Owls and Squirrels Bubble Closures

Unfortunately, on Friday, we had to send children in Owls and Squirrels home when we heard 2 children from these classes had tested positive with Covid-19. The children have been isolating since Wednesday, and were last in school on Tuesday 26th January. Consequently, children in these two classes need to isolate until Sunday 7th February and will be able to return to school on Monday 8th.

We hope the children who tested positive make a speedy recovery and our thoughts go out to them and their families. Online learning will of course continue for these classes next week, so please login to Goggle classroom each day and take part in the live lessons.

Parents of children in these classes eligible for free school meals can expect a 16 digit code to arrive in their email inbox on Thursday. These codes can be redeemed for a £15 supermarket voucher for each child by visiting: www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk.  

February Half Term

All schools, including Wadworth, will close as usual over February half-term and are not expected to remain open to vulnerable children and the children of critical workers during that week.

Free school meal vouchers will continue over half term, either using the national scheme or the scheme we utilized during the first 2 weeks of this term.

Contact Tracing Over Half Term:

Again, the Department for Education and Public Health England advise that:
• where a pupil or staff member develops symptoms within the first 48 hours after the end of half term, and tests positive, school should be contacted and informed.
• where a pupil or staff member develops symptoms after the first 48 hours and tests positive, they should use the ‘normal’ national test and trace system.

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Remote Learning Questionnaire

Thank you to the 41 parents/carers who completed the Remote Learning questionnaire last week, covering 59 children. There were lots of positive comments about the hard work the teachers and support staff are putting into providing a high quality provision for the children working from home. I will analyse the results and publish the outcomes on the school website later this week and I will send a copy to your email.

Children’s Mental Health Week 1st to 7th February 2021

This week, we are taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week.

This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’. Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home including activity ideas and tips for parents and carers – please see the link below.

It would be lovely if you could email in photographs of any activities that you have completed with your children throughout the week.

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Coronavirus Doncaster: Update 29th January

A word from Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health in Doncaster.
“I’m pleased to tell you that, over the last week, we have seen a consistent downward trend in both our case rates and positivity rate in Doncaster.
After an expected increase over the Christmas and New Year period, our current seven day rate for the period 16th-22nd January is 246.9 cases/100,000 – currently the lowest in South Yorkshire.

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Doncaster Maths Contest

The Doncaster Sumdog has now ended and once again Wadworth children have won most of the top prizes. I will upload certificates for each of the top 10 children onto their class stream for them to share and celebrate with family and friends.
Below I have published the top classes and top children. Well done everyone who took part.
Top classes Overall class scores are the average number of correct answers out of the students in that class. At least 5 students from the class must have played in order to get an average score.

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Safer Internet Day: February 9th February

Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.

The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.

Click here for free resources to talk to your child about online safety this Safer Internet Day.

Doncaster Library On-Line

Doncaster Libraries have an ever-growing free Digital Library and they are constantly buying new eBooks and eAudio for their library customers to download, including many new popular titles.

They have 2 platforms for you to use, each with a different selection or titles to choose from. All you need to do is download the BorrowBox app and Overdrive appto get full access to all the titles we own. They also have a free music download service called Freegal, again you download the app and have instant access to millions of songs.

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