Batchwood School: Passion Belief Courage

Coronavirus - Advice for Parents

March 26th 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Firstly, I hope you are all safe and healthy. Secondly, I trust you are finding the daily contact from your form tutors helpful. This is a really good way of keeping contact with you all and for any questions you may have, to be answered.

Finances

If any family is experiencing financial issues, or circumstances have changed, please let your tutor know, or contact pastoralhub@batchwood.herts.sch.uk as soon as possible. We may be able to help you with completing a free school meals application and/or supplying food vouchers.

Learning

So far your son/daughter has been provided with ‘hard copies’ of work to complete. This will soon run out. I cannot see school restarting in the next 3 weeks either, so I also believe that we should take this opportunity to explore different ways of learning that suit individual young people. So, divide your day into 2 halves.

Morning

  1. Exercise – start the day with Joe Wicks 30-minute workout

  2. Literacy Planet/Boggle (or English work on the KS3/4 blog site)

  3. Free time

Afternoon

  1. My Maths (or Maths work on the KS3/4 blogsite) or Science work

  2. Creative time: this could include;

    • researching & cooking a new dish for the family

    • making cakes for the family/community

    • gardening

    • setting up a herb garden

    • sowing seeds for a vegetable patch

    • creating a blog/diary of your activities that you can look back on over the years and remind yourselves how we all got through Coronavirus

Below are further details of resources freely available to enrich your day.

Other useful links

The address for any home-learning in years 7-9 is:

batchwoodks3.school.blog

The address for any home-learning in Years 10-11 are:

batchwoodks4english.school.blog

batchwoodks4maths.school.blog

batchwoodks4science.school.blog

Lastly

As ever, we will update you via parentmail of any further changes or developments. Any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Kemp
(Headteacher)

 


February 27th 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
We would like to share updated information about the coronavirus with you. Please read and follow the advice below.
Full details can be found on the Public Health England website:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - what you need to know
Regards,
School Office

Infographic: Advice on the coronavirus for places of eductaion - Public Health England