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School closure update

Home schooling

It has now been confirmed that lockdown will continue in the same way for at least another 3 weeks which means at least another 3 weeks of home schooling. We have seen some amazing work that you have been completing at home with your child and we thank you for your continued support. We know this is not easy.

Our staff have produced new work packs to give pupils some tasks to do over the next 2 weeks. These are available for collection from the Reception office from Monday 20th April between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Please ensure you follow social distancing rules if there are several people at Reception when you arrive. This will be the last pack that is sent out but please don't worry, we will still be sending you with lots to keep your children engaged but we will ask that any recording is done in the exercise book provided. (We will send an exercise book to children in Nursery,Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 along with the work pack. Children in Reception, Y5 and Y6 have already been given one.)

BBC Bitesize

The Department for Education have been working with the BBC and many teachers and well-known people to help ensure children continue to learn the appropriate curriculum whilst at home.


These Bitesize Daily lessons launch on Monday 20th April and are grouped in year group order. Like the title says, they offer bitesize teaching clips and activities to follow and should really help to ensure your child continues to learn the relevant objectives. This will also make it much easier when we are all back in school together as each class will have been learning the same things. Your child's teacher will send you a text/e-mail tomorrow to let you know what they would like your child to do. It could be a combination of BBC bitesize, Purple Mash, Twinkl and other projects. This will vary by class as teachers identify what would be of most benefit to your child. It may be that your child is directed to some activities that are aimed at pupils older or younger than their age- this is because staff feel that those activities would best meet your child's needs/ability. Staff will continue to be on hand to support you via e-mail so please don't hesitate to get in touch with them if you need help or advice or if you feel the activities aren't matched to your child. Don't worry, there will still be lots of time for you to do activities of your choice with your child- I don't want the wonderful creativeness we've seen to end!

Keeping in contact

Even though school is closed, it is really important that we keep in contact with you. We obviously care for your child and for you too so staff will make regular contact with you. This will be via text message, e-mails or telephone. Please reply to e-mails so staff know you have received them and please don't hesitate to ask for help and advice. Keep sending work to the staff in your child's class and to me if they've done something you feel is extra special!

Easter fashion challenge

It's not too late to take part if you haven't already done so. Remember, it is anything that you can wear with the focus 'Easter'. Please send your photos to by noon on Friday 24th April so Mrs. Smith can judge.

My next challenge

Hopefully, you have all now seen the video message on YouTube from our staff to the pupils of Anthony Bek. ( My next challenge is for your child/children to send a video message back! They could even work with their friends (from their own houses of course) and put something together like our staff have! It could be singing, miming, speaking, showing pictures, dancing, acting- whatever you choose. Don't make it too long (no longer than 3-4 minutes) or you will not be able to send it to me! The deadline is Monday 27th April at 12 noon. I can't wait to see and/or hear you all! 

Take care and be safe,

Mrs Johnson and the staff of Anthony Bek