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Coronavirus Email Scam

Coronavirus Email Scam

Scam email to parents whose children receive Free School Meals Parents, please be aware that some parents have received a scam email with the text below. If they receive an email like this, they should not share their account details, should not respond to the email and should delete it immediately. The text of email reads:-   ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.   Thank you.  
Covid-19 - Important notice - 19th March

Covid-19 - Important notice - 19th March

                                                                                                                                              Thursday 19th March 2020 Dear Parents and Carers, Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils  Following on from my last update, I’m now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice. As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs. We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories by contacting the school office and telling them why you need your child to be in school. We’ll be in touch again as soon as we are sure who this does apply to. All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday 23rd March onwards. Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text message. What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. You have already been given a range of websites to explore at home.  Your child’s teacher has given your child a homework pack.  The school has a virtual learning platform that can be accessed from the school’s website.  Teachers will post work on to this for your child/children to complete. They can also stay in touch with their teacher and announcements for the teacher can be posted too. We do expect…
Covid-19 - 16th March

Covid-19 - 16th March

Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to you to help you understand the preparations we are making to support your child and you at school during the Covid19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. St Joseph’s continues to follow the advice of Public Health England (PHE) about keeping our school open and on maintaining high levels of hygiene in our schools. If anything changes in the advice given by PHE, we will inform you immediately. However, we understand that things are changing rapidly and we want to help you to be prepared in the event that your child is off school or we are instructed by the government to close.   The situation now Monday 16th March St Joseph’s is open and will remain open until we are instructed to close by the government. If this is the case, we will contact you in writing, by text message, email or letter. What to do if you, your child, or someone you have recently been in contact with, is showing symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ ) of Covid 19: • If a family member or close contact is self-isolating without symptoms, your child should come to school • If a family member or close contact is self- isolating with symptoms, please inform us immediately and your child should not come to school • If a family member or close contact is diagnosed with Covid 19, please inform us immediately and your child should not come to school • If a child is showing symptoms or has been diagnosed with Covid 19, please inform us immediately and your child should not come to school. At this point (as with any notifiable disease) parents and St Joseph’s will be acting under the instructions of Public Health England.    What to do if your child is kept off school because they are showing symptoms of, or have been diagnosed with, Covid 19 It is a good idea to start thinking about what you and your child can do if they are at home for an extended period of time. Taking time off work to look after your child Speak to your employer if you have to take time off work to look after your child. They should have a plan for staff during this time. If you don’t work and are claiming Universal Credit or another benefit and are concerned about being able to meet your job seeking commitments, contact your job…
Couch to 5K: week by week

Couch to 5K: week by week

Couch to 5K A running plan for beginners from the NHS.  
Year 4 - Multiplication Tables Check

Year 4 - Multiplication Tables Check

10th February 2020 Dear Parents / Carers,   As some of you may be aware, the DFE have confirmed that all schools will be expected to administer a test called the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) to their year 4 pupils in June 2020.   The Multiplication Tables Check has been designed to help ensure that children in primary school know their times tables up to 12 off by heart. As well as being critical for everyday life, knowledge of multiplication tables helps children to solve problems quickly and flexibly, and allows them to tackle more complex mathematics later on in school.   The tests will take place between 8th June and 26th June 2020. The MTC is an online test, where pupils will be asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from two to 12. They will only be given six seconds to answer each question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes. We have already been doing a great deal of work in Year 4 to prepare the children for the MTC, but each child needs to have regular practise at home, to ensure they are confident in their knowledge and understanding.   Please find a list of free websites, that your child can access, in order to practise and improve their rapid recall of their times tables:   https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/ www.timestables.co.uk/games/ www.mathschase.com www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/   There will be a meeting for all Y4 parents/guardians on Wednesday 11th March at 3:30 p.m. and we would strongly encourage you to attend, so you can.   Thank you for your continued support,   Mr P Reilly  Miss E Rutherford  Miss G de Pascali   Head of School Maths Subject Lead Class 4B Class 4A      
Newsletter 13th March 2020

Newsletter 13th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers Thank you to everyone for your continued support at this time of worry with the Corona Virus pandemic.   Thank you for your generous supply of tissues. At the moment we will follow the Government’s instructions.  We will not close the school and we await to hear any further information. We would recommend that you follow government guidance.  If you or anyone in your family has ‘a new or continuous cough or a high temperature self-isolate for 7 days’. We will update you with any news as soon as we get it.   For any further information please refer to: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response In school we will continue to ensure everyone does the following: Wash hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands: before leaving home, on arrival at school, after using the toilet, after breaks and sporting activities, before food preparation, before eating any food, including snacks, before leaving school use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands avoid close contact with people who are unwell clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces Thank you to those of you who attended the Sacred Heart Parish seminar on Society, Community and Family. There were some very interesting speakers and good conversations were had around the problems our young people are facing. It is key that families, the parish and schools work together to build a safe future for everybody. We are now in the season of Lent. Cafod has an excellent calendar that will take you through this liturgical season.  Please look at the following link for inspiration:  https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar . There is also a calendar for young people that suggests an action every day to support their Faith. https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/50694/641040/version/2/file/Lent%2020%20one%20page%20calendar%20YP.pdf   The Late Archbishop Emeritus Peter Smith Archbishop John has announced the arrangements for the funeral of Archbishop Emeritus Peter Smith. "Following the death of our beloved Archbishop Emeritus Peter Smith, funeral arrangements have…
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