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COVID-19 Key Information

Risk Assessment for Full Opening

Information for linked to Full Reopening in September

 

Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes our latest update to the guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.

Safeguarding

Please find below COVID-19 Safeguarding Appendix in line with school closure.

Supporting Parents 

Life during lockdown – and beyond
We understand that many people are feeling stressed and uncertain, not only about what’s happening right now but what the next few months will look like. However there are practical steps you can take, and specific parenting tips and strategies to help you and your kids stay calm and optimistic. A free parenting guide has been created by internationally recognised parenting experts Professor Matt Sanders, Dr Vanessa Cobham and Dr Claire Halsey from the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®. Tips include how to be a positive parent while managing financial stress, home-schooling, working from home, as well as helping your child cope with their feelings and stay emotionally resilient.

·       Read the blog: “At home all day with your kids: A challenging task, but you don’t have to be perfect!”

·       Get the full Parenting During COVID-19 Parenting Guide, watch video blogs, and download the Top Ten Tips 2-page poster here: www.triplep-parenting.uk.net (this is currently for 0-12yrs but Teens is to follow)

 

The Solihull Online offer of 4 evidence-based programmes covering ante-natal/understanding your baby/understanding your child/the teenage brain is available free to all Suffolk residents to register on these courses, starting by going to the website www.inourplace.co.uk   access code WOLSEY.

 

Wellbeing Suffolk have produced a newsletter for parents which focuses on Parents's Wellbeing during these uncertain times. The newsletter is full of resources to help you find the information you are looking for, to support you.

 

Home Learning Resources

Please find information and links below to help support children in their learning.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Oak National Academy online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. New lessons and resources will be provided each week.

 

Use the link below to access information.

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

Bitesize Daily Lessons

The new online Bitesize Daily Lessons in Maths, English and other subjects covers every year group up to the age of 15. Created in collaboration with teachers and other education experts, the resource is easy to navigate, and combines the best of Bitesize, BBC Teach and other education providers.

The lessons include videos, educational games, articles and practice tests. There is advice for parents or guardians on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling as well as guides for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

And if you want even more, BBC Sounds will also be releasing daily 10-minute podcasts aimed at primary and secondary pupils to support their learning at home.

 

Use the link below to access information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Government Online Education Resources for Home Education

The government have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

They are currently being offered for free.

 

Use the link below to access information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

SEND Resources 

Please find a link below to a collection of videos which will support children with fine motor/coordination/handwriting difficulties during lockdown.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMHv9--cGv6F4jCCpTXI0EQ/videos?disable_polymer=1

Supporting the Community

During these uncertain times it has been lovely to see how the pupils at Norton are caring for people in their community and carrying out acts of kindness. We are so proud of what you are doing. If you would like to share any stories of being helpful and showing kindness then please send photographs and information to office@norton.suffolk.sch.uk and we will place them on our website. In times of difficulties it is so important to show love, kindness and compassion. 

 

Click on the link below to see what pupils have been doing.

Keeping Fit at Home

Exercise is so important and we are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country where we can go out for walks, bike rides and runs. If you are looking for other activities to do then please find below links to websites which provide other suggestions on how you can stay active.

 

Sportshall Athletics Home Pentathlon

The Home Pentathlon is a fun way for families to take part in adapted Sportshall Athletics events within their home environment. The full details can be found at - http://www.sportshall.org/homepentathlon . The guidance notes and online score system are supported by a set of Youtube clips which have  been narrated by Olympic medallist Katharine Merry.

 

Youth Sport Trust Resources

The YST have developed a significant number of resources and the links, below, will take you to two activities that can be done indoors or outdoors, individually or in pairs, and they are suitable for KS1 and KS2.

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Keep%20on%20the%20Move.pdf 

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20In%20the%20Box.pdf

 

Other Sites

Stay Active Home Lesson - online home session plans

 

Premier Local Facebook Page - daily videos

 

https://www.activesuffolk.org/covidschoolsupport - home exercises for children

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