Closure of Year 1 Class Bubble
Tuesday 20th October 2020
FOR CLOSE CONTACTS OF CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19
Advice to Self-Isolate for 14 Days
Your child has been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within school.
In line with the national guidance available below, we recommend that your child now stays at home and self-isolates until WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2020.
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.
If you are well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation (Wednesday 4th November 2020), then you can return to usual activities. A negative test does not mean that you can stop self-isolation earlier than 14 days.
Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided you do not develop symptoms of COVID-19 within the 14 day self-isolation period.
Please see the link to the PHE Staying at Home Guidance
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID 19
If you develops symptom of COVID-19, you should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared as advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
You can arrange for testing for via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school, or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If you do develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
Early Help Support
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service offer a programme of group activity for all ages through on-line group sessions which are run across the daytime and evening. The service also provides a confidential telephone helpline, text message, email enquiry and online webchat services where young people and their families can obtain advice and support on a range of issues. You can obtain details of the group work programme or access the helpline by contacting Talk zone 365 days per year, from 8.30am to 10pm during the week and from 2pm to 10pm at weekends and Bank Holidays at;
CFW also offer more individualised 1-2-1 support where needs are identified. This can be accessed by your school making a referral on your behalf. If your child requires additional support please make contact with your school who will be able to discuss this with you.
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Class closure - a message from the Year 1 staff
We warmly welcome you all to our class page and hope you will find everything you need. These pages will be updated regularly with information, photographs and descriptions of the wonderful work the children are doing in our Year 1 classroom. Please follow the links below. You will also find links to useful websites which include educational information and games.
Many subjects, for example English, Maths and Phonics are taught daily. Our class themes will be changed half termly and Science, Art, DT, History, Geography and Computing will be taught through cross-curricular themes including themed days and weeks.
Individual reading books will be changed and sent home for you to share together. These will be suitable for the level at which your child is reading. Please continue to read daily, spending time to talk about each story. We want your child to develop a love for reading and we work hard in partnership with yourselves to develop pupils confidence and enjoyment of reading. Please encourage your child to sound out each unfamiliar word if it is phonically decodeable. Children should be encouraged to recognise tricky words and high frequency words on sight.
Mathematics is taught in a variety of ways, encouraging children to develop strategies to work both mentally and solve problems.
P.E. sessions take place twice a week. On Tuesday mornings we have Yoga led by Miss Danielle. On Thursday afternoons we have PE with our Sports Specialist, Mr Luke. PE kits should be brought into school and should remain in school.
Please ensure all items of school clothing are clearly marked with your child's name.
If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact me on our class email at EMYear1@englishmartyrs.lancs.sch.uk