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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Covid Information

September 2021

School has now returned to being a whole school setting. We are no longer operating a bubble system and staggered starts and finish times have been suspended. We are however, still focusing on all pupils, staff and visitors complying with Covid regulations and requirements which include:

  • ensuring the building and classrooms are well ventilated,
  • maintaining and encouraging social distancing whenever possible,
  • promoting good hand and respiratory hygiene at all times,
  • continuing with enhanced cleaning through the day,
  • complying with track and trace and isolation procedures for those who have tested positive or have symptoms relating to Covid -19.

For further information, please refer to our School Covid Secure Risk Assessment included below: 

Advice concerning Covid 19 symptoms:

Education settings follow the national and regional guidance on the three main symptoms for Covid.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

• a new, continuous cough and/or

• fever (temperature of 37.8°C or higher)

• loss of or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19, should immediately self-isolate. They should not attend school and should get tested via NHS UK or by contacting NHS 119 via telephone if they do not have internet access.

If there is any doubt about whether symptoms are due to Covid or not, a PCR test should be taken.

The PCR test can be accessed on the online system by ticking the box which states 'you’ve been asked to get a test by a local council'. It is not necessary to isolate for the full 10 days unless the PCR test is positive, but if a member of staff or child is feeling unwell, they should not be in school until they feel well enough, and they should follow usual public health advice for infectious disease (for example, whilst symptomatic and 48 hours after the last symptoms for vomiting and diarrhoea).

In the event of another whole school lockdown or the reinstatement of bubbles school will revert to the COViD Timetable which includes staggered starts and end times.

Remote learning will still be used to support weekly homework tasks as well as provide lessons for children isolating at home.  (See individual class timetables on Google Classroom).

 

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE BUBBLE START TIMES AND ONLY ARRIVE 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR ALLOCATED TIME - this is to ensure that we are able to maintain a safe 2 metre waiting area for parents when dropping off and collecting children. Breakfast Club will be available from 7:50am and After School Club until 5:15pm 

 

 

Bubble 1

 

 

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

 

Start

9:00

 

Session1

9:10

 

 

Break

10:30

 

Session2

10:45

 

 

Lunch

12:15

 

Session3

1:00

 

Break

2:15

 

Session4

2:30

 

Home

3:30

Support

Class 1

Year 1

Class 2

Mrs Holroyd all day M.T.W. Th and Fri am only

Mrs Wells  (am only)

Miss Porter Brown all day  

 

Bubble 2

 

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

 

Start

8:45

 

Session 1

8:55

 

 

Break

10:00

 

Session 2

10:10

 

 

Lunch

11:30

 

Session3

12:15

 

Break

1:45

 

Session4

2:00

 

Home

3:15

Support

Class 3

Class 4

Mrs Fielding all day

Mrs Hounslow (am only) 

 

Bubble 3

 

 

Year 6

 

 

Start

8:30

 

Session 1

8:40

 

 

Break

10:15

 

Session 2

10:25

 

 

Lunch

12:00

 

Session3

12:45

 

Break

2:00

 

Session4

2:15

 

Home

3:00

Support

 

 

 

 

Support

 Children's Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing 

It is imperative that children are encouraged and supported to look after their mental health, not just for a week but every single day.

 

Here are 5 tips for how you can improve your children and pupils' wellbeing

 

  • Step 1. "Teach them to be themselves" - Helping children to realise their strengths is a great way to build their confidence. Encourage children to notice and appreciate their own strengths, and those of others too.

 

  • Step 2: "Be grateful"- Help children to bring attention to what’s working well in their life by developing gratitude skills. To develop these skills, you can use techniques such as starting a gratitude journal or have a gratitude list discussion at breakfast/dinner.

 

  • Step 3: "Help them be more mindful"- A way in which we can help our children develop these skills is drawing for 10 minutes. Simply set a timer for 15 minutes and ask your child to draw something they can see. This activity isn’t about what the child decides to draw, it’s about whether they are able to focus on the activity and bring their attention back if they get distracted.

 

  • Step 4: "Be kind" - There are thousands of ways children and adults can show kindness every day, it can be fun to sometimes turn these small acts into every day rituals.

 

  • Step 5: "Teach them the importance of resilience" - One way to build resilience in children is to help them develop a growth mindset. Children with a strong mindset are more likely to try again when they fail, and also to attempt to learn how they can improve.
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