UPDATE: the INSET day on Monday 25th January has been cancelled and therefore remote learning will continue as normal.

Free school meals update

*** UPDATE- FSM VOUCHERS 18.01.21***

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Dear parent/carer,


eCode orders were placed on the morning of 18.01.21.They have been sent to the same email address that received the vouchers in the summer, unless you are new to school, then they have been sent to the email address that was provided at the time.The ecode will be sent from an address called noreply@edenred.com.  Please check your junk and trash foldersThe email can take up to 4 days to arrive (lunch time on Friday 22.01.21 at the latest). Make a note of the 16 digit Redemption eCode number on the email as school will never have access to it.

Click on the userguide below for more details:

https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FSM-voucher-scheme_Parent-Carer-Userguide.pdf


Thank you, Keep Safe.

 

  • The vouchers will cover the school dates from 18th January 2021 until 12th February 2021.  
  • The government will not be providing vouchers for the half term week of 15th February 2021.
  • If guidance changes around Free School Meals, we will keep you informed via the website.

BUG CLUB - The big Launch!

We are so excited to be launching our New Bug Club reading Library. Thousands of beautiful books to share with your children.

Please see logging in details below:

Logging in

Your teacher will give you a username, password and a four letter school code.

Click the “Log in” button. You will be taken to a new page to sign in

Log in

Enter these details in the fields provided, then select the "Sign in" button.

Login form

Forgotten pupil login details?

If you are a pupil or parent please ask your teacher to reset your password.

Teachers can reset pupil passwords or confirm a username by clicking 'Admin', selecting a name from the list of pupils and clicking 'Edit Pupil'.

Every pupil at your school will use the same four letter 'school code'.

Note: The school code is stored on the computer after it has been entered once, so you will not need to type it in every time.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS DURING SPRING LOCK-DOWN 2021

Thank you for your patience and understanding following the latest national lock down.

I am pleased to inform you that pupils who are eligible for free school meals are able to access lunch provision during this period.

I can confirm that our welfare food box, that contains supplies to produce lunch for five days for one person, is available for collection on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, starting next week.

You will need to inform the school office, ssanghera@hillary.walsall.sch.uk on each Monday at 12:30 if you wish to collect food.

So, starting next week, please inform  ssanghera@hillary.walsall.sch.uk by 12:30 on Monday 11th of January for collection of food during this week.

Please can you arrange for you, or a family member/ friend who is not self isolating, to come and collect the food at the appropriate time.

Please bring your own bag to put the food items into.

Please do not come onto the school site if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, instead arrange for someone else to collect your parcel.

We will be limiting the amount of people at one time collecting the food boxes to ensure we maintain social distancing. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

The welfare food box will contain:

  • One loaf of bread
  • One tin of tomatoes
  • Five portions of fruit
  • Five cheese portion
  • One tin of beans
  • One tin of soup
  • Five yogurts
  • One carton of milk

Please note some items may change- all food is subject to availability.

Google Classroom Support for Parents and Pupils

For parents and pupil 'HOW TO' guides and support with google classroom please click on this link below:

https://www.hillary.walsall.sch.uk/en/left/remote-learning/whats-the-plan/

 

GREAT NEWS! Access Google Classroom on your XBOX and PlayStation

Great News!!!!! Lots of you are struggling with devices for remote learning. We do have a small number of devices to loan out to eligible families but with increasing requests for devices we are not going to have a enough for everyone but we are committed to supporting our families as much as we possibly can. We know that lots of our children have gaming devices, such as; PlayStation and Xbox's. You can now access google classroom from these devices. 

We have attached a video to show you how you can do this from home. We will be contacting eligible families next week who will be able to come and collect a device but if you have these gaming devices please start to use them, as we do not have bottomless bucket of devices in school.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you find this information useful.

Remote Learning Parent Survey

School are working really hard to ensure that your children are still receiving an education, despite the national lock-down. Teachers, parents and children have had to adapt quickly to new ways of teaching and learning. We have more devices to get out to eligible families next week but we would really love to hear your feedback. Thank you

Gateway App

Dear Parents

An improved text messaging system – and you can help the school save money.



From time to time, we send information to parents via text message to your mobile phone. A free, smartphone app for parents is now available for download called ‘School Gateway’.

Please could you download this new app to your phone (it’s free) as it will help us improve communication with parents – and save the school money.

The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:

1. Search for “School Gateway” in the Apple App Store/Google Play or on your phone go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple (Apple) or www.schoolgateway.com/android (Android)

2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”

3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school

4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, all of the text messages we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.

Thank you for your help.

Year 6 Revision Guides

Year 6 Revision guides are now ready for parents to purchase from school. Three revision guides for reading, spag and maths priced at £20. If you require a set please speak to your class teacher or contact the school office.

Remote Learning Plan

In line with DFE guidance, school has put into place a ‘Remote Learning Plan’ to ensure your child’s education can continue at home in the event of a bubble/school closure. Each day, your child’s teacher will deliver two live lessons through google classroom. Your child has been sent home with a personal log in and instructions about how to gain access to the learning platform. They will need access to a device and the Internet. In addition to this, they will be set an independent activity for your child to complete. 

Please check the class pages on the school website for learning updates; here we will post a timetable to show you what time live lessons will be delivered each day. 

Our School Remote learning platforms are:

  • Google Classrooms * click the blue link to go straight to the login screen
  • Class Charts * click the blue link to go straight to the login screen

It is very important that you ensure you and your child can access these. Please check the 'class pages' for more information.

To ensure we keep everyone safe all parties need to agree to some rules, when delivering and receiving live lessons via google classroom and google meet. If your child enters a live lesson we will presume they are agreeing to the terms set out in the documents below and the same for the teachers.

Admission to Reception September 2021

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2021 you must complete an on-line application, even if your child currently has a place in our Nursery. 

You must apply for a reception school place for your child by 15 January 2021.  Please use the link provided, this will direct you to the correct page. 

www.walsall.gov.uk/primary_school_admissions

If you need support to fill out the application form, please contact Mrs Williams or a member of the Nursery team. 

Toast

Due to social distancing and keeping bubbles safe, this will be on a rotation.

As a good will gesture to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic, this will be provided for free whilst in tier 3, and will be reviewed to ask for a small charge as circumstances change.

School Dinner Information

A big 'Thank You'

Food Donations

We would like to say a big thank you to Serena, a Community Champion from Morrisons who came today to donate food for our families in need.

EYFS Early Adopter School

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