Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

If your child is at home showing signs of Coronavirus, or is self-isolating because a family member is showing signs and symptoms, then we will authorise these absences.

Where this is the case, Government advice is for these family members and children NOT to be seen outside of the house.

We understand that there will be children with virus symptoms in the coming weeks which may require them to be in isolation and, therefore, absent. We also know that parents/carers are conscious of the time being missed from school, especially when the children’s own symptoms can be minor. To support parents/carers we have organised work packs for each year group so that children can practise and rehearse aspects of learning previously taught.

Tonight, your child will bring home a ‘Home Learning Book’ in this book are passwords for Oxford Reading Tree, Purple Mash, Maths Shed and Spelling Shed. These are programs the children regularly use in school. Please click the link to find useful websites to use at home Educational Websites


If you are already self isolating, staff will post packs through your letter box.


Taking time to read together and play board games could also be a way of alleviating boredom and having fun as a family.


There is no expectation that these activities are all completed, we just want to help support your child’s learning and help reduce the impact of this period of absence.


We are currently preparing for the possibility that the Government may close schools at some stage. We therefore want to ensure that our children’s learning is supported during this period. If the school does close, class teachers will set learning tasks and communicate with parents and carers through our school website. Tasks will be set by 9:30am each day. As writing this, school is to remain open, we are just covering all options.


Please know that all of our staff are committed to making sure that learning continues, and children have interesting, fun tasks to keep them engaged and happy. On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to say how much we appreciate your help and understanding at this challenging time. We all need to rally round and support each other through this difficult time.


Best wishes,

Rachel Hocking