Good morning all,
We write today with a quick update following the very quick decisions that had to be made around the opening of the school last week by the Welsh Government, Local Authority and School.
We have provided home learning packs for all learners who were in school on Thursday or Friday of last week. There are packs available for your child if they did not receive one. Just contact the school and we can arrange a time and way of safely collecting resources. This work should provide a number of weeks of activities to be completed.
They do not all require masses of resources, or use of ICT, and should allow children to complete some tasks whilst many parents will be home working, or doing other things to encourage learning at home - exercise, mindfulness and play are vital things to carry on with at home during this difficult time. The school is not expecting full days of timetable for learning, and the focus must be on keeping families safe and well.
Over the next two weeks, the school will be making arrangements for longer-term distance learning. We understand that not all families will have access to online resources, and it is vital that we understand how many families might not be able to access work in this way. We will make contact with as many families as possible to find the best way of organising this work. This is likely to be a mix of paper-based and online work, with support materials and discussion being delivered through the Hwb. If you do not have your child's username, we would urge you to contact the school later this week.
At this immediate point, the focus has to be on keeping well and keeping frontline staff in their roles. As we develop a plan, we will be in touch.
We would like to take this opportunity again to thank our wonderful pupils and parents for their relationships and interactions with the school this academic year. We hope that you are all able to adopt the Government's advice fully during this troubling time. As mentioned on previous letters, you can contact the school using the emergency email address, or contact the school via the usual admin address and phone number. We want to be on hand for discussion in the normal ways and to continue to support our wonderful families.