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27th March 2020 - Friday Letter (sort of)

Good afternoon everyone, 

 

Usually this would be in the form of a Friday letter; I don't have much to report but I will try my best.

 

I have had a very bizarre week: it has been too quiet in school. Thank you to those people who emailed us pictures of their children engaged in home-schooling and the positive messages surrounding the work being done. It was uplifting and amazing to see people making the most of a less than ideal situation.

 

While we know this is an anxious time for you and your child, please try not to get stressed if your child is struggling with their work or reluctant to do it. Give them and you a break, tell them it's alright, do something fun or relaxing, go out for your daily exercise and get back to it when everyone is in a better frame of mind. We must ensure our emotional wellbeing and mental health is looked after as well as our physical health - children and adults alike. 

 

As always, we are here if you need us so please phone, email or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

 

Remember, even though we are limited to the confines of our houses, we are never alone!

 

Stay safe everyone and have a happy weekend! 

 

Mrs Farren

 

Quote of the day - 26th March 
Stay safe everyone, we're thinking of you!

 

Digital Parenting 

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting

Above is a great online help desk community that parents/carers can access, giving guidance about a variety of issues - I encourage you all to have a look. 

 

Keep safe - we're thinking of you all!

 

Mrs Farren 

 

Online Safety and Behaviour Tips

Keeping your child/children safe online is critical, especially when they're spending more time at home. Please read the documents that have been posted for tips that may help: 

  • Online Safety Leaflet 
  • Behaviour Commands - 'My child won't come of their tablet what should I say/do?'

Also if you're concerned that online bullying might be happening or your child has reported that someone else in school may be a victim, please use the link below or contact school for further advice. 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/our-helplines

 

Lexia Technical Support
Click on the link below for Lexia Technical Support.

http://www.lexialearningresources.com/files/support/C5SysReq.pdf

Letters to Parents

School Closure Daily Timetable

 

Before 9:00am

Wake Up

  • Have breakfast
  • Get dressed
  • Brush your teeth
  • Make your bed
  • Tidy your room

9:00am – 10:00am

Exercise Time

  • If possible, morning walk or indoor exercise.
  • Wake up shake up
  • Joe Wicks videos
  • Just dance
  • Yoga
  • Star jumps etc

10:00am – 11:00am

Academic Time

No electronics

  • School work packs
  • Reading/sharing a book

11:00am – 12:00pm

Creative Time

  • Lego
  • Drawing
  • Colouring
  • Craft activities
  • Singing
  • Music
  • Cooking/baking together

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch/ Relax

Controlled electronics

Please remember online safety and supervise your children.

  • iPads/tablets/computers

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Exercise Time

  • If possible, afternoon walk or indoor exercise.
  • Wake up shake up
  • Joe Wicks videos
  • Just dance
  • Yoga
  • Star jumps etc

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Academic Time

No electronics

  • School work packs
  • Reading/sharing a book

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Quiet Time

  • Relax with a book
  • Watch a TV programme
  • Play a board game etc

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Fresh Air

  • Outdoor play or exercise indoors

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Electronics Time

  • Supervised educational games/apps

(see list of websites and apps on our school website).

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Tea Time

  • Have tea
  • Relax
  • Prepare for bed/story time.

Home Learning Packs
On Thursday 19th March, each child received a Home Learning Pack in preparation for school closure. Inside each pack the teachers have prepared work for the children to complete over the next 2 weeks. Depending on how long the schools are closed for, the teachers will upload any additional work in a class folder below.

 

 

 

Useful Links

School subscription services supporting school closures

  • Twinkl
    Subscription service used by schools is offering a free premium service for educators, parents and children to use whilst schools are closed- enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
    Worksheets, PowerPoints and interactive games to support all areas of learning
    https://www.twinkl.com/

 

  • Read Write Inc
    Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers everyday for the first 2 weeks. Films will only be available at the times below:
    Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm
    Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm
    Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30am and again at 1.30pm
    Note: these films are streamed live and wont be available at other times.

 

 

  • Phonics Play
    Offering a free service while schools are closed. 
    Username: march20
    Password: home
    https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

  • Get Epic
    Thousands of kids' books FREE
    https://www.getepic.com/

 

 

 

 

English

 

Maths

 

Science 

 

E-Safety and Computing

 

PE

 

Music/ ART and Design/ Mindfulness

 

 



 

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