Newsletter – 24th April 2020

Firstly, sorry for the lateness of this week’s Newsletter. I have been on duty in Kennerland Club all week and my Headteacher jobs have stacked up a bit!!

Thank you for sending in so many photos of your children’s Remote Learning and time in Lockdown – it is lovely to see them after just over a month of closure. One of the many benefits for me personally, being based in school all week is that I’ve been able to look in on the many Google Meet meetings staff have been running. The resilience of all of you has really shone through in every session I’ve seen and it’s been super to see the children’s faces light up as they see their friends and staff.

We’ve had Loads of contributions for this week’s Home Corner – thank you so much!



Woolsery Churches Together &

Woolsery Parish Food Bank – Delivered to you

These are unprecedented times for us all, and as a community it has been truly amazing to see everyone support one another during this very difficult time.

Woolsery Parish Council and Woolsery Churches Together completely understand the difficulties this disruption has caused to your lives, businesses and jobs, and want to be able to support you the best way we can.

If you are struggling to feed yourself or your family at this time, please do not sit at home worrying.

Please contact us on 07917354619, so that we can help you.  No voucher or referral required, just a genuine need.

Google Classroom Issues

We are receiving several notifications from parents about issues using Google Classroom. If you have more than one child in the house using Classroom, some of the issues are around one child not fully logging out of Google before the next logs in. You can solve this by having one child logged in in your regular Chrome browser and the other logging in through an Incognito Tab (This can be opened via the top right hand corner 3 dots).

We are also aware of some images not displaying correctly. This is most likely caused by your family filtering software which is recognising the image as part of the Google environment and is blocking the image. This happens because typically parents rightly wish to filer Google Image searches.  You will need todecide whether to change your filtering settings either on your device or at your internet service provider level (for example, BT Protect)

Finally, please remember your child needs to “View Assignment” rather than open attachments from the Class Work list, this will avoid missing important information and attachments, as well as problems opening work.

If you have any other issues, please don’t hesitate to report them to your child’s teacher and we will try to find a solution for you as quickly as possible.

Free School Meal Vouchers

The order has been placed for your May vouchers. As has been the case in April, your vouchers will be in your Inbox on Wednesdays. Please report any problems you have to me, but understand that the site being used for processing vouchers is incredibly tempermental and seems unable to cope with demand so it’s quite possible we may not be able to resolve your issues and will therefore offer you alternatives.

Kennerland Club Update

We’ve had a lovely week in Kennerland Club, which turned into a bit of a camp site! We put up tents and built flagpoles (both thanks to Woolsery Scout Group), made our own flags, cooked dampers in forest school (twice…), went on a walk and cleaned the yurt’s canvass, Mr Cole and each other with a hosepipe.

Well done to everyone who has worked hard for a Virtual Headteacher Award this week…

  • Cranford: Tommy and Logan A for their Maths work this week.
  • Burscott: Emily Rose – great videos of her learning; Joseph M – Beautifully designed Nutella Beanstalk
  • Stroxworthy: Maisie – Great handwriting and recount of the Covid-19 Pandemic; Willow – Excellent recount of the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Alminstone: Ralph – shwing great initiative in his remote learning; Imogen T – writing a poem that made Mrs Farmer cry!
  • Ashmansworthy: Callum and Ethan – persevering with long division and making great progress this week

Well done everybody!


Stay Safe – Have a lovely weekend.

Matt Cole, Headteacher



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