Please use this link to access updates from our school in relation to the COVID-19 situation. In this section you will find updated online learning tasks for our pupils, messages from the Local Authority and Government and other important information and links. Thank you for your support and stay safe!
Covid-19 Risk Assessment – 29/06/20
Following an announcement by the Prime Minister, the Government have published a set of guides (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19) to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the key requirements in these guides is the need for employers to carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment – and the requirement of employers with over 50 workers to publish the results of these risk assessments online (and encourages all employers to publish their assessments, irrespective of their number of workers). As a result, please find below, a copy of our most recent risk assessment. This is the third version and this will be reviewed again on Monday 13th July 2020. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Attention all Year 6 Parents/Carers – Our Plan for Welcoming Year 6 Children Back into School!
Earlier today, Mr Leach sent a copy of our Updated Plan for Welcoming Year 6 Pupils Back to School! Please take the time to read through it and familiarise yourself with the information. We are not inviting any other year groups back at the moment! If this changes, Mr Leach will write to you! Thank you for your continued support. Take care and stay safe.
ANOTHER UPDATE for ALL PARENTS – YEAR 6 CHILDREN! 16/06/20
Good morning. Please find below a letter from Mr Leach, updating Year 6 parents/carers about bringing their children back into our school: http://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-to-Parents-about-Year-6-RETURNING-150620-1.pdf
IMPORTANT UPDATE for ALL PARENTS – YEAR 6 CHILDREN! 08/06/20
Earlier today, we received additional guidance and advice from Liverpool City Council. As a result, Mr Leach has written to all parents – particularly those who have children in Year 6 – outlining the school’s position on reopening to more pupils. https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-to-Parents-about-Year-6-not-returning-080620.pdf
Reopening Guidance for ALL PARENTS
Please see attached an important update about our reopening. This information is for ALL PARENTS and illustrates Liverpool’s city-wide plan for re-opening the schools and how this affects our pupils, our families and our staff at our school. Stay safe!
This addendum to our Child Protection Policy specifies the details of our safeguarding arrangements during this time, until school is instructed it can safely fully open again.
Key Contacts incase of an Emergency
Prior to Florence Melly Community Primary School closing, and before receiving official guidance regarding who met the criteria of vulnerable children, our school safeguarding team identified who our most vulnerable children were and formulated a plan to monitor their safety and wellbeing during school closure. Additionally, we have created an emergency, out of hours, contact number for our Safeguarding Team should parents need to contact the school in the case of an emergency. Between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm, the school office number is available and our school staff are on site to support our school community. The email addresses of key staff members can be found below should you need to contact them. Additionally, a great way to liaise with our school staff is via our vibrant Twitter feed: @flomellynews
Emergency, out of hours, contact number: 07862 260 163
School Contact Number: 0151 226 1929
The email address of our Acting Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead: email@example.com
The email address of our Inclusion Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
The email address of our SENCO: email@example.com
The email address of our Pastoral Support Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The email address of our EHAT Lead: email@example.com
The email address of our Chair of Governors/Link Safeguarding Governor: firstname.lastname@example.org
The email address of our school office: email@example.com
Online Learning Tasks for our Pupils
In this section we will add a whole host of websites and links to brilliant resources being shared to help support parents and carers with home learning during the school closures. If you find any useful resources, please share them with our school community on our Twitter feed: @flomellynews
Last Updated 20/06/20
Check out this week’s Mental Health and Well-Being resource from Mr Doyle. It is packed full of amazing hints and tips to help support you and your family during these difficult times. This edition focusses on resilience. Why don’t you take five, have a read and take the time to improve your mental health and well-being! If you are struggling at the moment, please do get in touch – we are always here to help!
Check out this week’s Mental Health and Well-Being resource from Mr Doyle. It is packed full of amazing hints and tips to help support you and your family during these difficult times. This edition focusses on ‘mindfulness’. Why don’t you take five, have a read and take the time to improve your mental health and well-being! https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Mental-Health-Support-with-Mr-Doyle-120620.pdf
Please find attached a copy of our most recent ‘Mental Health and Well-Being Resource‘ from Mr Doyle. It is packed full of useful tips, resources and websites to help support you and your family during these difficult times.
Please check out the fabulous resources from HeadStart Primary and their collection of Home School Learning Activity Booklets. They are a very simple, yet effective resource to help support you with the daunting task of home learning. Signing up is free, quick and easy. Visit: https://headstart-primary-ltd.myshopify.com/pages/free-resources for more details.
Check out these amazing resources from Yaiza, our Spanish teacher. Mrs Matthews, our MFL Lead, is very keen for Spanish to take centre stage at Florence Melly – why don’t you perfect your skills during lockdown! Days and Months Rhombus Spanish Puzzle and the Spanish Challenges
Please find attached, some more superb computing resources from Mr Peet! Enjoy…
Please find below a copy of this week’s Mental Health and Well Being Resource from Mr Doyle. This week the focus is on Connecting with Others, This is a key part of the NHS five steps to Well-Being. Check out some of the fabulous resources designed to help support your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy…
Please find a link to a copy of this week’s Mental Health and Well Being Resource from Mr Doyle. This week the focus is on Learning Something New, paying particular attention to food and cookery! Check out some of the fabulous resources deigned to help support your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy…
Good afternoon all. We hope that this reaches you safe and well. On Friday we informed parents via Twitter that we would release more information today about our plans to distribute additional work packs and call our pupils. Please find below a letter from the SLT clarifying these arrangements. We hope that this helps! Thank you for your support and patience! Take Care – The Senior Leadership Team. https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Additional-Work-Packs-and-Calling-Families-Letter-270420.pdf
MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING RESOURCE – Issue 3, created by our very own Mr Doyle. This issue is focussed on the importance of exercise: https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mental-Health-Support-with-Mr-Doyle-210420.pdf
The government have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub! The @OakNational has today launched its online classroom and resource hub, offering 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. How marvellous: https://www.thenational.academy/
Launch of BBC Bitesize! The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents. BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
Here are some Ramadan resources from Imran Kotwal, who School Improvement Liverpool have previously commissioned to deliver training on teaching and learning about Islam: http://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NEW-Ramadan-_-Eid-Worksheet.pdf and http://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ramadhan-2020-NEW.pdf
Welcome to BookTrust HomeTime – Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with their free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in their book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/?q&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1#!?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1
STOPS is an online resource dedicated to the effective teaching of problem solving skills in mathematics, used in over 500 schools. For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, they are making their resources available to you and families for free: https://www.stopsproblemsolving.co.uk/loginpage/Login_page.html
Fancy an afternoon of computing? Why don’t you check out these brilliant lessons from our very own Computing teacher – Mr Peet. They’re fab:
KS1: https://www.loom.com/share/943da45293d9432daa483594ccbbb687 KS2: https://www.loom.com/share/6bc26011a8d7496282665a69bb528322
The NEW Barefoot Computing home learning page is now live at barefootcomputing.org/homelearning Please share it far and wide! With fun lesson-based activities and interactive games, children can work together with their families to develop their computational thinking skills.
Pie Corbett – ENGLISH home-school work – professionally produced, coherent FREE units are available for all year groups: https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/category/resources-x/resources-unit-planning/
Little fans of Room on the Broom will have hours of fun with these activity sheets: buff.ly/3crrqIJ
Are you a Reading Star? The World Book Day #ShareAStory Reading Star game encourages you to enjoy books & reading together at home, with different ways to share stories. Tick off a Reading Star each time you complete a task & have fun reaching all your stars! worldbookday.com/reading-stars/
Pobble thrilled to be collaborating with @WCSQM for #EarthDay2020 Why not join them for some creative writing? They’ve produced a special new lesson on creative ideas for a better future to celebrate. See it here: app.pobble.com/lessons/previe
Attention all parents/carers – check out this certificate of achievement to say thank you to our pupils for staying at home and staying safe! Print it, fill it in and celebrate our stay at home superstars! Maybe you could put it up in your window too! Enjoy…
Now here’s something fun for you to try this weekend! The brilliant @chrisriddell50 has drawn some of his wonderful illustrations… but they’re in search of stories to go with them! Can you help? Head this way to have a go: booktrust.org.uk/news-and-featu
The brilliant @misspowellpeeps is sharing how to draw Tiny Ant from her lovely new book with Claire Freedman: booktrust.org.uk/hometime
Every week Camp Hill are releasing a printable outdoor learning resource, this week’s is ‘Pond Spots’ explore your local pond wildlife & learn along the way! To download for free: bit.ly/33OKJZr
MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING RESOURCE – Issue 2, created by our very own Mr Doyle. This issue is focussed on improving the quality of sleep you get: https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mental-Health-Support-with-Mr-Doyle-140420.pdf
How many fantastic facts do you know about the legendary storyteller @roald_dahl and his books? Test your knowledge with this quiz from @Booktrust
We are SO excited about #Pyjamarama on 1 May! It’s all about spending the day in your PJs and joining families across the country for a fabulous online festival celebrating bedtime stories We’d love you to join us! Sign up for updates:
Free Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets.
We’ve produced eight FREE Home-school unit booklets. There’s one for each year group and they’re completely free to download.
MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING RESOURCE, created by our very own Mr Doyle: https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mental-Health-Support-with-Mr-Doyle-060420.pdf
Check out this amazing resource, found by our very own Miss Foley (what a legend). It’s a list of over 60+ viral trips and tours! How exciting: Virtual Tours and Trips
Mr Peat’s computing challenge: https://www.loom.com/share/6bc26011a8d7496282665a69bb528322
Another great online computing lesson from MGL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbJUiKR9bEk
Updated – 02/04/20
While we’re on lockdown, you might need a bit of magic! J.K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter) has launched this amazing website: harrypotterathome.com
EXCITING NEWS! #JuliaDonaldson will launch her first weekly broadcast TODAY (Thursday 2nd April) at 4pm. The star illustrator on today’s ‘Julia Donaldson & Friends’ is #AxelScheffler. So get the family together and tune into facebook.com/OfficialGruffa
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h BBC Bitesize Lessons are coming soon!
Our school meals caterer Chartwells have launched a YouTube video channel #SuperDeliciousSuperYummy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVt3rNe7Dyc&feature=youtu.be
Check out ‘Let’s Go Live with @maddiemoate This week they’ve been exploring our brilliant bodies and in today’s episode they looked at what happens to the body when you get them moving! A great science lesson for all. Monday to Friday at 11:00am! https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate
Why not get your pump on with @thebodycoach? Mr Leach did it last Monday – he hasn’t been able to walk since! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Check out First News for a free digital download of their exciting children’s newspaper: https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/
Check out these amazing resources from our friends at Apple of My Eye. An absolute cookery masterclass!
Online Course for Early Years Pupils
Washing Your Hands
Food Word Mat
How to Make Rainbow Pizza
Online Cookery Course for Key Stage 1 Pupils
Vegetable Word Mat
Fruit Word Mat
Cooking Word Mat
Cookery Utensils Word Mat
Stripy Salad Pot Recipe
Online Cookery Course for Key Stage 2 Pupils
Dangers in the Kitchen Worksheet
Rainbow Stir Fry for Key Stage 2
Updated – 30/03/20
http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ (Password: nowpressplay)
Please find linked, a copy of a booklet put together by experts in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental and Children’s Occupational Therapy, to support children with learning disabilities/ASD with coping with COVID-19 isolation. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Baillie (our Inclusion Lead) or Mrs Findell (our SENCO) – who are still available to support: