We are writing to you to share further information regarding the closure of the Year Five Bubble. As of today, Wednesday 4th November 2020 a member of the Year Five Bubble received a positive COVID 19 test result. Therefore, following Local Authority advice from the Infection Control Team, each staff and child member of the Year Five Bubble must self-isolate from today and will be permitted to return to school on Wednesday 18th November. This means that all staff and children in the Year Five Bubble should not leave their house or garden for 14 days. Siblings of the Year 5 pupils can continue to attend school. You do not need to arrange a test for your own child or any other member of your household unless they begin to display symptoms within the 14 day period. During the isolation period, if your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms and tests positive for Coronavirus, please inform school immediately.
Our aim will be to provide learning opportunities and support that reflects our learning in the classroom. We also recognise that a bubble closure could present difficulties for many families. However, it is vital that all children continue with their learning using the tasks that we have provided for their personal development. We understand that home learning is not ideal and we appreciate your support. We will be providing tasks for the next two weeks and recommend that you and your child work through these at your own pace, when able. Staff have set home learning tasks for the pupils to complete via the following website.
We are currently in the process of uploading the content that you will require and will aim to complete the upload within the next 24 hours. As your child is in KS2, you are entitled to some support regarding IT devices. If your child does not have access to an electronic device such as a laptop or IPAD, we may be able to request a loan device for them. If you would like us to complete a request on your behalf, please contact the school office and ask to speak to either Mrs Drummond (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Walker (School Business Manager) before 3pm on Thursday 5th November.
Mrs Lewis and Miss Manning will add a letter to the home learning site explaining your child’s daily learning activities while the bubble is closed. This will include an English task, Maths task, Topic task and SPaG task each day.
In addition to this, children could continue to read their school library books and practice mathematical skills using sites such as TTRockstars and MyMaths. Mrs Lewis and Miss Manning hope to see you all soon. They hope that all children keep working hard and most importantly, keep smiling!
If you or your child have any questions about the work set or would like some feedback, the Year Five teachers can be contacted during school hours via the email address listed below;
If your child is usually eligible for FSM, we will complete an automatic referral on your behalf before the end of this week. You will then be contacted by the Kirklees Local Welfare team. We send our best wishes to all families associated with our school in the hope that you stay safe and healthy in the weeks to come.