Year 7 event cancelled:

We are unable to hold a formal event for our Year 7s. However, on Friday 18th September @3-3:30 you can come to school (bottom gate) and say a socially distant farewell and receive your leavers gift. I am sorry we cannot do more but safety must come first.

TikTok

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PE LETTER

Dear Parent/Guardian,

First of all may I welcome you and your child(ren) back to Donnington Wood Junior School. I am sure you are all concerned, at some level, as to how PE will operate in the school this year and what strategies we have put in place to limit the potential risks of COVID-19.

  • As per last year, students will attend school in their PE kits on their given PE Day.

Year 6 – Monday

Year 5 – Tuesday

Year 4 – Wednesday

Year 3 – Thursday

Please ensure that your child has dark joggers and a school jumper to wear on colder days to supplement the PE kit that was supplied to you. You MUST NOT wear any logo trousers, only plain. If your child has grown out of their kit, please contact Ms Armstrong in the school office to obtain/purchase a new one. Children in Year 3 will be issued their PE kits on or before Friday 11th September.

· The first few weeks of lessons will take place with children being taught entirely within their school class bubbles. This means that children will be taught PE by their own class teachers and support adults (TA’s), following an amended version of the school PE Curriculum.

· Lessons will initially use very limited equipment that will be laid out and collected by staff (before and after lessons) and will simply be used to designate areas and give targets to move from/around. Later lessons will then use equipment that is used only within that bubble and is cleaned down prior to, and post, use, before being left unused for a period of more than 72 hours.

· Where equipment such as balls are used, children will be reminded to touch only their own (/groups) ball and in the case of football not to pick it up with their hands.

· As far as possible the activities will observe social spacing and children will be organised and reminded that during periods of post exercise ‘heavy breathing’ they should not be directly facing another person within a 2m distance.

· At the end of lessons students will be required to immediately gel their hands (the teacher will have this with them on the field/playing area) and then wash them thoroughly on their return into class. All adults will constantly remind children NOT to touch their faces during lessons. Where this is an issue, teachers will have hand gel to give to children.

Extra-curricular Provision

· We hope to advise you during Week 3 of the after-school clubs that will be available from Week 4 onwards. These will run within class bubbles. Further info to follow. Naturally, this will sadly limit what can be offered during the first two terms, but the policy and provision will be constantly reviewed in line will Government and BALPE advise. Clubs will ONLY be available for students on their Year groups PE day.

· At present the Education department of Telford & Wrekin has ‘banned’ inter school fixtures (despite children playing for weekend clubs in local leagues) and as such we will not be participating in fixtures against other schools, until changes in this guidance are made.

I trust that you will approve and understand the steps the school has taken to protect your child in these difficult times. Should you require any further information regarding these matters, please feel free to contact the school detailing your enquiry and I will attempt to answer it asap. Updates will also be made on the school website, so please check this regularly and before contacting us, just in case we have already made those changes/answered your questions.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Field

Teacher i/c PE

Week 1 Update

Thank you all so much for your trust and support you have shown in the work of our school during this difficult time. I am confident the children have relaxed into the new systems and enjoyed their first week. Our core values of hope, perseverance and friendship have truly been on display this week as we return to school life again.

Phone calls

We work in partnership to support you and your child in their school learning, so we will begin to make phone calls home this week. Class teachers will try and ring every parent of their pupils during these initial 4 weeks. This is a brief opportunity to discuss how they have settled in and to answer any questions you may have.

Next Week

Breakfast club

Please text us to book a breakfast club place. You must book in advance. It will run from 7:45, and your child must arrive by 7:55. They will be temperature checked and sat only within their bubble ensuring a safe 2m distance away from others. The cost is: £1:50 a day or £6 for week.

Parking

Thank you to the VAST majority of people who are not driving up the road to the gates. Demolition work on the adjacent flats is set to start soon, and I will be out again asking those last few to not drive up the road.

PE

Next week we will send out Year 3 PE kits and a letter about PE lessons. This will include the timetable and how we will keep your child safe. PE lessons will then start the week after and PE clubs will follow shortly in a safe way. On their PE days pupils come to school in their kits.

SeeSaw

We are rolling this online learning tool out to all pupils. By the end of next week you will be able to ask your child to show your their accounts and the work they have done. We will set up family access at a later date.

Upcoming

We will be sorting out parent pay for email notes and payments soon.

It is a great privilege to lead our school though this time of crisis and I am proud of everyone’s determination to succeed and stay safe.

If you have any questions or issues, please text us and we will ring you back when we can.

Thank you

Mr Fox and TEAM Donnington

Week 1 letter.pdf

Our Internet Rules

One of the ways we keep you safe is by teaching you how to use the internet safely.

Over the next week I will be setting every child a challenge on SeeSaw to design a poster for Keeping Safe on the internet.

We will focus initially on these rules as they fit in with our values.

Year 3 and 4 film: Play Like Share https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/

For more information https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Year 3 Rules to focus on

1. I learn online – I use the school’s internet and devices for schoolwork, homework and other activities to learn and have fun. I only use apps, sites and games if a trusted adult says I can.

2. I am a friend online – I won’t share anything that I know another person wouldn’t want shared, or which might upset them. And if I know a friend is worried or needs help, I will remind them to talk to an adult, or even do it for them.

3. I ask for help if I am scared or worried – I will talk to a trusted adult if anything upsets me or worries me on an app, site or game – it often helps. If I get a funny feeling, I talk about it.

4. I am a secure online learner – I keep my passwords to myself and reset them if anyone finds them out.

5. I say no online if I need to – if I get asked something that makes me worried or upset or just confused, I say no, stop chatting and tell a trusted adult.

Over the year you will be learning about all the rules we follow, to keep us safe.

Competition time: who is your trusted adult, who would you tell in school. Can you design a SeeSaw poster for one of these rules!

Year 5 and 6 Film: Newsround Caught in the Web https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13908828

For more help Think U Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Rules to focus on .

  1. I learn online – I use the school’s internet and devices for schoolwork, homework and other activities to learn and have fun. I only use apps, sites and games if a trusted adult says I can.
  2. I am a friend online – I won’t share anything that I know another person wouldn’t want shared, or which might upset them. And if I know a friend is worried or needs help, I will remind them to talk to an adult, or even do it for them.
  3. I ask for help if I am scared or worried – I will talk to a trusted adult if anything upsets me or worries me on an app, site or game – it often helps. If I get a funny feeling, I talk about it.
  4. I say no online if I need to – if I get asked something that makes me worried or upset or just confused, I say no, stop chatting and tell a trusted adult.
  5. I am not a bully – I do not post, make or share unkind, hurtful or rude messages/comments and tell my trusted adults if I see these.

Over the year you will be learning about all the rules we follow, to keep us safe.

Competition time: who is your trusted adult, who would you tell in school. Can you design a SeeSaw poster for one of these rules!

If you have any concenra about online safety contact us or follow the links.

Our rules for the internet .pdf

Collection

We have had a great day. Thank you for trusting us with your child.

One main development will be collection. To improve safety and ease going home will adjust the plans.

2:30 Year 3, we will ask you wait back down the road and will call you up to the line to collect you a class at a time. We will only bring the next class down when the group have cleared (which might cause delays)

2:35 Year 6

2:40 Year 5

2:45 Year 4

This will still give you time to get to the infants. Please do not congregate.

If they have siblings we will endeavour to get them to come at same time.

On Friday It will be:

Year 3 1:00

Year 6 1:05

Year 5 1:10

Year 4 1:15

Thank you for your support and understanding. We will keep reviewing this and it might change be out there tomorrow to direct and help. (lets hope for sunshine.)

The top gate is a lot quieter!

Thank you to all of you who left your cars and walked up!