Update 30 June 2020

Class “Bubbles” for September 2020

Next year’s Year 1 children will have received an email telling them which class their children will be in. Please feel free to phone school if you have any questions. The class teachers and teaching assistants are below.

Reception and Year 1*, Butterflies

Mrs Dunn
Mrs Dermott, Mrs Aldridge, Miss Messaoud, Mrs Johnson

Year 1* and Year 2, Ladybirds

Mrs Wright
Miss Knowles and Mrs Gibson

Year 3, Grasshoppers

Mr Rogerson
Mrs Marshall (Mrs Bond support 1 day a week)

Year 4, Rabbits

Mr Wright
Mr Gibson

Year 5, Foxes

Mrs Corkhill
Mrs Howard (Mrs Trafford support 1 day a week)

Year 6, Dragonflies

Mr Roughley
Mrs Cunningham (Miss Moran support 1 day each week)

Update 17 June 2020

Year 1 children are invited back into school starting Monday 22nd June.
Following the successful return of some of our Reception children, last week, we are now in a position to invite our year 1 children into school. Due to COVID-19 school has new rules that have been put in place to help keep the staff and children safe. Please help us adhere to these rules:

  • Monday to Thursday only, school is closed to all but Key Worker children on Fridays.
  • Staggered start times (Year 1 9.10am arrival and 2.40pm pick up).
  • Please maintain social distancing as you approach school. (Follow the arrows from the school main car park entrance). Only one adult at a time during drop off and pick up. Please do not stop and chat on our one way system.
  • Children need to bring a named water bottle. Cold packed lunches are provided, as school dinners, or send a packed lunch from home. Please do not send anything else into school.
  • Children do not have to wear school uniform, just make sure they have a clean set of clothes on each day. We have the right to send children home who do not appear to have washed or showered between visits to school (to prevent spread of any germs).
  • All children in school are taught in Bubble groups, with the same children and staff all week. They cannot mix with other children or staff at any time during the school day. We are planning for Mrs Cooke to be in the year 1 bubble (this may change if we have any staffing issues).

Whilst we are opening, for the Year 1 children, it is your choice, as a parent, whether they attend or not.

Please can you let Mrs Cooke know (via Hedgehogs email) or Miss Bowers in the school office (email or phone) if you wish to take up a place so we can organise staffing. We can only have up to 10 in each bubble. Please do not just turn up on Monday unless you have confirmation of a place.

Again a massive thank you at all our staff team, working so hard at this challenging time.

Update 12 June 2020

Due to COVID-19 the school has new rules that have been put in place to help keep staff and children safe. Please help us adhere to these rules:

  • Staggered start times (Reception 9.20am arrival and 2.50pm pick up)
  • Please maintain social distancing as you approach school. (Follow the arrows from the school main car park entrance). Only one adult at a time at drop off and pick up. Please do not stop and chat on our one way system.
  • Children need to bring a named water bottle. Cold packed lunches are provided as school dinners, or send a packed lunch. Please do not send anything else into school.
  • Children do not have to wear school uniform just make sure they have a clean set of clothes on each day. We have the right to send children home who do not appear to have washed or showered between visits to school (to prevent spread of any germs).
  • All children in school are taught in Bubble groups, with the same children and staff all week. They cannot mix with other children or staff at any time during the school day.

Whilst we are opening for the reception children, it is your choice as a parent whether they attend or not.

Again a massive thank you at all our staff team, working so hard at this challenging time.

We look forward to seeing more children in the near future.

Update 2 June 2020

For all reception parents.

First of all, a massive thank you to those of you who have responded recently in letting Mrs. Dunn know whether or not you intend to send your child back to school when we re-open to our Butterflies. We appreciate you keeping in touch and keeping us informed.

However, I would like to inform you that yesterday evening, Monday 1 June, we received notification from Wigan Council that they were recommending primary schools in the area delay any further return of pupils until 15 June at the earliest.

The Local Authority do not feel assured that locally the government’s five tests can be met, that more time is needed for the ‘Test, Track, Trace, Isolate and Support’ systems to be properly operational (they were only partially launched five days ago), and time for an assessment to be made on the impact that other recent easing of lockdown measures has on transmission rates of the virus.

This means we will not be re-opening for your children on Monday 8 June. I am sure we will receive further guidance and recommendations as we get closer to June 15 so we will keep you updated nearer that time.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Miss France
Headteacher

Update 20 May 2020

After careful thought and consideration we have decided that we are unable to put adequate safety measures in place to reopen to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, on June 1st, as the government has suggested.

We are currently working on strict risk assessments to make the school as safe as possible from Coronavirus. We are working in consultation with Wigan Local Authority, Unions, Staff and Governors on the possibility of reopening on June 8th for our Reception children. We will be closing each Friday to ensure all safety measures are in place for the following week. This may not apply to a small number of key worker children who work for the NHS and care settings.

We are closed to children next week (Half Term week) for deep cleaning and reorganizing the school ready for a possible reopening. We will reopen as a child care setting for the key worker children and vulnerable children on June 1st. Following June 1st we will have additional Safety and Social Distancing rules.

There will be no penalty notices issued for non attendance this term.

We appreciate your patience and support over this period as we aim to make our school the safest place possible for our school community.

Miss France

Update 15 May 2020

In these difficult times mixed messages are being given out on the news and through social media. Once we know a definite decision has been made to begin the phased reopening of school we will inform you asap.

We are looking forward to reopening our school but we always put the safety of our school community first.

Hope you are all staying safe and well. Please keep in touch through the school and class emails and follow our Facebook page.

From Miss France and everyone at St Anne’s.

Information for parents and carers from Wigan Council.

Week commencing 24 March 2020

Here is some further information regarding week commencing 24 March 2020:

  • Please adhere to the social distancing recommendations (2 metres apart), whilst dropping off and collecting your child from the playground.
  • Avoid approaching staff members.
  • If you do not need your childs place, please inform school via phone/email.
  • Please do not come to school unless you have received written permission from the headteacher.
  • If you believe you are entitled to a school place, please ring/email the school tomorrow and we will reply ASAP.

School closure, Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Following government guidelines we are closing our school from Friday, 20th March 2020, until further notice.

St Anne’s will run as a child care provision service from Monday 23rd March for children whose parents are Key Workers, children with Social Worker involvement and those with EHC plans in place. It is still your choice to send your children in during this time. If you feel your family comes into either of these categories and have not already spoken to myself about this please email the school office as soon as possible. We will be following the governments guidelines as to who is classed as a Key Worker.

See the list of key workers as defined by the government.

We are now running with only half our staff and are doing our best to keep the children happy and safe. I want to thank my fantastic staff for carrying on this week through very difficult circumstances and for a stoic resolve to continue to support our St Anne’s community.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to many of you but these are difficult times with difficult decisions. As you know we have always put your children’s safety first and feel St Anne’s is a community that looks after each other. Please help any parents that are struggling to get to essential places of work and any elderly or vulnerable people within your local community.

I would like to ask all parents to keep in contact with the class teachers via their class email address.

The children were provided with work packs today.

The teachers will do their best to keep these lines of communication open. School email: enquiries@admin.saintannes.wigan.sch.uk will also be accessed remotely during the school closure.

You can also keep up to date via our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

The school web site will be updated as soon as there are any changes.

Information regarding COVID-19

People should stay at home for 14 days if they have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

When should I call 111?

The NHS is asking people to use its 111 online service if:

  • You cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

How do I avoid catching or spreading COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands regularly – with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitisers if you do not have access to soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your sleeve – not your hands – when you cough or sneeze
  • Used tissues should be put in the bin immediately and your hands should be washed afterwards
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

All these precautions are to protect our school and community; we are grateful for your continual support.

Kind Regards, Ms L France Headteacher.