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Please also take a look at our weekly newsletter which includes a weekly update from Mrs Ttoffali.

 

March 2021

3.03.2021
Updated March 2021 COVID-19 Risk Assessment

 

December 2020

8.01.2021
Please read the letter attached from Mrs Ttoffali about the school closure for this half term.

31.12.2020
Dear all,
Regrettably, as you may have heard, following national guidelines and due to recent covid data, we will not be fully back to school until 18/1/21 at the earliest.
We will be open however from 5/1/21 for identified pupils.
If you consider yourself to be a critical worker, in accordance with the government’s definition, please complete the following form.
https://forms.gle/tprzmUopc6ekNBBS7
The government definition of critical workers can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision#vulnerable-children-and-young-people
You will hear from us in the next couple of days relating to whether or not your child is eligible to take up a school place from 5th January.
This message is to state: school will remain closed to the majority of pupils until 18/1/21 at the earliest.
All children will be expected to engage with learning at home which will be shared by the school.
All best wishes, Natasha Ttoffali

17.12.2020
End of Term Wishes

November 2020

20.11.2020
Reception Bubble Closure 20.11.2020
19.11.2020
Little Park Bubble Closure 19.11.2020

18.11.2020 – RSHE Consultation

Consultation in relation to Park Primary RSHE Policy – this consultation begins on Monday 16th November 2020 and ends on Wednesday 25th November 2020

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Park, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. The aim of this is to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced statutory changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes will come into effect this academic year and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

Consequently, beginning this academic year, Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSHE), will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum. This means that we have been reviewing our RSHE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSHE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on the following characteristics:

● Age

● Physical and emotional maturity

● Religious and cultural backgrounds

● Special educational needs and disabilities

We hope that consulting with you will help to inform our decisions on when and how certain content is covered, and enable us to reach a consensus. Consequently, as part of our curriculum review we would like your views on the following:

Our draft policy for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

When and how certain content within this subject is covered

What is taught, and how, is ultimately a decision for the school; however, the right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the FAQs.

As we are currently in these unprecedented times, it is much more difficult to launch the consultation in person. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, we have already undertaken Zoom meetings where parents from each year group were given a presentation relating to the overall context of the curriculum alongside specific elements of a particular year group.

The following documents will be on our school website until Wednesday 25th November when the consultation period will finish. Your views are very important to us so please the school via phone or email to share any feedback or questions that you may have. We will respond to you on the outcome of this process later this term. Once we have considered all the feedback, the finalised RSHE Policy will be uploaded to our website, which will also set out the proposed curriculum.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

18.11.2020
Hawking Class Bubble Closure Notification Letter

16.11.2020
Year 3 Bubble Closure Notification Letter 
13.11.2020
Park Primary’s Blended Learning Offer and Expectations
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Here is our menu of resources to support your child’s ongoing learning. In these unusual times, it remains statutory that your child is accessing their education. As the document states, if your child is isolating but their bubble is not, some learning (their daily English and maths) will be found in the Google Classroom and you may also wish to access the relevant resources from the ‘should’ column. If your child is at home and their bubble is too, you can expect a full day’s online learning via their Google Classroom.
Mr Ttoffali (Park’s Blended Learning Leader) is at the end of the phone to answer any questions you may have.
We trust you will find this a useful document to support your child to learn well at home.
Finally, this year, more than any other year, there is no shame in your child accessing last year’s curriculum; it will probably prove very beneficial to them in supporting their future learning.
Many thanks for your ongoing support, Natasha Ttoffali

12.11.2020
RSHE Consultation Letter

5.11.2020
Updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment

1.11.2020
Dear Families,

We hope you have had a good rest this week.
As per the Government’s announcement, schools are to continue to remain open and we look forward to welcoming you and your children tomorrow (Monday 2nd November 2020).
Please remember that we ask courteously for all adults to wear a face covering when on the school grounds and we would recommend that children should do the same where possible when moving around the building.
Your children are expected in school unless they are sick or they have been in immediate contact with someone who has tested positive and therefore they should be isolating for two weeks from the contact’s symptoms.
Have a good evening.
See you tomorrow,
Park Primary

October 2020

12.10.20
Online Learning

 

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