Our school has now fully reopened to all children in our Nursery, Key stage one and key stage two. In the event that children need to isolate, whether as an individual or because their class 'bubble' has had to isolate, children should be accessing learning from the website.
Please see the year group pages for your child, to access material that teachers will be making available. This will be updated weekly and will be in-line with material being taught in class, so that when children return, they will not have been left behind.
In years 1-6, any home learning you wish to share with your child's teacher should be shared via Class Dojo. In years N (nursery) and R (reception), please share any home learning through Tapestry.
Choose your year group page below to find the work your child(ren) should do while isolating at home.
Supporting your child with maths
Please click on the links here which offer you some parents' guides to the methods used in school to teach a number of mathematics areas which parents may find harder to teach:
Two resources from the PSHE association, specially prepared to help children manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing both during this challenging period and beyond.
Keeping your child safe online
- Think you know (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet Matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent Info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net Aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
- Child friendly information about the virus
- If your child is particularly concerned, then you might want to follow this link to a 'social story' which provides children with an understanding of what is going on.
- This story has been recommended by the Essex Educational Psychology Team:
carolgraysocialstories.com/wp- content/uploads/2020/03/ Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.
- This link will support the mental health of yourself and your child during the crisis
- This is a good resource for mental health support
- Some useful advice and support from Mind
How Do Students Log into Class Dojo to Upload Items to Their Portfolio?
Class Teachers will send a unique URL (web address) to parents. This will give access to your child's portfolio. This web address must be treated as a password - kept secure and not shared.
WELCOME BACK YEARS NURSERY, RECEPTION, ONE, FIVE AND SIX
Please watch this short video with your child(ren) which will show you a little bit about what school now looks like. We are really pleased to be welcoming some of you back to school.
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BOOKS TO SHARE WITH YOUR CHILDREN
World Stories in a variety of languages for you to share with your children.
Children/parents can read stories in their home language and also English.
Click on this link to access these.
Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman
In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way. "Everybody Worries" offers children the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.
Click on the book to read it with your child/ren.
My Hero is You, by Helen Patuck
This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG).
Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a story developed for and by children around the world.
Click on the book to read it with your child/ren.
Key Worker Bubbles Competition
This week we have been busy designing and creating a wide variety of flying objects, to culminate in a competitive event on Friday. We had challenges to create flying creations that were:
The most decorative
The most imaginative
That flew the furthest
That could carry the most pennies over at least one meter
That stayed in the air for the longest time
The performed the best aeronautical stunts
We had a great deal of fun. The hardest part was the judging!
Wildlife at school
We have been discovering some interesting wildlife on the school grounds recently.
Have you found any interesting creatures in your garden or while out walking or cycling?
Do you know what this is? Mrs Holmes found it in her garden and is looking after it in the nursery.
Please click here to find lots of suggestions for how to keep your family active during lockdown.
Please see this page for a range of activities you might like to get involved with.
Explore this page for a whole host of ideas for reading including a link to the very popular First News.
Don't forget to also look at our other Reading pages, where there are links to audio-books and much more.