St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Coronavirus Information for Parents and Carers

We appreciate that given the current climate, there may be lots of worries and concerns but we would ask that rather than following advice on social media or elsewhere that you please contact the school office to raise any concerns or ask any questions to ensure that you get given current and accurate advice. We can assure you that our whole-school community's wellbeing is our priority.

 

The NSPCC has shared some useful resources which you may want to share with your children if they have any worries. Click on the links below:

Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus
Source: NSPCC
Date: 26 March 2020

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.

Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health

 

 

Could my child's school be closed?

The government has the power to close schools.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson met head teachers about the challenges facing schools as a result of the coronavirus.

"The most immediately pressing challenge is the difficulty in keeping schools open with growing numbers of staff having to self-isolate," head teachers' leaders said. "It is likely that a number of schools will have to close because there are too few staff available to teach, support and supervise children."

Self-Isolation

For any children currently self-isolating the links below can be used to support home-learning currently whilst staff prepare other resources as stated above.

 

 EYFS

Twinklhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Cbeebieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Key Stage 1

Reading - Continue to read your school books or other texts at home every day

Phonics - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Free phonics games and resources

Times Tables - https://ttrockstars.com/ Access the ‘studio’, ‘garage’ and ‘sound check’ areas.

GPS - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > English >SPAG  Access spelling grammar and Phonics resources

Maths - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > Maths  Access to online maths games and activities

Maths -https://play.numbots.com/#/intro 

Years 3, 4 and 5

Reading - Continue to read your school books or other texts at home every day

Times Tables - https://ttrockstars.com/ Access the ‘studio’, ‘garage’ and ‘sound check’ areas.

GPS - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > English >SPAG  Access spelling grammar and Phonics resources

Maths - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > Maths  Access to online maths games and activities

Years 6

Reading - Continue to read your school books or other texts at home every day

Times Tables - https://ttrockstars.com/ Access the ‘studio’, ‘garage’ and ‘sound check’ areas.

GPS - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > English >SPAG  Access spelling grammar and Phonics resources

Maths - https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Home page > Maths  Access to online maths games and activities

Y6 Children also have their CGP revision guides for Maths and Grammar

 

For any questions relating to your child's health, please visit Public Health England in the first instance and for the most up-to-date information from Public Health England, please click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

 

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