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FREE SCHOOL MEAL INFORMATION

Find out if your child is eligible for free school meals by visiting 

 

https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/education-and-schools/school-meals-and-menus

Safeguarding Hub for Parents

With children likely spending more time online, now is a good time to remind parents of the risks certain websites, apps and social media can pose, so that they are aware of the steps they can take to protect their child.

 

We’ve created a safeguarding hub that allows your pupils’ parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on their child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more.

Click the link below to view the safeguarding hub for parents. 

https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com?uuid=9ac640b5-6102-49d6-b1b5-801bafac2e03

LETTER REGARDING CORONAVIRUS  - 19TH MARCH 2020 

 

Dear Parents / Carers

 

As you will be aware, Coronavirus is a rapidly changing situation and we have been working with the Department for Education, Public Health England and Knowsley Council to plan for such a pandemic.

 

As per the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday we have been directed to close schools for most children. We are prepared and ready to respond to this challenge.

 

We are writing to inform you that school will close on Friday 20th March at normal time and remain closed until further notice. Parents should check the school website for updates which will be posted weekly.

 

Pupils will be provided with work through SeeSaw/ or work packs have been made available.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open from Monday 23rd March for the following groups:

  • children with an EHCP or a social worker – we will contact you separately

 

  • children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) 

 

Please contact school if you are a key worker and require this provision. School may ask you for further information about your role. School will also ask you for further detail about your requirements – eg. if you need the place all week for example. 

 

We encourage you and your children to continue to follow Public Health England advice on keeping yourselves safe.  Updated information can be found here :

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

 

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals will have their lunches provided for them.  Further information about this will be communicated to these families in due course.

 

Energy difficulties - The Government has announced that energy suppliers won’t shut people off and that families should contact their supplier in the first instance.

 

Our Pastoral Team will be available to offer any support if needed. 

Mrs Ball 07753419389 

Mrs Livesey 07734391555

Mrs Hyland 07734258218

 

 

Ms Sarah Murphy 

Acting Headteacher 

GOVERNMENT ADVICE

 

Please find below links to the current government advice. School will continue to follow this advice unless advised otherwise by Public Health England

KNOWSLEY FOOD BANK

 

In the event of an extended school closure, families struggling with food poverty can seek support from:

https://knowsley.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

IDEAS FOR HOME-LEARNING IF A CHILD IS STAYING AT HOME (SELF-ISOLATING) 

 

Children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal.

 

FREE online education resources

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org 

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

Numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

Numberblocks. Learn how much fun counting can be with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small.

 

 

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

 

PhonicsPlay

https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk 

 

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