Do you want support to talk to your child about Coronovirus and school closures?
This is a great book written by doctors for children and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Room on a Broom)
See these resources from The Educational Psychology Service
See these resources from Unicef
Help from The Clay Centre
Specialist support here if your child has autism
Advice from Dr Catherine Sykes
Supporting adults and children to manage their anxieties at this time
Supporting your child with Home Learning
While we are not in school teachers will be setting work regularly for children to access on interactive platforms.
Purple Mash will be used to set work which teachers can mark remotely. Children have got passwords for this. Use the link here
Children also have access to a number of online maths and literacy websites which they should have passwords for.
Children who regularly use Lexia have passwords and this service can continue to be accessed from home. Use the link here
Look at class web pages for class based work as well as the usual home learning activities and up to date spellings.
If you would like support in accessing anything online or would like clarification of any passwords please contact the office or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help. Please be patient with us as we will be helping a lot of parents at this time!
Please take care when working online. Click here for guides from National Online Safety
Don't forget to look at our own website too for online safety advice. Click here.
Advice for Parents from the Education Endowment Foundation here
Need some structure?
Timetabling your day will be really important while you are working from home. It is easy for the day to become lost, and hard to keep track of what you have been doing.
Click below for a sample timetable that might work with your family. You do not have to use it, but it is there to help you structure your day if you wish.
Having trouble managing snacking?
This is a difficult issue at the best of times but with everyone at home so often it could become a real challenge.
Try setting up a 'snack shop' This helps children understand what they are eating and use money in a real life situation. (You can always use play or fake money if that makes life easier!)
30 day Lego challenge - Print and do!
The Great Indoors - ideas from The Scouts
Indoor Treasure Hunt - What can you find?
Nature time - Activities to do with Nature
Active activities! - Aim for 60 minutes of activity each day.....