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GENERAL LETTERS / Coronavirus (Information or Letters)

Letter and information regarding PSHE, Sex and Relationships Education

Welcome Back Letter from Mr Wilson - 25th April 2022

Covid update from Mr Wilson - 21st March 2022

COVID update from Mr Wilson - 8th March 2022

Letter from Mr Wilson - Covid update 28th February 2022

Covid Measures Update from Mr Wilson - 31st January 2022

Covid Update Letter from Mr Wilson - 11th January 2022

Guidance for Reopening January 2022

Update Letter from Mr Wilson dated 17th December 2021

Covid update Letter from Mr Wilson dated 25 November 2021

Update letter from Mr Wilson regarding Covid - 16th November 2021 (LFD Tests)

Covid Amber Alert update letter from Mr Wilson - 12th November 2021


Classroom layout changes and bubble organisation - May 2021

Reopening Guidance for Monday 8th March 2021

We look forward to seeing you all again!

Reopening guidance for 8th March 2021

A guide to regular rapid Covid-19 testing from NHS Test and Trace

Please find below a guide issued by NHS Test and Trace regarding regular rapid covid-19 testing. Regular rapid testing is now available for parents / carers of nursery, school children and college students, as well as adults in their households, childcare and support bubbles. Having carried out some investigations there are no rapid lateral flow test sites or home test collection points locally within our area, therefore if you would like to participate the option available would be to order a home test kit online. Please click on the links below for more information if this is of interest to you. 

A guide to regular rapid Covid-19 testing from NHS Test and Trace

NHS Foundation Trust Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Kids

Welcome from Mr Wilson and information about home learning on Google classrooms / Tapestry (Reception classes) video link (click on link below).

Useful Contact Sheet for Parents

DISCLOSURE FORM - for Covid procedures (checking temp, displaying symptoms and Test and Trace)

Staying safe whilst online

Whilst working from home, it is important to ensure all pupils understand how to stay safe online and what to do if there is a problem. These video links might help you to initiate a conversation with your child about the importance of online safety.

More information to support you can be found on the parent guide of the 'thinkuknow' website. 

Key Stage One video - Help I'm lost online

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This episode points out that, a lot like the world outside, not everywhere on the internet is “nice and just right for you.” So, if a child finds him or herself in an upsetting situation, it’s important to stop and ask a trusted adult for help.

Key Stage Two - Lady Jane Grey Online spam (Horrible histories)

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Horrible Histories shows us what to look out for when dealing with spam. Watch what happened when Lady Jane Grey clicked on a rogue email.

Please find some helpful advice from Jen the PFSA (Parent Family Support Advisor).

A guide to talking to children about the Coronavirus


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough, high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) and/or a loss of, or change in your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 10 days from when your symptoms started (if you live alone), or still 10 days (if you live with someone who has symptoms). 


You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 10 days, contact NHS 111 online.

If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

For a medical emergency dial 999. 


The Department of Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Co-Vid19 safeguarding policy supplementary

As we approach the Christmas holidays we want to bring to your attention the procedures should your child develop any Covid-19 symptoms. Due to the incubation period we are required to be a point of contact to enable track and trace over the first 6 days of the holidays. Please find below letter from Mr Wilson for more information.
The EPS (Educational Psychology Service) helpline for parents will be running over the summer until 24th August 2020. This will give us the last week of August to ensure we are able to respond to all calls coming through by the end of August. The helpline was set up as a covid 19 response and as children are returning back to school in September it feels like a natural point to end. We hope that by maintaining over the summer we will be able to continue to offer that support to families as they prepare their children for school.

Information for Parents regarding transition arrangements

Letter from Director of Children’s Services, Julian Wooster.

Please see the Key Information Tab for details of the current vacancies available at Wincanton Primary School