(Please note that children will once again complete their AR quizzes in school now we have returned.)
To find out more about our remote education provision, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the document link.
Advice & Support Available
Wheel of Wellbeing
Research is showing us, how our health and happiness can be boosted by doing certain things on a day-to-day basis. The Wheel of Wellbeing consists of six easy things we can all do every day to help us to feel happier and more positive. At Mossgate, we use the Wheel of Wellbeing across our wider curriculum
This short video provides a brief introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsyw2b6rf5Q
For tips, activities and places, go to: https://www.wheelofwellbeing.org/
Coronavirus Safety Guidance
Please telephone school (850736) to provide information about the person with symptoms in your house (date started, symptoms etc). If it is a weekend, please email email@example.com or private Facebook message the school page.
Keep 2m+ apart when on the playground.
Wash your hands when leaving / returning home.
Wear a mask, which covers your nose and face. (This does not apply to those who are exempt from wearing masks in shops etc.)
School continues to be open for all children. Children of all ages can catch the infection, but children make up a very small proportion of coronavirus cases. Children also have a much lower risk of developing symptoms or severe disease. We have a number of measures in place to reduce the risk to children and staff, which includes: cleaning hands more thoroughly and frequently, good respiratory hygiene and enhanced cleaning.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Public Health England says about 85% of people with Covid will have at least one.
What does self-isolation mean? Self-isolation means you should not go to school, work, public places or other activities. Do not use public transport or taxis, go out to the shop or go out to exercise.
Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your symptoms started at any time on the 15th of the month (or if you did not have symptoms but your first positive COVID-19 test was taken on the 15th), your isolation period ends at 23:59 hrs on the 25th.
Coronavirus Support Available
Financial support is available with short-term living costs such as food, laptops, gas and electric, essential household applicances and school uniforms. School staff can help you complete the online form. Find out more by calling 582000 or visit: http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/emergency-assistance-grant
Every Mind Matters provides free advice linked to mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults. If you or anyone in your family are struggling with mental health difficulties, please speak to either Mr Smith, Mrs Boswell or Mrs Taylor so we can look at the support and services available.
Welcome to Mossgate Primary School
Our school is a special place, where everyone who comes through our doors is welcomed into our warm and happy school community, is valued and is treated as a unique individual. We have high expectations of ourselves and of the children in our care. We do everything we can to enable every child, with their unique characteristics, to be the best they can be both academically and personally.
We help children to develop their personal and social skills and all the values that enable children to become responsible citizens in their local, national and global communities. To achieve this, we have a dedicated and supportive staff team, who work hard to make primary school life full of happy memories that the children will never forget.
We have effective and well established partnerships with other agencies and organisations to ensure that we have access to specialist expertise to support children's learning and well-being. We also pride ourselves on working closely with parents too to ensure school is a partnership, working in the interests of every child.
We know we have achieved our goals when our pupils leave us with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive transition to high school and when ex-pupils return to visit to tell us about their successes, how the skills for life they learned with us have influenced them, and that they wish they could come back!
This website will provide you with lots of key information you will need as a parent. You can find more information in our 'Prospectus & Parent Handbook 2020 / 2021' and also on our Facebook page. If there is anything else that you need to know, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr R Smith (Headteacher) and all the Mossgate Staff and Governors