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Update on the return to school for the Spring term 2021

Due to the national lockdown, primary schools are currently closed:

  • From Tuesday 5th January, learning for the majority of children will be online. Click the link below and choose your child's year group. For Y1 to Y6 you will find a helpful video guide to online learning using Teams. All children have their login details in their homework book. Teachers will provide new learning every morning and will be available until 3.30pm each day to support the learning.

https://www.wellington.towerhamlets.sch.uk/learning/home-learning

  • The only children able to attend school will be those of critical workers and vulnerable children.
  • We expect this situation to continue until at least Monday 22nd February.
  • The government have worked with some mobile networks (Three, SMARTY, Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile, O2, EE, Vodafone) to increase data allowances where families do not have fixed broadband at home. If you have access to these networks, and you meet the criteria, please click on the link below to provide the account holder’s name, your mobile number, your mobile network and whether you pay monthly or pay as you go: 

https://bit.ly/3oCw5y2

  • We also have some SIM cards which will give you 30GB of data. Telephone the school if you need one.

 

Children of critical workers

Critical workers are defined by the government as parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus response in the following sectors:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Key public services (justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering frontline services, public service broadcasting, management of the deceased)
  • Some areas of local and national government
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public safety and national security
  • Transport and border sectors
  • Utilities, communication and financial services

The full list of critical workers can be found here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Vulnerable children

Vulnerable children are those who are assessed as being in need by social services, have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or are identified as vulnerable by school or the local authority. 

 

Support for residents

For the latest Covid information from the council visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/coronavirus

Tower Hamlets Local Offer is the best place to find accurate and up to date information on all sources of support within the Borough.

https://www.localoffertowerhamlets.co.uk

myOn: An online reading library

We hope that children are doing lots of reading during lockdown. Getting ‘lost in a book’ is a lovely experience. We have now paid for an online library so that children can enjoy stories and non-fiction books during lockdown.

The online library of books can be accessed through a website called myOn. watch the video so you can find out all about myOn and how to log on.


How to access myOn

If your child has symptoms of Covid, they should not come to school for 10 days, and should get a test. Everyone else in the household should stay at home for 10 days. If the test is negative, self-isolation can end.

If anyone else in your household has Covid symptoms, they should get a test and everyone else should stay at home for 10 days. If the test is negative, self-isolation can end.

 

The Parental Engagement Team continue to deliver free, virtual sessions. To attend please email the team stating the session and date you wish to attend. You will be sent an email confirming your attendance and a Zoom meeting invite will be sent on the morning of the session.

Email: Parentalengagement@towerhamlets.gov.uk 
Telephone: 020 7364 6398

We will update the list of sessions for the Spring term below as soon as information becomes available.

 

Date

Session

Session detail

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To view Tower Hamlets Local Offer, please click on the logo above - your guide to information and services for families in Tower Hamlets. 
The Council also has a schools' page, which is being updated regularly. It can be found here and sources of help for families can be found here

Residents' Support Scheme: The Residents' Support Scheme is designed to help residents who are either in or at risk of being in crisis or are in need of immediate help and have no source of financial support available to them. Information about the scheme can be found here.

Tower Hamlets Family Information Service is here to assist and support. They provide free, impartial information and advice on a variety of services for children, parents and families. The service operates a telephone helpline service from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Tel: 020 7364 645 or email fis@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

 


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have published information for parents which can be found here, and stay at home activities for children, which can be found here.

Childline have also published information with some top tips during lockdown and what to do if you're worried. You can find it here.

 

 

If your family needs help, please contact the Council here.

Welcome from the Headteacher

We hope you find our website useful in helping you find out about our school and what we do. It is full of information for our whole school community.

Wellington is a successful, happy and forward-thinking school. We pride ourselves on our rich and varied curriculum, and the wider opportunities our children have. They tell us they love their learning and enjoy coming to school.

In recent years we've had lots of building work going on as we've grown to a two-form entry school. Our learning environments are bright and well-cared for, with facilities which support all our children.

Please explore the website to find out a little more about us.

Martin Grant
Headteacher

 


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Bow Arts textiles project

Artist Educator, Charlie Damigos, worked with our Key Stage 2 Art Ambassadors on a textile project to make soft furnishings. The designs were inspired by the topics that the children had been learning about in the classroom, which included Ancient Egypt, Vikings, and Africa. 

They started out by looking at images from their topics and different examples of textiles and soft furnishings. Next, they sketched out some ideas and made samples by weaving and stitching using different materials. Charlie encouraged the children to incorporate recycled materials such as strips of colourful plastic bags and leftover fabrics. They then created drawings of their final designs and learned running stitch and backstitch to “draw” the final designs onto fabric. They layered up their covers and backgrounds to create cushions and wall hangings using bold design, punchy colours, and textured weavings.  

The children learned how to plan through design and make critical decisions as well as new practical skills such as threading a needle, running stitch, and weaving fabric using weaving cards. The classes worked together, sharing ideas, and supporting each other across year groups. 

 

The cushions and wall hangings will decorate the children’s classrooms and the children are excited that their creations will be in their classrooms for posterity! 

https://bowarts.org/news/textiles-at-wellington-primary

 

“My school is special because it gives me opportunities to develop my skills, to think deeply about things and to understand different points of view.”  Year 5 pupil

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