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Spring 2 News Week 1 February 24th

Good morning everyone,

I am pleased to hear from the children that they are looking forward to coming back to school. As you know we have seen 30% of the Castle Team but have missed the remaining 70%!! We are currently reviewing  our risk assessments and procedures ready for wider opening on 8th March, This means we will return to the structures we had in place in the autumn term e. g class bubbles and staggered start and finish times. I am conscious that guidance flows from the DFE at an alarming  rate so below is a starting point and will be familiar to you.

Initial Reminders

  • Staggered start and finish times (to be confirmed)
  • School uniform worn.
  • PE kit worn on PE days. (To follow)
  • No bags or book bags needed.
  • Coats only needed if cold or wet.
  • Water bottles needed.
  • School lunches available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please make sure they can open all bottles and packages themselves.
  • Please do not enter the site unless you have been asked to do so. Please adhere to social distance when dropping off or picking up your child, If  you are not able to do this then please wear a face mask.
  • Please do not send your child to school or enter the site if you are feeling unwell.
  • Before and after school clubs will not resume until restrictions ease.

Welcome back letter and video from Chartwells- school meals provider

Primary Parent Welcome Back Feb 21 V2 (2)


I hope you have a good day.
Mrs Mason


Monday January 11th until March 8th.

Please follow the link to your child’s class page where we will upload the weekly timetable (uploaded each Friday.)
This will contain the links to the live sessions with your child’s teacher. We will be monitoring engagement with the online learning making sure that all children are keeping up with their school work. The timetable will include links to daily English and Maths lessons with your class teacher as well as a story/ class novel session. You can also share your child’s work via Purple Mash, via Facebook or via email to Castle admin.

All lessons with your teacher will be accessed via Microsoft Teams.

Parent Portal’ is now live and the first two videos can be accessed and shared via the following links:

·       Number 1 (Introduction) here:

·       Number 2 (using Teams) here:

Our home learning also incorporates the use of our  online learning platforms.
There will also be links to support independent learning and research into the curriculum theme for the term. If you have difficulties accessing learning virtually please let us know and together we can work out how to support you.

Safeguarding for our online teaching sessions.

• All sessions on Teams will have two members of staff (one lead, one support) present at all times and the full session will be recorded. This means that children can watch the recording again to help them with their follow up work.

• Web-cameras/Video/Microphones should be turned on for students during taking the register and if they have a question, but for the remainder of time, webcameras/video/Microphones for students should be turned off. This will be managed and monitored by the supporting member of staff.

• The ‘chat’ function will be disabled for 1-1 use and is not to be used outside of the public forum and may only be used in group meeting sessions for asking questions. This will be managed by the supervisors on the call.

Thank you.

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