Ferney Lee Primary School

Great things happen here

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

Look at some of the wonderful home learning taking place, earning children a place in the virtual Gold Book.  The effort you are all putting in is fantastic!

Online Learning

The government and the BBC have created 2 fantastic resources for home learning.  Each of the following links is split into year groups and has a lesson followed by age appropriate activities, quizzes and games.  Both BBC bitesize and Oak National Academy are fabulous, easy to follow learning tools and will help the children maintain good learning habits making the eventual transition back to school easier.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

https://www.thenational.academy/

Worried? Need a bit of help?

Please see our Inclusion page of the website to access recommended websites, helpful organisations, activities and articles to help you and your child in this challenging time. 

 In the Gold Book this week are...

Our gold book is now virtual! Videos will be posted on your child's Seesaw Learning Journal.

Our latest Gold Book stars are: 

 

 

 Reception

Hafsah

Year 1

Sirine

 Year 2

Inaaya 

 Year 3

Harry

 Year 4

Ryan

 Year 5

Bertie

 Year 6

Javaid

Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please contact the office using the details below and this will be provided free of charge.

School is now closed for the summer holiday.

We will reopen to

ALL CHILDREN (Y1-6) on

Monday, 7th, September, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Have a safe summer break everyone.

 Rainbow Values

Our Rainbow Values are intrinsic to life at Ferney Lee. All children are encouraged to be:

Responsible

Adventurous

Independent

Never Give Up

Believe in Yourself

Open-Minded

Well Mannered

Friday 17th July 2020

This is the final newsletter of the year and

what a strange end to the year it has been!

 

May I start by saying a huge thank you for your ongoing support throughout lockdown.  You have worked so hard to help us to continue the education of your children, supporting the online lessons via Seesaw or by providing other life learning opportunities such as cooking, growing, making, creating, walking, photography, singing, dancing ….the list goes on.

 

It feels like such a long time since we have been altogether and whilst we often hear in the news about the gaps in learning lockdown will present and the need for catch up programmes for ’a lost generation’, yesterday I worked out that we have actually only missed 64 school days, which equates to 4% of the children's overall time in education. 

 

When we return to school in September we will continue to work with you to best support your children and narrow those gaps as quickly as possible.  We will continue to always strive to support your child to achieve their full potential.  

 

Transition

 

I hope you have all had a chance to see the class videos which have been uploaded to the class pages on the website.  The first is a look back on the time we had in school and even though the year was cut short, it was fantastic to remember all the great things the children had done from September to March.   There has still been much to celebrate. 

The other video has been posted from your child’s new class teacher to help with transition for when they return in September.   

The final part of our transition was a leaflet, written by their new teacher which introduces themselves and gives an idea of the topics they will be learning about next year.

 Please take the time to view these again during the holiday to help familiarise your child with their new teachers and their learning as well as seeing their new classroom environment.

 

Goodbye

 

Yesterday we held our Year 6 Leavers Assembly.  It was so lovely to have them all back together as a class in the hall to celebrate their time at Ferney Lee.  The comments and feedback we have had from our families and children has been wonderful—thank you!

A big well done to Mr Crawshaw, Mrs Carty and Mrs Shackleton for making their last day so special.

 

Finally, I want to say a final farewell to Mrs Nisah, who leaves us today to begin her training to become a qualified teacher.  She has worked tremendously hard to provide the very best support to many children over the years.   She has dedicated the latter part of her time here to helping our younger children have the best start to their education, in the Early Years.

I know I speak on behalf of everyone when I say THANK YOU and Good Luck -  we know you will make a fantastic teacher!  I hope that we will be able to invite her back into school as soon as it is safe, to give her the proper send off she deserves.

 

I also want to say thank you to all the staff who have shown incredible resilience and optimism and have worked incredibly hard in what has probably been the most challenging time in our careers.  The team spirit has shone through and I look forward to the next part of the journey together.

 

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children back together again in September.  

 I wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe summer holiday.

Mrs Williams

 

15th July 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Please see the information below for all parents and carers.

EYFS

Looking for a Nursery or Reception place for your child?  Then take a look at our EYFS video for a flavour of what we have to offer.

We would love to meet you to chat about everything we do here, discuss your questions and show you around our fantastic school and surrounding grounds.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Safeguarding concerns

Should you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of one of our children, please use the form below to get in touch with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN WHILE SCHOOL IS CLOSED

Should you have any safeguarding concerns about any of our children while school is closed, please contact:

Meggie Whittem, Designated Safeguarding Lead on r email meggie.whittem@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

 or Anne Dobson, Deputy Safeguarding Lead on  email anne.dobson@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

or the Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST) directly on 01422 393336.

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk