Remote Learning and Closure
In order to support children and families from home, we are advocating a blend of paper based, activity based and online learning which can be accessed from home.
We have provided a core list of website and platforms accessible for all children. These contains some useful signposts to existing web based programmes, used regularly by the children and include:
- useful websites for consolidation and reading, phonics, writing, spelling and maths;
- signposts to DB Primary and Purple Mash;
- reminders on accessing Bug Club - a superb home reading programme and;
- additional reminders for daily reading.
You can access this list by clicking here.
Our online offer is accessible via DB Primary and Purple Mash. You can access the log in pages by clicking on the titles. Please access these platforms for online lessons, tasks, blogs and feedback from the teachers. We also offer online lessons via White Rose Maths, NCETM and the Department for Education verified Oak National Academy. This is an online hub of lessons created by teachers for parents and carers to use at home.
Additional paper based packs and Learning Logs (Year Two to Six) have been sent home with the children. If you missed out on the Learning Logs, you can access them below:
We have also added some extra ideas for Nursery too for you to try at home if you would like. Please click here.
We know that these are extraordinary times, so please do not hesitate to contact your child(ren)'s class teacher by email if you would like any support in structuring provision and support at home as the school closure continues.
Seeking support against Domestic Violence
Instances of domestic violence have increased markedly during lockdown, however support is available. Please see the Safer Leeds website, or click here for support. You can also see our safeguarding page for advice and support during the closure period. This also includes support if you are experiencing and domestic violence.
Staying Active and maintain emotionally well-being
We also know that staying active and healthy at home is important, especially in order to maintain our physical and mental health. With that in mind, the Active Schools team have collated some helpful hints and websites to access to help us all get active at home. You can access this list by clicking here.
You can also access some additional resources on how we can support each other's emotional well-being during this time. Please click here (new May 12th) to download a set of useful links, places to visit and activities to support during this time.
Understanding more about Coronavirus
The National Literacy Trust have published a completely free collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. Take a look - very uplifting! Click here to access a copy to download.
The Nosy Crow have also a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children. It is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler - worth a look too! Click here to access a copy to download.
Additional support for children with additional needs
We know that some of our children with additional sensory needs, struggle with changes in routine. The STARS team have collated some generic symbols that may be useful for parents/carers whilst children are at home. Click here to access this resource. If you would prefer a talking mat, the STARS team have provided an example accessible by clicking here.
The Local Authority has also set up a specific link on the "Local Offer" website that provides information and advice around SEND needs and the support available to parents. This can be accessed by clicking here. The Department for Education (DfE) have also issued some additional advice for parents and carers too. You can access this by clicking here. Our SENCO, Mrs Mitchell has contacted all parents of children who are currently on our SEND register to offer additional support and advice. If you would like any additional support please do email Mrs Mitchell or contact the school via the admin email address.
Additional Department for Education advice for parents and carers
The DfE have also provided parents and carers with some additional support and advice for you. These reflect much of the school's approach.
- Advice for children aged 2 to 4.
- Advice for primary aged children.
- Advice for Reception and Year One phonics (please see the letter sent out for further details)
Advice from Local Authority for families practising Ramadan under the current restrictions