Lockdown Updates & Useful Information

After the announcement on January 4th of another National Lockdown, we have had to make changes in school. Despite school being closed for most pupils, we are still very much here for you.

For those children at home, we are offering comprehensive remote learning on a daily basis. KS2 children will access this via Google Classrooms whilst KS1, EYFS and Nursery can access their learning through See-Saw.

Children will be invited to a Google Meet at the start and end of every day, with one of their teachers. Teachers will use the above listed platforms to provide feedback to pupils.

If you have any questions or concerns or need support please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through the school office, on the phone or each of our emails.

Please see our updated risk assessment and Remote Learning Provision – Information for parents.

Updated Risk Assessment - March 2021

Remote Learning Provision - Information for Parents

 

 

Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing

It has been a challenging time for everyone adjusting to this new reality of lockdowns, bubble closures and school closures. We appreciate that every situation is different and managing home learning alongside working and general day-to-day family life is really tough. Also, managing children’s anxieties about why the world feels so different can be difficult. Whilst many of you are not in school at present, we are here and we want to support the ‘Longvernal Family’ to the best of our ability.

If your child is struggling, please let us know and we will see if there is anything we can do to help.

We are very fortunate to have a Parent Support Adviser, Carole Macdonald, who will act as a point of contact for families in need of additional support and to simply be a listening ear.

Please see below how Carole could help you.

Carole Macdonald Parent Support Advisor

Helpful Links and websites

 

We subscribe to several online sites and platforms for children to access learning.

The following come with individual logins – if your child loses their username and password, then please contact your child’s Class Teacher.

 

doodlemaths

Doodle Maths

 

 

Times Table Rockstars

 

Purple Mash

 

Spelling Shed

 

Pobble

 

Read Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General

Oak Academy

BBC Bitesize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

Reading Eggs

Phonics Play

Read Write Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

Storytime Online

Oxford Owl ebooks

Oak National Academy Reading Library

Storynory

Stories & Poems with Michael Rosen

Book Trust

 

Cressida Cowell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing

The Literacy Shed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Tablesmaster

Oxford Owl Maths

Nrich

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

Outdoor Learning & Forest

Woodland Trust

Art - AutoDraw

 

 

 

 

Staying Safe Online

The links below can help you stay safe at home whilst using the internet or any other technology.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

This site contains internet safety advice for those aged 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers.

 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

This site has lots of current information and advice for parents on different aspects of online safety.

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

This site contains advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

Search Engines

There are obvious traps with search engines like Google and Bing. Unless you had a third party filter, images and text that are not appropriate for your child may well appear. In school, the children use a child safe search engine. At home you could use google-kids.com

If you do use Google, you can have some control by adjusting your safety search settings.