01612191051

Mather Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0DT

info@matherstreet.oldham.sch.uk

Reception places - September 2021 

PRIMARY school applications are much lower in Oldham this year – and Oldham Council is urging parents and carers with school age eligible children to make their application if they haven’t yet done so. 

if you have a child that was born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2017 and you have not yet applied for a place - please read the information below.

This can be done online at https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/201167/apply_for_a_primary_school_place If people are struggling to get online, computers and support are available at Oldham Link Centre and Libraries or you can pop into the school office and we will be happy to help. 

Half price broadband

From June, BT will be offering half price broadband to any household in receipt of Universal Credit. This could make a significant difference to affordability to households in Oldham either switching from their current supplier or setting up a new connection.  Please share this information with families.

Millions offered half price broadband from BT - BBC News

                                     

Please see the newsletter below - it contains up to date information about the school holidays.

 Arrangements for Monday 8th March 2021

 In line with the government guidance, we are looking forward to welcoming all children back to school on Monday 8th March; we would like to thank you so much for your patience and support during the past few months.

We will still need to follow guidance in terms of the day to day running of the school and in an effort to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.

We will continue with the same precautions we had in place before the current lockdown and we ask you take a few minutes to look at the reminders below:

 Hand washing

  • Ensure everyone has washed their hands as they leave home.
  • Everyone should wash their hands when they arrive back at home at the end of the day.

 Social distancing

  • Observe social-distancing around school. Whilst waiting on the playground at the end of the day, please spread out and try and avoid waiting in groups.

 Road safety

  • Parking space around school is very limited. Please avoid parking on the pavement at the entrance to school. For the safety of all the children, please be patient and show consideration to the neighbours and other drivers.

 Dogs

  • Dogs are not allowed on the school premises.

 Uniform

  • Children need to come to school, smartly dressed, in full school uniform. They may bring an extra jumper or sweatshirt to wear over their uniform if it is too cold in school.

 Attendance and Punctuality

  • The current guidance is very clear that all children should attend school every day. Oldham Council will issue fixed penalty notices where attendance at school is not good enough. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time and is collected promptly at 3:15pm.

 Coronavirus symptoms

  • If your child or a member of your household is displaying coronavirus symptoms, please follow government guidance and keep school informed.

Isolation

  • Where children have to isolate, school will provide work via the website or in the form of work packs. Now that the majority of the children are familiar with Zoom, we will try to facilitate online learning.

 Dropping off and collecting children

Morning – gates will be open from 8:45am – 9:05am

Morning Drop-off – parents will not be allowed on site

  • Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – drop children off at the office gate.
  • Children will walk to the junior playground and enter school as directed by staff.  
  • Year 1 and Year 2 – drop children off at the pylon car park gate.
  • Children will walk to the infant playground and enter school as directed by staff.  
  • Reception and Nursery – drop children off at the pavement gate.

 Collection (Nursery 12 noon; Reception 3:15pm)

  • Nursery and reception – collect from the pavement gate (observe social distancing whilst waiting)

 Gates will be open from 3:05pm

  • Year 1 and Year 2 – wait for your children on the infant playground (observe social distancing whilst waiting). Staff will bring the children to you.  
  • Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – wait for your children on the junior playground (observe social distancing whilst waiting). Staff will bring the children to you.

Families where the children are in different key stages. - School staff will direct Year3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children to the infant playground to meet their parents. (If there is a sibling in reception, collect the older children first.)

 Enquiries

  • Please contact school by telephone, text or e mail where possible.
  • If you need to speak to someone in the office, please be prepared to queue whilst observing social distancing guidance.
  • If you need to contact your child’s teacher, please wait until all the children have left the playground at the end of the day to speak to the teacher or get in touch by e mail or telephone and they will get back in touch with you.

 Thank you for your continued support,

 You can still contact class teachers via the class gmail accounts

Mr Swift - year1matherstreet@gmail.com 

Miss Conway - y2matherstreet@gmail.com 

Miss Bibi - year3matherstreet@gmail.com

Mrs Khatun/ Mrs Booth - year4mather@gmail.com

Mr Turner - year5mather@gmail.com

Mrs Wrigley - year6mather@gmail.com

 

Home Learning

 Please remind your children to stay safe online. There are lots of activities on our E-Safety page to help you. 

 

 

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