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At the heart of our ethos is CREAM: Can do, Resilience, Expectations, Aspiration and Motivation. Our rules are based upon these concepts and we ensure that children understand their rights and responsibilities.


Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope you are keeping well and safe and you were all able to enjoy a good break over the holiday period.

Yesterday Gavin Williamson announced that primary schools in certain Tier 4 areas including Barking and Dagenham will close to all but vulnerable children and key workers from 4th January until 18th January due to high Covid infection and transmission rates. The situation will be reviewed towards the 18th and a decision made to either return on 18th or continue remote working. This was an unexpected decision and we are working hard to get the provision in place for Tuesday 5th. We are still working from the current guidance for primary schools and contingency guidance for this particular period operates alongside the usual arrangements.

The definition for key workers is at the end of this letter. (Please note some occupations are defined as key workers only if they are directly related to COVID provisions.) Please contact me on covid@five-elms.bardaglea.org.uk or text 07733037466 to register for a key worker place. I am trying to respond as quickly as I can – it’s getting a bit busy! Huge thanks to all those parents who have already contacted me though, that is very helpful to compile our numbers.

Vulnerable children (those with an EHCP, social care or other identified high need) are required to attend school under the contingency guidance. Parents of these children will be contacted on Monday.

Attendance rules have been kept in place for this period, so children are required to be online and “present” from 9am. We are arranging a registration system via Google Classroom which children must attend online and absence will be followed up. If your child is unable to attend either in school or remotely you should ring the office as usual to report their absence.

If anyone in your family has a positive test result for COVID, the normal procedures will be followed regarding self-isolation.

Please note the following information:


· Temporary year group bubbles will be in place to enable staff to be available for remote learning. They are likely to be much smaller bubbles and therefore distancing will be easier in the classroom setting. Bubbles will be taught by a teacher in their year group.

· Remote interventions to continue as usual for children who have 1:1 or small group support in school on Google Meets.

· Children learning remotely can use their school iPad – recommended as they have been using them in class and know how to log in to Google Classroom etc. The school office will be open on Monday between 9am and 2pm for parents to come and collect them and then during normal school hours from Tuesday onwards. If you have not signed a form, you will need to do this. If you have a suitable device at home (preferably not a phone) children can use that instead as long as they can easily access the work online.

· Free School Meals will be provided for those with an FSM benefit entitlement. It does not include universal infant free school meals. We are unsure as to whether this will be hampers or vouchers, but will let you know as soon as the Government clarify what arrangements we are to make. If possible we will arrange vouchers. If you think you are eligible to claim FSM as a benefit, please contact the office and we can help with the application process.

· Breakfast club will remain open from 7.45am. We will confirm shortly if the Sun and Moon after school club intends to open.

· Normal staggered start and finish times at the usual gates please.

· Children in school to wear school uniform and PE kit on PE days as usual.

· Children in Nursery and Reception will have paper packs as it will be easier than all online. We will notify you when and how to collect the packs via text message.

Remote Learning Y1-6:

· A daily timetable will be published on Google Classroom you will know what work children should be completing. You can send the teacher a message on the stream or via your child’s private messages if you need to.

· Teachers will be working across all classes in their year group to cover the teacher working in school.

· Morning registration will be on Google Classroom/ Google Meets, where the teacher will explain the day’s timetable.

· Typically the day will include reading, English, Maths and 2 other subjects.

· A day is typically 9am-12pm with a 15 minute break and 1-3pm when teachers will be online to support children at these times.

Remote Education Provision: Information For Parents Report click here.

In-School Learning Structure:

· Normal school timetables will be followed.

· The curriculum will mostly be the same as the one provided remotely so children learning at home and in school are doing the same things.

More information will be made available as we receive it. I hope this letter answers most of the immediate questions.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year,

Yours sincerely

Mrs B. A. Turner

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  • School_meals
    10 July 2020
    School Menu
    Dear Parents/Carers, Hope you are all keeping safe and well. Please find attached the new menu for September 2020. Please ensure they you have signed up your child to Dolce school meal booking system before September 2020, so that meals can be booked using the Dolce online booking system. If you need help with signing up or would like some further information, please contact the school office on 0208 270 4909 or send in an email request to office@five-elms.bardaglea.org.uk. Have a good weekend.
  • Home_learning
    1 July 2020
    Code Camp
    Dear Parents/Carers, The Academy of Code are running a free camp that includes three coding seminars for primary and secondary schools students (aged 7-16) next week, July 6th, 8th and 10th. The seminars run from 15:30-16:30 each day. About Code Camp Students will watch a short live demo from Academy of Code tutors, and will then undertake their own coding challenge using a laptop, tablet or smartphone. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a taste of coding from one of Ireland's top coding schools, and teachers are also welcome to attend. Registration Details for Students/ Parents Places are limited. Parents can secure a place for their child by filling out the form at this link. https://www.theacademyofcode.com/coding-seminar-signup There are only a small number of places remaining, so please be quick!. Warm regards,
  • Home_learning
    30 June 2020
    Esafety: Gaming
    Dear parents/carers, Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others. However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them. This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming: 4-5s : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 5-7s: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 8-10s: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers CEOP have also released a new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand: How in-game chat works; How it might be abused by others, and; What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat, to view the video click on the link below. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/presentations-for-parents/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 New from Parent Info: active gaming and Roblox guide Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active. https://parentinfo.org/article/video-games-to-help-your-child-stay-active?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 For advice on Roblox, you can view the Parent Info's guide which takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children. See the link below. https://parentinfo.org/article/roblox-a-parents-guide?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55008825 You can keep up to date with the latest news from the CEOP Education team. If you have any questions or feedback about the resources, get in touch with ceopeducation@nca.gov.uk. Regards.
  • Newsletter
    26 June 2020
    School Dates 2020-21
    Dear Parents/ Carers, We hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please find attached the calendar dates for next year and the end of Summer Term 19-20 arrangements. Have a wonderful weekend.
  • Home_learning
    9 June 2020
    Dear Parents/carers, In this week's Tuesday Tip, Parent Zone's senior trainer Tim Malster tells you everything you need to know about video chatting apps such as Zoom and Skype and how you can help children and young people have safer, more enjoyable experiences when using them. You can view the video by using the link below. https://parentzone.org.uk/xmRGFMkMAaXA4E7Kr?utm_source=Parent+Zone+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5aa5c46db1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_09_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1ee27d9000-5aa5c46db1-178753757 Best wishes.
  • School_meals
    21 May 2020
    New School Meal Payment System
    Dear Parent/Carer School grid, our new meal payment system will automatically send out an email with details on how to set up a meal account and password. This email is only valid for 24hrs and the link within the email to allow the parent to set a password can only be used once. Please look out for the email tonight / tomorrow (and to check your junk folder if you have not received it). Once you are set up you will be able to pre-order your child's dinner from their account. This must be done by parents before 8.55 am for your order to be processed on that day. Normally meals can be ordered 4 weeks in advance however I believe this may have been stopped due to the uncertainty of numbers and menu. We will clarify the situation in due course. I've attached the new menu, as you can see from the Dolce procedures this is designed to be given to children as a grab bag. If you have not provided the school your email address but are planning to send your child to school in June, then please contact the school office. Any parents without an email address will need to be added manually by the office. R. Helim School Business Manager Five Elms Primary School

Five Elms Primary School | Wood Lane | Dagenham | RM9 5TB
020 8270 4909  (Office staff) / 

First point of contact: Mr. R. Helim, Ms. M. Wilson, Ms. J. Grote

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Subject Access requests during the School closure periods

 The School will endeavor to comply with requests as soon as possible and will keep in communication with you as far as possible. If your request is urgent, please provide your request during term times and not during/close to closure periods.

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