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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

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Coronavirus Advice & Information

Catch-Up Funding

At YFPS we have pledged to ensure all children who need catch up support in each year group will be provided for. We have used the funding to release our most experienced teachers from classroom responsibility and we have employed two NQTs to run the classes since the first day of Autumn term. Three experienced teachers run Catch-Up maths or phonics lessons in each class at least three times a week for an hour a day with a small group of children who have been identified by data analysis. The classes are following the same format and syllabus as the class lessons but at a slightly slower pace. This has enabled children to develop their confidence and understanding of any gaps they have developed due to COVID19. We are measuring the impact of this intervention during November and any tweaks will then be made. We will be using PIRA and PUMA tests to measure impact comparing this data to our results from July 2020. We are also using Accelerated Reader Star Reader tests to gather a reading age. We are using White Rose Maths and Jolly Phonics resources to support the learning.

After assessing writing progress this term using our monitoring process, we have also decided to run half hour daily sessions on developing key writing skills in specifically identified year groups.

Online Log In Details - please call the school office on 343411 or email lhulbert@yfps.co.uk if you are having trouble accessing any of your child's online learning accounts.

 

 

 

 

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Information and advice from the NHS, the Government and Public Health England regarding the spread of Coronavirus and what you can do to help slow the spread.

 

GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON KEY WORKERS:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Please carefully consider whether you are a key worker:

 

OUR LATEST NEWS LETTER:

 

LATEST GOVERNMENT RESPONSE AND ADVICE:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

HANDWASHING ADVICE FROM THE NHS

Please click on this link to access an NHS video, showing the most effective way of washing your hands.

https://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/how-to-wash-hands.aspx

 

Please click on this link to access up to date information from Public Health England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

Department for Educations Coronavirus Helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education.  Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

The current advice is:

 

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

 

  • Wash your hands often - wish soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don't attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you're worried about your symptoms, please go to the website 111: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111

 

 

 

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