We appreciate your continued patience as with deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on your family and that it is far from ideal but we will continue to keep in touch with any updates as we have them. We wish you all the very best and hope that you are all safe and well.
Home Learning Activities
Please continue to ensure that daily reading and practice of basic maths skills are taking place.
Seesaw will be used by the EYFS and Year 1 staff to set activities for their pupils.
Google Classroom will be used to communicate learning to pupils from Year 2 to Year 6.
Google Meet will be used for Reception to Year 6 for online video learning with the teacher or assemblies.
Pupils who meet the benefits-related free school meals eligibility criteria, and are at home accessing remote learning, are issued with a supermarket voucher by the national Government scheme. For those eligible children attending school, a lunch time meal is provided.
The DfE recognises that due to the further disruption caused by school closures, primary assessments cannot continue as intended. They have therefore cancelled the statutory Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 tests and teacher assessments planned for summer 2021, including the Year 1 phonics screening.
Ministers have also decided it will not be mandatory to complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment in 2021 but instead will be asking schools to make ‘best endeavours’ to undertake it.
On the 19th April, DfE released advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The guidance give parents access to:
a list of online education resources for children with SEND;
coronavirus educational resources from The Sensory Projects;
SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability; advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children;
If you need to talk to a member of HMFA staff– please can you ring Lord Scudamore Academy -01432 273951 and we will direct you to a member of staff who can help.
You can email the school directly using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address for the school.