Covid - Changes, Closures and Curriculum

Mundella Primary will be closed until Monday 22nd February

Once again we find ourselves in a National Lockdown which, for our Mundella Community, will mean some changes to provision and support.

Whilst we continue to join the fight to reduce the transmission we recognise the need to ensure that, throughout this turbulent time, children are continuing their learning and that families are being supported.

Attendance and Provision - Critical Workers* and Vulnerable Families

Mundella Primary School will be open throughout this period. Pupils whose parents are employed as Critical Workers* are welcome to attend school throughout this period. Because of planning and organisation we ask that you please communicate which days prior to attending and as soon as possible.

Understandably a number of our families are in vulnerable circumstances. Those that fall into this recognised category of support will be contacted by school and have places available for learning on site.

Critical Workers are those whose roles are essential to Health, Education, Social Care, Transport and Provision of Food

Learning - Online via Website (work packs as a last resort)

All learning, both in and outside of school, will follow the resources and pattern of activities that is shown on our school website (here). We are using Oak National Academy as the basis for resources and, by doing so, it allows a great deal of flexibility in the home (pause, rewind, choose when to watch etc) but also means that all pupils, in each class, are learning the same things.

Our significant preference is that you work from the online resources.  Preparing, printing and distributing work packs is timely and also reliant on collection, therefore we ask you only to request these if you can not access the online resources.

Work Packs, where provided, will cover two weeks worth of work at a time. The first packs; available from Wednesday 6th January, will cover up until Friday 15th January. The next sets of packs will be available before they are needed but we ask that you try to find a way to access the online work as the video lessons and quizzes will really help to improve the quality of work at home.

Communication - Regular calls from Class Team

We will make every attempt to call most pupils on an almost daily basis. This will be used as an opportunity to touch base but is about work rather than a general chat. The calls at the end of the week should be used to ask for more detailed support with the activities that your children have been doing throughout the week.

Additional calls may come from members of our team just to check in and see how both you and your children are getting on. Please do not hesitate to call the office should you require help or general assistance however, we ask that you wait for a call from a member of you child's class team if it is a work related query.

Support with Food - Food Hampers (vouchers as a last resort)

Where pupils are eligible for Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals (infant children) Mundella Primary School will provide provision for all of these children. Our preference is to provide hampers of food but, should this not be practical, we will attempt to provide vouchers. These will be provided regardless of attendance in school. All pupils coming in to school are being asked to come with a packed lunch*.

Although we will attempt to support families with our own foodbank, where families feel that additional support with food would be helpful please contact* school and we will do our best to help.

*any issues, contact Mrs Gretton

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. We will make every effort to keep you informed of any changes that occur; related to Covid 19 and school closures. Please ensure that we have up to date contact details and keep an eye on your mobile, for text messages, and our Facebook page, for general information.

Reception - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site.

Year 1 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site.

Year 2 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site.

Year 3 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site.

Year 4 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site. 

Year 5 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site. 

Year 6 - Out until Monday 22nd February

If pupils are working from home without class closure we will not be able to print work for distribution. I have, however, added links to appropriate lessons on The Oak Academy.

Mundella Primary School - Blended Learning

It is easy to find harder or easier content around the Oak site.