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Lockdown 3.0

  •  MJS will remain open for children of Key/Critical Workers and vulnerable children only. 
  • Breakfast Club will remain open for any Key/ Critical Worker children. 
  • Online work will be set through 'Google Classroom' or paper packs available, if needed. 
  • 1:1 intervention sessions are in place for targeted children. 
  • MJS Teachers will be checking in on pupils' wellbeing with weekly welfare telephone calls. If any additional emotional support is needed, Mrs Pollard (Learning Mentor), will be available Monday-Thursday. 
  • Laptops/ WIFI SIM cards are available from the School Office for any child who is struggling to access online learning. 
  • Free School Meal vouchers are provided weekly for children who are eligible. 


COVID-19: If your son/daughter tests positive for Covid over the weekend, please email office@themjs.org  with your son/daughter's details and a member of staff will contact you with support.

Mrs Mansell's 'welcome back after half-term' poem 

Click here to read Mrs Mansell's poem which was read out during this morning's virtual assembly. 

Everybody at Marsden Junior School would like to wish you all a wonderful half term. All the parents and children have been incredible over the last 6 weeks and we really appreciate it. 

Children's Mental Health Week 

On Wednesday 3rd February, we held a 'Well-being Wednesday' to celebrate Children's Mental Health Week. The children had workshops and activities around different themes: kindness, resilience and gratitude. You can watch Miss Sharp's assembly here to see photos of the day and the children's work.  

Please click the link below to watch our Wellbeing Assembly


Snow Tuesday 

On Tuesday 2nd February, the snow had fallen here at Marsden Juniors. Luckily, we were still able to open for the key worker children. As it was Children's Mental Health Week, we competed in a snowman competition. There were some fantastic snowmen built and we just couldn't choose an overall winner!


Screen Free Activities

 Academy of Danger Visit: www.academyofdanger.com for your child to access 'Dangerous Curriculum'. 
Let's see if you can brave every activity and achieve all the badges!!
The activities play to the strengths of pupils who enjoy challenge, risk-taking and problem-solving and for whom being indoors is sometimes a switch off to learning.
The 'dangers' are not all physical - many may embarrass, run the risk of failure or invoke mild fear.
Each activity also has a 'learning trap' - a cleverly disguised part of the curriculum such as learning about forces and friction, levers or aerodynamics.
Many of the activities are disguised as competitions or challenges and pupils may not realise until it is so late that they are already learning without realising it.


Click here for a letter regarding 'Dangerous Curriculum' (screen-free activities) 
Click here for a Home Learning Support Letter linked to interventions.
Click here
for a statement from The Board of MAT Directors
Click here for an important letter from the Executive Principal - Lorraine Barker
Click here for a letter regarding critical worker attendance (11th January 2021)
Click here for announcement letter regarding national lockdown (5th January 2021)
Click here FOR an updated covid-19 absence guide


Lockdown Newsletters

Click here for 05/02/2021 Weekly Newsletter
Click here
for 29/01/2021 Weekly Newsletter
Click here for 22/01/2021 Weekly Newsletter
Click here for 15/01/2021 Weekly Newsletter
Click here for 08/01/2021 Weekly Newsletter

Contact details:

Principal: Mrs. S Mansell

Tel: 01484 843588

Email: office@themjs.org 

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Wellbeing during COVID-19

Urgent Support

SHOUT – Text service: Text AFC to 85258 – 24/7

Children’s mental health out of hours service provided by Northorpe Hall: 01924 316830

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: Ring 116 123

Kirklees urgent mental health support: Ring 0800 183 0558

 Activities to do during lockdown to support your child’s wellbeing


Websites offering mental health and family support during Covid-19:








 Website article detailing information about financial support for working families during covid-19


 Picture book explaining Coronavirus to small children

Download the book below; Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus.

 Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus

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