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Turves Green Primary School, Birmingham
Free School Meal Lunch Pack Collection - Please collect your pre-ordered pack this morning between 9:30am and 11:30am. All families that previously received Free School Meal vouchers should also receive a £90 voucher per child to cover the school holidays over the next few days.  This will be issued to your usual email address.
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Stay at Home, Save Lives

24th Mar 2020

Dear all,

Following last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister it is essential that schools are only open to critical workers. This is to ensure the safety of the children and the staff involved in their care. It is also to limit the numbers of people moving around.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to provide evidence of your role. This is to ensure we are really protecting everyone. Your employer, based on their business continuity arrangement, must be able to state that your specific role is necessary for the continuation of an essential public service.  If this is the case, then they must forward us a copy of the letter.

We are having many phone calls and also receiving emails about home learning, google classrooms and passwords etc.  This a new and stressful time being at home with your children as their teachers.  Good advice seems to be do not expect to replicate a school day at home, just add in a bit of structure.  You need to allow yourselves time to breathe. If you manage to read and do a small bit of maths you are winning.  Reading is the key. Use all the online resources available. The BBC are offering some super things.

The learning on the home learning tab is easily enough for 4 weeks if not longer and don’t forget 2 of those would have been the Easter Holidays. It is not possible for us to support Google classrooms at the moment, we will look at this after Easter.

All children, at this time, are in the same situation so don’t worry that your children are falling behind. Schools will do what they are good at doing and as soon as we are back to normal put in place all the   necessary learning and support.

It’s important now to stay safe and mentally and physically well.

Remember... Stay Home!

Debbie Holland