Free Summer Cycle Scheme|
Unfortunately owing to current Covid 19 restrictions and school closure many (especially) Year 6 pupils have missed out on their Bikeability cycle training.
The Bikeability team are delighted to invite any Year 5, 6 or 7 pupils to our free summer holiday sessions. Level 1 & 2 will be delivered together with Level 1 first in the morning followed immediately by Level 2 which will run over 2 consecutive day after which on the 2nd afternoon Level 3 will be on offer to those wishing to advance.
Your own equipment will be required; we are not able to lend any equipment and cycle must be in working order. This year owing to Covid conditions we are not able to handle equipment.
Please follow either of the links below for more information.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/go-velo-holiday-sessions-20129268401 web page which has a link to all course for adults and children or https://www.govelo.co.uk/book-a-course/
There is no cost for any of this training. All instructors are First Aid qualified and are DBS (CRB) checked.
Please note: These events are not run by or supervised by school staff.
Welcome Back: September Opening Information|
The Government plans for all children to return to school full time in September 2020. Following the guidance issued by the Government last week, we would like to share our Padiham Green plans.
The children will be back in school on Wednesday 2nd September. This is not the case for the new Reception class. Please see separate transition information for these children.
All children will wear full PG uniform.
We ask that children do not bring book bags, pencil cases and rucksacks into school each day. They should bring their PE bags with them on the first day and then these will remain in school for the half term. Packed lunches should be brought in a disposable bag each day where possible.
Each class will form ‘a bubble’ and movement between bubbles will be kept to a minimum.
Start and Finish times
We have made the decision not to stagger start and finish times as we appreciate this is difficult for parents to manage. Instead, we ask for your help by requesting where possible, that children from different classes enter the school grounds using different entrances. We will expect everyone to maintain an appropriate Social Distance.
Classes 1, 2, 3: Enter school through the Green Lane gate and wait in class areas marked on the playground, outside the classrooms.
Classes 4, 5: Enter school through the main school gate and wait on the junior yard in class areas marked on the playground.
Class 6: Enter school through the main entrance.
The Greenway entrance will be open for all year groups for them to assemble in the correct area prior to start of school.
We would ask that children don’t arrive at school before 8.45am in order to limit the time that the children are in the outside areas.
Breaks and lunchtimes
Break times and lunchtimes will be staggered, with teachers and teaching assistants covering their own classes.
Lunches will be eaten in classrooms.
In September, the office will be open as normal from 8.45 until 3.45.
We ask that where possible, contact is made via telephone so that we can minimise gatherings in the reception area. Mr. Dixon and Mrs. Tyrer will also be at the front of school each morning to help with any queries.
Arrangements in classrooms
Tables will be arranged facing the front of the classroom.
Each child will have a plastic wallet with their own ‘frequently used equipment’ (including pen, pencil, rubber and ruler).
Other ‘less frequently used’ equipment can be shared within the bubble.
Tables and equipment used, will be disinfected at the end of the day.
Reading books will not be taken home in September.
P.E. will take place outdoors whenever possible.
Breakfast and After school Club
After school club will operate as normal. We ask that parents book children in by Wednesday for the following week in order to ensure we have the correct staffing ratios.
Both Breakfast and After School Club will take place in the hall to allow correct social distancing. This will mean that we are only able to offer a cold snack after school.
P.E. Kits should be ordered via telephone and paid for on ParentPay and then school will label kit and bags and distribute directly to children in September– unfortunately due to the guidance sizes cannot be exchanged.
What the children will be reminded to do whilst at school:
Y6 Shirt Signing:|
If you want your Y6 shirt signed by everyone, please drop one off at school (it MUST be labelled clearly with your name in it) before the end of the day next Tuesday (14th July); then come back to school anytime on Wednesday or Thursday (15th/16th July) to sign all the Y6 shirts that have been dropped off at school (we will form a socially distanced queue outside to allow everyone to sign them individually inside); then collect them at some time (to be confirmed next week) on Friday (17th July) and also see Miss Whittle (plus PG others) to say your 'socially distanced' goodbyes!
The Year 6 Leavers' hoodies are arriving at school on Monday and will therefore be available to collect on Tuesday.
Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Challenge|
We love this challenge from our friends at Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership! Why not register for free (before 17th July) and start exploring!
Mr. Dixon's Update - 26.06.2020|
Mr Dixon's Update and Home Learning Champions 19.06.20|
Year 1's first day back will be Monday 22nd June and Year 6's first day back will be Thursday 25th June.
Please see the update below if you haven't already.
Please may we ask that you do not bring your child to school if you have not spoken to school and informed us that they are returning. This is important because it allows us to maintain the correct staffing ratios during this period of time.
Thank you very much.
Phased Return Plans for Year 6 and Year 1 22nd June 2020|
As you will have heard from Mr. Dixon’s last video, we have now been able to finalise our plans for accepting Year 6 and Year 1 children back to school.
Both Year 6 and Year 1 will be starting back from next week and each year group will be able to attend school for 2 days.
All children can wear non-uniform, but please ensure that they wear a fresh set of clothes each day and they are dressed appropriately for the weather, with flat closed toe shoes.
Please ensure that they have sun-cream applied before they arrive to school and bring a sun hat on warmer days.
Your child will need to bring a water bottle with them which should be washed each day please.
Key worker/Vulnerable groups remain unchanged and should arrive at school as normal please.
General drop-off and collection rules
Year 1’s group will attend school on a Monday and Tuesday 9.10 am until 3.15 pm, starting from Monday 22nd June.
Year 1 children will be greeted at the front door and will be asked to sanitise their hands using the gel provided.
Year 1 children should be collected at 3.15 pm not 3.30 pm please. Please may we ask that you arrive as close to this time as possible, but no later than 3.15 pm. Your child will be released to you from the front door.
Year 6’s group will attend school on a Thursday and Friday 8.50 am until 3.20 pm starting from Thursday 25th June.
Year 6 children will enter school through the Junior door and they will be greeted by a member of staff, where their hands will be sanitised with gel provided by school.
Year 6 children should be collected at 3.20 pm please, not 3.30pm.
If your child walks to and from school by themselves, please make sure that they arrive at 8.50 am and no more or no less than 5 minutes either side. Please discuss with them the need to use the designated lines and wait for their teacher to let them in and not to play with their friends whilst they wait.
Mr. Dixon's Update - 16.06.20 Phased Return Plans for Year 6 and Year 1.|
Due to increasing numbers of key worker and vulnerable children attending school, please may we ask that all of our key worker and vulnerable parents read the attached letter.
Mr. Dixon's Update & Phased Return Delay Information|
Phased Return Update - Reception Class|
Although we would be delighted to welcome our Reception class, when following the updated Government guidelines of an increased social distance of 2.3m, we fear that it would be nearly impossible to welcome them back safely.
Our main concern is for their well-being. Children may be in different groups to their friends as we are now restricted to 8 in a group; the learning environments that they have been used to, have also dramatically changed; with all soft furnishing and other resources having been stripped back (again, according to Government guidance).
So at Padiham Green, we have concluded that our Reception class children may not be returning before September... but watch this space! Anything could happen!
Phased Return Opening Update - Delayed Start Date|
We are constantly reviewing the information presented to us from the government, local authority SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) and the independent SAGE group and as this information changes our plans must change with it.
As I mentioned in my video on Friday, the independent SAGE group has released a report containing information that suggests that “delaying a school re-opening by two weeks (to 15th June) approximately halves the risk to children…”.
It is my belief that we should absolutely be working on reopening Padiham Green for more pupils, but only when I feel it is safe to do so and after considering the scientific information mentioned above. Following the feedback from parents/carers, we have made the decision to delay the phased return timetable by one week to 15th June.
We will continue to open for vulnerable and key worker children from 1st June, but other year groups will now start their phased return from 15th June as per the below updated timetable. Whilst we have delayed the date for the return, our approach remains unchanged, as does our focus on everyone’s safety.
PHASED RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS - JUNE 2020
Since the announcement that schools would be starting a phased reopening from the 1st of June, we have been looking at how we can do this as a school to keep everyone as safe as possible.
The government has stated that schools need to focus on key worker and vulnerable children, Year 6, Year 1 and Year R. Social distancing would need to be maintained for all those children in school, with a limit of 15 children per group/bubble. Groups of children always need to be kept separate during the school day and there should be no mixing of groups including staff. This may mean that your child will not be taught by their usual class teacher and teaching assistants, but rather by a teacher or teachng assistant from another year group. This is to try and stem the spread of any infection.
Within their own small groups/bubbles children will be reminded to observe social distancing and will be encouraged to remain 2 metres away from each other where possible. This will involve only using the toilet assigned to that group, remaining within their own bubble during break and lunchtimes and observing social distancing within this bubble in a specified area of the playground.
To reduce the risk of contamination between groups when they are using the classrooms at different stages of the week, in line with the government guidance, we will be removing all soft furnishings, role play and shared play items from the classrooms, including the removal of shared reading spaces. Along with staggered arrival and finish times for different year groups in school, with the aim of reducing the number of parents in shared spaces outside, although we will be asking parents to observe queuing systems in order to remain 2 metres apart.
Please rest assured that the health, safety and wellbeing of our children, families and staff are of the upmost importance and any return has to be managed with extreme caution and care so that all the necessary procedures and routines can be put into place. This means that a gradual approach needs to be adapted. Please be aware that for these reasons we are unable to offer full time places for children, until such a time that we deem it safe to do so.
Potential Plan going forward
To allow time to assess the numbers of children attending and to allow for the proper preparation of school, we will only be providing provision for keyworker and vulnerable children from 1st June.
Year 6 will return week beginning 8th June for 2 half days per week, increasing to 2 full days the following week.
Year 1 will return alongside Year 6 from week beginning 15th June for 2 half days per week, increasing to 2 full days the following week.
Reception will return alongside Year 1 and Year 6 from week beginning 22nd June for 2 half days per week.
*Children in all year groups will be allocated to a group and will attend for 2 days per week as above. We will confirm your child’s allocated days once we have confirmed numbers from each year group, after we return from the half-term holidays. This will hopefully be on Monday 1st June.
Initially from 1st June school will be closed every Wednesday for all children other than those eligible under the vulnerable/key worker child guidance. This is to allow staff to carry out a deep-clean between the exit of one group/bubble and the arrival of the next for their 2 days provision.
To maintain separation between the groups/bubbles, we will be unable to offer wrap-around care until further notice. As soon as we feel it is safe to provide this additional care, we will update our breakfast and after-school club parents.
We hope that this will help you to make your decision, about whether your child will return to school, a little bit easier. We would be grateful if you could let us know your intentions (if you haven’t already) by Monday 1st June please.
Mrs. Lisa Tyrer
Mr. Dixon's Update & Mrs. Gardiner's Home Learning Champions - 19.05.2020|
Is your child starting their Shuttleworth journey in September?|
This is a message from Shuttleworth staff. "We are very excited to welcome our new children! We can’t invite them into school just yet but we have worked hard on a transition package to help you all feel like part of the Shuttleworth family this summer. We know the current situation is hard for Y6 students and families so we will be sharing video tours, family & student guides and some exciting projects for Y6s to take part in. Look out for a video from Mrs England - coming soon! If you haven’t returned your new starter pack then please pop it in the post to Shuttleworth (extra copies are being posted out). Take care!"
Have you checked if you are entitled to Free School Meals?|
Please click here to visit our 'COVID-19 Free School Meals' page. You will be able to check the eligibility criteria and complete an application form.
School Closure Update - 11.05.2020|
I’m sure you will have heard the Prime Minister’s announcement last night and about his plans for the phased reopening of primary schools from 1st June. Like you, we have only just seen this announcement and are waiting for further clarification from the government. We do ask that in the meantime, you do not contact school with specific questions regarding this phased return, as we simply do not have any answers for you just yet.
We appreciate that part of the announcement last night included the news that if you are unable to work from home, you should consider going back to work where possible. However, we must stress that the criteria defining who qualifies as a key worker has not changed. If you believe you or your partner qualifies as a key worker and your child requires a place in school during closure, we ask that you please supply school with a letter from your employer confirming both of the following:
We also ask that you only send your child to school (once the above has been agreed) if there is no safer alternative for their care at home.
Please be assured that as soon as we have any further information that we can share with you, which provides more clarity, we will do so. But our main aim is to keep your children safe and only when we believe it is safe to do so, will we consider reopening.
Boris Johnson’s full address from 10/05/2020 - https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020
A list of key workers can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
VE Day's 75th Anniversary Commemorative PG Film|
Mr. Dixon's Musical Update - 06.05.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 01.05.2020|
New Reception Class Starters for September 2020|
Welcome to Padiham Green C of E Primary School! We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our PG family.
You should have already received an email providing you with some information on how we will be contacting you over the next few weeks. In the meantime, click this link to access some videos that you can watch with your child to help prepare them for September. These videos are a great way for you to introduce your child to not only their teacher, Mrs Mac, but their new classroom too.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by sending us a quick email to either firstname.lastname@example.org for any admission or adminstration issues, or if you have any specific questions regarding the videos or for further guidance on how you can prepare your child for school life please contact Mrs. Mac at email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you as soon as it is safe for us to do so.
Please take care and stay safe,
Mr. M. Dixon
Mr. Tranmer's Update - 30.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 29.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 28.04.2020|
Mrs. Tyrer's Update 27.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 24.04.2020|
Mr. Tranmer's Update - 23.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 22.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Musical Update - 21.04.2020|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 20.04.2020|
Welcome back to home learning|
Your teachers have now updated their pages with lots of new learning. There are a list of things which we would like you to do as often as possible, a list of useful learning websites and a new tab with each days new learning. So please check it out each day to see what they have added.
A quick message from Mrs Mills|
Today is my last official day as a PG teacher before I start at my new school tomorrow.
I leave PG with many, many wonderful memories of all the brilliant children I have taught and all the amazing adults I have worked with.
Thank you, PG for 13 fantastic years!
All my love, Mrs Mills.
PG Lockdown Productions Presents...|
Mr. Dixon's Update - 17.04.2020|
We know that some of our FSM parents/carers are experiencing a delay with the registration confirmation emails. You should have received last weeks ecodes this morning and you will need to follow the link to use this code to register for a giftcard, which can then be used in store or online at your chosen supermarket.
The voucher supplier Edenred are working to try and resolve the issues parents/carers are dealing with and we hope this should improve the process shortly.
We have attached the voucher guidance to this post and previous updates can be seen here.
Mr. Dixon's Easter Update - 03.04.2020|
Please find attached Mrs. Tyrer's Easter message, please do take a look. Our teachers will not be adding work to the website during the Easter holidays, but Mrs. Tyrer has given you all some fun Easter activities to keep you entertained.
COVID-19 - Free School Meals (FSM) - Update 02.04.2020|
Mr Dixon's Update - 02.04.2020|
Please note: Mrs. Gardiner was only in self-isolation due to a member of her household having a high temperature which turned out not to be due to COVID-19, but in order to comply with government guidelines, Mrs. Gardiner remained in self-isolation for 14 days. Mrs. Gardiner has not been disagnosed with COVID-19, nor has she suffered with any COVID-19 symptoms.
Mr Dixon's Update - 01.04.2020|
Mr Dixon's Update - 31.03.2020|
Mr Dixon's Video Update 30.03.2020|
Please see below Mr Dixon's update for today.
Please see attached Mr. Dixon's first ever video message!
Please note this is PG (we mean parental guidance - not Padiham Green this time). There is a section discussing the COVID-19 crisis and the impact of not following the social distancing advice and we advise you watch it before you show your children, so you can make the decision of how much to show them.
Please click on the date to download today's update.
Stay at home!
If you or your child have any of the following symptoms you/they should remain at home for 7 days:
· a new, continuous cough and/or
· a temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
If you or your child live with other people who are displaying symptoms (even if you or your child are not), you and your child should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms, please see the link below for this advice in full.
NHS Overview: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/