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3rd April 2020

 

Please see below for letters from Mrs McGeoch.

27th March 2020

 

Please see below for letters from Mrs McGeoch and Miss Bunker.

23rd March 2020

 

Please see below for letter from Mrs McGeoch.

20th March 2020

 

Please see below for

  1. letter from Mrs McGeoch.
  2. letter which details instructions for distance learning for all year groups.
  3. letter regarding payments from Mrs Gee.
  4. letter re provision of free school meals.
  5. letter for key workers.

19th March 2020

 

Please see below for the letter from Mrs McGeoch.

18th March 2020

 

Please see below for the school closure letter from Mrs McGeoch. There is a form in parentmail for parents who may need extra support during the closure.

17th March 2020

 

Please follow this link for Newsround's video series on the virus, the short clips are informative and helpful way of having a discussion with your child about the virus: Newsround

 

It is important to give children a chance to talk about their concerns and not make them bottle up fears, especially if they see changes and worry around them, so don’t pretend nothing is happening – they will have noticed.

Below you will find a link to a doc, Top Ten Tips for 'Talking to Your Children About Scary World News' from the Mental Health Foundation. I hope you find this a helpful read. 

 

Please see below for latest COVID-19 school update sent via ParentMail.

16th March 2020

 

Please see below for latest COVID-19 school update sent via ParentMail.

13th March 2020

 

Please see below for latest COVID-19 school update sent via ParentMail.

12th March 2020

Please refer to parentmail form detailing school expectations in the event of a school closure. 

 

Every morning classes N, R, 1 and 2 will upload the day of work on to the class page on the School Website.

Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 will share work via Google Classroom. 

 

9th March 2020

 

Please see below for copies of previous correspondence sent via ParentMail.

2nd March 2020 

COVID- 19 Information from Achieving for Children; Richmond & Kingston Schools

The school continues to follow the advice of Public Health England and will continue to update Parents and Carers in regards to the Coronavirus.

As far as we are aware, there are no reported incidents of anybody in our school having been tested positive for Coronavirus. But we are aware of 1 reported case in a neighbouring school in Kingston-upon-Thames. 

We are monitoring the situation closely and will update all members of our community if and when we have further information or if the situation changes. For now the advice from Public Health England is for Meadlands to remain open and children to attend school. 

Schools are an essential service and are expected to be kept open - the NHS and the government are both keen to point out how important this is. Headteachers are expected to make the decisions around which is the most appropriate course of action to take based on the individual circumstances of their school. It's important that a sensible and proportionate stance is adopted. 

Children from Grey Court school who recently returned from skiing trips in Italy (half term week) have been given very clear guidance from the school's Headteacher Mr Rhodes. The advice from Pubic Health England is that any sibling of a child who attended one of these trips can remain coming into Meadlands school. 

 

For further information please follow the links below. 

 

NHS Website 

 

Government Guidance: This website is currently being updated twice a day and frequency will be increased if needed

 

Public Health England South London HPT on 0344 326 2052

 

Summary:

  • Symptoms include fever, sneezing, dry cough, breathing difficulties and diarrhoea
  • The virus is vulnerable to further mutation
  • Complications are usually pneumonia or kidney failure
  • Deaths are usually in over 60s or people with other health complications
  • More men have complications (although this might be influenced by the one child policy in China which has resulted in more men than women)
  • Children are less likely to have severe symptoms
  • Death rate is 2-3% 
  • 13 known cases in the UK (all imported into UK)
  • Low risk to public health (upping the risk level could be political)
  • Work on diagnostics and vaccines is progressing
  • Handwashing and the use of tissues is to be promoted (tissues that can be thrown away, not hankies)

 

Talking to your child about the virus 

Please let your child's class teacher know if your child is feeling worried or scared about the news of the virus. We can work with you to help your child's understanding, proportionality and knowledge of the best way they can keep themselves safe. 

In school we have reminded the children of the importance of washing hands and using tissues, this has been addressed in assemblies and in the classrooms. 

 

School News

For the latest updates on what's happening at Meadlands, please follow our Twitter feed: @MeadlandsSch.

Or read our weekly newsletter which you can find here

 

Below are just a few photographs from our Twitter feed illustrating some of our adventures and events that have taken place over the past year:

Appeal for Australia 

We supported Mr Monty's appeal for Australia by holding an Australian Mufti Day. The school community raised over £650 which was match-funded by Fit for Sport.  Thank you to everyone for taking part, watch Monty's video below. 

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The school disco:
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Grand Opening of The Roald Dahl Reading Shed:
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Meadlands Choir at The 02:
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basic skills agency quality mark 4 healthy schools london bronze award eco-schools award sainsbury's school games gold 2015/16 Primary Science Quality Mark Silver ArtsMark
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