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Things to do at home - Lockdown Learning
(Last updated - 17th June 2020)
The links we have been posting for things to do at home during lockdown has now moved to it's own page!
It includes all of the previous links and 11 new ones!
It has been separated into colour coordinated sections to make finding your way around much easier.
The new page is under the 'Learning' tab and is called 'Lockdown Learning' - click here to go straight to it!
Home Learning Advice
Click on the following link to view an update from the Department for Education (DfE), posted on GOV.UK on Thursday 21st May, that gives guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home, including information on the wider opening of educational settings:
Government recommended learning platforms
On 20th April the DfE launched two learning platforms to support children’s homeschooling (BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy). Both are recommended by the Government and we therefore encourage you to use them. Click this link to our Lockdown Learning page to access them. For more details on each site, please click this download link to a letter from Mr Woodhouse.
A staple of school life is the daily assembly. Below are links to online assemblies, often led by well-known people and people with interesting life stories to tell. The Oak National Academy have one new assembly each week and you can watch the previous ones again.
NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe Assembly!
On Friday 5th June, the NSPCC broadcast a live assembly on their Facebook page. Ant and Dec and David Walliams took part.
The Assesmbly featured highlights from the NSPCC's hugely popular Speak out Stay safe programme, and helps children understand what’s going on, why they may be feeling anxious or worried, and where to get help if they need it. Many children may be struggling with increased anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic – whether they’re missing friends, stressed about schoolwork or concerned about their family’s safety. And for parents and carers, it can be tough to start a conversation about these worries. The assembly is designed to help children understand the huge changes in their lives. Click on the link below to go to the NSPCC's Facebook page. Click on the red link below to see the assembly on the NSPCC YouTube channel.
Holiday Absence - If you are considering taking your child out of school during term time. Please click on this link. SCHOOL ABSENCE 2017.pdf
Job Vacancy - School Crossing Patrol Please contact the school office if you are interested.
Latest Guidance for Parents (8th May 2020)
Family Life During Lockdown - The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) has put together a very useful list of links to free websites offering a range of support and ideas including: Support for Family Life, Tips for Parenting, Support from other Parents, Help for Children's Mental Health, Help with Adult Wellbeing. (PDF document - opens in new window)
Coronavirus and schools closure information for parents / carers
Following the Government’s announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to reiterate that schools, colleges and childcare providers will be closed for the vast majority of children until further notice.
Many parents working in critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be.
We have been made aware of a couple of threats that are useful to know about.
Zoom Bombing - During the lockdown period, many people, including groups involving children have started to use Zoom - a video conferencing site which allows users to message, chat, live stream etc. The following link explains 'Zoom Bombing', where unfamiliar users can leave themselves vulnerable to unwanted contributions from uninvited people. It also gives some advice on improving safety for those people using Zoom.
Fake Covid-19 Map - Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit have shared some information regarding a fake Covid-19 map on a malicious website. The map is likely to be shared via email attachments and online advertisements. Opening it could lead to a Trojan type virus infecting your device and stealing personal information.
Information for working from home with children - Below are links to a range of resources and information for parents working from home with their children. They have been produced by Thinkuknow - an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
(When you reach this page, you will need to scroll down and click the link which best fits the age of your child)
(This opens as a Word document)
Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit - Humberside Police have also produced a leaflet with links to online safety information videos
Please find the COVID-19 School Closure Letter below -
click download to read it