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  • This Week's Class Attendance Figures

    Published 06/09/19

    Week Ending 13th March 2020 - Congratulations this week to the Sharks! Well done!

     

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  • Reading Lair helped by Reading Eggs!

    Published 30/03/20

    Hi Everyone! 

     

     

     

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  • doodlemaths Spring Challenge

    Published 29/03/20
    How to take part The DoodleMaths Challenge is taking place from Wednesday 1st April and Thursday 30th April. During this time: Children need to… • Earn a 7-day streak • and 400 stars   Why not print off our Ch
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  • Update for all families 27/3/20

    Published 28/03/20

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    We hope you are well and adjusting to the new situation we all find ourselves in.

    Please see the 2 attachments below:

    • A letter to your children from the whole staff team - please read it to them so they know we are thinking about them.
    • A newsletter for parents with some tips and reminders about supporting your children's learning at home.

    If you have any questions at all, contact your child's class teacher using the new class emails, or use contact@keyworth.notts.sch.uk for general enquiries.

    Kind regards,

    Peter Cresswell

     

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  • Reading Eggs Ready for Your Child!

    Published 23/03/20

    Your username and password are coming your way! 

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  • Extra Support For Your Children

    Published 23/03/20

    If you follow the link below then you will find some extra support for your children whilst you're with them at home. It has been produced especially for children with Special Educational Needs/Additional Needs.  However, many resources are beneficial for ALL children. Scroll to the bottom and you will see some answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well. 

    http://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/advice.page?id=nR2WshAKVBk

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  • KPNS and Crossdale – IMPORTANT notice

    Published 21/03/20

    This information is for the Critical Workers, and parents of vulnerable children, whose children require childcare from Monday. This does not affect the families whose children will not be attending school from Monday.

    From Monday, the childcare provision for Crossdale and KPNS will be based at the Crossdale Primary site.

    The Keyworth Primary site will be closed to children.

    Mrs King, Mrs Holmes, and Mr Cresswell will all be on the gate and in the playground at Crossdale to greet the children when they arrive from 8.45am and several other KPNS staff members will be ready to welcome the children and make them feel at home. All children from KPNS will have a familiar staff member in their classroom, working with a Crossdale staff member, for the whole day on Monday. Subject to staff’s continued availability to be at work, this will continue for the rest of the week.

    We have taken this decision as it gives us the best chance of staying open in a safe and clean building for as long as possible. We are already seeing the impact of Covid-19 on our ability to keep our schools operating smoothly. As one example, Notts County Council can no longer provide cover when a cleaner is absent due to sickness – last week this meant teachers arrived at 7am to clean parts of the school at Crossdale. It seems inevitable that staff availability will reduce further in the coming weeks. Pre-existing medical conditions and illness means our staffing complement in both schools has already been reduced.  Having 2 site managers, 2 cleaners, 2 cooks, 2 sets of admin staff, more teachers, more first aiders, more safeguarding leads and more specialist TAs will ensure the children can continue to come to school and have a safe and positive experience.

    In making this decision, our one priority was to ensure we can stay open safely for as long as possible.

    Many other local schools are already making similar contingency plans to work together in hubs based at one school. Our close partnership between KPNS and Crossdale means we have been able to implement this more quickly than others.

    There will be 12 KPNS staff members at Crossdale on Monday and they have been working incredibly hard with staff from Crossdale to plan engaging activities for all the children.  We are hoping that they will return home on Monday evening talking about their new friends and the positive day they have had.

    All children should NOT come to school in uniform on Monday. Children should wear clothes that will allow them to join in with the sporting challenges Miss Robinson has planned for them. Outdoor activities and sport will be a feature of every day, so uniform will not be required at all from Monday.

    Email us using contact@keyworth.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions about practical arrangements for Monday.

    Windmills Childcare

    Please note that families intending to use Windmills from Monday to support their Critical Worker role can access these services at Crossdale too. We will blog information about this on Sunday. However, if you have  any doubts or questions about the information we send, simply turn up at Crossdale on Monday at the time you need and somebody will help you. We are currently planning to have the Crossdale site open from 7.30am-6pm.

     

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  • School Closure Update 3

    Published 21/03/20

    Many thanks for reading and responding to the blog posts we put out yesterday – your responses really helped us plan our provision for next week.

    If your child will now be at home for the foreseeable future, please keep checking the website (there’s some great advice here) and make sure they know how much they will be missed in school. School staff were very emotional yesterday at the prospect of not seeing your wonderful children in the weeks to come!

    If you weren’t able to read the information we sent out yesterday, you should probably read the two blog posts from yesterday (linked at the bottom of this page) before continuing with this one!

    The children of Critical Workers and children classed as vulnerable may be in school next week to access childcare. Guidance about Critical Workers can be found here and guidance about vulnerable children can be found here.

    We have already spoken and made arrangements with several parents about next week and many parents have already booked and agreed childcare. However, we are aware that we have sent a lot of information. Here is a quick summary so you can check you haven’t missed anything:

    • If you are a Critical Worker and you completed the booking form – send the children on the days you booked.
    • If you are a Critical Worker who requires childcare, but we didn’t text you the booking link, email us.
    • Email us if you have any questions about how the vulnerable children guidance relates to your child.

    We will update you with practical arrangements for next week later today. If you are accessing childcare in school next week, please read this update and email us if you have any questions.

    Email: contact@keyworth.notts.sch.uk

    Please note that Windmills Childcare will continue to operate if you require the service. Parents accessing this service will be invoiced in the normal way. Email us if we can help you access the services Windmills Childcare offers.

    If you are a Critical Worker and having your children cared for in school means you can go to work and help with the current crisis our country is facing, do not hesitate to get in touch about using school for childcare – we went to help in any way we can.

    Yesterday’s blog posts:

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  • Thank You For your support

    Published 20/03/20

     

    Friday 20thMarch 2020

    Dear Parents,

    We have sent out a lot of formal communication over the last few days around Covid-19 and the current situation in school. As we are about to enter a period of uncertainty and will be closing our KPNS doors for many pupils and parents today, we wanted to thank each and every one of you for your support and kind words over the past week. 

    Please feel reassured that, although we won’t be seeing you and the children every day, we are certainly thinking about you all and planning for the moment we get chance to open up our doors again! Don’t forget that we are just on the other end of an e-mail (contact@keyworth.notts.sch.uk) if we can help support you or the children in any way; it will be lovely to see some photographs of what you have all been doing together! 

    Take care of each other over the coming weeks, enjoy what can be a special time with your children and check our website regularly for fun activities you can do together at home. Parents- You’ve got this! 

    We’re counting down the days until we can have our hall full of smart red uniforms again. 

    Love and best wishes, 

    Your KPNS Staff Team 

     

     

     

     

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  • CRITICAL WORKER SURVEY

    Published 20/03/20

    Please read the information below and then use the link at the bottom of this post to

    complete our CRITICAL WORKER SURVEY.

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  • School Closure update - URGENT

    Published 20/03/20

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Overnight, the government have provided guidance regarding the care schools are being asked to provide from Monday for a limited number of children. You will all be aware that all schools in England will be closed from 3.30pm today for the majority of children.

    To help us all plan, the government have published some key principles. The following apply to our school and to all families in England:

    1. PARENTS: If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
    2. PARENTS: Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
    3. PARENTS: Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
    4. SCHOOLS: If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them. (Our school will contact you if your child might be classed as vulnerable)

    The government have asked that, as a country, we do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is clear that we all have a responsibility to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

    Urgent actions for all parents and carers:

    • Read the 4 principles above and consider your role in helping slow the spread of the virus.
    • Read the Critical Worker guidance and ‘confirm with your employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, YOUR specific job role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.’
    • Please respond to the survey we will send out by text this morning (as soon as you possibly can) to help us plan our provision from Monday.

    Click here for the Critical Worker list

    Many thanks for your ongoing support – you have helped us considerably over the last few days


    Full government advice: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

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  • Critical Worker Information - Covid-19

    Published 20/03/20

    If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

    Health and social care

    This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

    Education and childcare

    This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

    Key public services

    This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

    Local and national government

    This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

    Food and other necessary goods

    This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

    Public safety and national security

    This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

    Transport

    This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

    Utilities, communication and financial services

    This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.


    Urgent actions for all parents and carers:

    • Read the 4 principles below and consider your role in helping slow the spread of the virus.
    • Read the Critical Worker guidance above and ‘confirm with your employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, YOUR specific job role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.’
    • Please respond to the survey we will send out by text this morning (20th March) to help us plan our provision from Monday.

    To help us all plan, the government have published some key principles. The following apply to our school and to all families in England:

    1. PARENTS: If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
    2. PARENTS: Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
    3. PARENTS: Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
    4. SCHOOLS: If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

    Full government guidance on Critical Workers – click here

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