Learning Together, Rooted in God.
This academic year, we have recognised children's outstanding contributions towards each of our school values.
This half term, after this incredibly difficult time for all of the children,we would like to celebrate EVERY child's achievements during this unprecedented time. In order to do this, we would like you, our parents, to write a tribute to your child to express just how proud you have been of their hard work, determination, achievements and resilience to get through this period of time.
If possible, please could you say in your tribute which of the school values your child has particularly displayed. Our school values are; articulation, confidence, forgiveness, generosity, happiness, individuality, integrity, joy, justice, kindness and resilience.
Each child has their own personal experience and we would like to share these through a virtual class assembly that we will hold towards the end of term, in which each child will be presented with a certificate of achievement.
Please could you send your tributes to school using this email address;
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 6th July at 3.30pm.
The staff have put something together for you to let you know we are still here thinking about you!
School is currently closed following the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid 19). The government has issued the following guidance for parents:
Vulnerable children and children whose parents have been identified as key workers are able to access childcare during school closures. However, the overwhelming advice from the Government and the DfE is that "every child who can be safely cared for at home should be" (see the guidance on the link above).
At Barton St Lawrence CE Primary School we can cater for a SMALL number of our pupils during normal school hours (09:00 to 15:30). Please help us to keep the children of front line staff safe by only using this service if you absolutely have no other option.
There is no legal duty for teachers to provide work for pupils in school or at home during the outbreak. However, staff at St Lawrence have agreed to do so. Work will be published on each of the the class pages for children to complete whether they are at home or in school. Your child's class teacher will update this either daily or weekly. Each class teacher has also posted their contact details.
In school we will take part in the Joe Wicks PE sessions on YouTube at 09:00 each morning - why not join in from home?
Online Safety - DfE Guidance
Updated guidance for parents (1st May 2020) from the DfE includes the following information:
With children spending more time online to do schoolwork and other activities, there could be an additional risk. This is why it is more important than ever that children, parents and carers know how to stay safe online.
It is important that parents and carers talk to their children about online safety, show an interest in what they are doing online and ask what they like and dislike about the apps and services they use. Discuss age appropriate ‘ground rules’ like how much time they spend online doing different things and what games and apps are appropriate to use. Also consider setting up and reviewing age appropriate parental controls. Setting parental controls can be a quick and effective tool to help protect children online.
Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.
· a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the website every 2 weeks while schools are closed - these activities offer a great opportunity to help you keep up positive, supportive conversations about online safety in your home
· provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
· provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Parent-Guardian Support Documents
Class sizes are smaller than average. There are at least two adults in each class and we have an admission number of 25 pupils. Our high pupil to staff ratio helps us to give your child the very best start to their school careers.
- Early Years - Mrs Rogerson with Mrs Woodvine
- Year 1 - Mrs Blackett with Mrs Regan
- Year 2 - Mr Crook with Mrs Smith
- Year 3 - Mrs Pilling with Mr Ponde
- Year 4 - Mr McKnight (Mrs Piron) with Mrs Hindle
- Year 5 - Mr Davis with Mrs Parker
- Year 6 - Mrs Loughran with Mrs Deane