In the style or Dr Seuss
Letters to parents/carer
All letters to parents/carers during school closure including reopening risk assessments – here
Revised school policies for Covid-19
Click here to find the revised school policies for Covid-19
Information about keeping safe during higher temperatures. Beat the Heat Leaflet Coping with heat and COVID-19
These social stories provide information for your child about the measures that we are all using to help protect ourselves at the moment. The school story has information about the measures that will be in place in school too. They may be useful to show your child in preparation for returning to school.
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Please ensure that your child only ever accesses these websites whilst under the full supervision of an adult with parental responsibility.
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The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures that has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. It has been dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
Picture News is used each week during one of our collective worships. It provides a news story taken from the week and gives talking and learning points around it. During this time, Picture News are broadcasting an assembly using the resources that your child can listen to and join.
The last link is to the Picture News broadcast.
The High peak and Sport Partnership Team have got some ideas to help keep us all active. Click on their logo to go to their Facebook page.
Derbyshire School Games have also been producing activities for a new sport each week on the Active Derbyshire website. This week it is gymnastics. Past weeks, which include golf, football, netball orienteering and cricket can also be accessed here
The BBC Super Movers is great for some high energy songs to move and learn with.
Tennis for a Tenner
New Mills Tennis Club have just made their annual junior memberships £10 to get more children playing tennis. That’s tennis for a tenner. Use the link to find out more http://visitnewmills.co.uk/tennis-for-a-tenner/
Summer Reading Challenge – Join the Silly Squad
Each year in school we usually join up with New Mills Library to set the Summer Reading Challenge. This year you can access all of the resources online to join the Silly Squad and challenge yourself to read more books at home. Use the link to join the fun! https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Take One Picture
In school each year we take part in The National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’ where we study a painting in depth to learn about the painting, the artist and a little of the history of the time that the painting was created. We then use this knowledge as a stimulus to produce our own pieces of art.
We would love for you to have a go at home and share with us your artwork. Use the grids below for ideas or simply thinkof something you would like to do using the painting. For more information about about the project or to see the painting in more detail, visit The National Gallery website.
Re and Art Competition
The National Association of teachers of Religious Education have produced a completion to produce a piece of artwork based on a relies theme. Find out more about the theme and how you enter on the document below.
Water Safety Information and Activities
Online pages and links
Whilst you children are at home many websites that we use in school have made the subscription completely free. Many famous faces and authors have also created ‘live’ broadcasts each day to help the children stay active and have some fun during this time.
Please remember to stay safe online. Read childnet’s Online Safety poster.
TOP TIPS for parents for keeping your children safe online
Childline offers support for children and parents.
The BBC also offer guidance to keep our children safe online.
canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home Canals and rivers are a huge part of our local area and whilst canal towpath use may be limited at the moment, the children can still learn about the canals and rivers with these resources from the Canals and Rivers Trust.
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk Children in EYFS and Year 1/2 use Phonics Play as part of their phonics learning. It contains lots of games and challenges. EYFS are learning Phase 3 sounds and Phase 4 words and Y1/2 are learning Phase 5 sounds and words.
https://www.natre.org.uk The National Association of teachers of Religious Education have produced some materials around religious festivals. They include a range of activities such as reading, writing and art.
https://stories.audible.com/discovery Audible have given free access to range of books for all ages on their site. If you’re a member of Derbyshire libraries you can also ‘borrow’ there e-books and e-magazines using your library membership number.
http://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com Use this page to link to a reading by David Walliams of one of his books everyday at 11am.
http:/www.oxfordowl.co.uk This website has lots of reading books available as free ebooks. The levels may not match your child’s current reading level but the books can be accessed at home to give your child a book to read.
http://www.outoftheark.co.uk Out of the Ark are the creators of lots of the songs that we sing in school and lots of the productions we do for you. They have now organised their songs into different categories but are still adding lots of new ones. Why not try Just Sing from the Just for Fun section.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces These pieces of music are used in KS2 and there are many ideas for you to try at home.
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Looking after yourself is also extremely important during this time. The Coping Calendar below outlines a thought or activity for each day.
A timetable might be a useful resource to help plan your days and set a routine. Blank for you to fill in as you choose.
Below are links to a website that helps parents to explain some parts of maths learning whilst at home. Also to see how we do things in school, take a look at our calculation policies on the Maths page