Our Lodge Primary School Newsletter
Silly Squad Summer Reading challenge 2020
What is the digital Summer Reading Challenge? Click below for more information
Things will be a little different around school... Here is a video for you to have a look at.
Please find attached the Risk Assessment - Phase re opening of premises after Covid 19 lockdown.
Please find attached letters with the up to date information as to what the school is doing about the phased returns.
There had been some new guidance from the government...
Here is the link for you...
Starting the Phased Re-opening of Schools. Please read the letter in the link below.
The weekly plans are now active for you to have a look at. This weeks theme is animals.
Below is a letter from Mrs Gillam regarding schools reopening.
As you know the weekly plans have been put in the 'Children's Area' on our website. Week 3 has just been uploaded for you...
Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown. Click on the link and have a look...
Hello from all the staff at Lodge... We hope that you are all well and keeping safe. Here are a few messages of hope and wellbeing from us to you... Enjoy!
Weekly Home learning grids will be added to the 'Children's Area' within each year group. Please have a look! Next weeks is there for you...
Maybe have a go at some of these activities. Click here to have a look!
We are pleased to announce a ‘Create a character competition’ during this home learning period. We are looking for a selection of characters that will help us to promote good road safety habits in a fun and engaging way and we are looking to our children and young people of Sandwell to help us to do this.
All the information is here...How to enter
Hello!! We hope that you are all well. Please click on the images for the website/link to open...
We have added some extra links for you at the bottom of this page.
CEOP Think you know home activity packs and Domestic abuse support in the West Midlands during COVID19
Our facebook page is being updated regualry with links for activities
We hope that you are all safe and well. We have put together some useful links for you to use while you are at home with your children. If you have seen any further links that other parents/carers can use then please message us through our facebook page and we will update the links.
Please have a look at the attached document nearer to the bottom of the page.
If you require a place for your children to attend school from next week then please contact us by MIDDAY on Monday 23rd March 2020.
Update to Key Workers list.
* Health and social care
* Education and childcare
* Key public services
* Local and national government
* Food and other necessary goods
* Public safety and national security
* Utilities, communication and financial services
Please have a look at the attached document, at the bottom of this page, for further information regarding these areas.
This is the list of key workers identified by the government.
* School workers
* NHS workers
* Social Workers
* Police officers
* Prison officers
* Supermarket delivery drivers and staff
If you work in one of these catergories then your child can come to school from Monday 23rd March as normal, providing that they and no-one in your immediate family is showing symptons of Coronavirus (high temperature and/or new cough)
Please contact the school to let us know.
The list will be updated as soon as we know more.
What is the school currently doing to reduce the chances of the virus getting into school?
We are closely monitoring the local and national picture.
We are liaising closely with Sandwell Local Authority who are liaising with the Department for Education and Public Health England.
We are teaching the children best hygiene practice and would encourage you to continue to discuss hygiene with your children.
We have increased the cleaning on key touch points (handles, buttons, rails etc.).
Every classroom and communal areas are already cleaned daily.
We continue to use tissues for each class to ensure these can be offered out if a child has a cold, and we are reminding children to sneeze or blow their nose into a tissue and to wash their hands – “catch it, bin it, kill it!”
We are ensuring that children are following a timetable for handwashing throughout the day.
We are monitoring any child or staff absence and are asking about any symptoms they may have and advising accordingly.
Reducing the number of people who enter the school building.
Monitoring the risk of any upcoming events or trips and making decisions for each one individually.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Please keep your child at home for 14 days if they have either:
A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
DownloadsRisk Assessment Covid 19
Children returning to school letter
Other years not returning to school letter
YR_Y1_Y6 not returning to school letter
Domestic Abuse Support in the West Midlands during COVID19
Links and websites for while you are at home with your children 24.3.20
Key Workers list and information 20.3.20
Home Learning/Wellbeing Links 19.3.20
Coronavirus update - School letter sent to parents 19.3.20
CEOP Think you know home activity packs
CEOP Think you know...How to support your child at home
CEOP Think you know... Parents helpsheets
How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors.