Alverstoke Church of England Junior School
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Recommended Reads 2020 – 21

September 29, 2020

SLS 2020-21 Recommended Reads Year 3 Booklist

SLS 2020-21 Recommended Reads Year 4 Booklist

SLS 2020-21 Recommended Reads Year 5 Booklist

SLS 2020-21 Recommended Reads Year 6 Booklist

SLS Able Readers KS2 Booklist 2020

Bikeability

September 14, 2020

Offered to all of year 6, forms must be in by 15th September. Running from 28th September – 9th October

Parent QandA

Parent info letter 2020

Vision and Values survey

August 24, 2020

Please take a moment of your time to help us with our school vision and values by using on the following link.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CVGB6ND

Many thanks.

Policies

June 5, 2020

Our children protection and behaviour policy have been updated with a Covid 19 addendum.  These can be found in the policy folder.

Key Workers May Half Term

May 22, 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to confirm that, with your support, the school will not be open next week (25th May – 29th May) for our Key Worker children. We are thankful as this enables us to finalise our arrangements for welcoming our Year 6 pupils from the 1st June.

Mrs O’Brien will be emailing out next Thursday (28th May) the form for you to complete requesting the days for your child to attend school the week beginning 1st June. Please complete the form and email back to Mrs O’Brien by 3pm Friday 29th May. Mrs O’Brien will continue to email this form out every Thursday for the foreseeable future.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Marissa Ballard

Deputy Headteacher

Google classroom – the new home learning

April 21, 2020

Google Classroom Log On Details HP

Initial Set Up and Other Frequently Asked Questions

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students by Shake Up Learning

Childrens guide to Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Please follow this link for a children’s guide to coronavirus

Children’s guide to coronavirus

Home learning

March 26, 2020

Please take a look at our new home learning page. If you have any suggestions for this please email admin@alverstoke-jun.hants.sch.uk and we will share them. Thank you.

Letter to everyone 20th March

March 20, 2020

Dear Parents and carers,

 

It has been a challenging few days for everyone and we find ourselves heading into uncharted waters over the next few weeks.

 

Last night we received the guidance from the Department of Education on what constitutes an ‘essential worker’. The list is comprehensive and the reason for this is that of course every occupation is important within its context and the community’s needs. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer every child of one of the workers on the list a place at school in the coming weeks. There are two main reasons for this: firstly, we will not always have the staff to cover that number of children as they themselves may be in a vulnerable group and in isolation or develop symptoms and therefore be in quarantine for fourteen days. Secondly, if we open to the numbers so far as indicated we will be doing very little to contribute to stopping the spread of infection as we will still have so many staff, children and parents on site.

 

Thank you to parents who have responded positively to the key worker support we will be offering next week, at present we will be supporting 36 children as their parents continue to do sterling work to keep the NHS and other services running smoothly. We have already exceeded the Government advice of 10% per school but feel that we need to offer these places as a matter of urgency to these parents.

 

It was good to see the pile of contributions for the Food bank this morning as well. At a time like this, being neighbourly has never felt so important.

 

Just a few things to make you aware of:

  • We have emailed home learning out today. We have selected some activities to keep basic skill work going each day and also some activities that children can demonstrate their independence and creativity with as well. It will be good to see some of the end products when we come back to school in the Summer term.
  • We appreciate that for some families it will be important that you are still able to contact us. The best way will be to email admin@alverstoke-jun.hants.sch.uk and Mrs O’Brien will ensure that your email reaches the right member of staff. We will also be sending out a newsletter each Friday to keep you up to date.

Before we close to the majority of our pupils for the foreseeable future, I wanted to share some thoughts with you. Please remember that some of our children are just as scared as we are right now. Our children not only hear everything going on around them but they feel our tension and anxiety as well. They have never experienced anything like this before and although the idea of being off school for several weeks sounds exciting, they are probably imagining summer holiday fun not the reality of being at home and not seeing their friends. Over the coming weeks, you may well see an increase in more challenging behaviour with your children. Whether it is anger, anxiety or protest that they can’t do normal things. I offer my reassurance that this is normal and expected under these circumstances.

Please do not worry about them regressing at school. Every single child is in this boat and they will all be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will focus on their learning and meet their educational needs. At the end of all of this, their mental health will be more important than their academic skills.

Finally, on a lighter note, can I say how much I have enjoyed my time here at Alverstoke Junior school, it has been a pleasure working with such a dedicated team of staff and having the pleasure of meeting your children as well. I shall miss them when my time here ends. Mrs Slowther will begin her time as head teacher on Monday 20th April but until that time, the staff and myself will continue to keep the school running smoothly regardless of whatever is thrown at us.

 

Best wishes, keep safe, and well,

 

Mrs Zoë Dudley

Caring hands

March 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are keen to support our local community during this time. So, tomorrow (Friday 20th March) children may come into school in non-uniform – please all note that this voluntary not compulsory.  If your child wishes to wear non-school uniform, in payment we ask that your child brings in an item of food, may it be a tin of tomatoes, a box of crackers or cooking oils. We will be taking these donations of food to our local food bank at ‘Caring Hands’, Gosport. If your child is bringing in an item, please ask them to bring it to the office.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Marissa Ballard

Deputy Headteacher

 

Alverstoke Church Of England Junior School
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