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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

COVID-19

"Christ be with me, Christ within me,  Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me,  Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,  Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me,  Christ in mouth of friend and stranger."

 

KEYWORKERS: PLEASE ONLY USE THE SCHOOL
FOR YOUR CHILD AS A LAST RESORT!

 

Please be careful about what you write on social media.  
Share concerns privately with the school, keep calm and follow the direction of the government.

 

What’s the current situation?

You will have seen the announcement on 22nd March from the Prime Minister announcing three new measures to reduce the spread of infection:

1)    Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes:
                 a.    Shopping for basis necessities such as food and medicine
                 b.    One form of exercise a day
                 c.    Any medical need, or to provide care to help a vulnerable person
                 d.    Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely cannot be done from home

2)    Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

3)    Stopping gatherings of more than two people in public 

 

Guidance was updated overnight in light of this: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others
 

 

Illness/Symptoms


•    Pupils should attend school unless they feel unwell or someone else in the house where they live feels unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (new continuous cough, high temperature, flu-like symptoms).  In these instances: 

  1.  All household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
  2.  it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
  3.  for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.

•    If your child is unwell or needing to self-isolate, report this as you would normally by  emailing absence@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk or ringing the absence line before 8.45am on 01242 513659.

 

Home Learning while in Self-Isolation


If you are in Self-Isolation while school is still open please do the below:

  1. Listen to your child read daily and ask them questions about the text.  There are some ideas here: https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/english-reading-phonics/ .
  2. Learn and re-learn any spellings.
  3. Work on your child’s number bonds, basic maths work and multiplication tables.  There are some great links here: https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/mathematics/ .
  4. Review the curriculum map for your child’s yeargroup which can be found here: https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/year-groups/ .  Research aspects of the curriculum to get them a step ahead in readiness for their classroom learning in terms 5 and 6.
  5.  Make use of the myriad of websites and learning platforms on offer that can provide educational games, apps, videos to support your child.  Some can be found here: https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/learning-at-home/ .

 

Home Learning while school is closed

DoJo

We are thinking of contingency plans and what we can do to help pupils continue learning at home if our current situation changes and the government ask schools to close.  Your child has gone home with a letter, where you will have information on how to login to Class Dojo .

 

Please note that this can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop computer or a mobile device (via app).
Class Dojo will help teachers to share work/tasks on a daily basis. We will send out more details about how this will work in the coming days.  At this stage, you are only expecting you to login for each of your children. Please do not comment or upload anything on there at this stage.

 

Please don't forget to visit our Learning at Home page where we have lots of useful information and resources!

 

Useful Information

COVID-Advice-for-young-people.pdf - from the SALT team

COVID-Hello-I-Can-Help.pdf - Can you help those in Self-Isolation

Covi-Book-for-Children.pdf - Need to explain to your children about COVID-19

Covid-19 Schools FAQ - Answers to questions on Free school meals, School admissions, Am I a critical worker?, Early Years and Provider Update, Beware of scam emails

Critical workers - Critical workers Guide

Early-Help-Newsletter.pdf - Full of useful information

Facts4Life-Coronavirus-QA.pdf - Cornavirus Q&A

Guide for Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Prayer-for-flu-viruses.pdf - Some Prayers for flu/viruses/health

 

COVID-19 guidance in a range of languages

From Doctors of the World: (Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese) 

From Big Leaf Foundation:  (Pashto, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani) 

Video in Pashto and English

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