Our News items
Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 1:38pm
Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 9:47am
Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 4:15pm
Please see letter below from Mrs Carvell for the Year 6 children.
Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 4:25pm
Please see below for Thank You letter from Mrs Carvell.
Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 11:52am
School Closure and Key Workers
As you are already aware, the Government has announced that schools in England are to close at the end of tomorrow until we are advised to reopen.
The Government has also requested for schools to stay open for the children of ‘key workers’ and for vulnerable children (either in receipt of an Educational Healthcare Plan or being supported by a Social Worker).
Following this announcement, I am working closely with all the schools in the Poynton, Disley and Adlington areas to identify a local and collaborative response.
The Local Authority has identified who qualifies as a ‘key worker’ below:
Emergency Service Essential NHS staff Social Workers Military School transport Education/childcare settings staff Essential Adult Services Food Delivery/Transport Other pls advise
In order to facilitate our planning, if both parents qualify as a ‘key worker’ AND would like to secure continuous education (including throughout the Easter holidays), so that you are able to continue to go to work, please respond to the spider survey by 13:00 so we can submit to the Government by 14:00. Details of proof of eligibility will follow later.
Those eligible to continue to send their child to school will be contacted directly and notified of specific arrangements.
Further information for Parents/Carers of children in receipt of Free School Meals will follow later.
A letter about learning at home will follow.
Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 3:39pm
For the majority of children, school will be closed from the end of Friday 20th March. In order to support your child to continue with their education at home, the teachers have been working incredibly hard to set up online learning resources.
On each Year Group’s website page (www.vernonprimaryschool.co.uk), you will be able to find details of activities your child can complete at home.
By 9.00am every Monday morning, teachers will upload English and Maths activities, including links to online learning platforms and further resources. There will also be information about exciting projects for all other curriculum areas that your child can engage with over the coming weeks. For our pupils in the Reception classes, a link to ‘Tapestry’ will be uploaded to the Reception website page by 9.00am on Monday morning. Tapestry will be updated regularly with appropriate Early Years activities and you will be able to continue to access and use your Tapestry account as normal.
These online learning website updates will continue until Friday 3rd April when the Easter holidays will begin and will resume on Monday 20th April after the holiday.
The office team will be checking emails regularly during this period of school closure (term time) should anyone need to communicate with the teachers (please use the firstname.lastname@example.org for such communication and not the teachers’ own email addresses).
I have been overwhelmed by the dedication and commitment of my hardworking team here at Vernon who will be continuing to carry out their roles in the coming weeks and months.
I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support as Parents and Carers during this uncertain and challenging time. Your positive emails and comments have really boosted morale amongst the team.
Stay safe and well and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Mrs J Carvell
Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 12:36pm
Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 2:58pm
New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 12:32pm
This week we are putting further precautionary measures in place in light of the current situation with the coronavirus. Please refer to the list below:
- Face to face meetings and parent information meetings are postponed.
- Volunteers are not to help out in school until further notice.
- Changes to drop off arrangements each morning are as follows. Classroom doors will be open in the morning for children to go straight into class with the teacher. We are trying to minimise large gatherings of people. Miss Wildig’s class are to use Mrs Tootell’s classroom door.
Please help us to protect our staff and pupils in school by keeping children who are ill at home.
We ask that all communication to the teachers is done by email directly to the school office – email@example.com and these messages can then be passed on to the teachers.
If your child is at home due to isolation, please use the resources already on the website. Should the school close, then daily work will be posted on to the class pages for parents and children to access.
Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 1:53pm
Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 12:46pm
We have taken the decision to postpone the discos on Friday 13th March. We appreciate this will be disappointing for the children however we are following advice to reduce unnecessary gatherings to reinforce preventative strategies and manage risk.
Further information regarding measures we are putting in place will follow tomorrow however please be reassured we are following all the guidelines and taking all the necessary steps to reduce risk.
We thank you for your continued support.
Mrs L Currall - School Business Manager
Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 11:25am
Please see letter below to view details of how we plan to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March!
Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 9:25am
The government has set up a helpline to answer questions about Corona Virus in relation to education. You can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Please be reassured that we are following all government guidance in relation to Coronavirus.
Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 1:47pm
Please see attached for details of this exciting PTA challenge!
Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 10:40am
See details of this event in the Main Hall on Friday 28th February 2020 2-4pm.
Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 11:40am
As a school we would like to reassure parents that we are following all the latest advice from Public Health England with regard to the Corona Virus.
Please refer to the attached link for the latest information.
If you have any concerns or queries please get in touch.
Mrs L Currall
Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 3:18pm
Please see below for details of the KS2 cricket club.
Date: 24th Feb 2020 @ 2:04pm
This world book day we have an exciting themed menu for lunch;
Georges marvelous sausage in a bun, Mr Mcgregors vegetarian cottage pie, Big Friendy Giant filled jacket potato or Paddington Bear sandwich selection.
Mr Happy potato wedges, Jack and the beanstalk vegetables or Cinderella Salad
Followed by a choice of;
Willy Wonka Chocolate cake, Hungry Caterpillar fruit, Organic Yogurt or Chocolate Milkshake
There will also be a colouring competion with a chance to win a prize.
Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 3:44pm
The children in Reception and Year 1 have been taking part in music sessions on a Friday afternoon with a music specialist - Mr Richards. The children have been learning a variety of songs from the musical ‘The Lion King’ and are excited to perform these songs to you.
The PTA have kindly funded this project and every child will be taking part in their own performances during the spring and summer term. Singing is something that all teachers have been focusing on each week during assembly and in class time and the children are very excited to be able to showcase their talent.
The performance will take place on 28th February at 10.00am. We would like to give every child the opportunity to invite two guests to watch them perform. Please fill out the Spider Survey attached to let us know whether you are available to attend and we will send home the appropriate number of tickets with your child. The survey will close on 21st February and tickets will be allocated after this date.
Can we ask that on the day of the performance children bring to school a black top and black bottoms, so they can change into these.
Date: 3rd Feb 2020 @ 12:16pm
Every year as part of our programme to ensure the smooth transfer of students from Year 6 into Year 7 at Poynton High School there is a residential course at the Conway Centre, Anglesey. Children will be attending w/c 15th June.
The cost of the course will be £171.00 which includes two activities run by the centre staff, accommodation, food and transport.
Date: 29th Jan 2020 @ 1:21pm
In order to enhance and enrich the children’s learning this term, we have organised an educational visit to Chester Zoo on Thursday 26th March 2020, to provide the children with an interactive experience exploring African animals.
We will be leaving school at 9:00 am, we will then be leaving Chester Zoo at 2:00pm and we anticipate that we will arrive back at school for 3:00pm.
Date: 21st Jan 2020 @ 2:27pm
Please see attached correspondence below from Mrs Carvell regarding Parents' Evening.
Date: 21st Jan 2020 @ 11:17am
Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 3:50pm
Please see below for the welcome letter from Mrs Carvell.
Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 12:03pm
We have booked the much-anticipated Year 3 Residential. We are planning to visit the Anderton Centre in Chorley. The children will have the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting, stimulating and adventurous activities. We will be staying for 1 night (2 days), leaving from school at 9.00am on Thursday 27th February 2020 and returning to school at approximately 3.00pm on Friday 28th February 2020.