During our most recent period of school partial closure due to COVID (Jan 2021) we have created a new tab in our Latest News section to share any appropriate resources to help support all our families at home.
As the Easter holidays approach, along with Easter craft activities by Firefighter Paul for younger children to enjoy, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are focusing on road safety.
With the lockdown restrictions being lifted and more vehicles on the roads, combined with more children being out and about in the holidays it is important that everyone remembers how to stay safe using the roads.
Computational Thinking with Barefoot Computing
As part of our association with Barefoot Computing our regional computing curriculum hub partner, we are able to access the following home learning resources for you to enjoy.
February Half Term Activity Links
Story time with Nick
Oak Academy Library – a free resource for reading books online
Struggling with parental engagement during lockdown three?
Family and Community Learning have a number of courses that will support engagement with your parents and carers.
- We want to help you to help those parents that are at home and trying to support their children with home schooling.
- Our courses follow the National Curriculum closely and will reflect the methods used in the classroom so that parents understand the work that is being sent home.
- The courses we offer are varied lengths and we certainly believe there will be a course to suit all family circumstances at this current time.
Children’s Mental Health Week
Children’s Mental Health Week, an annual week-long campaign run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, began on Monday 1 February and will run until Sunday 7 February. This year’s theme is “Express Yourself” with the focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use during Children’s Mental Health Week.
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
With national lockdown measures now in place, Wiltshire Council’s Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is still available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time – and will now be available on Saturdays. The hub can help and provide support to those who perhaps don’t have a network around them, and also signpost them to where additional help is available in their local area. Hundreds of community groups, run by volunteers, are still set up across the county, providing invaluable assistance to those who need it. Tel: 0300 003 4576
Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February 2021
To mark Safer Internet Day on 9 February, NSPCC Learning has brought together a range of online safety training and resources to help keep children safe online. In addition, the NSPCC Library has compiled a reading list on keeping children and young people safe online.
Collective Worship Term 4
Collective Worship from our Open the Book Team
A Collective Worship from Revd Rhona Floate exploring our Christian theme of Courage:
BBC video collective worship animation of the story “Hans keeps everyone safe”
Link to previous Open the Book / Collective Worship