Online Safety

The government has updated the information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

Mental Wellbeing Advice

Please find below a link to some really useful mental wellbeing advice that we felt might be helpful to share at this time.

Mental Wellbeing Advice

 

Coronavirus impact Important Update 24/3/20

Dear Parent/Carer,
In response to the Prime Minister’s latest decision to further restrict movement in the battle to stop the coronavirus I have consulted the Trust and Local Governing Boards and have made some changes to the provision being offered by the Academy. From Wednesday 25th March 2020, the Academy will be closed to all children who can be cared for in their own home. This means also that children should not be outside of the home unless under strict supervision and for one of the permitted activities such as exercise or going to the hospital. It is extremely dangerous to leave the home at this time. 
Provision for pupils of critical workers and vulnerable children whose parents are not able to provide childcare in their own home will be available every day and throughout the Easter holiday period. If you are unable to provide care for your child in your own home or work in a key worker role, please contact the office today to confirm this. 
Please accept my best wishes at this very challenging time and let’s pray that this crisis is over quickly and we all stay safe. 
Yours faithfully,
Adrian Larkin

 

Parents are advised to read the government’s guidance on the coronavirus infection.

Full details are available here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Up-to-date information on the actions taken by Public Health England is available on their website:
https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Useful links to support your child with learning from home:

BBC Learning: www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Futurelearn: www.futurelearn.com
Seneca: www.senecalearning.com
Blockly Games: https://blockly.games/
Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Ted Ed: https://ed.ted.com/
Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/
National Geographic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Crash Course Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crest: https://www.crestawards.org/
Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/
Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Nature Detectives: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/
Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Big History Project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
World Geography Games:
 https://world-geography-games.com/
Blue Peter Badges:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
http://thekidsshouldseethis.com/
https://thecrashcourse.com/
https://www.duolingo.com/
The Artful Parent: www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
https://www.redtedart.com/
https://theimaginationtree.com/
http://toytheater.com/
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/