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Posted 25th June 2020

Update from Mrs Mawson

Hello everyone

I hope you are all keeping well. It’s quite unbelievable that three months have passed by since the school building closed for most children. I know that it has been a challenging time balancing a combination of running a home, working, caring for families as well as helping keep the children busy AND learning. I’m sure there’s lots more too.

I am proud that even though the building has been closed for most, our school community has stayed connected – through phone calls, doorstep visits, work collection and zoom calls. I hope that both you and your children have felt supported and still part of the school community. If you have any comments to make about this, positive or negative, please let us know through the website, email – office@beckfootheaton.org or by phone on 01274 363070. I always appreciate your feedback.

As you know, our school has remained open for key worker children since March and on June 8th, as per the government guidance, we welcomed back Year 1 and Year 6 children, into small “bubbles” of 8 children. I am very proud of the children who have adapted so well to the new routines in school.

We did not fill all of the year 1 and 6 bubbles and so for the remainder of this term, we have contacted some children in year 5 to attend school for the last three weeks of term. We would have loved to invite all children back to school but unfortunately given the current safety rules and regulations, this just is not possible and so we will not be opening any more bubbles.

We are very hopeful that we can start the new school year with all children back in September. We can’t wait to see everyone. We don’t yet know for sure whether September will be “back to normal” or whether it will still be a bit different but Boris Johnson has said that it is his goal for all children to be able to come back. We are waiting to find out the government’s plans for this so we can work out how to do it as safely as possible and as soon as we know, we will tell you.

Whatever September looks like, there are some things you need to know. If you need any more information about any of these things – please contact us.

School Uniform

School uniform is purchased via our school website Beckfoot Heaton Primary School.

It is not available to purchase at the Cash Office.

Please click here:
http://www.heaton.bradford.sch.uk/uniform
This will take you direct to the supplier website with all the choices available.

• You can either select for the uniform to be delivered to your home address which will have a delivery charge or for it to be delivered to school. If you choose for it to be delivered to school Miss Willoughby will be in contact to arrange collection.
• When ordering your child’s uniform please ensure you put their full name and current class.

Reports

Rather than send an end of year report this year, your teacher will be sending a personal ping message in the last week of term.

Open Evening

We are very sad that this is cancelled this year – its always a lovely celebration of your children’s work.

Y6 Leavers Celebrations

We have some lovely plans … more information to follow for year 6.

Classes

you will be sent a letter telling you your child’s teacher for next year. We have a dedicated and talented team here, so I am sure that your children will be delighted.

Thank you once again for your support. I feel so proud to be the Headteacher in such a wonderful community school.

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Posted 5th June 2020

A message from Mrs Mawson

Hello everyone
Another Friday comes around… it seems so strange that school has been closed for most children since March and we are now in the last half term of the school year.
I have three important messages today.
Today’s blog on our website teaches us all to SAY NO TO RACISM.  I am sure that you, like me, feel appalled at the atrocious treatment of people just because of who they are – we are unfortunately seeing locally, nationally and internationally. It needs everyone of us in our community to challenge racist behaviours and also make sure that all people are treated equally so that everyone can be proud of who they are.  
 
One of the best things about Beckfoot Heaton is that our school is a diverse school – a school where we can learn, understand, appreciate and celebrate people who are different to us.  Children, families and staff benefit from this and we should use this advantage we have to create a more equal world.  We must all work together on this.
 
Click here to watch the blog.
Wider Opening of school – it has been confirmed today that we opening school more widely to some children in Year 1 and Year 6 on Monday.  The letter from the Trust in relation to the decision-making process is on the website.
We have clear lists of the children who will be attending school next week so that we can make sure we have communicated important messages to those families.   It is very important, for everyone’s safety, to make sure that other children do not “turn up” to school on Monday.  If your child is in Year 1 and Year 6, and you would like a place for your child, please contact the school number – 01274 363070.  We look forward to seeing those children in the bubble list on Monday.
Home learning – we are also launching the next stage of home learning next week – in response to the answers you gave us about helping your children learn at home.  We have bought paper books for every child from Year 1 – Year 6 (Early Years coming soon) as you said that paper based was easier.  We will be in touch early next week about getting these to you and to explain what your child will be expected to do each day.  These books will be supported with more direct teaching to help your children do the tasks in the books.  The school website will continue to be the place to go to get everything you need.  There will be weekly zoom lessons for Maths and English which will become the regular contact with a teacher and will help with teaching more.  Individual phone calls will be made to children where it is not possible to access the zoom call and online aspects of our home learning plan.  Families who receive extra calls from non-class based members of staff each week will continue to receive those calls.
 
Finally, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you and all of our staff for working together to do the best job we can over these last few months.  I am so proud to lead such a dedicated team of people who will do anything to help make this tricky situation as positive as it can be.  Equally, I am very grateful for the continued support you show our school and the efforts you are making to help your children be great learners and great people at home as well as in school. Don’t forget to go on the blog link above and send in some of your work so we can show everyone what a great community we are!
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
Mrs Mawson