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Home Learning during School Closure

Where can we access learning resources for during the school closure?

Children can access online learning and tasks set by their teacher in the Year Group Homework page via their dB login. Logins were sent home with children on 13.03.20. 'Offline' work is sent home weekly to parents via Groupcall email.

Can we contact the class teacher?

Yes - they will have limited access to their dB emails. Feel free to ask questions, send work or let them know how you are! 

How do we help our children?

The Department for Education have produced guidance for parents and carers about supporting younger children, primary age children and children with SEND. 

Helping children aged 2 to 4
Helping primary school aged children
Help children with SEND

How do we structure our day?

We know every family will be different but it is important to keep to regular routines and have a balance of learning, online activites and rest during this time. We have put together an example timetable that you might like to use to structure your day. We have also made some suggestions of activities you could do at home.

Example home learning timetable

Example activities to do at home

What online resources can I use to support my child's learning?

There are so many excellent resources available that it might become rather overwhelming. We would always direct you firstly to the links on your child's dB year group homework page but the ones below may also be of use.

Suggested Reading List - click here for some ideas of books you might like to download or order.

Safeguarding Update
This document has been written to work alongside our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy during the Covid-19 school closure.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Annex, March 2020

Online safety
These websites are recommended by the Department for Education to support online safety.

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

Websites to support home learning

The Empathy Lab have launched a Family Activities Pack 
The activities are simple and hopefully fun. They are focused around helping children and families to understand more about empathy and seeing through the eyes of others.Families can do  them together, they don’t need to print anything off. They are not focused around specific books and all you need as a minimum is some scrap paper and a pen or pencil to take part.

Online learning support resource for years 3, 4, 5, 6 and transition to secondary school https://www.senecalearning.com/ 

Amazon Audible Stories - They entertain. The Teach. They keep young minds active,  alert, and engaged.
Maths Learning support but you need a free Kahoot account for the quizzes https://corbettmaths.com
Artistic exploration websitehttps://www.explorationoftheday.com/
Scratch Creative computer programming https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Joe Wicks daily workouts at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Mystery Science - free science lessons https://mysteryscience.com
The kids should see this - wide range of cool educational videos https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Crash course kids - as above for a younger audience https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
CBeebies radio - Listening activities for the younger ones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio 
Nature Detectives - a lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Blue Peter Badges - - If you have a stamp and a nearby post box. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones https://www.redtedart.com
The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. https://theimaginationtree.com
DK Find Out - Activities and quizzes https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Reading resources and free online books
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Lots of free resources for Primary age

Visit Places by staying in
Virtual museum tours https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
There's a link to themes and collections in the drop down menu, and virtual gallery tours to check out. https://artsandculture.google.com/ 

Websites to offer support to parents
www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout - Redbridge support for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. Phone 0800 145 6410 or email reachout@redbridge.gov.uk
www.llttf.com - Online cognitive behavioural therapy site - advice for adults
www.youngminds.org.uk - Children and adolescent mental health support resource
https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ - Wellbeing advice for all ages 
https://www.cruse.org.uk - Bereavement counselling
https://www.samaritans.org/ - Samaritans
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself - Self-help resources for mental health issues