Information on our Remote Learning offer and COVID-19 for Parents and Children

Click here to see the latest Covid figures in Warrington.

Update

January 2021

CLICK HERE to see our most up-to-date RISK ASSESSMENT. (12/1/21)
From Tuesday 5th January, most pupils will be working remotely with only the children of key workers or vulnerable children in school. Teachers will upload pupils' work to Seesaw (Y1-6) or Evidence Me (EYFS). Please refer to these platforms for your work and to see your teacher's feedback. 

You can find additional work and ideas by visiting your Class Information page on the school website. There are remote learning ideas and copies of Curriculum Newsletters for each year group on the Class Information pages. 

October 2020
Remote Learning

Click here to download our REMOTE LEARNING PLAN - this outlines what learning and support we will provide in various different circumstances should your child be off school. Please continue to read our monthly newsletters for further information.

Click here to see the Grappenhall Heys Staff and Pupil REMOTE LEARNING POLICY.

September 2020

Welcome Back! 

We are so pleased to welcome back all of our children. Over summer, we have worked hard to make sure that our school is as safe as we can make it. Please read Mrs Jackson's update from 1/9/20 for information on children returning to school and see the attached flow chart for what to do if your child is unwell

July 2020

Summer Support and Transition

We continue to welcome our children back to school. All children have been offered a part-time place in school for the last two weeks of this half term. This is to help transition across all year groups and to support children's wellbeing. In case parents want additional support over the summer holidays, all class teachers have added 'basic skills' letters  to their class Seesaw activities. These have been written by your child's current teacher and your child's next teacher and highlight key areas of the curriculum that you may wish to work on over the next few weeks in preparation for September. There is no expectation that you do this work with your child, but it is there if you want it.

In addition, should you want more summer work to recap the current year's objectives, please click here to access free maths and English learning booklets.


Previous information has been archived.

2021 Correspondence


Remote Learning 

Monday 4th January 2021

Dear Parents

You will no doubt be aware that all schools in England have been directed to switch to remote learning with immediate effect. School will remain open for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children tomorrow. I attach a link to the most recent version of the critical worker and vulnerable children list for your information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision?fbclid=IwAR0hiURTtLW4-wOhN_K2Ur1p_gFRqjiv60JOqAkJ69JgC17KlxMfuBonDbo

Tomorrow I will be sending a survey for you to complete to indicate if you feel you meet the criteria and if you will be requesting a place at school. I would really appreciate a response to the survey by the end of the school day to give me the evening to confirm numbers and finalise arrangements to be in place for Wednesday.

I'm sure you can appreciate the timing of the directive leaves little time for planning, so I would ask where possible (and as an interim measure) that those parents who believe they are eligible for a place to only send their child into school tomorrow as a last resort. We would never not support those families who need us but the less children we have in school tomorrow the more time we can work together as a staff to finalise arrangements to be in place from Wednesday onwards to support all children; those in school and those working remotely. Please be assured there will be remote learning available for all children from tomorrow via Seesaw and Evidence me. Again I would just ask for your patience with this first thing as there is quite a lot to sort!

On a slightly separate matter, I have been informed this evening of a confirmed case within the school kitchen. No child will be classed as a close contact so therefore there is no requirement for anyone to self isolate linked to this case. This does mean that for tomorrow any vulnerable children or children of critical workers attending school  will require a packed lunch from home.

I will be in contact again tomorrow, if in the meantime you need to contact me, please do so on head@grappenhallheys.co.uk

Thanks for your continued understanding and support.

With very best wishes

Mrs Jackson 












Update: 

Covid19 Correspondence from Mrs Jackson click to download

Flow chart of what to do if your child is unwell 1.9.20

2020-21

Please see the school's newsletters for further information. 

Week 1 Update 1.9.20

September 2020 Arrangements 17.7.20

Seesaw Download Guide 17.7.20

2019-20


Week 16 Update  10.7.20


Week 13 Update  19.6.20



Delayed Opening Letter 7.6.20

Return to School Guide 5.6.20

CouncillorMattSmithWarrington 5.6.20

Week11Update 5.6.20

Risk Assessment 3.6.20

Returning to School Guide 29.5.20

Week 10 Covid 29.5.20

Week 9 Covid 22/5/20

Week 8  Covid 15/5/20

Week 7  Covid   8/5/20

 Week 6  Covid 1/5/20

Week 5 Covid  24/4/20

Week 3/4 Covid 17/4/20

Week 2 Covid 3/4/20

Week 1 Covid  27/3/20

School Closure letter 20/3/20


Health and Well-being

Our children’s health and well-being is of upmost priority during this uncertain time. Please encourage children at home to keep active and exercise regularly.


Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.


 



 Creative Steps

 From Monday 23rd March, everybody can access home learning dance ideas for children to do either on their own, with a sibling or with a parent. Simply click on the website link and, from Monday, there will be a parent link awaiting your click!    

Something for everybody... Alicia also runs a whole range of community dance classes and is now filming from home so you can join in too! There's something for all ages. Simply visit https://www.facebook.com/dancesteps/ to view and get involved.

Go Noodle

Lots of classes use this already, children at home can too! 

GoNoodle® gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.

https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/


 YouTube

There are SO many resources already on here!

*JUST DANCE - so many fun routines for children to copy and dance along with - a hit for all ages! Here's one example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpY4ZTV7Fm0

*JOE WICKS - Joe has now produced lots of family/child-orientated workout videos. Here's one example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo

BBC Super Movers

"Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers


Change 4 Life

"Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving."

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Art Ideas!

ArtJohn is fantastic and offers easy, fun and great ideas!

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4BB8xCUzOx7ayi3kACG1w/videos


Online Safety during Covid19

In the coming weeks, as our children may be spending more time at home, with you as families, and on devices, Child Net have pulled together a list of resources that you can use with them to explore online safety in a fun, engaging and educational way.


For younger primary children:

Jessie and Friends – a great resource for teaching children how to stay safe online - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

Digiduck – 2 great stories to read and discuss with younger pupils - https://www.childnet.com/resources/digiduck-stories

Smartie the Penguin – an online safety story for 3-7 year olds - https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

For older primary children:

Band Runner – a great resource made up for short cartoons and a game reinforcing a range of key messages - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/

Smart Crew – Aimed at 7/8 year olds, this series of 6 cartoons teaches children to follow the SMART rules to stay safe online - https://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew

BBC Own It – a fantastic resource from the BBC covering a huge range of online safety topics (look for the accompanying app too!) - https://www.bbc.com/ownit

Sign up to fortnightly Home Activity Packs from Think U Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets