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Marvin Rees, the Mayor, has sent his thanks to all members of the school community for the hard work despite the challenges faced in the past few months. You can watch his video here.

Wednesday 15th July 2020 update:

We are pleased to confirm that school will fully reopen to children in Y1 to Y6 on Tuesday 1st September and all children are expected to attend in line with government guidance. Children starting school in YrR have already received a letter inviting them to attend a meet and greet session on either Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd September. These children will start their phased induction on Thursday 3rd September. Children either returning to or joining our Nursery will receive a phone call during the first week (1st to 4th September) in lieu of a home visit as these cannot take place. These children will start attending Nursery from Monday 7th September. Please see the links below for information about how we will operate during this period of phased reopening.

If you are an existing parent and have any questions or queries, please use the texting service to contact us; this will be checked at least once every week during the school holidays.

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

If you 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 contact@ambitionlw.org or Long Cross Children's Centre 07342 033903 lisa.caltabiano@bristol-schools.uk 

Living In Coombe Dingle or Sea Mills: Cafe on the Square heidi@cafeonthesquare.org.uk or St Edyth's Church 0117 9681912 office@stedyths.org.uk 

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 shirehamptonp@bristol-schools.uk 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 www.nspcc.org.uk or you can email help@nspcc.org.uk 

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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