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COVID-19

This is a dedicated page for updates during the Corona Virus/COVID-19 outbreak which we hope parents will find useful. On this page we will post updates specific to our school, updates from Public Health England, the Government and Department for Education, advice for families and links to educational resources and activities for the children to use in the event of a school closure.

Monday 6 April 2020

ITV have an announcement for all kids! They are making a very special ITV logo featuring artwork created by kids at home across the nation. More information can be found at ITV Kids Create – please note closing date is 19th April.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

In it together Top tips from Warrington’s Parenting Leads on how to help your household be pleasant and as stress less as possible during the coronavirus outbreak:

Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp The Government has launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp. The free service is an automated ‘chatbot’ that will allow people to get answers to the most common questions about COVID-19 directly from government. It aims to further reduce the burden on NHS services, including 111, combat the spread of the virus and ensure people stay at home and save lives.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

Important information for people with learning disabilities and autism and their families on staying at home – and the difference between social and physical isolation: https://mailchi.mp/nwtdt/easy-read-video-daily-update-27-march-2020-coronavirus?e=64f0262c55

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Tuesday 31 March 2020

PE lessons with Joe Wicks are streamed live each school day 9am on The Body Coach YouTube channel so log on and get moving…parents can join in too!

If you miss the live stream at 9am you can play the video later in the day and still get your daily workout! Link below…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Friday 20 March 2020

Teachers’ temporary e-mail addresses for use during the school closure are listed below. Teachers can be contacted by e-mail during school hours 8.45am and 3.30pm if you have any questions regarding your child’s work. There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquries during the school closure period.

eyfs@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk 

y2@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk 

y3@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk 

y4@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

y5@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

y6@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

assistanthead@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

headteacher@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

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

Thursday 19 March 2020

Wednesday 18 March 2020

An update letter has been sent home to parents today along with a work pack for each child for use in the event of a school closure. A copy of the letter can be found below. If your child has been absent from school today, please could parents arrange for their work pack to be collected from the school office.

Thursday 12 March 2020

Useful documents and links can be found below – please check regularly as more may be added as the situation progresses:

Public Health England

Department for Education