COVID-19 Update 19/03/20
I am writing to confirm that all schools in Wales will close on Friday 20th March at 3:15 pm as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The full written statement from Welsh Government can be found using this link:
As we find out more with regards to what role schools and school staff will play in supporting other sectors, I will continue to update you at every point moving forward. Please ensure that you have access to your school email account, our school website – www.croestyprimaryschool.co.uk and your child’s Hwb email and password.
Pupils’ home learning plan
It is clear now that schools will be closed for some time and our staff have been working hard this week to set up opportunities for the continued access to learning on line for our children during the closure. Each year group will have an elearning classroom on hwb which will be updated on a daily basis with engaging learning activities which will be appropriate to move your child’s learning on. At this stage I would familiarise yourself with the help video that we have posted on our web site if your child is unfamiliar with logging on at home. This can be found from the top drop down menu: Parents – Learning during School Closure. We will email everyone when the elearning classrooms are ready to access. There will also be an elearning classroom for children who receive additional support from Mrs Williams and we strongly encourage children with Lexia or Mathletics accounts to continue working through their programmes. Children on Lexia should complete 3x 20 minute sessions each week.
We will be sending a copy of your child’s hwb email and password home with them on Friday together with their mid- term report. For those not present on Friday we will endeavour to send out the key log in details to your child.
Whilst this extended period of absence presents a challenge, it also provides a real opportunity and time to spend on really important aspects of educational development and life skills more generally. For these reasons, we would really like to emphasise the importance of taking pride in the work completed. We would also welcome evidence of completed work although this is not an expectation. Class teachers will endeavour to provide feedback on any work submitted if they’re able to do so.
Many thanks for your continued support and cooperation
Mr M Kaye Headteacher & the Staff at Croesty Primary School