Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Update from Mrs Hocking

Dear Parents/Carers,


As we adapt to this way of living, teachers continue to upload work to the school website on a daily basis for their classes. I thank staff for their creative approaches and your hard work and dedication in supporting your child in their home learning.


As a mum, I think it is important to mention try your best with this home learning, I truly appreciate how challenging it is juggling these difficult times whether that be working as a key worker, worrying about family members or trying to keep one another positive. Please do what you can from the work set. Some of you may choose to compete our forthcoming Facebook challenges; which started today.


For me, the positive to come from this way of living is spending quality time with our household. As a family, we are talking more and eating meals together which before was sadly not a daily occurance. These social skills are also essential and I’m sure you are finding this too.


As a leadership team, we are mindful that our website is starting to have a wealth of information added daily. Therefore, to help you find the work set for your child, on a Monday you will receive a text message with a link which will take you to the correct page on the website. If you have children in different year groups, you will receive two texts.


We appreciate some of you may need a new exercise book to work in; therefore, we will be placing new exercise books and previously used stationary at the school gates for you to help yourselves to. These will be out Tuesday-Friday this week 10am-2pm. When collecting, please keep yourselves safe and respect social distancing guidelines as you would when in the supermarket. If you’re self isolating or unwell, please do not attend. We need to ensure we keep one another safe.

The books and stationary have been in a cupboard for several months, in a classroom which has not been used since closure.


Look after one another.

Take care. Stay safe


Mrs Rachel Hocking