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25th January 2021 - Updated Risk Assessment

Please see the document below.

25th January 2021 – Updated Risk Assessment


The school is closed due to snow. Learning will take place online today.

Children should log on to their class team for lessons at the normal time.

Thank you.

15th January - CLOSURE UPDATE
Good afternoon,
We hope that everyone is safe and well following today’s snowfall. Across the Wakefield area we know that many staff have had to abandon their vehicles for collection later and that it has been a really challenging day for families, with people stuck on blocked roads and arranging last minute childcare.
In order to allow families to plan for tomorrow, the Multi Academy Trust has made the decision to confirm now that tomorrow the school sites will be closed tomorrow to pupils and staff. There is likely to be a large amount of lying snow on the site and we don’t know the condition of the transport network tomorrow. In addition, if we do not have enough staff on site for supervision, we would be unable to safely staff our classrooms without mixing bubbles of staff and children.
Pupils can access their remote learning materials through see saw, and we hope that this should enable the usual TEAMS calls to go ahead to support pupils.
We know how disruptive late notice is and we hope that this advance notice allows families to make arrangements;
Thank you as always for your support.

Due to building up of snow on access roads and the site, and the forecasted snow all day we have made the decision to close today.

11th January 2021 - Reception and Nursery Closed Today - Leak

Due to a leak over the weekend the Nursery and Reception setting has had to be closed for repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.

6th January - Arrangements for Key Worker and Vulnerable Pupils in School

Keyworker and vulnerable opening 6th January 2021:

Thank you to families for requesting a keyworker and vulnerable place where appropriate.

The school office are now ringing parents to confirm places and to let you know start and finish times for those bubbles. Please do not contact the office yet, we will contact all those who have requested places throughout this afternoon.

Please note that places are limited due to the need for social distancing and staffing levels, and in two areas of school we are now currently unable to accept any additional requests (Years 1 and 2; Years 3 and 4). There are some places left in Years 5 and 6 and in Early years for those eligible.

Online learning is in operation for all other pupils. Teachers sent out work today on See-Saw. Tomorrow we will undertake our teams registers and learning clinics, so that your children can keep in touch with their teachers during this period. Please be patient in case we have any technical issues – this is new to us, but staff have worked really hard to set this up and we are sure that within a day or two it should be running well.

Thank you to all our parents for their support.

Response to Government Announcement - 4th January 2021

As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, we are very sorry to have to tell you that school is no longer open from tomorrow. Staff will upload work onto Seesaw for pupils. We won’t do a teams call tomorrow but hope to be up and running on Wednesday.

Please can you complete the survey emailed out today to request a place for keyworker / vulnerable children for planning purposes as soon as possible as we will draw up the registers based on these.

Thank you

5th January 2021 - Updated Risk Assessment

Please see the document below.

30.12.20 IPMAT RA Review Updated


Please find attached a letter from the Mutl Academy Trust regarding January 4th INSET day.

Announcement 2.1.2021

18th December - School Open as Usual

Please note that school plans to open to pupils as normal on Friday 18th December.

Thank you

Trust Risk Assessment 2.12.20
Remote Learning - Parent Information Updated 13th November 2020
Homelearning - Logging on to register and for learning clinic guides

The document below will help your child log in for a home learning daily register and learning clinic.

Please email if you would like any more information.

Children and Family Guide for Microsoft Teams


Updated Risk Assessment 5.11.20

Please click the link below to view the updated Risk Assessment from the Multi Academy Trust.

Updated Risk Assessment 5.11.20

2 x Academic Mentor Positions Available in School
Academic mentors – temporary roles in school
Do you know someone who is interested in providing support to children in years 5 and 6, working with them to help catch up following the COVID lockdown last academic year?
The government is funding the Academic mentor  programme throughout many schools in the Wakefield district. If you have the subject knowledge and aptitude to help children at the older end of Key stage two, you may be able to apply for one of these roles. You would need to be confident with the elements of the year 5 and 6 curriculum, including Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Mathematics and arithmetic and supporting with high quality writing activities. The roles are full time in school, and are focussed on small group and individual tuition of identified pupils.
The programme is run by TeachFirst, an external organisation, who recruit and train the academic mentors. These are then deployed into schools in the area. South Hiendley has two posts available. The roles are temporary for a year, and attract a competitive salary.
If you would like to know more, click here.
Breakfast club Reopening 5th October 2020

Breakfast club reopening 5th October 2020.

To book places:

To request a new login to book:

Please read the COVID arrangement guidelines below.


COVID Arrangements – Breakfast Club Guidelines

Flowchart for if Your Child Has Symptoms at Home or School

See below to see what actions school and parents need to take.


Key Days and Information for Classes

Please click on the document below to find out about PE days, homework and other key days and information for your child’s year group.

Class Information

Home Learning

Updated Guidance for Parents and Carers on the Closure of Educational Settings

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the resources and support available to help parents educate their children at home. The guidance can be found here.

Please see the changes to section 8 – Resources and Support, in regards to home learning.

Please visit the Remote Learning section of our website for lots of fantastic resources to support learning.

Children are welcome to keep in touch with us through our school blog.

Activities for families

Being at home with the people you live with can be great fun but how do you keep everyone occupied? Do you need helpful information and support around your families health and wellbeing? That’s why we have developed the Wakefield Families Newsletter. It’s full of content and activities we think you’ll find useful; whether it is inspiration for things to do indoors, fun foodie activities, or advice around routines and things like sleep – we’ve got you covered.

Download the newsletter here.

Coronavirus- A Book For Children

Home Learning Top Tips

Timetable for Online Lessons on Youtube

Promoting Emotional Well-being at Home

During this time, we are wanting to support and promote the emotional well being of our children. Please visit some of the websites below to find information, ideas and activities that you can take part in.

Advice for Key Worker Parents

When Your Parent is a Key Worker

Communicating With Children About Covid


Separation Anxiety Activity Book

Separation Anxiety – Parents Guide

Post Covid Separation Anxiety Poster Parents

Post COVID Separation Anxiety Poster For Children

CAMHS Going back to School

28 day Mindfulness Book

24 hour mental health helpline

Coronavirus A Book For Children 

Advice for parents of children with autism during the coronavirus crisis

Parental calm and support guidance for coronavirus

Young Carers: Lockdown Ideas and Activities Newsletter

Young Carers Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

Young Carers Lockdown Newsletter U11

Online Payments

We now have an online payments system. The link to set-up online payments for our school is SCOPAY

Please speak to the school office staff if you require a replacement password.

Although we do still accept cash, we would prefer parents to use the online system. Cheques should be made payable to South Hiendley Primary School. Please bring any dinner money / cheques directly to the school office in a sealed envelope labelled with your child’s name and class.

Timetable Changes
We have introduced a new timetable for 2018-19, with lunchtime being at the slightly later time of 12.15pm:
8.55am – 12.15pm: morning session
12.15pm – 1.15pm: lunchtime (Reception to Year 6)
1.15pm – 3.15pm: afternoon session
Please note, the Early Years Unit doors will continue to be opened at 8.45am and the Nursery session will finish at 11.45am.
PTA Needs Your Help!

Parent and Carers – We need your help!

In order for the PTA to continue, we need more parents / carers to become part of this very small but very valued and hard-working team. Members of the PTA will be helping at the Autumn Discos, the Christmas Fair (Santa’s Grotto!) and Spring term Film Nights. If you are interested in helping at any of our fundraising events, please contact the school office or speak to Ms Jones.

If you would like to find out more about how you could get involves. For our next PTA meeting see our school website calendar. We would love to see you at the meeting and / or welcome any new fundraising ideas!

Together we can make a difference!’

Arrangements for Monday 8th March 2021