Friday 10th 2020
Good afternoon everyone,
Next week is going to be a bit of an emotional week I think. Mr Wallace said it's not 'goodbye' but 'we'll miss you until we see you again.' I am lucky that another chance to meet and thank people has been arranged for September 18th 2020 so I shan't have to worry about with 'proper' goodbyes this coming week and I know Mrs Moffatt and Miss Lovett feel the same. But still sad that I can't stand at the gate on the last Friday like I usually do (it's usually raining!) and see all those little faces and wish them well.....
I will write a 'Liz's Last Letter' (newsletter) and put it on this website sometime next week.
Work is underway to give you as much information as possible ahead of September. Please try and keep in touch via this website and the school Facebook during the holidays too.
School will re-open in September, we anticipate, with all staff and children. Fraser Wallace, Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins and I are meeting with a range of different staff, and governors, to ensure we follow the DfE guidance and expectations whilst keeping the Martock children and adults as safe as we can manage.
1. There will be details of what we will change or add (eg. a staggered start and end of day, extra cleaning and PPE)
2. Sadly there are things that will not yet happen (eg. sports clubs, whole school assemblies etc.)
3. There are also some things that we don't yet know about (eg. swimming and Kilve)
But we will let you know all the details via a 're-opening newsletter' on this website on Wednesday or Thursday next week. Please look out for that.
Also I will e-mail you a 'Summer Challenge' next week, in case you want some ideas for entertaining your lovely children over the Summer break.
Meanwhile, my eternal thanks for your support (and kind words) for all the staff here. I know how lucky we are to have a really positive parent community, right behind us in this difficult time. Thank you.
Best wishes for a super weekend
Liz Wilson-Chalon and Fraser Wallace
New student login for myon:
Go to myon.co.uk and enter your login information:
- a. School Name: Martock CE Primary Schoool (type the first few letters of your school and select from the drop-down menu)
b. Username: martock938student
c. Password: read
Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!
School Reading Books
Please now keep these at home until September; thank you for everyone who brought them in this week.
- Message from Miss Lovett.mp4
R Video From Miss Harrison.mp4
We are here to help
If you need food, a listening ear, or some more specific help PLEASE do call us. We care about all our families and want to do what we can.
You will find the risk assessment on this front page. A great deal of consideration has gone into what we can and should be doing to keep our children as safe as we possibly can. Whilst remembering they are children, and this is their childhood. I hope it may help answer some of the questions you have raised, and help you in your decision about sending your child back. We will update this risk assessment when new guidance and announcements are made.
We have uploaded some useful documents under the title Links to Lockdown Support. Here, you will find important information for families such as useful telephone numbers, wellbeing activities and some material on online safety during lockdown. Please continue to check these documents regularly. Below is a link to the latest guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home.
The weekly sheets for week beginning 13th July 2020 have been emailed to you all and we have also uploaded these sheets to this webpage.
As ever, if you have any queries, please contact your class teacher directly or email the school office. Teachers love seeing the work that the children have completed so if you are able to, please continue to email work or photographs to them. It really does give us all the biggest smiles!
Assembly videos and other videos
These are mostly on Facebook now - please do look there, in the 'public' area. Even if you don't have a Facebook account, they are accessible.
Just to remind you all, if your child needs to quiz on their book, then instead of just 'Googling' AR, they need to follow this link: https://ukhosted21.renlearn.co.uk/2231938/default.aspx
We appreciate that some of your children may have read all of their school books already, so if this is the case, please follow the link below which will take you to a website with free access to a host of online texts. The relevant number is given under 'I' for information, which will allow your child to quiz on this text.
If you have not already done so, then why not join Somerset Libraries online where you can access a range of free e-Books, e-Audiobooks and e-Magazines and when we are allowed to, you can head to your nearest library to collect your library card and you will be able to borrow books, DVDs and Talking Books. Please follow the link below to sign up!
We intend to stay open for key worker child-care Monday to Friday until it is no longer needed. School is open from 8.15am for the children of these key-workers.
Please do use this facility when it is essential for you and your family.
This is a small service we can offer and we are happy to help.