Learning at Home

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).

Computing:

For link to Purple mash (games and resources across the curriculum) click here.

Our online safety rules used in school are here.

Social-Emotional Learning Resources:

For information on recognising signs of anxiety click here.

For help and guidance on dealing with childhood anxiety see here.

Parenting Support

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. For information and booking, see below.

Website – School Nursing Information and Resources | Community Children’s Health Partnership (cchp.nhs.uk)  

Book webinars – Sirona Webinar Team Events | Eventbrite  

Upcoming sessions:

Practical and informative online sessions from your expert team of local School Health Nurses.

Our webinars lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, with the opportunity to ask questions throughout. They’re suitable for parents and carers of children and young people of all ages.

Keeping your child happy and healthy

For families who would like ideas to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. This webinar looks at diet and healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and emotional wellbeing.

Book session: 22 September 2022, 10:00-11:00
Book session: 19 October 2022, 10:00-11:00
Book session: 18 November 2022, 10:30-11:30
Book session: 15 December 2022, 10:30-11:30

Healthy eating and physical activity

Find out how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with advice on diet and exercise. 

Book session: 20 October 2022, 13:30-14:30
Book session: 24 November 2022, 10:00-11:00
Book session: 12 December 2022, 10:00-11:00

Emotional wellbeing

This presentation explores anxiety, low mood, self-harm and eating difficulties and provides parents and carers with strategies and information to build resilience and empathetic listening for children and young people.

Book session: 7 October 2022, 13:00-14:00
Book session: 8 November 2022, 9:30-10:30
Book session: 7 December 2022, 13:00-14:00

Eating disorder awareness

This webinar looks at behavioural, physical, and psychological signs of eating disorders including restrictive eating, emotional eating and binge eating. It includes information on where to get advice and support. 

Book session: 20 September 2022, 13:00-14:00
Book session: 19 October 2022, 9:30-10:30
Book session: 29 November 2022, 13:00-14:00

Sleep

This webinar will provide you with hints and tips to help improve the duration and quality of your child’s sleep.

Book session: 21 October 2022, 10:00-11:30
Book session: 22 November 2022, 12:00-13:30
Book session: 14 December 2022, 10:30-12:00

Dental health

Our School Health Nursing Team will give you advice on tooth brushing and foods that may cause tooth decay.

Book session: 15 November 2022, 10:30-11:30
Book session: 1 February 2023, 13:30-14:30

Recommended books and game to help you explore emotions with your child:

The Worry Workbook: The Worry Warriors’ Activity Book: Amazon.co.uk: Harrison, Imogen: 9781787835375: Books

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)

Coping with an Anxious or Depressed Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers (Coping with (Oneworld)): Amazon.co.uk: Cartwright-Hatton, Samantha: 9781851684823: Books

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic: A Story About Learning New Ways to Feel Calm : Jane Evans: Amazon.co.uk: Books

My Monster and Me : Hussain, Nadiya, Bailey, Ella: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Family card games:

Shop FEELIT! Feelings Card Game | Happy Confident Company

Shop Family Educational Games |The Happy Confident Company

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.

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