Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Team Arbourthorne Excellence as Standard

COVID-19

External School Review during Covid February 2021

''The approach adopted by the school to managing the issues and challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic reflect its commitment to ensuring the very best provision for all pupils regardless of circumstances. The wholehearted response of staff supported by clear and robust leadership is reflected in the speedy response to the first lock down and the enhanced and improved provision in Lockdown 2. The willingness of the leadership team to reflect on and learn from the lockdowns to improve the curriculum offer and identify those strategies, which could be deployed in future, is testament to the drive, energy and commitment of the Executive Head. The support to pupils, their families and the community has been outstanding.'' 

''All pupils and families have been provided with appropriate technology to enable online learning and the school has arranged an excellent programme of support for parents and pupils to develop and enhance their IT skills through home visits, phone support and written guidance. The level of IT capability and confidence in the community has been significantly enhanced and through pupils, parents and the school working together there is an even greater degree of trust than prior to lockdown.''

 

COVID-19 Information

Click Here - to view all information and letters about COVID-19. The COVID-19 page will be updated regularly.

Below is important advice and guidance that everyone should follow at this time.

When do I need to get a test?

If you or your child have Coronavirus symptoms, you need to get a test done within the first 5 days of having symptoms. If you have symptoms you/your child must also self-isolate at home and only leave your home to get a test.

Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

 

How do I get a test?

You will need to make an appointment or request a postal test.

Phone 119 or book online.

To book a test, click here

25th March 2021

Letter from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield

8th March 2021

Letter to parents/carers from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield

This website includes useful information for parents/carers on returning to school safely:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/backtoschoolsafely

1st March 2021

Important letter regarding the return to school for all pupils.

January 2021

To book a critical/keyworker school place during the January 2021 lockdown please click here

4th January 2021

National Lockdown - partial school closure details.

3rd January 2021

Important letter about the start of the term.

22nd October 2020

Important information about wearing face mask.

NHS Letter - 23rd September

Update 4th September 2020

September 2020 

Pupils from Y1 to Y6 will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September. Some routines will be different and especially for children who haven't been in school since March! It feels a little different around here but you'll soon get used to it and your teachers will soon send a guide to help you understand how the day will run.

This useful link from Sheffield Council is a guide to support parents.

 https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/BackToSchoolSafely

The Government have updated their guidance here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term

Detailed Information has also been sent via Marvellous Me/ Google classroom. New Foundation Stage children have received a letter with details of starting days.

School has been deep cleaned thoroughly and we are following Government and local guidelines to keep everyone safe. We can't wait to see you all soon!

Ms Vanessa Langley

Executive Headteacher

Letter to parents - Attendance from September

Please click here to read the Letter to Parents - Attendance from September. 

Update 24th August 2020

Returning to school on Wednesday 2nd September! Welcome back!

Pupils from Y1 to Y6 will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September. Some routines will be different and especially for children who haven't been in school since March! It feels a little different around here but you'll soon get used to it and your teachers will soon send a guide to help you understand how the day will run.

This useful link from Sheffield Council is a guide to support parents.

 https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/BackToSchoolSafely

The Government have updated their guidance here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term

There will be an update added from school on Friday 28th August and class teachers will send you details via Marvellous Me/ Google classroom. New Foundation Stage children will receive a letter this week with details of starting days.

School has been deep cleaned thoroughly and we are following Government and local guidelines to keep everyone safe. We can't wait to see you all soon!

Ms Vanessa Langley

Executive Headteacher

 Letter to parents - Attendance from September

Please click here to read the Letter to Parents - Attendance from September. 

 

Travelling to school from September 2020 

Please click here to read the guidance regarding transport for schools from September 2020. 

Letter to parents from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health Sheffield 16th July 2020

Please click here to read the letter to parents from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health Sheffield. 

Letter to Parents - Attendance from September

Please click here to read the letter to parents regarding attendance in September. 

Letter to parents from the Local Authority - July 2020

Please click here to read the letter from the local authority regarding the summer holidays and looking forward to September.  

Preparing your child for the return to school 

Please click here to download the information leaflet 

Sheffield SEND parent guide for supporting children to return to school 

Please click here to download the parent guide. 

Learn Sheffield Covid-19 page - please click here for the latest guidance

Local Offer website - Cornonavirus page - please click here to view this page

Sheffield Parent Care Forum'sFacebook page - please click here to view this page

Y6 letter for parents

Please click here to download the letter to Y6 parents regarding panned height and weight checks. 

Support at home

  • Speech and language help 

Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In a new series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team demonstrate key language strategies for you to try. 

 

  • Getting your teenagers sleep back on track

Has your teenager turned nocturnal in lock down? A sleep practitioner from the Sheffield Parent Hub talks to young people about getting sleep back on track for when they return to school.

 

  • Virtual parenting support

During the summer months Sheffield Parent Hub are delivering additional programmes via Zoom. See What’s on Guide for details. 

 

  • Helping children prepare for visits to Sheffield Children's Hospital

Sheffield Children's Hospital has made videos to help children prepare for appointments and surgery:

Information for parents of children in year groups returning to school

Year 6 - parent information booklet - click here

Year 1 - parent information booklet - click here

Foundation 2 - parent information booklet - click here

29th June 2020

Advice for parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm

10th June 2020

Please see the latest information on the wider opening of school below.

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 AM letter for parents 10 June 2020.pdfDownload
 Chair of Governors letter to parents 10 June.docDownload
 Statement from Greg Fell 9th June 2020[1].pdfDownload
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Information for parents to support children back to school after lockdown

Download the documents below to help you support your child's return to school.

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 sheffield-parent-guide-for-supporting-children-to-return-to-school.pdfDownload
 sheffield-send-parent-guide-for-supporting-children-to-return-to-school-2-.pdfDownload
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Keep Your Child Safe Online While Working From Home

29th May

Please see below  the latest information from Sheffield City Council along with letters from Ms Langley and the Chair of Governors on the wider opening of school. 

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 am-letter-for-parents-2- 29 May.pdfDownload
 dph-statement-on-wider-opening-of-schools-and-childcare-settings 29 May.pdfDownload
 letter-to-parents-from-chair-of-governors 29 May.pdfDownload
 ms-langley-letter-to-parents-carers 29 May.pdfDownload
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18th May

Letter to parents and carers from the Chair of Governors - see below.

20th April

Information / Update Letter

Advice leaflet for parents during Coronavirus

From April

The Government Free School meals vouchers are issued by school to parents of children on Free School Meals during the school closure period. Contact the school office for more information. If your child is not entitled to free school meals but you need help, we will support you. We are still here to help!  Community Fridge delivery is currently transfered to The Spires centre on East Bank Road. 

27th March

Letter from Public Health Sheffield

22nd March

School Closure Letter - Contacting School during the closure and accessing childcare.

20th March

Letter From Andrew Jones - Sheffield City Council

21st March 2020

Latest Government guidance for parents/ carers about National school closures, accessing FSM and exams from Gov.uk (21st March 2020) Click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers