Welcome

Headteacher

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good afternoon,​

Where ​did June go!? They always say do not wish time away, and this is truer now than ever. We all want things (restrictions) to change, come to an end (lock-down!) and move to a new future, but the danger is ​that we then don't enjoy the moment. On the children's lesson plans this week we have told children 'life is a journey, not a destination' so enjoy the view, and the steps along the way.

As I (Liz) am heading to my last few days in school I am certainly going to make sure I am enjoying every moment.

The Key Worker group is growing in size.

For the last two weeks of term please could we ask that Key Worker children are dropped off in the morning between 8.15 and 8.55am and that they are picked up between 3.00 and 3.30pm?

This will make everything much more manageable for staff here.

We know that some of your working shifts mean these 'windows' don't work. Please just let us know each day if you need to pick up earlier or later.

Thank you

New student login for myon:

​Go to myon.co.uk and enter your login information:

  1.          a. School Name: Martock CE Primary Scho​ool (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

Many of you have been asking when these can be returned to school..... Please could we ask that you bring them back, if possible next week between Monday 6th July and Friday 10th July. A clearly labelled box will be outside for you to put them in. We will then leave them at least 72 hours before putting them back on the library shelves in the final week of term. If you are not able to bring them back next week please hang onto them and return them in September.

​​​Kind regards and warm wishes 

Liz Wilson-Chalon & Fraser Wallace​ ​


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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.

Risk assessment

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.

Lockdown Support

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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19​

​​Weekly Sheets

The weekly sheets for week beginning 6th 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.

AR Quizzes

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.​

http://www.renlearn.co.uk/keep-reading/

Online Library

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!

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/librarymembership

School Opening

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.


​Links to Lock-down Support

​Learning Activities and videos​

​Upcoming Events


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 Vision

 

Each child is nurtured in a secure and caring Christian environment and develops confidence and self-esteem.

Each child receives an excellent education, develops their skills and understanding, and fulfils their God-given potential.

Each child develops a positive attitude towards learning and fully and happily engages in the curriculum.

The school contributes to each child's happy, secure, spiritual, exciting, valuable and memorable childhood.

Each child develops knowledge, empathy and understanding that will enable them to make the world a better place and to enjoy fulfilling and positive lives. 

Each child will enjoy life 'in all its fullness' (John 10:10)

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 Values

 

Kindness (like that shown by the Good Samaritan Luke 10: 25-37)

Respect (as demonstrated in the story of Ruth and Naomi Ruth 1: 16-17)

Collaboration (shown by Noah and his family as they built the ark Genesis: 6-9)

Effort (as needed by the friends of the paralysed man Mark 2)

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 Safeguarding

 

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
We have high expectations of our staff and visitors in terms of keeping our children safe.
Please read the policies on this website that support this.

If you visit the school please follow the guidance on the signing in book as you arrive.

Do not hesitate to let a member of staff know immediately if you have any concerns about a child or a member of staff.