Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Free School Meal Voucher Scheme. Read More

 Latest update from Woodhouse Primary Academy

Updated 1.6.2020  21:45

Woodhouse Primary Academy remains closed to many children until further notice to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Our school offers emergency care for a limited number of children to support Critical Workers in the response to COVID-19, including a large number of NHS workers. 

From Tuesday 2nd June, some children (in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 only) are able to attend school more regularly.  Further details of this have been shared with parents and can also be seen here.  To register a place for your child for week beginning 8th June, there is a Google form to complete here and we will operate the wideropening@woodhouse.priacademy.co.uk email address to gather the required information.  Get in contact if you have any further questions.

Do not attend school unless you have a confirmed place in a returning year group, an essential emergency care place, or you are invited onto the premises.

For queries relating to our Emergency care for critical workers or vulnerable children, to discuss changing emergency care needs or to keep us informed of shift patterns and working hours changes, contact Mr Wilson by email: covid19care@woodhouse.priacademy.co.uk

If children are not attending school, there are a wide range of home learning resources for all children and their families.  More work and ideas are added for each class every day, and these can be viewed and accessed on any device which connects to the internet, including mobile phones.  Our online home learning site is available for all children at Woodhouse.  Much of the regularly updated work is delivered through Google Classroom, where staff set and mark work, as well as keeping in regular contact with the children about their learning and wellbeing.  There are overviews of the work we will cover during this period of homeschooling and in the event of any return to school, as well as letters from the teaching staff in each year group.  There is more work than your child will need, so please remember that you don't have to complete everything you can find!  We recommend only working during school hours during the week, and not during weekends.  It is best to have a regular routine if this fits with your needs and you can view an example timetable to help you if you want to.  There are lots of fun activities to help keep your child engaged during the lockdown, so try some of these together as well as any work.  Your child does not need to complete everything and should be able to work independently most of the time.  We all understand how hard it can be when trying to work from home and ensure your children are engaged too.  Don't be too hard on yourself or your child if this is not always successful, that is the case for us all.  Don't let the work for children become an additional source of stress or worry at this time.  Teachers and teaching assistants are keeping in regular contact with all families, and we will check on how learning is going and to offer support and help wherever this is needed.  We'll also take the chance to check that you and your families are ok.  If we can help, just ask.

Many children have regularly been given packs of printed work which do not require online access.  We can send these by post to any parent if this would be helpful.  Just let us know when a staff member rings you, or contact us directly.  If you have queries or questions, or you require support, then we have a dedicated email address to send requests to: homelearning@woodhouse.priacademy.co.uk and these will be responded to during normal school hours.  If you are unable to access the resources for any reason, please email us as above and we will put something in place for your child.  If your child is finding the work too challenging, you don't need to make them do it.  Please spend time enjoying being with your children, there are plenty of things you can do instead. Learning does not have to be paper and pen (or a screen)!  If you do have concerns about how your child is doing you can speak to their class teacher or email Miss Mason at: sensupport@woodhouse.priacademy.co.uk

For those children who are eligible for a free school meal, this support will continue whilst school is closed to most children. Since Monday 20th April, we have been using the National Free School Meal Voucher scheme run by EdenRed, and are in regular contact with families about how to access and use these vouchers.  All families eligible for this support have now been contacted about this (please note, this is not the same as the Universal Infant Free School Meal provision for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).  However, if you have not received information about this and feel you should have done, please contact school to discuss.  There are some challenges with this system and the delivery of vouchers due to issues with the EdenRed website.  If you are having problems please get in contact with school and we will assist you.  For some families not in receipt of Free School Meals, you may still require support - including with food and supplies and even financially.  If this is the case, please contact school and we will try our best to offer support or signpost you to help.  We will do all we can to help any family in our school community and offer the support you may need.  Please get in touch if we can support you in any way, you just need to let us know.

We will continue to communicate by phone, Text, the school website and our Twitter account.  Our phone will be answered and we will do everything we are able to do to help and support you and your families.  I appreciate that this can be a difficult and worrying time for children, staff and our families.  If you have any further concerns or require any support, please do not hesitate to talk to call the school office on 0121 4641769 or email us on enquiry@woodhouse.priacademy.co.uk.  I am proud to lead such a superb school - though we are physically apart we remain a close-knit community.  Throughout this difficult time for us all, you have your part to play in keeping your children and families safe at home.

Thank you for your ongoing support, patience and understanding in this difficult time, please stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Wilson

Head Teacher

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June 2020

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Nursery Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)

Tue 09th June

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5H Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)

Thu 11th June

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Sports Day

Mon 15th June

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Year 5 Bushcraft Residential

Wed 17th June

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Year 5 Bushcraft Residential

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Year 5 Bushcraft Residential

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RM Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)

Tue 23rd June

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3N Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)

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2G Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)

Tue 30th June

UPCOMINGEVENTS

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9Jun
Nursery Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)
11Jun
5H Class Assembly (9 - 9.30, Parents Invited)
15Jun
Sports Day
17Jun
Year 5 Bushcraft Residential

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