Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

COVID-19

For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). It is vitally important that children attend regularly in order to achieve their full potential: socially, emotionally and academically.

We will keep parents and our wider school community updated via Class Dojo. This will be our main method of communication. If you have problems accessing Class Dojo, please speak to the school office. 

Class dojo
It is imperative that children attend school regularly if they are well to do so. However it is really important that everyone follows the stay at home guidance. If your child is displaying symptoms of COVID19 they cannot attend school. You must inform the school office immediately and follow the stay at home guidance.
COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (Above 38C)
  • A new cough where you keep on coughing. This means coughing a lot for more than an hour or three or more episodes of coughing in a day
  • Losing or there being a change to your sense of smell or taste

What happens if there is a positive case of COVID-19 in school?

School will liaise closely with Public Health England to decide the best course of action and will follow government advice. All parents will be informed of a positive case, but no personal details of anyone in school will be shared with parents and families.
Whole classes/bubbles may be sent home to self-isolate if deemed necessary. Parents will be contacted to pick their children up as soon a possible if this is the case. Children in affected classes/bubbles will be completely isolated from all other classes/bubbles whilst waiting to be collected.

What are you doing to make school as safe as possible?

We are continually liaising with Public Health (PHE) and the Department of Education to ensure that we are adhering to all of the latest government and PHE guidance around ensuring that school is as safe as possible for everyone. We have amended many routines and procedures around school to make the school environment as COVID –safe as possible: one-way systems, staggered playtimes, designated areas at lunch times, hand washing/sanitizing procedures and expectations, drop –off and collection procedures and many more.  The school risk assessment and routines/procedures are regularly being reviewed and updated.  

Reception
Y1

What happens if my child is self-isolating?
They will be expected to follow the stay at home guidance, as will all members of the household.

Your child will be given a home learning activity pack. This will be paper based and will consist of daily lessons/activities for maths, reading, writing and one other subject. Also we are asking that your child practises their spellings (which are on their Class pages on the school website) and practise their four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) in maths. Video tutorials of how the children are do their four operations are on their class pages. Teachers will be available to reply to Class Dojo messages regarding work, but please be mindful that class teachers will also be teaching in school, so will not be able to reply immediately.

Staff from school may also ring home to speak to your child to make sure that they are ok whilst they are at home.

If your child is entitled to a free school meal, school can offer a cold lunch in the form of a ‘grab bag’.
 
What happens if all of my child’s class/bubble is sent home to self-isolate following a positive case?
They will be expected to follow the stay at home guidance.

If it is decided that a class/bubble needs to be sent home to self-isolate for a number of days. A personalised, comprehensive yet simple remote learning package will be delivered by teachers. This method of providing remote learning will build upon our home learning offer that we provided throughout lockdown last academic year. Teachers will be available throughout normal school hours to provide feedback etc. Please watch the demonstration video below which outlines how it will work and what our expectations are.



Staff from school may also ring home to speak to your child to make sure that they are ok whilst they are at home.
If your child is entitled to a free school meal, school can offer a cold lunch in the form of a ‘grab bag’. 

 

USEFUL LINKS

Reception
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Reception
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Y2
Y3
Y4
Y5
Reading Offer
Class Novels

 

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