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School officially closed at 3:10pm, to most children, on Friday 20th March 2020 as directed by the Government.           

Our Keeping in Touch letter, dated 22nd May 2020, provides information about our position and thoughts with regard to reopening from Monday 1st June. You are encouraged to contact us, via email, with any queries, questions or concerns. Please click here to see a letter to parents from Alison Hurley, Director of Education and Skills, at Bristol City Council about schools reopening.

Tuesday 26th May 2020 update: School will reopen to children in Nursery (including U3s), YrR, Y1 and Y6 on Monday 1st June for 4 days a week; school will be closed every Friday to these children. We will remain open (5 days a week) to children in any year group whose parents' are key or essential workers and children identified as vulnerable. See the links below for information about how we will operate during this period of phased reopening.

We are planning to open fully to all year groups during term 6. Once we are in a position to announce start dates for the other year groups, you will receive a text alerting you to this. You are encouraged to contact us, via email, with any queries, questions or concerns.

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test. The main Covid-19 symptoms 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Home Learning for your child can be accessed by looking at their year group class page; you can enter the website by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.   

Marley in Y4 has written a brilliant poem about smiling as part of his home learning; great job Marley, thank you. Hopefully it makes you smile too!
When I am smiling, I have a curved lining                                                                  
Although it’s on my mouth, it can travel north and south.                                            
Also east and west, smiling is the best
Smiling is contagious! If you don’t smile, you're outrageous 
Smiling can feel like a lift on your heel 
Make sure you're always smiling.

Important advice for parents from local health and care leaders. Everyone is doing their bit to help beat coronavirus. If your child feels unwell, do your bit by going to the right place for medical care. Click here for more information. The School Nursing Team are also available to help and have a confidential chat. Call 0300 124 5816 or click here for more information.

You can see see our risk assessment for operating in light of COVID-19 here and the addendum to our safeguarding policy during lockdown here.

Five day hampers remain available to order every week to those children who are not attending as part of the school reopening. Orders need to be received by 12pm every Wednesday for collection the following week, and should be placed using our texting service, Teachers2Parents. To check if you are eligible please text the school.

If you are not eligible for a 5 day hamper from us, but are struggling to afford food, you will probably be eligible for help from the foodbank. Though access to many services and organisations are currently restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of places you can access to request a referral to the foodbank. Most ask you to phone or email them, and they will then email us with your foodbank voucher.

Living in Lawrence Weston: Ambition Lawrence Weston 0117 9235112 or Long Cross Children's Centre 07342 033903 

Living In Coombe Dingle or Sea Mills: Cafe on the Square or St Edyth's Church 0117 9681912 

Living in Brentry and Henbury:  Brentry and Henbury Children's Centre 0117 9593800 

If you can afford food, but are struggling to get it due to the coronavirus, you need to call the Bristol City Council’s We Are Bristol’s support phone number: 0800 694 0184

The National Food Service Bristol, provide pre prepared meals and/or a fresh fruit and veg box as many times as people need, and are not means tested. They also provide a service of shopping if you are self isolating through Acorn. Please call 0117 325 0450, leave a message and they will call you back.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, or are worried about a child, whilst school is reopening you can email and mark it FAO Miss Munton Safeguarding Concern. Emails are kept confidential and checked every day. See the addendum to our safeguarding policy during lockdown here. If a child is at immediate risk call the police using 999. You can also call First Response on 0117 9036444 if are have concerns about a child's well-being. The NSPCC can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 (Monday to Friday from 8am until 10pm or on Saturday or Sunday from 9am until 6pm). Their website is or you can email 

If you are in an emergency situation and need police help but can't speak, you can Make Yourself Heard by being transferred to the Silent Solution system. When you call 999 it is always best to speak if it is safe to do so. If making a noise will put you or in danger the operator will transfer you to the Silent Solution system. You will hear a police message that lasts for 20 seconds and starts with "you are through to the police." You will be asked to press 55; if you do you will be connected to the police, if you don't the call will be terminated. You will be asked simple question so police help can be arranged if needed. Click #SilentSolution for more information.

If you are a child and are worried about domestic abuse, you can access The Hide Out to understand it and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

Supporting a friend, if you are a child, can be hard. You want to say and do the right thing to help, but you might not know the best way to do it. A friend's problem can sometimes make you unhappy too. You don't have to support them on your own. Especially if their problems are really serious. Often it is helpful to get advice from someone else. This doesn't mean you are letting your friend down. Childline have tips on how you can be there for them.  If there isn't an adult you can talk you, you can talk to Childline.

If you, as an adult, need someone to talk to please contact The Sanctuary who are running a telephone support line which is open every day from 4pm until 10pm. Click here for their contact details.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Keep safe and well,

Miss Munton, staff and governors of SPS.

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