From 4th January 2021 the country entered a second lockdown. Mellers is open to the a wide range of vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers. Nursery is open to all pupils from Monday 11th January 2021. We have the following bubbles of pupils:
F2, Y1 and Y2
Y3 and Y4
Y5 and Y6
3 hours of lessons a day are taught live on TEAMS, with back up resources on Purple Mash. We know which of our families don’t have wifi or internet access at home, and the unlimited data SIM cards donated by Vodafone have been distributed, along with Mellers iPads and laptops (for those families with no devices with which to access our online learning).
We will be communicating everything through this website, our Facebook page, Marvellous Me and the normal school texts. Please make sure you keep a close eye on these social media platforms; in fact, Miss Dawson does a weekly Facebook Live assembly to share the great work our pupils have been doing with the community. Our website has lots of online learning links under the Curriculum and Learning from Home tabs, including music lessons from the Nottingham Music Hub. The Covid Catchup funding of £6,840 has been used to buy catch up homework books for each pupil, and to fund additional EAL support in class. See below for full details of this:
The fabulous Nottingham Music Hub has been very active with Teams music lessons, digital concerts, city music events and the annual summer and Christmas celebrations.
All letters to parents, carers and children can be found in the Parents section, under Letters to Parents and Carers.
We understand that this is a really difficult time for everyone. We want to be able to support you as much as possible. If you’re struggling, there is a list of numbers below that might offer you support, but don’t forget that the Mellers team is in school for the foreseeable future so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help, advice or reassurance. Our Mellers food bank has been emptied and replenished 4 times since lockdown, so please contact us if you need to come and collect some bags of food for your family.
Barnardo’s have set up a service to support children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of COVID:
See, Hear, Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
See, Hear, Respond, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). See, Hear, Respond will support from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.
See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child is missed. Help is available in one or more of four ways:
|· an online hub of support and information
· online counselling and therapy
· face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
· helping children and young people reintegrate back into school
You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.
Here’s a link to a dedicated page for learning resources about hand washing and respiratory hygiene: