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Sir Francis Drake

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Happy Half Term Everyone!

It has been a very strange half term and now we have a strange half term break. Please make sure you rest during this time. You might have the opportunity to get out a bit more as the weather forecast is for lots of sunshine! Remember to keep at a safe distance from people who don't live in your home while you are outside.

Parents - today, you will have received an update from governors and a letter about how and when some of you might be invited back into school. Please see the notice board for links to these letters.

The government has asked primary schools to begin to welcome back more children in phases starting with nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 – from 1 June at the earliest, if Coronavirus infections decline sufficiently. The government has indicated that they will make a final decision on this date by 28th May. Yesterday, Lewisham published their response to this announcement which you can read here. We will contact parents by phone once we are ready to invite children back to school.

Parents, this is a ten minute video from the Association of Online Safety specialists, it provides a good round up of all the main online safety issues to consider. It advises parents to be more vigilant during this time of increased online activity and  offers some good signposts to keep children safe online. Parents Online Safety Film

Remember to keep up to date with what is going on in the world by checking the Newsround website or by reading First News. Click here for the Newsround home page. Click here for the most recent edition of First News. 

We can still provide a childcare place for eligible children. We need confirmation from your employer about your critical worker status and what times you need to work. If you need to access this service please email for an application form. Remember, this is emergency childcare only to be used as a last resort when there is nobody else at home or available to look after your children. They are safer at home. With less children, there is also less risk to the staff coming in to do this supervision. 

Parents, remember it is okay to go for a walk with your child to get some fresh air as long as you strictly observe the social distancing rules. Watch this video to see what that means 

It does lift your spirits to walk in the sunshine for a bit, but remember, no playgrounds or play equipment and no meeting up with friends, just a walk! 


Keep well, stay safe and look after each other.

This is an unusual and possibly worrying time for children and adults. We are here if you want to talk to us about any worry you might have on  

Urgent update to lunchtime voucher scheme - Click here for  an update on arrangements

Sir Francis Drake Primary School building is now closed to pupils. Childcare can still be provided if you meet the government guidelines. Please email us on if you believe you are in this category and we will provide you with an application form.

The safest thing for everyone is actually if you keep your child at home. Restricting movement is the best fight against this awful disease for everyone.