St George C of E Primary School has reopened its doors to children in Year 6 and Reception/Year 1.

Please find below information, explaining how we operate to keep our children and their families and our staff safe.

08/03/2021 updated Risk assessment

we have updated the school Risk Assessment for the reopening 08.03.21

08.03.21 updated Risk assessment

09/11/2020 Updated risk assessment

We have updated our Risk Assessment at the beginning of Term 2 to reflect the new Lockdown:

20.11.09 St Michael & St George Federation - Risk Assessment - updated

20.11 - updated - St Michael & St George - Protocol, if a person displays symptoms

04/09/2020 Return to school

The children have been back to school for the first time today!

Please find here our Risk Assessment and our Protocol if a person displays symptoms:

St Michael & St George Federation - Risk Assessment for full opening

20.09 - updated - St Michael & St George - Protocol, if a person displays symptoms

The Risk Assessment is a working document and will be updated as guidance changes.

Term 1 2020/21 Reopening details

Please find here a letter from Mr Larke-Phillips with instructions for returning to school:

Letter to parents 03.09.2020 - StG

 

NHS Letter for Parents Carers regarding Covid-19 Symptoms

Please find a copy of the Public Health England letter here

02/09/2020 Families in Focus Bulletin

Please click on the link below for information pertaining to activities, information and support for families, parents/carers and young people from Families in Focus

Families in Focus City Wide Bulletin

02/09/2020 School Nursing Service

Please click on the link below to find details and information from the community children's health partnership regarding the support the school nursing service can provide around our reopening for the new school year. 

Starting School Flyer

Term 6 2020 Reopening details

Please find below letters from our Head teacher, Mr Chris Larke-Phillips, explaining the procedures for reopening the school, as well as:

  • Our risk assessment
  • Drop-off and pick-up times
  • Travel guidance
  • Information about school dinners
  • The process we will follow, if we have a suspected or confirmed case 

25.06.2020 - Updated Risk Assessment

We are continually reviewing our Risk Assessment. As part of our last review, we have written a detailed protocol, of the actions we will take, if a person at the school displays symptoms, so that we provide best protection we can to all children and staff on site and their families. These documents can be found here: 

St George Risk Assessment - v.2

Protocol, if a person displays symptoms

19.06.2020 - Staying Covid-19 Secure Certificate

We have received our "Staying Covid-19 Secure Certificate" from Bristol City Council!

Staying Covid-19 Secure Certificate

Building checklist

11.06.2020 - Reminder letter to returning children

If your child has returned to school, please note these reminders: Reminder letter to returning children 11.06.2020

03.06.2020 - Letter from our Head teacher

Please find here a letter from Mr Chris Larke-Phillips explaining how we are reopening our school:

Whole school reopening letter 03.06.2020

Risk Assessment

We have reopened our school following a thorough Risk Assessment, based on a template provided by Bristol City Council's Corporate Health & Safety team.

St George Risk Assessment for Reopening After Closure in March 20 - v.1

We will update this Risk Assessment regularly. A revised version will be published during w/c 15.06.2020.

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Please note that our drop-off and pick-up times have changed to enable social distancing. 

Travel Guidance

Please avoid public transport, if possible. If you have no other alternative but to take the bus to school, please follow Government Guidance: 

Coronavirus (Covid-19): safer travel guidance

Coronavirus (Covid-19): safer travel guidance for passengers on public transport

This poster from the WHO shows how to wear a face mask correctly:

WHO poster - for download

School Dinners

Following our Risk Assessment, we are currently offering a packed lunch menu, which you can download here: Packed Lunch Menu

Please note that all children must bring their own water bottle to school.

What if we have a case of Covid-19 in our school?

Please find here the process we will follow, if we have a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 at our school: 

Covid-19 Flow chart

 

19.05.2020 - Tackling Domestic Abuse

Please see the Bristol City Council guidance on tackling domestic abuse during and after lockdown. 

Bristol City Council Guidance on Abuse and Violence

 

18.05.2020 - Yoga Resources

Follow this link for yoga video lessons that children (with Autism and without) can practise at home during the Lockdown - completely for free.

Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/3cnmzsh


07.05.2020 - Coronavirus Updates

Please see the below link regarding the latest government advice regarding the virus. 

27.04.2020 - Mindfulness Resources and other useful links

Go Noodle link has various topics, but perhaps some of the best are the mindfulness exercises. Check out this resource:
Cosmic kids yoga lessons on Youtube are also brilliant for younger kids.
Finally, Oxford Owl has lots of free ebooks arranged by reading level. 

27.04.2020 - Coronavirus A Book for Children (ages 5-9)

Check out this excellent book which explains all about the virus to children, illustrated by Alex Scheffler.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

 

27.04.2020 - PiXL Pick and Mix Home Learning Pack

A useful home learning resources for all year groups can be downloaded here.

 

20.04.20 - More useful Online Safety Links

Here are links to two useful resources regarding ensuring your child is safe whilst online. 

Share Aware Parents/Carers Guide

Internet Matters Online Safety Guide for Parents of Pre-School Children

Please also read this letter from our Head Teacher regarding the importance of staying safe online during the lockdown.

 

20.04.20 - Useful Home Learning Links

Here are links to two sites that start today to help children, parents and carers with Home Learning.

17.04.20 - NHS Parents Carers Message

Please download and read this NHS message for all parents and carers regarding Covid-19.

 

16.04.20 - School Nursing Team

The school nursing team are still working and can be contacted on 0300 124 5816 if parents have any queries or concerns. 

 

12.04.20 - STEM Projects to do at Home

Technology for Fun, who visited our school as part of the Fan Boat Workshop last year, have released a number of home STEM projects for your child to complete at home, should they wish. Check out their youtube channel following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQbnYohrmfk&feature=youtu.be

 

08.04.20 - Stay safe online!

We are all spending much more time online at the current time.

Check out this site for advice on how to stay safe: Thinkuknow

07.04.20 - Coronavirus explained for Children

This could be a useful resource to help explain what the coronavirus is for younger children. Download the resource pack below.

Coronavirus Explained for Children

 

06.04.20 - St Michael's closed over Easter

Please note from lunch time today (Monday, 6 April) St Michael's on the Mount Primary School will be closed for the rest of this week.

St George will remain closed until further notice.

If you need to contact the school office, please send an email to st.george.p@bristol-schools.uk.

This email account will be checked regularly.

20.03.20 - School closure

Please note that St George C of E Primary School is now closed until further notice. St Michael's on the Mount C of E Primary School remains open for children of key works and vulnerable children with a team of staff from both schools.

We remain contactable at st.george.p@bristol-schools.uk

If your children are pupils at our school, you will have been given a class email address to get in touch with their teachers about their learning.

The contact details of St Michael's on the Mount Primary School are: 

Email: st.michael.p@bristol-schools.uk

Phone: 0117 9030434

Links that you may find welcome and useful:

A Family Action Guide: just an idea for you all! This will also be in your learning packs, which can be collected from school, at the end of the day, Friday 20 March.

19.03.20 email sent to all parent(s) / carer(s)

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

Learning packs for children will be sent home at the end of the day tomorrow.

If your child is not at school can you please make arrangements to collect the learning pack from the school at the end of the day tomorrow. However, this does not apply to families who are self isolating due to showing symptoms. These packs will get posted over the next few days. 

19.03.2020 School Closure Letter

Please find above a link to this morning’s letter regarding school closure.  The letter has been emailed to all parent(s) / carer(s) on Thursday 19 March 2020.

18.03.20  email sent to all parent(s) / carer(s)

Hello All

We want to reassure you that we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at our school.  We have, however, been notified, that some families who have underlying health problems, or, are in close contact with someone who is showing symptoms are following the current government guidelines and have chosen to self-isolate.

Chris Larke-Phillips

Head teacher

17.03.20 information update

Covid-19 Information Update Tuesday 17th March 2020

Please find above a link to the letter that was emailed to all parent(s) /carer(s) of children who attend St. George CofE Primary School, on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

 

17.03.20  We have recieved the following message from the Foodbank:

Please find below the current position of how the Bristol Trussell Trust Foodbanks are going to operate in light of the Coronavirus

Trussell Trust Foodbanks Covered

  • East Bristol Foodbank Outlets:

Kingswood – Bourne Christian Centre

Easton – Tudor Road

Easton – St. Mark’s Road Community Café

Fishponds – Fishponds Baptist Church

 

  • North Bristol Foodbank Outlets:

Horfield – Ebenezer Church

Filton – Revive Charity Shop

Lockleaze – St. Mary’s Church

Southmead – Greenway Centre

Patchway – St. Chad’s Church

Yate – The Candle

Thornbury – Thornbury Baptist Church

Mangotsfield – Resound Church

 

  • Bristol North West Foodbank

Avonmouth – St. Andrew’s Church

Lawrence Weston – Hope Church

Henbury – Emmanuel Chapel

Hotwells – Hope Chapel

 

Steps we are taking or may have to take

  1. In the first instance we will try to continue to operate as usual where possible, but with the precautions of asking all clients to wash their hands on entry to the Foodbank, not putting biscuits out on plates and pre-packing all fresh fruit, veg and bread into sealed bags so they are not handled.  Volunteers serving drinks will wear disposable gloves where possible.
  2. In the past two days we have seen a drop in donations and a panic surge in people coming to the Foodbank.  We are therefore rationing some items.
  3. In the light of current guidelines we will not be holding café or offering refreshments, but just receiving clients at the pick up points and handing them a pre-packed parcel.
  4. If churches are told to close, then that would mean most of our Foodbank outlets will have to close. We will let you know if this is going to happen and if the following procedures will kick in at each Foodbank:

Bristol North West Foodbank  IF our outlets close, our Social Justice Hub, St. Andrew’s Church, Avonmouth Road, Avonmouth BS11 9EN, will continue to remain open for the collection of emergency ration food boxes on weekday mornings, 10-1pm.  Agencies will be able to pick up boxes for delivery and will home deliver where possible to those self-isolating.

North Bristol Foodbank –  Ebenezer Church, Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BA, will be open for the collection of emergency ration food boxes on weekday mornings ONLY if we close other outlets

East Bristol Foodbank – Our worst case scenario is we will have emergency boxes available at our outlets at the normal times, that will be able to be picked up at the door if the outlets are closed.

The school can refer, electronically, families who are in real need.  Please email us: st.george.p@bristol-schools.uk

13.03.20 Letter to parent(s)/carer(s)

 13.03.20  Whole School – Coronavirus COVID 19 – 13.03.20

Please find above a link to the letter regarding COVID-19, that was emailed to all parent(s)/carer(s) of children who attend St.  Michael’s on the Mount C of E (VC) Primary School,  on Friday 13 March 2020.