COVID-19 Self Isolation Rules

Special Education Notice

COVID-19 – Changes to self isolation rules

My child has tested positive for COVID-19 – how long do they have to stay away from school/college for?

All people – including pupils parents and teachers – have to isolate for a minimum of five full days after the day of a positive test before then going back to school if they have tested negative twice.

The first full day of isolation is considered to be the day following the positive test. Following the fifth full day of isolation – on the sixth day – it will be possible for people who have received two negative LFD tests on consecutive days to go back to school.

People who have tested positive can now take two LFD tests on day 5 and day 6, and if both are negative and they do not have a temperature, they can end their self-isolation on day 6 and return to their education setting immediately.

If either test is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest

In practice it means that if a child or teacher tests positive on a Saturday, that would be considered day 0. They could then take tests on the morning of Thursday (day 5) and Friday (day 6). If they tested negative on both days and did not have a temperature they would be then able to return to school on the Friday.

What about if someone else in the house has tested positive? Can my child go to school/college?

Yes – and they should. They should continue going to school but test daily. If they test positive they should isolate.

What are the rules for teachers and school staff?

They’re exactly the same. If a teacher or member of school staff tests positive they should isolate for at least 5 full days. If they have 2 consecutive daily negative lateral flow tests at that point and no temperature they can and should return to work on day 6. If someone in a teacher’s household has tested positive the teacher should test daily and as long as they are negative they should continue to go to work. If they test positive they should isolate.

What are the rules for early years settings like nurseries and childminders?

They’re the same. If a child or a member of staff tests positive they should isolate for a minimum of 5 full days. If by that point they have recorded two consecutive daily negative lateral flow tests and no temperature they can return to their setting on day 6.


Home learning 29.09.21

Happy Wednesday!

We’re half-way through the week and hopefully I will see some of you back in school soon. Please find below your home learning for today.

Year 1:

Phonics- Please follow the link to watch the teaching video and join in with any speaking/reading/writing activities.


Phonics- Today you will be learning the phoneme ‘t’. Please watch the teaching video and join in with any reading/writing/speaking aspects of the video.


Year 1: For Maths today, you will be comparing objects? Which groups has more/less/fewer/greater etc? Please watch the teaching video and then complete the accompanying worksheet.

Worksheet: Yr 1 comparing objects


Today’s lesson is continuing the work on sorting objects. Watch the teaching lesson below. Pause at any discussion points.

Follow up task: EYFS maths week 1 session 3 follow up activity

Have a hunt around your home for some different sized lids. Can you draw around them on a piece of paper? Now mix your lids up and see if you can find the matching lid on your paper. Can you talk about the size and shape of each of your lids?

Afternoon activity:

Today’s afternoon activity is our second history lesson on Transport. Please work through the power point, which looks at how transport used 100 years ago was different to today and what sort of things affected the transport choices made. Do these choices still affect us today. (You will need to scroll down the slides, until you see lesson 2.)

Lesson Presentation How Has Transport Changed lesson 1 and 2


As a follow up task, I would like you to compare the transport in the picture- car versus bike and train versus plane. Which transport is better? Why is it better? When would you choose the one form of transport over another? Is one more expensive? Does one cover more distances? Is one form of transport faster than another? etc

Year is can write down an idea for each, and then just discuss their other ideas, or have them scribed, whilst reception children can just discuss their ideas.


Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham


Home learning 27.09.2021

Happy Monday!

Sorry for the late upload, but I’ve had some technical difficulties at home this morning. I hope that those of you with covid are feeling better and you’ve managed to enjoy your weekend. Please find below the home learning for today. Remember, If you are poorly with covid, don’t feel obligated to complete the work.

Year 1:

Maths: I would like you to practice your skills in finding one more and one less. Remember, to find one more we add 1 to a number (+ 1) and to find one less, we take 1 away (- 1). Please follow the link to play the robot game. select ‘one more’ for numbers up to 10 and repeat by selecting one less for numbers up to 10. Can you solve the +1 and -1 number sentences and match them to the right answer?


Literacy: I would like you to continue your work looking at using capital letters. This time, remembering that we always use a capital letter to start a sentence. Can you read the sentences below and the rewrite them, so that capital letters are in the right place. The first 3 sentences are easier, whilst the last 3 are more challenging. Pick the  3 sentences to match your child’s confidence level. Don’t forget to add the capital letters in the right place too!


Afternoon activity: Today I have an art lesson for you. Our art topic this term is looking at the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. He is well known for painting portraits, where the subject’s faces are made up of fruits/vegetables/plants of the season they were painted in. See below to access the teaching power point, where you will be able to look at and critique some of his most famous portraits:

Arcimboldo lesson 1

As a follow up task, I would like you to experiment with some colour mixing. See if you can create the colours you need to paint a picture of a fruit or vegetable, i.e. Can you mix primary colours to create orange and green to paint a carrot, or purple and green to create a bunch of grapes etc? Discuss what they think the primary colours of red, blue and yellow might make if you mix two of them together. Maybe watch this song to see if you were right:

Then get down to the mixing using paint if you hav it at home. If not, try with pencil crayons, felt tips or wax crayons.


Phonics: Today, we will be learning our first phoneme- s. Follow the link to watch the teaching video.

Then have a go at writing ‘s’ in different ways. Can you go on a ‘s’ hunt around your house? What objects begin with ‘s’?

Maths: Please watch today’s lesson video looking at sorting objects. Stop the video to discuss the questions being asked.

Afterwards, can you gather some objects from around your house? These could be buttons like in the video, different leaves from your garden, socks etc. Can you work out different ways to sort them? Can you sort them by colour/pattern? Length? Size? etc. Justify how you have sorted them.

Afternoon activity: Same as Year 1

Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham