If your child/children are in Nursery they will be able to attend the Academy as normal during this National lockdown period.
Message from the Principal
1st September 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have had a great summer and your child is looking forward to either joining us for the first time or returning to the Academy in September.
We are slowly moving back to some sense of normality but the risk of Covid 19 is still very real and I understand that the return to school for some is an anxious time.
Prior to the holiday we sent out a detailed guide of our reopening plans which are available on Class Dojo. We feel that our plans will ensure a safe environment for your child and our staff. In order to effectively manage the risks that remain, it will be a little different when your child returns to the Academy in September.
I think we all agree that a return to school and education is very important. Home learning was a positive experience for some children but for some it was not. To learn effectively the vast majority of young people need face to face contact with experts, general guidance and routines for learning to progress academically, develop their wellbeing, and social development.
It is important for your child to return. The Government have made it clear that attendance will be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year, meaning that it is a parent’s legal duty to send your child to school. If your child is unable to attend due to individual health advice from a doctor or because they are self-isolating due to symptoms or a positive test result, please contact us so we are aware and can ensure support is in place.
I hope this information, together with the more detailed reopening plan, provides you with some sense of reassurance. Please do contact us if you have any concerns.
Are you a parent/carer looking to further your understanding of how you can support your child with their emotional wellbeing? If you are based in Stoke-on-Trent, The Stay Well service are delivering this training for FREE!!
Please contact Charlotte.Bray@changes.org.uk for more information. She will be happy to answer any questions you have.
COMPETITION TIME!!! Sneyd V Maple Court V Eaton Park...
This is a four-part, 40 rep challenge, that you have to complete as fast as you can.
10 star jumps 10 press ups 10 squats 10 burpees
Adequate amount of safe space A stopwatch/timer A drink (for afterwards) A partner to time you
You are to start the stopwatch when the first star jump happens and stop it when the last burpee is finished. Scores should be done honestly and fairly. (please do not cheat)
Star jumps - are counted as one for every time the participants legs and arms are closed. Press Up - these must be done without going on to your knees Squats - knees should width apart and must bend to 90 degrees Burpees - your chest much touch the floor and one is counted when you jump back to your feet
Once you have completed the challenge enter your details into the attached form. Times to be recorded for example 1 minutes 20 seconds.
The results will be collected on Friday 22nd January and certificates for all children will be provided by your school.
During this period of time of distance learning, you can still keep up the hard work with home reading as well as enjoying some fresh air and some much needed time away from screens which we are all so heavily dependent on at the moment. You may also learn something new about the area which we live in!
Why not engage in Story Quest?
Story Quest is a free initiative funded by Sport England. The stories are written for primary school aged children to read together with their parents/guardians and the walks are suitable for all levels of fitness.
A Story Quest is an exciting story trail that guides families around local outdoor spaces while they complete physical and written challenges, meet local celebrities, discover fascinating facts and travel through time to uncover local history.
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