Learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
In the event of school closure we will enact our well-thought-out contingency plan to ensure that learning can continue and that we are able to safeguard our children and families. Click here to see the details of our contingency plan. Our Recovery Curriculum is set out in the document linked here. For our re-opening risk management information see the policies page of this website.
If your child is self-isolating at home, weekly plans and resources created by teachers can be found in links in the class blogs under the blog tab on our home page. Teachers will be in contact with your child to check-in on progress. You can access texts that match our school reading scheme via Bug Club online. Each child has a login. For details of how to access Bug Club, click here.
If a class is self-isolating, the class teacher will adapt school plans for home learning and set learning tasks to be submitted. Teachers will also arrange a group Google Meeting to enable your child to meet with their peers and have time to check in on their well-being.
The most important thing is your child’s well-being. Routine, pacing and balance support this. Plans on blogs include well-being activities.
General Learning Resources and Information
Please click here to find out all of the subjects on ‘Our Curriculum’ page (including Foundation Subjects).
For link to Purple mash (games and resources across the curriculum) click here.
Our online safety rules used in school are here.
For help and guidance on dealing with childhood anxiety see here.
To support the development of motor skills that help build up muscles used in writing, please provide opportunities for your child to be active: Climbing frames, ball games and use of tools and small apparatus are beneficial. Click here for suggestions.
For information on free Bristol based Parenting Courses please click here.
Courses suitable for primary-age children include ‘Incredible Years’ and ‘Timid Tigers’
Below is an overview of Timid Tigers and the the view of one of our parents:
Timid to tiger course is for parents of anxious children presenting some challenging behaviours.
Parents often say ‘but my child is not anxious’. If children are presenting a challenging behaviour, they are likely to be experiencing some emotional problems that would need addressing before tackling the behaviour. Most often their behaviour is a way of communicating their emotions, therefore only through addressing emotions we can effectively correct the behaviour.
As a parent I believe the course is incredibly helpful and I would like to encourage any struggling parents to put their name forward on the course’s waiting list. The course looks into plenty of real life examples quoted by the attendees and engages everyone to find the root cause and look for possible resolutions. It consists of 10 2h sessions and can be taken online or face to face.
The school Nurse Team also offer a range of helpful webinars that can be accessed without referal. Fot information and booking, see below.
Book webinars – Sirona Webinar Team Events | Eventbrite
Recommended books and game to help you explore emotions with your child:
Don’t Worry, Be Happy: A Child’s Guide to Dealing With Feeling Anxious: Amazon.co.uk: O’Neill, Poppy: 9781786852366: Books (there is a whole series of these books about different emotions)
Family card games:
Supporting your child with social or emotional difficulties
To find out ways that you can support your child if they are having friendship difficulties or you are concerned about bullying click here Please follow our anti-bullying policy and procedures to enable us to support your child.