Congratulations and Well Done!
Following the Government's announcement, our teachers swiftly adapted to offer a full programme of online study for all our children. Huge congratulations to all the children and parents who quickly adjusted to the online learning platform and who have fully participated in lessons this week. What a great start! We need to keep this energy up and maintain the level of interest, and reach 100% participation on Monday!
This plan clearly lays out the school's expectations during another period of lockdown. The momentum of the first term and the many successes can only be built upon. Daily progress and engagement are recorded by all class teachers. I am monitoring this very carefully, checking in everyday, and popping into Google and Zoom meet sessions whenever possible. If you are unable to access the learning and have made zero progress this week a follow up call will be made to check if there is anything we can do to help get you started.
Class teachers are extremely busy making sure all learning is accessed online and are assisting the children who are attending the Critical Workers/Vulnerable Club here at school. Feedback is given quickly and misconceptions are dealt with by giving extra support to those who may need it. The support staff are also on site helping to make the day run smoothly and are doing a fantastic job supporting their class teachers. We are following very strict social distancing with staff and pupils at all times.
We aim to include more live opportunities in the weekly timetable so please do look out for the invite on your Class Dojo. We will be varying the times to cater for your needs and allow you time to juggle between siblings. Southampton FC (Saints) are also providing a live PE session for every class – parents you are invited to join in too! Please see your Class Dojo for the timings and to read the agreement that needs to be in place before Thursday.
We are offering a wide curriculum and will use high quality teaching resources and skills to offer the best provision possible under these difficult circumstances. With your continued support at home and by using Google Classroom and the School Dojo we hope to maintain the high level of commitment that your children have shown towards their learning.
The staff are available to support you at home and will answer any queries you may have as quickly as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you require assistance or clarification. The Administrators, Mrs Adams and Mrs Cassels, are also on hand to answer questions you may have.
Nursery to Re-open
The Nursery will open again on Monday January 11th to all children. You have been sent an individual letter regarding the situation. Apologies for the conflicting and confusing information.
Government Help with Data
This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
Thank you for your continued support, patience and perseverance.
Stay safe and well
A brief message from the FONTS committee to say Thank You for all your support last term. In spite of everything, a lot of money was raised for the school, and we had some new events along the way.
This half term will be quiet! With another lockdown in place, FONTS are taking a bit of a break. We’ve all got a lot to deal with BUT we’ll be back! As soon as we can we’ll be reaching out, and hopefully raising more funds for the school.
Keep safe and thank you for your continued support.
email [email protected] / or message FONTS on Dojo.