On Tuesday 9th February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Each year group took part in different activities to help them understand how to stay safe online. The theme was: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world. Throughout the day, the children listened to a virtual assembly led by Mr Sandhi and Y5 Digital Leaders which can be viewed here and took part in some exciting activities including the BBC Live Lesson!
Lockdown January 2021 – Remote learning
Home learning will now be sent directly to families via Class Dojo's so work can be tailored to meet the individual needs of pupils. There will be opportunities for families to communicate with the teacher and feedback to be given.
Teachers will also provide daily TEAMs meeting with the children to share stories and discussions. Each day children will receive Maths and English lessons plus one other subject to ensure the full curriculum is covered across the week. Work will be matched to the learning the children would have received in school but obviously adapted to enable the children to access it independently. Teachers will also encourage children to access online resources such as MyMaths, Purple Mash and Oxford Owls, if your child has lost or not received log-ins for these accounts please contact school.
We appreciate that home- schooling can create issues for families and additional stress during a very difficult time however it is important that children are encouraged to complete work each day where possible.
If you do not have access to technology for remote learning, would prefer 'paper' copies of work or are having difficulties in motivating children to complete work then please contact school who will be happy to offer support where they can.
Firstly, can we express our apologies for this late communication, however as I am sure you appreciate there has been a lot for schools to deal with over the last few days.
As you are probably aware, the numbers of positive Covid cases have been rapidly increasing in Wolverhampton and this has impacted on the staffing within our schools. The number of cases in Wolverhampton mirrors the major rise in London.
An unfortunate consequence of this, is that we will not be able to open Goldthorn Park to your children tomorrow (05.01.21) as we had previously planned. This is due to severe staffing shortages. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but we have to put the safety of your children as our priority. School will be closed for the remainder of this week. We will keep you updated regarding week beginning 11.01.21.
For children who are not able to attend school, staff will provide daily online learning through Class dojo. Staff will also send out TEAMs invites to enable your child to join in with class stories and face to face discussions in a similar way to parents’ evenings. If your child does not have the facilities to access online learning, please contact school so we can provide alternative work.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not the universal free meals for all KS1 pupils) and you would like school to provide a lunch each day for them, please contact school and let them know. These meals will need collecting each day from the office at 12:00.
Finally, can we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Mrs Hemmings and Mrs Purshouse (Acting Heads of School)
Following on from yesterday's government announcements, we confirm that schools will be open from Tuesday 5th January as previously planned. We will continue to follow all safety guidelines which include rigorous handwashing, sanitising, ventilation and social distancing (where appropriate). Can we please ask that you support us with this by continuing to wear face masks whilst on the school grounds.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Pupils and staff enthusiastically took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day 2020.
All pupils were encouraged to join staff by wearing their favourite Christmas jumper and made donations. They also enjoyed having a delicious Christmas dinner with their year groups and teachers. Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that aims to help children around the world to grow up healthy and safe, and to get an education. For more information, please visit the Save The Children website. https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
Children thoroughly enjoying celebrating Diwali. Across the school, children took part in various activities such as making cards, dancing and even a science experiement to find the strongest material for a bridge to help Rama and Sita!