During closure all important updates will be sent out via the school app and placed here.  If you need any support or have any questions please email parentmail@pleasantstreet.liverpool.sch.uk

SCHOOL IS ONLY OPEN FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR PLACES WITH SCHOOL

 

Important documents for parents and children before they return to school.  

Please read the following documents carefully and explain them to your child before they return as safety for both children and adults is paramount.

COVID – Code of Conduct

COVID – Parent Code Of Conduct

COVID – Behaviour Policy Addendum

COVID Risk Assessment

Information for each year group: start and end times/entrances and exits

You have been sent a message informing you of your child’s start and end times.  For safety reasons it is imperative that you make sure that your child enters school at the correct time through their allocated entry point.  You must also collect your child on time from the allocated exit point.

 Start Time Home Time Entry and Exit Point
Reception 8:45am3:00pm Top Gate
Class One 9:00am3:15pm Top Gate
Class Two 8:45am3:00pm Hall Door 1
Class Three8:45am3:00pmSide Door
Class Four 9:00am3:15pmSide Door
Class Five9:00am 3:00pm Hall Door 1
Class Six (Group A) 8:45am 3:00pm Hall Door 2
Class Six (Group B) 9:00am 3:15pm Hall Door 2

As stated in our Code of Conduct, please do not congregate outside of school at drop off and pick up and please adhere to social distancing rules.  If you have siblings that have different start and end times please wait in your car or on the opposite side of the road until it is time for them to enter.

We have added a number of welcome back videos at the end of the important information below.  Please watch them so you are familiar with your entrance and exit points and your child has an understanding of what to expect when they return.  

Attendance and Reporting Absence

Please be aware if you have decided to send your child back to school, we expect your child to be in every day unless ill. In some cases, over the past weeks parents have been selecting days to send their children in and not informing us. This cannot continue as we have now moved to a wider opening. Additionally, if your child does not attend you must inform us by 9:30am on the day to explain why your child is off. This is to ensure we are fully aware if they are off with Covid-19 symptoms so that we can support you in next steps and put our Covid-19 risk assessment process into action.

Lunches 

Lunches will be provided for all pupils, if your child would prefer a packed lunch please make sure it is in a disposable container – no personal belongings such as lunch bags or boxes are permitted.

Uniform 

We are aware that some children may have outgrown their uniform therefore they do not have to wear school uniform however they should be suitably dressed for the weather.  A clean set of clothes should be worn daily where possible.

Free School Meals

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please complete the eligibility details form on the app and we will apply on your behalf or complete the form on the Liverpool City Council website by clicking here. 

If you are entitled to free school meals and you have ay difficulties redeeming your Edenred voucher please contact us via email using parentmail@pleasantstreet.liverpool.sch.uk

Welcome back Reception and Year One

Welcome back Year Two


Welcome back Year Three and Four 


Welcome back Year Five


 Updated entrance and exit information for Y6 


Articles/Resources and Books to share at home with your child.  

BBC Bitesize – Helping your child to feel better about being back in school – A fantastic article that could be used to support your child before their return to school.

Everybody Worries

 

 

 

Dave the Dog Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is COVID-19?

 

 

 

 

Coming back to school in a bubble.

Important information and updates sent to Parents during closure.  

Printed and Home Learning Packs – Pick Up Details

If you have ordered a printed home learning pack via the app please collect it from school on Friday the 3rd of July between 12pm-2pm or on Monday the 6th of July between 10am-2pm.  When you arrive at school, please call us on 0151 709 3802 and a member of staff will walk outside with your pack.

If you did not complete the app message to request a printed or emailed pack please email us on parentmail@pleasantstreet.liverpool.sch.uk and we will be able to help you.

I am pleased to say we are now in a position to open up school to Reception and Y1 pupils from next Monday 29th June 2020. I fully appreciate the concerns many parents will have about sending pupils back to school, but please be assured we have completed comprehensive reviews of school systems to ensure school is as safe a place as possible in the current climate. Safety of our pupils and staff is of ultimate concern, but we feel now is the right time for our Reception and Y1pupils to return to school and allow them a few weeks back in school before the summer holidays. We have placed details about school re-opening, our COVID Code of Conduct and a short video about what school looks like on the Parent Section of the school website. We ask that you read through this and make a decision about your child’s place. Could you please complete the attached form to let us know if your child will be attending school from next Monday as we need to rota the right amount of staff in accordance with school risk assessments. A prompt reply by 3:15pm tomorrow would be greatly appreciated and really help us in our planning for next week. Thank you for your continued co-operation and support – stay safe. Mr. Verdin

Y6 will be retuning to school on Monday 22nd June 2020 – subject to parents confirming their place with school.  Other year groups will be contacted with further updates on the wider reopening of schools next week.  Please make sure you have notifications for the school app switched on as we will be continuing to send updates through the app.
Year 6 parents information about re-opening (16th June 2020) 

Further to the message sent out yesterday updating families on school re-opening, I am pleased to say we are now in a position to open up school to Year 6 pupils from next Monday 22nd June 2020.I fully appreciate the concerns many parents will have about sending pupils back to school, but please be assured we have completed comprehensive reviews of school systems to ensure school is as safe a place as possible in the current climate. Safety of our pupils and staff is of ultimate concern, but we feel now is the right time for our Year 6 pupils to return to school and allow them a few weeks back in school before their transition to high school.  Could you please complete the form on the app to let us know if your child will be attending school from next Monday as we need to rota the right amount of staff in accordance with school risk assessments. A prompt reply by 3:15pm tomorrow would be greatly appreciated and really help us in our planning for next week.  Thank you for your continued co-operation and support – stay safe.  Mr. Verdin

Update from Mr Verdin (15th June 2020)
Dear Parents, I hope you and your families remain well.  Although we hope to open school up for some year groups before the summer, it is now looking increasingly likely that schools won’t be fully open until September at the earliest – we will contact Year 6 parents tomorrow regarding their return to school.  With this in mind, I have met with staff today to discuss a more formal structure of supporting children with online learning. We want to help families develop a structured approach at home to ensure all children get into a daily routine of completing school work and exercise. By September some children will have missed nearly 6 months of schooling; it will be very difficult for children to readjust to the routine of school if we don’t try and develop routines now. I feel this is equally important to both children’s well-being and academic achievement. Our plans to help this happen include:Fortnightly phone calls home from class teachers (these will begin from tomorrow,  Daily timetable of lessons (beginning next week), Weekly Class Assemblies / Circle Time on Zoom (beginning next week with advice on how to access to follow).  Please look out for phone calls this week and further app messages.  Stay safe, Mr. Verdin
Update from Mr Verdin (10th June 2020)
Dear Parents,  I hope you all continue to be safe and well.  I am sure you have all heard in the news about the delay to the wider opening of schools in Liverpool due to concerns about the ‘R’ Rate in the North West of England.  Pleasant Street will continue to follow the guidance of Liverpool City Council closely. At present, we remain open for vulnerable and key worker children only.   The school is prepared for when we are given the green light to open for more pupils – initially this will probably be for Year 6 pupils but we will keep you informed as soon as we get more information. Again, please be assured that the safety of everyone is our paramount concern. We are desperate for our pupils to return as soon as possible. However, this will be done in a phased manner and only when we have assurances that it is safe to do so. Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this most difficult of times. Stay Safe. Mr. Verdin.

We are aware that some children may be feeling anxious about coming back to school. We would really appreciate it if you could share the text posted on the school website with them as it explains why we are in bubbles in a child friendly way. Thank you. Coming back to school in a bubble. A book for children

Please read the attached letter for information about re-opening for Key Workers and Vulnerable children. Key Worker/Vulnerable Children Letter

Dear Parents, please see the attached letter from Steve Reddy (Director Of Education in Liverpool) regarding school reopening.  They are also available in different languages below.

Pleasant Street will follow the advice from the Local Authority and only be opening on 1st June for children highlighted in his letter. Please be reassured the safety of our children will be the basis of every decision we make in the coming weeks. I will be in contact next week with further information about how we will manage the situation moving forward.
Stay safe and please pass on my best wishes to the children.
Mr. Verdin

Update from Mr Verdin (1st May 2020)

Dear Parents, I hope you and all of the children are coping as well as possible in the current circumstances and all are safe and well.  I am sure most of you would have seen the speech from the Prime Minister last night proposing the partial return of primary schools from June 1st for three year groups – Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  I know you will have lots of concerns and questions about this; please be assured as soon as we get answers from the Local Authority and Government we will share this information with you.

In the meantime, the school continue to be pro-active, working on an internal plan to make sure when children return to school, the environment will be as safe as possible for all concerned. I would also like to reassure those parents who are currently in home countries not to worry as school places will remain safe for those families until it is safe to return to this country. Stay safe and please pass on my best wishes to all of the children. Kind regards, Mr. Verdin.

We are aware that for some families circumstances may have changed especially with employment. If you are currently out of work or on reduced hours, you may be eligible for free school meals. You can apply via the Liverpool City Council website.  Please click this link to access.

If you apply and are eligible can you forward the confirmation you receive to Miss Keogh (e.keogh@pleasantstreet.liverpool.sch.uk) so that we can set up e-vouchers from the government.

We have been sent an excellent guide from Save the Children which you may find useful to use at home with your child. Save the Children – UK Covid-19 Resource Pack

Seesaw  (3rd April 2020)

Hi, we hope that you are keeping well, we have really enjoyed seeing your updates via SeeSaw, thank you to everyone who has been taking part each day. As today would have been the start of the Easter holidays you will not see daily pieces of work; instead the teachers have posted activities that you can complete over the next two weeks. Daily work will be posted again from Monday 20th of April. This is also a good opportunity for you catch up on any missed activities or access some of the links listed in the Home Learning section of the school website. Liverpool City Council have asked us to forward you a copy of their latest COVID-19 parenting blog. We have uploaded it to the school website, you can find it by clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. It has lots of information on there that you may find useful.  Thank you, Pleasant Street Staff.

NHS Guide for Parents (

We have been asked to distribute the important messages about when to access NHS services in the document below.  Please take the time to read it.  NHS Guide for Parents

Update on Safe Spaces for Children (22nd March 2020)

WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS MAY CHANGE AGAIN AS LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL ARE HAVING A FURTHER MEETING THIS AFTERNOON.  Numerous Primary Schools are now a Childcare Hub for key workers as defined by Liverpool City Council on the link below:
https://liverpool.gov.uk/childcarehubs  Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker. If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home.If you qualify for a place in a Hub they are open on Monday 23 March from 9am to 4pm prompt. If you are planning to bring your child/ren to one please understand and be prepared for the following:

– when you arrive at the Hub school for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc.
If your child currently attends the Hub school, you will still be required to complete a form. BE AWARE THIS COULD TAKE TIME ON MONDAY.
– your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside. – children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones.
– provide your child with a packed lunch but on Monday 23rd all children who attend will get a free hot meal. Following this parents can pay for a hot lunch; information to follow from the Hub.
– your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. It is not an educational environment.

Closure of Schools (20th March 2020)

Dear Parents, I know you all continue to be anxious around the current crisis across the world with the Corona Covid-19 Virus. Information from the government has been changing on a continual basis. Pleasant Street Primary School is now closed until further notice, I am sorry that this information is coming to you so late but I am informing you as quickly as it has been possible.  From Monday the building has been selected to be a “Childcare Hub” which will be led by Liverpool City Council, staff and volunteers from across the city. This is to ensure childcare for the children of key workers:
The list of key workers is:
· Social workers, care workers, health and social care staff and those required to maintain the sector
· Teachers, specialist education professionals and nursery staff
· Staff essential to the operation of the justice system
· Staff involved in the management of the deceased
· Administrative staff in local government essential to the delivery of the COVID-19 response
· Staff delivering essential public services such as payment of benefits
· Staff involved in the distribution of food or other key goods
· Police and police support staff
· Fire and rescue staff and support staff
· Transport workers
· Utilities workers
· Probation staff
· IT staff necessary to support COVID-19 response
· Payment providers
· Waste disposal service presumably including refuse collection
In addition, other workers described include:
· Armed forces personnel
· MoD civilian staff and contractors
· National Crime Agency
· Border security
· National security staff
· Religions and charity staff
· Journalists and broadcasters

I STRONGLY ADVISE THAT EVEN IF YOU ARE A KEY WORKER, YOU ONLY SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO THE HUB IF YOU HAVE NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE AND AS A LAST RESORT.  Further to this information, please see the reaction below from Steve Reddy, the Director of Education.  “These are unprecedented times and I would like to thank all schools for their support over the last couple of days in coming up with a list of hubs.  “It is really important that people understand that the Government has instructed all schools to close from Friday.  “Many were already struggling to continue to provide an education for children due to the number of staff in self-isolation.  “We simply can’t keep every school site open because that would not be sustainable, so what we have tried to do is come up with a list of strategically placed sites which we believe can be staffed, at least in the short term.  “My appeal to parents is to only take their child to a hub if they are on the list of key workers and they have no other childcare available to them.  “I want to be really honest with people: I know that the list of sites is not perfect, and that it will inconvenience some parents, but we are trying to do our very best in what are very exceptional circumstances.  “I promise that we will be reviewing the situation every single day and we will let people know if we are able to open more sites, or have to make other changes.  “Please keep checking our website regularly for updates and bear with us as we prioritise support for parents whose job is essential to keeping the city functioning and do not have any other available childcare.”  Finally from me, I would like to personally thank you all for your patience over the past few weeks. I am sure by working together we can all overcome this unprecedented problem and come back as an even stronger school community.  Stay Safe,  Mr Verdin.