Welcome to Riddings Junior School
Progress, Respect, Independence,
Determination and Excellence
Week 3 of the new term already - I hope that for all of you running Home Schools the time is passing equally quickly and that your children are into the routine of learning at home each day. It has been good to have made contact with so many of you over the past couple of weeks and to be able to answer questions. Please don't hesitate to call school if you encounter an issue with the Home Learning provision that is on the website (under the Year Group tab) we've become pretty good at providing solutions including those about internet access.
Please remember that if your child is struggling to get online due to limited internet or because of having to share an electronic device or struggle along using a mobile phone screen then let us know immediately, we should be able to help.
We miss all of the children who are at home and although it's been good to see faces on the Google Classroom Meets (so far with Yr 3 and 6) it most definitely is not the same.
It has been lovely to welcome back more of the children today - we wish it could be for more of them but..... I have to admit that as it started snowing this morning the thought of having to fully close school for a snow day filled me full of horror! Please let the children know that we miss them hugely and will be in contact very soon.
As you were informed the Home (Remote) Learning is up and running on the website with the work found under the Year Group tab. The online learning from the November school closure is also still available and the Tiered learning resources can also be accessed under the Home Learning tab. Please remember that the Accelerated Reader website must be accessed from the school website links.
We are conscious that for many of you the demands of online learning may be a challenge when you are having to share devices at home between your children or have limited data available. As we have previously said we may be able to provide some support for you with this if we know - I will be sending out more information about support we can offer if it would help.
Yesterday was spent preparing for the return of the children today & all staff were looking forward to welcoming them back. As you will have read in the letter emailed to you we had planned some changes to our ways of working to take account of the raised concerns about the virus and then 8pm happened!
As ever we heard the news at the same time as you did so last night saw us responding late into the night. Today we have been able to provide emergency Critical Worker places for families and to offer other places for other priority children. We will be confirming all applications for Critical Worker placements after 11.00am today.
As you can imagine we are reacting to the partial closure of school as quickly as we can and by the end of today Remote Learning for all children will be on the website under the Year Group tab (as it was in November) with additional support for some children in the Additional Needs tab. Any resources that we feel your child may need will be organised as the week progresses.
Contact with children and families will begin this week and continue to email if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org Please continue to monitor the text service and your emails for further updates and information.
The Spring Term starts on January 5th 2021
Please click here to read the final letter of the term
Critical Worker provision
If, in the event of any future partial school closure, you wish your child to access school provision then please read the guidance under the COVID-19 Key Info tab - January 2021 Critical Worker application for school provision.
We work together to ensure that all children can be successful both academically and as members of society.
We strive to improve standards and maintain high expectations for all, helping children to aspire to the best they can be.
Our Children enjoy coming to school - they are challenged to be responsible for their own learning and through our stimulating curriculum extend their understanding of the world around them.
We work together as a community, everyday, to make sure our children are fully equipped for their future, showing
PRIDE in who they are
PRIDE in what they can achieve
PRIDE in who they may become and
PRIDE in our shared values.
Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week, 16th - 20th November 2020 is: United Against Bullying. It will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.
All classes will be focusing on the Anti-Bullying message this week but as ever Anti-Bullying is something that we refer to regulalrly with the children reminding them that no-one should be made to feel different by others. The most important thing for any child to do is to 'Tell' this way problems can be sorted quickly and before they escalate.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
As a school we take internet safety very seriously and stress the need for everyone to use the internet in a safe and responsible manner. Please read the Keeping Our Children Safe link under the 'Parents' tab for more information and the recent news entry directing you to a useful resource for determining the appropriateness of various websites, Apps and Games that your child might be accessing.
Learning at home