Welcome to our school website. We believe there is something special about Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School. We want children to be excited to come to school every day and see learning as fun. At Holme on Spalding Moor Primary we have unconditional positive regard for each and every one of our wonderful children. Why not come and see what we are all about!
January 2021 - National Lockdown
Monday 4th January 2021
Following this evening's announcement that the country is to go into a National Lockdown from midnight and that all schools are closed to pupils other than vulnerable children and children of critical workers, below is a link to the government website which explains who falls into these categories.
For your family's safety, please only send your child(ren) to school if you meet the criteria AND have no alternative.
If your child can stay at home, they should stay at home*
* (if they are classed as vulnerable, please discuss this with the school)
The government website also includes slightly outdated information regarding primary schools returning and this section of the page has been superseded by this evening's announcement.
The relevant section of the website is as follows:
Vulnerable children and young people
This includes those who:
Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.
Health and social care
This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
Key public services
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food:
Public safety and national security
Transport and border
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services
Things to do at home - Lockdown Learning
Government recommended learning platforms
On 20th April the DfE launched two learning platforms to support children’s homeschooling (BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy). Both are recommended by the Government and we therefore encourage you to use them. Click this link to our Lockdown Learning page to access them. For more details on each site, please click this download link to a letter from Mr Woodhouse.
Holiday Absence - If you are considering taking your child out of school during term time. Please click on this link. SCHOOL ABSENCE 2017.pdf
Job Vacancy - School Crossing Patrol Please contact the school office if you are interested.
We have been made aware of a couple of threats that are useful to know about.
Zoom Bombing - During the lockdown period, many people, including groups involving children have started to use Zoom - a video conferencing site which allows users to message, chat, live stream etc. The following link explains 'Zoom Bombing', where unfamiliar users can leave themselves vulnerable to unwanted contributions from uninvited people. It also gives some advice on improving safety for those people using Zoom.
Fake Covid-19 Map - Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit have shared some information regarding a fake Covid-19 map on a malicious website. The map is likely to be shared via email attachments and online advertisements. Opening it could lead to a Trojan type virus infecting your device and stealing personal information.
Information for working from home with children - Below are links to a range of resources and information for parents working from home with their children. They have been produced by Thinkuknow - an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
(When you reach this page, you will need to scroll down and click the link which best fits the age of your child)
(This opens as a Word document)
Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit - Humberside Police have also produced a leaflet with links to online safety information videos