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School closure update

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Further to the letter sent yesterday please see the information below for all parents and carers and those parents who fit into the key worker category. 

 

This letter outlines further arrangements for the school on Monday for those who may be able to access provision. Can I stress this provision will not be the normal school curriculum.

Information for ALL parents

 

If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Government guidance has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Please also follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

Vulnerable children

The school will continue to provide care for a limited number of children. Parents and carers will be contacted individually if this is the case. 

 

Information for key workers

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.

If you wish to receive this provision please collect a registration form from the school office.

You then need to accompany your child to school on Monday from 8.30am with the completed form. You will then need to complete the registration process. You may be asked for proof of your role eg identity badge etc.

Children must not be sent to school on Monday unaccompanied.

Details of Key workers

Please see the link below for further detail in order to check if you fall into a key worker category – and absolutely need your child to attend school.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Seesaw: The learning journal

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If school closures persist for an extended period, further work activities or tasks will be added to the SeeSaw learning platform. To access these resources, pupils will need access to a digital device such as a phone, tablet or laptop and the Seesaw app (Android) (Apple) or the website app.seesaw.me. Additionally, they will need their home access code provided by school.

How to Get Started on Seesaw with Home Learning.mp4

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Phonics

A message from Ruth Miskin Training:
RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March
We’re scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. Films will only be available at the times below:
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

Reading Resources

For additional school-standard reading books:

Oxford Owls online reading books:

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Look for ‘My class login’ button.

 

Username:

EastcroftPupils

Password:

C0mmun1ty

 

 

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Times Tables rock stars

 

Children in KS2 should all have an individual login to TTRS, use these details to login either on the website or download and use the TTRS app (Android)TTRS app (Apple).

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Numbots

 

In light of imminent school closures, we have taken a trial subscription to numbots (suitable for Rec, Y1 & Y2 children) to consolidate simple maths facts. To access this, pupils will need to access the numbots website or numbots app (Android) or (Apple) 

Useful website links

We have collated a list of useful website links with online learning games to help support your children at this time of closure. All of these websites are offering free access during this time, but you may need to create an account.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go -all year groups

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ -all year groups

https://uk.ixl.com/ -all year groups

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize -all year groups

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part.html -all year groups (History)

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ -children who are learning phonics

https://www.bigeyedowl.co.uk/ -early years and key stage 1

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/ -year 2 have recently covered this! Suitable for all years.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach -all year groups

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ - all year groups

https://www.getbodysmart.com/ - all year groups (Science)

https://bpes.bp.com/ -all year groups (STEM activities)

http://www.ictgames.com/ -all year groups

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1 – all year groups (English)

http://www.fablevision.com/place/museum/tracingace.html -all year groups (Art)

https://www.crayola.com/education -all year groups (Art)

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/activity-sheets -all year groups (Science)

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ -all year groups

 

 

 

 

 

Useful YouTube Channels

We have collated a list of educational YouTube channels that your children might be interested in watching during this closure period.

Search the username on YouTube!

  • Crash Course Kids
  • Science Channel
  • SciShow Kids
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Free School
  • Geography Focus
  • TheBrainScoop
  • SciShow
  • Kids Learning Tube
  • Geek Gurl Diaries
  • Mike Likes Science
  • Science Max
  • SoulPancake

 

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