Rockwood Nursery School

we love to learn and learn to love

  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Cooper's Critters
    Cooper's Critters
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • APPG Meeting
    APPG Meeting
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  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
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    65th Anniversary
  • Owl Visit
    Owl Visit
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Maypole Dancing
    Maypole Dancing
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Police Visit 2017
    Police Visit 2017
  • Fire Engine
    Fire Engine
  • Eclipse
    Eclipse
  • 65th Anniversary
    65th Anniversary
  • Fire Engine
    Fire Engine
  • Owl Visit
    Owl Visit

Information from Lancashire County Council for Families

It has been agreed that food vouchers for vulnerable families with 2, 3 & 4 year olds will be provided to cover the two week Christmas holiday period, in the same way that they are being provided for eligible school age children. The food vouchers will be issued directly to the children's home addresses by the postal service from 13 December onwards. 

The following children will qualify for a £30 food voucher (£15 per week):

  1. All 2 year old children that are taking up a place in the autumn term 2021 in PVI and maintained settings.
  2. All 2 year old children who are currently eligible for a 2 year old place in autumn 2021, but have not yet accessed a place
  3. All 2 year old children who have been found eligible to take up a place from 1 January 2022
  4. All 3 & 4 year old children that are taking up a place in the autumn term 2021 in PVI and maintained settings that are eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).

If your child is due to move to primary school in September 2021, now is the time to start thinking about where you want them to go. Each school will have different arrangements in this unusual time for seeing what they do and this might not involve a physical look around. Contact the school and have a look at their website to get information about what they are doing.

The Lancashire County Council website has further information about how and when to apply. As a brief note, the application process is open from 1st September 2020 to 15th January 2021. Please make sure you apply by then or there is no guarantee you will get any of your preferences.

Where to find your home learning activities

Dear Parent/Carer

We are continuing to provide weekly home learning and activity sheets for each bubble for you to share with your child - whether your child is attending at the moment, or at home, the activities your bubble are doing are here!  The activities will be sent to all families weekly (normally on a Monday morning) via the ParentMail system. If you need a hard copy there are packs in a green box at the school back gate, so pick one up on your allowed daily activity (we've done enough for each family who has requested one, so if you need a copy, please tell us so we can put more out). We have also put them in the 'Curriculum' area of the website here, so you have access to them in a variety of places.
 
If you have some feedback to share or some photos of your child enjoying them, please email them to your child's key person.
 
Websites and Videos to Explore:
There are some websites on the activity sheets that we have found useful. These include:

Feeling Energetic? Why not try out some of our physical songs….

Sticky Kids – Zooming to the Moon - https://youtu.be/8hwW3HyhRo4

Cosmic Kids Yoga all about rockets - https://youtu.be/8cLWrEOxWHc

 
Some of our favourite stories read aloud by their author - https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/readaloud
 
 
Enjoy!

Welcome back to all our children and a big welcome to the new families!

It is continuing to be an interesting year, but we are hoping for the best. We are now set up into 4 bubbles across the school. Each bubble has its own team of staff, children and times. The bubbles will be moving around the four set ups throughout a four week period. We have integrated the safest procedures we can to protect everyone, while ensuring children will continue to have the outstanding education you expect at Rockwood.

I have attached the latest Risk Assessment here and to the policies section of the website. Be aware, as things and advice changes, we will continue to change it :)

You should all now be aware that we are asking you to provide your own LABELLED coats/waterproofs, wellies, hats/gloves, change of clothes, lunch box (if they are stopping for lunch) and any special provision for any specific health or diet needs. We will not be using nursery clothes etc to reduce infection transfer risks.

Please stay as close to your bubble times as possible. I know the situation is not ideal, but we have found it very difficult piecing bubbles together and any changes or shifts have a domino effect on the set up.

I hope this new set up is short-lived, but in the meantime, I will keep you informed of any changes. We are looking forward to seeing you all and know that together, we can make this work!

Faith

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