Vouchers and Free School Meals Explained
The Government announced that help would be provided either in the form of shopping vouchers or food being provided for those children who are eligible for free school meals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately this does not mean that all children who have a free school meal will be eligible. There are 2 reasons why children under normal circumstances are able to access a free school meal:
- Due to being classed as disadvantaged in terms of receipt of certain benefits.
- The universal free school meals scheme for all children in reception and KS1.
Unfortunately only those children classed as disadvantaged will be eligible for the Government scheme. This means that there will be lots of families whom will be unable to receive help in this way.
Please let us know if you in real need of help and we will do our very best to help in terms of practical help and advice. Both Mrs Collins and I appreciate having to ask for help can be a very difficult thing to do, but we are here to help. Denise Brooks from the Community Centre is working tirelessly with other wonderful people from our community to put as much support in as possible for all families in real need and Mrs Collins will be keeping in regular contact with Denise.
Via our dedicated email
Or phone the school office and leave a voicemail message. Messages are being checked daily and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are self-isolating and have no-one to help please just let us know and we can refer you to Denise and her army of volunteers.
Keep safe and thinking of you all
Home Learning Packs
Our learning packs are available to download from the TTS website. Daily activities from the packs are posted daily on our Facebook page for you to work through together. Happy learning!
Staying at home can help stop coronavirus spreading
You'll need to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.
Staying at home means you should:
- not go to work, school or public areas
- not use public transport or taxis
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
- not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
You can use your garden, if you have one. You can also leave the house to exercise – but stay at least 2 metres away from other people.
Stay Active and Healthy
There are also a number of online activities for children to enjoy.
Reading Buddy (online login provided in the pack)
Times Tables Rock Stars (online login provided in the pack)
Education City (online login provided in the pack)
Other Free Online Resources Include:
Oxford Owl ebooks
Parent videos to support reading at homewww.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home
Taking Responsibility: Effective Hand Washing
We are all following sensible Government advice- even if this means we are missing some of our learning time and break times.
All children, staff and visitors are asked to wash their hands before they leave home and when they arrive in our school.
We are also making sure that we wash our hands for 20 seconds using soap and hot water.
There are lots of times during the day when we are learning that it is important to wash our hands. We wash our hands:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at school
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food, including snacks
- before leaving school.