best to help you.
What a lovely day we had yesterday in KS1! We enjoyed using tissue paper to decorate a glass jar which some of us decided we were going to give to somebody as a gift so put a candle inside. Benjamin is going to use his to store his pencils at home. What lovely jars we now have!
We use the Leeds Catering Agency, to provide our school dinners. Since we have been closed, the Catering Agency have been working hard to provide those children eligible for Free School Meals, with a packed lunch each day.
This changed to a hamper, so that you only need to pick up on a Monday.
We have had some of you coming into school asking to collect the food boxes which we are giving out. Unfortunately, these are ONLY for children who are entitled to Free School Meals. IF you, the parent, are on;
Income Support, or
income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance, or
income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Universal Credit, with an income of less than £7,400 a year
support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, or
Child Tax Credit, if you have an annual taxable income (as assessed by H M Revenue and Customs) which does not exceed £16,190
This will be something that you already have in place through one of these benefits.
We have a list in school of all families who are eligible for Free School Meals and we can only give the boxes to these people. For the past couple of years in England, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been given a meal in school which you do not pay for. This is referred to, by the Government, as Universal Free School Meals. So we can see the confusion! Food is not being provided for these children. If you are not sure whether you are on our list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can check, rather than you having a wasted journey coming to school.
Please don’t listen to rumours. Keep checking the website as we will update on there if there are any changes.
Last week we enjoyed making our own photograph frame. After creating the frame, we designed it for someone close to us with a picture of ourselves inside and then had the challenge of designing a stand. Some of us thought we could send it to a relative who we may not see for a while.