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Hello families. 

I am really pleased to tell you that Sheffield City Council has said that Sheffield schools can open more widely from Monday 15th June.  They have received updated advice from Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell, and he has advised that good progress has been made towards addressing previously raised concerns.  Attached below my message is a letter from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, cabinet Member for Education and Skills, giving details of this decision.  


For NorfolkCommunity Primary, what this means is that we are inviting all Y6 pupils back into school from Monday 15th June.  As I have said in previous messages, safety and well-being of children, families and staff is our top priority so we have had to make some changes in school which include:

  • Children will be taught in groups of no more than 15 children with 2 adults.

  • Each 'bubble' will have its own dedicated classroom and will not mix with the other pods in school.

  • Playtimes and lunchtimes will be staggered and each pod will be allocated their own area of the yard to avoid children mixing.

  • When more year groups return to school (hopefully Y1 w/c 22nd June and reception w/c 29th June) each year group will have a slightly different start and finish time to prevent groups from gathering.  

  • Hand sanitiser stations are provided around school in areas where sinks are not available

  • Norfolk 'go slow stripes' are on the corridors to remind children and staff to spread out when they are walking round school.

  • Unfortunately, parents and other visitors will only be able to come into school in exceptional circumstances. 

  • Cleaners will be on site throughout the day, keeping all areas of the school fresh and clean. 

  • We will close at lunchtime on Fridays to enable the school to be 'deep cleaned'.  

 A detailed letter is below which gives more explanation about what school is like. Copies of these are in the post for Y6, Y1 and Reception families.   


We really want children back in school and we will ensure that when they are here they have fun and experience high quality teaching and learning.  We have thorough risk assessments in place to reduce and manage risk wherever possible.  Our school will be a bit different for the time-being but we are still the same school underneath; We are a family, we care, we keep everyone safe, we have fun, we achieve.  


If you have any questions or concerns, please ring school and a member of SLT will be happy to talk to you.

Important letter with more information about school reopening

Letter for parents - school reopening information 29/05/20

Letter for parents - school reopening information 21/05/2020

Support for Parents during COVID from Sheffield’s Parenting team


A. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Follow our social media channels where we will post regular tips, videos, information for families that you may find helpful to report to your school page.

Short clips with parenting tips and techniques will be posted here every week, as well as Family Centre information and activities.  


Facebook – Sheffield Family Centre


Twitter – SheffFamilyCtrs


Instagram – SheffieldFamilyCentres


 You Tube


Short videos of the parenting team discussing parenting topics are posted here. 


Sheffield Family Centres


Topics include:

  • Descriptive commenting to develop language in children
  • Praising your children and positive attention
  • Developing your new baby’s brain
  • Sleep
  • Messy play activities and other early years topics.


We will keep posting new videos here, please let us know if there are any specific topics you would like and we will do our best to respond.


C. Triple P Short videos:


Our parenting team deliver the Triple P Programme which is an internationally evaluated and coordinated programme. 


Quick Tips Video blogs by Dr Claire Halsey from triple P – now available on the Triple P You Tube.  Follow this link:   YouTube 


These cover topics such as, helping children feel safe, keeping busy, routines, tolerating uncertainty, taking care of yourself.  


E. Online Groups and direct support


During COVID, we have moved all our group programmes online, and we now deliver through Zoom.  These include weekly programmes for parents of children of all ages and needs.  We can offer parents in Sheffield a free Triple P On-Line programme. 

If parents wish to access this, they can emails us directly on


Minister Ford's open letter to the SEND sector

26.3.2020 Parent Guidance from Sheffield City Council

26.3.2020 Healthy Minds Support for families.

Below is a link to many online activities that your children can use if you are having to home school your child during COVID19 outbreak.

Advice 17.3.2020

Following yesterdays Government announcement anyone with symptoms or living with someone with symptoms should self isolate for 14 days.Symptoms may include a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature.

All visits and after school clubs ie choir are cancelled from today. This includes all parent evenings planned for this week.

Childcare through Breakfast Club and Lions After School Club remain open currently.

We will keep you updated on any changes/advice through texts and letters .

Please do not hesitate to telephone for any advice.


Parent information letter sent 17/03/2020

A test text message will be sent to all parents at 11am on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Please check that you have received this message so school can keep you updated with the latest announcements. If you have not received the message, please contact the school office.

Key workers


Whilst school is closed to most children from 23/03/20, we will remain open for children from key worker families. Read through the advice on this link to find out more information. 

Please contact the school office before 12pm on 20/02/20 if you are a key worker so that we can discuss school places for your children.