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Re-opening of School - Parent Update 1st June 2020

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 12:00pm

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell on behalf of Mrs Harris, Staff and Governors with regards to the school's current position on re-opening to Key Worker children and wider groups of pupils.

DfE Updated Advice for Parents of Primary School Children

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 2:02pm

The DfE have updated their advice and guidance to parents and careres of primary school children.

The latest advice can be found here or by following the link below:

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

Re-opening of School - Parent Update 20th May 2020

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 4:45pm

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell on behalf of Mrs Harris, Staff and Governors with regards to the school's current position on re-opening to Key Worker children and wider groups of pupils.

Re-opening of school - Parent Update 15th May 2020

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 12:52pm

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all safe, well and happy.

I just wanted to keep you up to date with events as I am sure you are eager to know what exactly is happening in schools from 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

At this current moment in time, Key Worker children and those who have been attending during lockdown will continue to be cared for as in previous weeks. Schools are being sent guidance on how to facilitate opening to a wider group of children in accordance with the Government’s announcement on Sunday to potentially re-open schools. But, as you can imagine, this changes hour by hour!

Therefore, we are currently putting together a plan together with risk assessments so that if we are able to open 1st June for those year groups above, we will have made the school as safe as possible for everyone. The safety of children, families and staff is of paramount importance and there will need to be many changes made within the school buildings to minimise the spread of the infection.

I will of course send you as much detail as I can when this plan is finalised and when we have had more guidance/advice from the Government and Local Authority.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Yours sincerely,

Heather Harris

Head teacher

School Update from Mrs Harris 11.5.2020

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 11:39am

Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.

I would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for all the work you have been doing with your children during lockdown. It has been an extremely testing time for us all and there remain many unanswered questions, even after the Government’s announcement last night.

 

I imagine that you have many queries and would appreciate some clarity with regards to schools partially opening 1st June. I will be meeting virtually with teachers and Governors this week to put together a plan. We need to decide how we can open safely for specific year groups, but also continue to provide home learning activities, plus support for vulnerable children and families of key workers.

 

We also need to wait for futher information from the Government, but I want to reassure you that we have the well being of children, your families and our staff at the heart of all our decisions.

 

We are missing the children immensely and it is a joy to receive emails and pictures of the work you have been doing with them.

 

I will be in touch again as soon as clearer information from the DfE is provided to us. In the meantime, please feel free to email me at head@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk  with any questions you may have and I will endeavour to answer them for you.

 

Much love and my prayers for you all,

 

Yours sincerely

 

Heather Harris

Head teacher      

 

 

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Covid-19 Supporting Parents Through Disruption

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:37am

In relation to the ongoing pandemic please find below information which may be useful for parents with children experiencing any mental health difficulties or anxiety issues young people may be experiencing at this time,

There is also a new NHS Mental Health Crisis Line open to provide access to Mental Health 24 hour support run by NHS CWP Trust staff. This telephone line is for anyone who may need support in and across Wirral, Cheshire West and Cheshire East. Anyone can call and talk to a dedicated Mental Health Professional, including children, young people, to all adult age groups 24/7. The number is 0300 303 3972.

Department for Education Advice

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 11:22am

Please follow the link to find the latest information from the Department for Education, which we feel may be useful in helping you home school your children: 

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

 

Easter Holidays- School Closure

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 3:02pm

Please note that our school will be closed to all pupils during the planned Easter holiday break.

If you are a Covid-19 response key worker and require a school place for your child over the Easter holidays as a matter of necessity, please email: school.relationshipteam@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk to arrange a placement at another local school.

If you are a Covid-19 respsonse key worker and require a school place after the Easter holidays, please email: admin@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk providing details of dates/days required, travel requirements (bus children only) and lunchtime meal arrangement.

May we remind all parents that the Governments advice is for all children be kept at home, wherever possible.

 

Covid-19 Update 17th March 2020

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 12:29pm

Yesterday evening the Prime Minister announced new measures and advice to the general public in relation to Covid-19. The following advice supersedes all previous advice given and should be read carefully.

 

If your child is well they should attend school.

 

However, if they present with any symptoms;

 

  • A high temperature and/or
  • A new continuous cough

 

then they should remain at home in isolation for 14 days.

 

In addition, if there is anyone in your household with any of the above symptoms then, all members of the household should also self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms themselves.  

 

Moreover, any child who presents these symptoms at school will be isolated and parents will be called immediately.

 

Families who are self-isolating and therefore have children absent from school, will not face fixed penalty notices. Their absence will be recorded as ‘exceptional circumstances’ on the attendance register and not as illness.

 

Also, the Government advised to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. The Prime Minister also added that ‘We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.’

 

 These are wide ranging decisions that will affect all of us in some way. As a school we are making preparations to enable learning to continue for those families that are isolated from school. As a staff we are working together to facilitate remote tutoring/educational materials for pupils to access. We will provide further information as soon as possible.

 

 I appreciate that there will be difficult and worrying times ahead for us all. We need to all work together to keep one another safe. As a school we have lines of communication between staff and to you at home, that will remain. If you need us, while our school is still open, please do not hesitate to phone or e-mail us.

 We should still follow the advice on general hygiene and measures we can take to limit and delay the virus which are to:

 

  1. wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds,
  2. always wash your hands when you get home or into work,
  3. use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available,
  4. cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze,
  5. put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards,
  6. try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell,
  7. not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean,

 

As a school we are in regular communication with Public Health England and Department for Education over measures which we as a setting can take in response to the current situation and the situation remains that there is no requirement for school to do anything other than the measures detailed above.

 At times such as this, misinformation and speculation can only serve to do more than harm than good, and we are notifying you to ensure that we all comply with government restrictions. I want to be open and transparent about measures we have and will continue to take based on expert advice.

 At school we have taken sensible precautions, such as;

 

  • Ensured we have enough hand wash for all pupils.
  • Taught each pupil in assembly how to wash their hands properly and I would urge parents to repeat this at home.
  • Double checked our critical incident plan to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Distributed posters around the building to raise awareness and promote good hygiene.
  • Put COVID-19 on the weekly staff meeting agenda to discuss updates and any relevant actions where needed.
  • Cancelled all non-urgent visitors to school and cancelled teacher/staff courses.
  • Cancelled all non-essential whole school activities

 

The advice continues to state that school should be open for business as usual. We are taking all the precautions possible. Pupils who are well should still attend school.

 We thank you for your continued support.

  

Mrs R Downes            Mrs H Harris

Chair of Governors      Head Teacher

 

 

CANCELLED: Class 3 Swimming lessons

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 10:37am

Is a precautionary measure to reduce risk of coronvirus spread to pupils, staff and families, Class 3 Chaffinches swimming lessons will be cancelled for the remainder of Spring Term.

Children's Spring Bake Off Competition

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 10:17am

Primary Schools Art Trail

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 12:41pm

Our Year 2 and Year 4 pupils have produced 2 wonderful pieces of art, which will be displayed at 2 shops in Northwich, as part of the Primary Schools' Art Trail 2020.  Below is a list of shops where all the schools' artwork will be on display during 3rd - 28th February.

Hamper Raffle Tickets and Draw

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 9:37am

DON’T FORGET TO RETURN YOUR COMPLETED RAFFLE TICKETS TO SCHOOL BY THURSDAY MORNING AT THE LATEST

PRIZES INCLUDE:

  • ADULT HAMPERS
  • CHILDRENS HAMPERS
  • BEAUTIFUL HAND CRAFTED  CHRISTMAS CAKE
  • GIFT VOUCHERS

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US IN THE SCHOOL HALL AT 3pm ON THURSDAY WHEN THE WINNING TICKETS WILL BE DRAWN

Xmas Food Message from CWaC

Date: 12th Dec 2019 @ 10:34am

Please see below a message from Cheshire West and Chester Re-Cycle Team containing information and advice on reducing your Christmas food waste as well as food quantity/portion buying guides and recipes.

Raise funds through Amazon Smile

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 12:58pm

The Friends of Crowton School are a registered charity on Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile  will donate a percentage of the net puchase price of millions of products purchased through them at no extra cost to the customer, to The Friends of Crowton. 

Here's how:

1.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select Friends of Crowton School as your charity

 2.  Purchase items on smile.amazon.com, in exactly the same way as normal and let Amazon do the rest!

We would be grateful for your support!

 

 

Easyfundraising this Christmas

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 3:10pm

Snack Menu

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 12:09pm

After Half Term, Mrs Evans will be selling bacon barms on a Friday, for 60p each.

School Spider App

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 2:20pm

Parents should log into the School Spider app, to ensure that they receive information relevant to their child/class, Parent Evenings, surveys, etc.

Chester FC School Season Ticket

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 11:50am

We are delighted to have secured a school season ticket for Chester FC. It is available for our families to use at any of Chester FC's home league games this season. Full details can be found in the letter below.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - thank you!

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 11:10am

Thank you to all of our parents, pupils and family members who donated lots of beautiful cakes and helped to raise a wonderful £333.79 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!

BBC Own It App for Children

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 10:48am

The BBC has created a "wellbeing" smartphone app called Own It aimed at children.

It monitors how young people interact with friends and family online and through messaging apps.

It uses AI to evaluate a child's mood so it can offer advice or encourage them to talk to trusted adults.

As we know, the digital world is a fantastic place for children to learn and share, but many struggle to find a healthy online balance, especially when they get their first phones.

The app acts as a "helping hand" to guide children into developing good habits when using their first phone and avoid some of the potential pitfalls of digital life. It is designed to offer help and support  for children, especially if they are about to share sensitive data or send, or receive, an upsetting message.

Own It  is built around a special software keyboard that pops up when kids type messages and monitors the tone of the words being typed and language used. The app also has its own content that aims to help children manage the amount of time they spend looking at their screen and passes on other advice about responsible online interaction.

We strongly encourage parents to download this app to their child's phone to help keep them safe on-line. 

Circus Skills

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 3:39pm

A great day was had by all when we practised our circus skills. We learnt never to give up.

Thank you to FOCS for the day.

Friends of Crowton Games Night

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 10:14am

Friends of Crowton are holding a Games Night in the School Hall from 6pm on Friday 14th June.  Drop off your children, or stay and play!

 

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Kingsley Road,Crowton, Near Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RW

Miss L Hill | Headteacher

01928 788230

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School Opening Times: School opens at 8.45am and closes at 3.15pm

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