This page will include any important pieces of information or updates linked to the Coronavirus, as well as any home learning resources, which could support your child’s learning whilst at home (KS2 children will find the majority of their home learning challenges on Google Classroom and Seesaw).
See this link for a guidance update: Letter to Parents/Carers
For additional information and updated documents regarding Covid-19, please see below (newer Gov advice will be at the top).
Here Comes the Summer
For some summer holiday activity ideas, see below…
Back to School Support
‘My Back to School Bubble’ is an ebook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.
The published story is available as a free download and can be found alongside our other COVID-19 resources on the e-Bug website.
Online education resources for home learning update
We have updated our guidance for online education resources for home learning to include additional resources and new tips to help parents and carers with home education.
The list of resources can be found here:
Updated guidance on keeping children safe online
With the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have updated advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to include new information on apps to help children stay safe online.
The advice and guidance on keeping children safe online can be found here:
DFE Online education resources for home learning – Updated
The lists of online resources have been updated and there are additional resources organised by key stage including early years.
DfE update on children attending more than one setting – Update
“Parents should be encouraged to minimise as much as possible the number of childcare settings their child attends. Children should attend just one setting wherever possible unless it is essential that they attend different settings to accommodate parent or carer working patterns or because it is essential for their health and wellbeing. Childminder settings should consider how they can work with parents to agree how best to manage any necessary journeys, for example pick-ups and drop-offs at schools, to reduce the need for a provider to travel with groups of children.”
Testing of Under Fives – New
In the ‘Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings’ guidance the DfE say that children under five can be tested but there is a different approach to booking this:
“All those children and young people eligible to attend, and members of their households, will have access to testing if they display symptoms of coronavirus…. To access testing parents will be able to use the 111 online coronavirus service if their child is 5 or over. Parents will be able to call 111 if their child is aged under 5.”
DFE Guidance – Information for Parents and Carers – Updated
Updated information on support for parents, online resources and vulnerable children.
DFE Guidance Vulnerable Children and Young People – Updated
This guidance has been updated to clarify the existing guidance, including the actions to be taken for each group around their attendance or otherwise at an education setting. There has been no change in the groups included in the definition of vulnerable children.
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Home Learning Resources and Links
Home Learning Update
The DfE have updated guidance on supporting children to learn at home which includes links to a variety of learning apps for parents to use with their children as well as guidance and advice for parents at home with their children during the current situation.
The BBC today unveils its biggest push on education in its history supported by DfE- ensuring that every child in the UK has the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their national school curriculum in these challenging times. There are also some useful resources for pre-schoolers.
The Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that parents can do with their children at home to support early learning
Daily broadcast of Maths around the home, aimed at 3-7 year olds Https://youtube.com/c/
EYFS Home Learning Challenges
Physical Activity/Education Challenges
Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity.
For children in Key Stage 2 there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden. Daily and weekly guidance is provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.
You can view what real PE at home looks like by clicking here.
Strictly Come Dancing In Your Own Home
Classes are saved onto YouTube page after livestream has finished. So you can still enjoy even if you aren’t available at the exact start time.
PE at Home
Chance to Shine Cricket
For indoor and outdoor cricket ideas, follow the link below.
Prizes to be won!
Run Around the World
For more information, see the school updates.
YoYo York & South Schools Trust
For access to some amazing and informative videos (created by YoYo) – linking to our one letter a week learning format or other different things, please follow the link below to their Youtube channel.
World Earth Day
Sow some flower seeds and grow your own flower. Make sure you photograph and share your progress as they grow using #museumgardensathome @museumgardens on Twitter and #museumgardensathome @yorkmuseumgardens on Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Bring your flowers to the Museum Gardens when we reopen and we will curate a beautiful community display.