We have many lovely photos of the children learning at home during the first lockdown from March -June 2020
A helpful way of explaining masks to your child - you can download the images here.
A helpful site to help your child understand the coronavirus https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
These sights might help children who are experiencing anxiety or stress https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/
Please click on the link below or copy and paste into your internet browser for a video from the Education Welfare Department about tips and hints on how to get through home schooling during lockdown and useful numbers and contacts if you are struggling in any way at home.
Fun science experiments here
P.E with Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks, known for his work as the body coach, has become the ‘nation’s p.e teacher’, with his free 30 minute workouts for all ages, starting at 9am every morning midweek. If that’s not enticing enough for you, Joe is donating all the money made from his YouTube channel to charity (about £80,000 last month!). Tune into his lessons here.
Music With Myleene Klass
Singer and Pianist, Myleene Klass is teaching the uk classical music via YouTube. Like Joe Wicks’ lessons, this is aimed at all ages, so whether you’re looking to entertain the kids, or wanting to pick up a new skill, this is a class worth attending. Find Myleene’s lessons at 10am, monday to friday here.
Science with Maddie Moat
Maddie Moat, children’s tv presenter and youtuber, is giving live science lessons 5 days a week from her youtube channel. With a different topic covered every week, this is a great way to keep kids entertained, and provide a wide range of knowledge. Streaming at 11am from: https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate
Dance with Oti Mabuse
Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse is supplying dance classes for children and adults on her social media platforms, with help from her husband Marius Lepure. This is a great way to stay active, and use up some energy throughout the day, and if any adults want to join in, Oti is holding a class for adults every week day at 7pm. Catch the kids lesson at 11:30 on Oti’s youtube channel here.
Maths with Carol Vorderman
Due to the lockdown, Carol Vorderman is offering access to her maths factor lessons for free! Aimed at pupils from ages 4-12, the ex Countdown presenter, is giving free access to her online courses, following the national curriculum. Log on anytime to access the courses here: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
History with Dan Snow
Historian Dan Snow is keeping the nation up-to-date with the past with his podcast, ‘Dan Snow’s History Hit’. Available on all major podcast platforms and historyhit.com (ad free), this is an informative show (and a chance for some peace and quiet for mum and dad!). Find Dan’s podcasts here.
English with David Walliams
Comedian and Writer David Walliams is giving free access to a free story every day midweek during Lockdown. Taken from one of his bestselling books, each story will be available at 11:30am every day, and available to stream from his website for the next 24 hours – and don’t worry, he does all the voices! Find David’s latest story here: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Food Tech with Jamie Oliver
Jamie’s new programme, ‘Keep Cooking and Carry On’, shows you how to make the most out of whatever you can find in your cupboard. Filmed at his home, with help from his wife and kids, Jamie guides you through easy recipes that all t he family can make. After watching Keep Cooking and Carry On, you might even be able to get your kids to start cooking tea for you! Tune in on channel 4 at 5:30 weeknights, or catch up here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamie-keep-cooking-and-carry-on
Here are some resources from the RISE team that may be useful click here
A lovely video to explain coronavirus to young children https://youtu.be/FqaXBtSaiUE
A super book which explains the virus to your child https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/4019268/Lessons/Home%20Learning%20Hub/Coronavirus/Coronavirus%20Storybook.pdf
BookTrust have launched a new digital hub, www.booktrust.org.uk/hometime which is packed with reading advice, ideas, activities and resources.
On Monday 6 April we launched a Northern Ireland page, where we feature local authors, illustrators and initiatives. We will use this portal to highlight the amazing talent we have and share what other organisations are doing to support families across Northern Ireland.
The BookTrust NI facebook page allows us to connect with families and share the work that authors and illustrators post on Facebook. We will be able to share your organisations content there too www.facebook.com/booktrustni
Information regarding Key Workers
The school is now closed except for some children of key workers. Staff will be there from 9am - 3pm - please ensure your child is picked up promptly. Members of staff will meet the children at the front door and escort them to classrooms, parents should NOT enter the building.
Please note the following:
- No formal teaching will take place
- If your child has a learning pack, please send it in with them. They will work on this for part of the day.
- Social distancing will be taking place as far as we can manage, along with rigorous hand washing. Please prepare your child for this.
- Please send them in with break and lunch in a disposable bag.
- They should wear school uniform and bring a coat.
- Please be prepared to have your child collected immediately should they become ill - we must have up to date contact numbers.
- Please send in own water bottle.
- Please note you should not send your child into school if they are unwell or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell.