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As a part of our ongoing commitment to providing high quality learning to children, we have provided all our pupils with an account for our online learning platform, Google Classroom.
Google Classroom is our preferred method for delivering remote learning should the need arise for a pupil or class to self-isolate or as part of another subsequent closure of schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For clarity, we will only be providing remote learning for children who need to self-isolate as a result of coronavirus. This could be because they have a family member self-isolating.
Teachers have been putting an amazing amount of time and effort into setting up learning within Google Classroom, and then in many cases, the child returns to school very quickly. This is, of course, the nature of the situation.
We will always provide learning, but will now only shift towards Google Classroom once there is greater clarity over the length of absence. Children who are unwell/absent for reasons not related to coronavirus, will not be provided with learning to complete at home.
If your child has forgotten their login details for any of these online platforms please email the school office (See Queries below.)
Additionally, pupils can use the links on our Useful Websites page to help them with their learning. This page has links to sites such as BBC Bitezsize, Dance Mat Typing, Scratch, Woodlands Junior and many more.
Should a parent/carer have a query regarding their child’s learning, teaching staff will remain contactable via email (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Please address all emails with ‘FAO [Teacher’s name OR class]’ (e.g. FAO Miss Dibden) in the subject line of your email.
Be SMART- Staying Safe Online
Our pupils will potentially spending more time online as a result of the pandemic.
Please take look at the online safety section of our website to remind yourself of how to keep your family safe online.
Are you worried about something that’s happened online?
Sometimes things happen online that make us feel worried, scared or upset. Whatever has happened, it is not your fault.
The best thing to do is tell an adult you trust what has happened and how you are feeling. They will be able to help you.
Thinkuknow’s website has some excellent advice for children on what they can do if they are worried about something that has happened online.
You or your parents can also used the CEOP page to report your worries about the way someone has been communicating with you online.
Why not brighten up your surroundings with some artwork. Click below for some simple activities you can do at home.
Keeping Active At Home
Over the months ahead it will be more important than ever for children to keep fit and active. We would like to provide you with some challenges and resources for you to try at home.
- All young people should aim to be physically active for 60 minutes each day.
- Print off these sheets and keep a log or how active you have been.
- We would encourage you to do as many of these activities in your gardens, benefiting from the fresh air, as possible.
Please ensure you have enough room to do these activities and perform them in a safe manner.
Wake and Shake with Miss Binney
Why not try out our CJS Wake and Shake.
Miss Binney has recorded 4 Wake & Shake routines for you to learn at home.
These routines are a great way to keep active. Perform one routine before your morning workout with Joe Wicks as a warm up or when you need some energy and a dance throughout the day!
Work Out with Wicks
The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, offered to become the Nations P.E. teacher and hosted live PE/ fitness sessions on his YouTube channel daily during the March 2020 lockdown. Why not give them a go.
Workouts will be hosted at youtube.com/thebodycoach1
Children need to stay active and positive and these short home sessions will really help.Joe Wicks – The Body Coach TV
The pandemic has been a difficult time for many families, which is why we are supporting the NSPCC who are still here to support you if you need advice or support. You can also call or email if you are worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right. Their helpline team offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email email@example.com 24/7.
Keeping positive during isolation
During this time of uncertainty and change, it is as important to look after our emotional wellbeing as it is our physical health.
Click below for some advice from our Pastoral Care Worker, Mrs Jenny Cowling.
Here are a few links to free online books that explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:
The Kindness School Foundation has put together a free Kindness Calendar which offers a suggested activity for each day – they fall into 3 categories: i) kind to me, ii) kind to others and iii) kind to the planet.
Click here for some government advice about supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis