“For anyone starting in Nursery and Reception with us in September, please take a look at this video we have prepared for your new and exciting journey.” Welcome to Nursery and Reception

Important: Face coverings information and latest news on return to school.

Welcome to Northfield St Nicholas

We are a very hard working and friendly team who absolutely want the very best educational experience for the children in our care. We have effective teachers who are committed to ensuring and providing high quality learning experiences which enable the children to be reflective learners. Every day, the highest quality feedback from staff ensures our children can develop, practice and apply their skills as well as being challenged to move on and make new learning progress as soon as they are ready to do so.

We have the very highest aspirations for the children in our learning community and set high standards and expectations to challenge our children to be the best learners they can possibly be. We are unwavering in setting high expectations for the conduct of pupils and staff and are uncompromising in our ambition to improve the outcomes for all pupils at our school.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires our pupils to learn, where safeguarding is effective and pupils are listened to and feel safe. “To keep you safe and to help you learn” is our mantra.

Our school motto – Working together to achieve excellence for all – captures what we hope to facilitate for all our stakeholders, from pupils and their families to our staff and other learning partners in the wider community.

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🚦 Remember, due to operational issues the crossing at the junction of Oulton Road / Rotterdam Road, will not be covered on today, (Thursday) in the morning, but it will be back to normal in the afternoon 🚦 ...

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Dear Parent/Carers,

Concern over COVID-19 can make children and families anxious and so we have put together some resources to help parents talk to children about this new disease.

Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.

Remember that children will look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events.

If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Try to reassure your children that everyone is working hard to ensure that we all stay healthy but be ready to give factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of the disease and clear guidance on how to avoid infections and the spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

Here are some helpful links for parents with younger children to explain what COVID-19 is:
www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-acomic-exploring-the-new-cor...
www.mindheart.co/descargables
www.ebug.eu/eng_home.aspx?c=eng&ss=1&t=Information%20about%20the%20Coronavirus

Advice for children about handwashing:
www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ELEPHANT-HANDWASHING-2.pdf
www.e-bug.eu/

Other websites that you may find useful:
youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/#talkto-someone-about-how-y...
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Helping children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak (World HealthOrganization (WHO))

Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children (Place2Be)
Looking after your mental health while self-isolating (YoungMinds)
Things you can do to support your child:

 Take time to talk with your child about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions about COVID-19 in a way that your child can understand (see some of the links above)

 If true, emphasise to your children that they and your family are fine. Let your children know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.

 Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.

 Try to keep up with regular routines. If they are not at school, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.

 Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well.
Stay connected with family and friends, even if you can’t meet up.

 Make yourself available and give them plenty of affection. Children may need extra attention from you and may want to talk about their worries, fears and questions

 Be honest and accurate - in the absence of factual information, children often imagine situations far worse than reality.
If you need extra guidance and support there are organisations who can help:

 Anna Freud - Supporting Schools and Colleges booklet
www.annafreud.org/media/11160/supporting-schools-and-colleges.pdf

 Advice and support for parents from
www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/parents-and-carers

 Advice from the NHS can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/stressanxiety-
depression/talking-to-children-about-feelings/

 General advice and links to other national services
ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/counselling/about-mental-health/

Remember if you are concerned about a child’s mental health then see your GP for further advice or call 111 option 2 in a mental health crisis. ...

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🏃‍♀️🏃⚽️🏓 Our New Term PE Timetable 🏓⚽️🏃🏃‍♀️

On these days your child will need to come to school in their PE kit/outdoor trainers & school coat.

The uniform for PE is black shorts, red T-shirt/polo top, black jogging bottoms, black sweatshirt/fleece (no hoodies due to health and safety risks).

They will wear this all day as their school uniform. ...

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