Choose your language here

Our home learning platform is here

You can contact teachers using the details on each page. 

Home School Agreement January 2021

 

We hope you enjoy your half term holiday. School will open again for Key Worker and Key Learner pupils on Monday 22nd February. We will then continue to offer home learning for all other pupils. 

If your child has attended school and they or anyone in your household tests positive for Covid 19 during the holiday, please email admin@birchfields.manchester.sch.uk as soon as you can.

 

 We are in National Lockdown.  

You are not allowed to have anyone who does not live with you in your home or garden (unless it is a single person in your support bubble).

If someone in your household has symptoms of Covid 19; everyone in the house must stay at home and self isolate until they have a negative test.

If someone in your household tests positive for Covid 19; everyone living in the house must stay at home and self isolate

 

If someone in your household tests positive, please contact school immediately by phone 0161 224 3892 or email - admin@birchfields.manchester.sch.uk

Please wear a mask or face covering to drop off or collect your children from school. 

Here are some of the measures we are taking in school, to help us all keep safe:

  • The school has been deep cleaned, extra cleaning supplies have been ordered and signage has been updated.
  • No one should enter the building if they have a persistent cough, high temperature or have lost their sense of taste or smell.
  • People with these symptoms must take a test and self- isolate.
  • Children should wear their school uniform (or PE kit on PE days, see below).
  • Gates will open at 8.45 Reception children should be taken to their class door.
  • All  children Y1-6 should be dropped off at either the Lytham Road or Retail Park gates between 8.45 and 8.55, staff will be available to supervise them in their safe circles.
  • Classes have a maximum of 10 pupils. Children will be with their class bubble all of the time. Playtimes and Lunches will be staggered in Year groups. There will be no sets or additional classes.
  • Children will eat lunch in their classrooms.
  • Y2-6 desks will face forwards and staff will maintain 2m distance from each other and as much as possible from the children. N-Y1 will have more learning outdoors.
  • Children will wash their hands throughout the day.
  • Additional cleaning of toilets and touch points will take place.
  • Children will be taught good hygiene habits and the new safety procedures.
  • Children should only bring lunch boxes and book bags to school.
  • At hometime Reception children may be picked up from their class doors at 3pm.
  • The Retail Park gate will be opened at 3.15pm for parents of Y1-6. There will be a one -way system. Parents will enter from that gate, pick up their children from their safe circles, then leave from the Lytham Road gate. (We have had to make these arrangements to avoid too much social contact in school and because we only have 2 gates.)
  • Parents please socially distance in the queue and don't push in, please wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.
  • There will be no extra -curricular clubs, including Breakfast Club.
  • If anyone develops Covid 19 symptoms while in school they will be isolated with any members of their household and be sent home to self- isolate for 10 days (family members should self- isolate for 14 days) or until they have a negative test. If they test positive, we will support the track and trace process and other staff or pupils may have to self- isolate.
  • Please see our Home/School agreement for further details

Samantha Offord

Headteacher

Read our Home School Agreement here

 

PE Days

Please come to school dressed for PE on the following days:

MONDAY - YEAR 5 & REC

TUESDAY - YEAR 6

WEDNESDAY – YEAR 3 & YEAR 1

THURSDAY – YEAR 2 (Year 4 swimming kit)

FRIDAY – YEAR 4

  • A red t-shirt
  • Black shorts or leggings
  • Trainers or pumps

        

 

Children are welcome to wear a black tracksuit on colder days.

PE sessions will be outside or in the hall if it’s raining.

Birchfields T-shirts can be bought from the school office:£4

Help out of School Hours

 

Childline  - 0800 1111

Manchester City Council -0161 234 5000

(Links to homeless advice, rent arrears, council tax etc)

Women's Aid -  0808 2000 247

Saheli  - 0161 945 4187. Email: info@saheli.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Helpline  - 0161 953 4075

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation  - 0161 257 3867 email: info@mwbo.org.uk

Shelter Manchester0344 515 1640

 

   Free School Meals  

National Lockdown
The Free School Meal Voucher run by Edenred will recommence in the week commencing 18th January 2021.  Children eligible for free school meals on low income grounds and not attending school will be eligible to a voucher for £15 per week during the national lockdown.
Please ensure that the office has your up to date email address so that vouchers can be issued.
 
Paper vouchers will be provided for February half term for Aldi.  Each eligible pupil will receive £15 of vouchers for the week commencing 15th February.  We will contact parents on the school app when the vouchers are ready for collection.
 
The voucher scheme does not extend to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who receive a free school meal under Universal Infant Free School Meals.
 

How to apply for Free School Meals

If you think your children may be eligible for Free School Meals on low income grounds, then you can check your eligibility here APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Families not eligible for free school meals but facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 can apply for support from Manchester City Councils' Hardship Fund CLICK HERE

If you have any queries regarding free school meals, please email admin@birchfields.manchester.sch.uk and a member of the office team will respond to you.
 
Please only use the links above to apply for free school meal support.  You will not be asked to provide your bank details by email.  If you receive any emails asking for your bank details, please delete them immediately and do not respond.

 

___________________________

   Coronavirus Advice   

Urdu اُردُو, Polish Polskie, Gujarati ગુજરાતી, Romanian Română, Bengali বাংলা, Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, English English

More GOV.UK advice

Advice in more languages 

 


 

Join the @BirchfieldsPS family conversation on Twitter.