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Coronavirus 2020 Updates
September 2020 - Phased Return
In particular, parents and carers please note the following with regards to equipment:
In order to minimise the risk of transmission, we will expect every student to arrive at school with their own equipment. Students must not share their own equipment with anyone else. It is essential that every student carry the following each day:
- An appropriate bag
- Water bottle (they will not be permitted to use the water fountains)
- Planner (issued on the first day)
- Glue Stick
- Exercise books/Folders/text books for your lessons (students will be instructed if they are allowed to leave these items in school)
- Scientific Calculator
The following items are also desirable:
- Coloured pencils
- A pair of compasses
- Pencil Sharpener
We advise that students have a pencil case for all their equipment and that this is labelled with their name and year group. All other specialist school equipment will be cleaned thoroughly where it is shared by different groups. This will involve the cleaning team using a range of processes to keep identified equipment clean.
EYFS Welcome Information
The Aylesbury Vale Academy would like to invite families of Early Years Foundation Stage children, who will be joining us in September, to review resources that we have been busy collating and hope will help you and your child get to know the school.
Please click on the link here to access our welcome pack for all EYFS children.
Home Learning during Lockdown
As from Monday 4 May 2020, home learning activities and resources for children in Nursery through to Year 6 will be posted in the Primary Home Learning section of this website (here).
Activities and resources will be published every Monday and parents/carers will receive an email with a link to this page. To access, click on the applicable year group 'Home Learning' link.
Children in Year 5 and Year 6 will continue to be set work via the Show My Homework platform and parents will still receive a weekly email. A copy of the content of the email can be found in the Home Learning section (here).
Parent Bulletin (12) - (emailed to parents/carers)
Click here for a comprehensive list of online resources for all primary and secondary students.
Coming Back to School in a Bubble - A useful book created to help ease the anxieties of children everywhere who are returning to school in a bubble.
This website offers a series of resources designed to support families throughout these challenging times.
Early Years (0-5) Guide and Support:
University of Chichester have created an excellent, free, downloadable Parents' Guide on promoting Early Learning and Development at Home (0 - 5 years) during the lock down. Click here.
Parent Guides - Mindset by Natalie Costa
Why We Stay Home (an excellent story book for younger, Early Years, children.)
ASDAN have made a range of resources available free of charge to the guardians of students at ASDAN centres.
Please click on link (name above) to gain access to at range of materials including resources such as (though not limited to) transition, employability and animal care.
- ‘Health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak’
- ‘Someone I know has Coronavirus story’
- ‘Home and School Coronavirus resource pack’
- ‘Social Contact Story’
- ‘Coronavirus Story for children’
- ‘Coronavirus 14 day self isolation activities’
Includes a dedicated section for Coronavirus support, providing free resources for teaching staff and parents to help children cope with the current viral outbreak.