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Information for Parents/Carers 2020 - 2021

 Newly added:

Here is a document containing very good tips about supporting and encouraging your child with their reading at home:

7 Top Tips For Reading At Home

 

Click here to read Information for Parents About Our Remote Education Provision

 

Please click on the image below for a quick guide to Remote Learning at Thorntree

 

 

Please click on the image below for a quick guide for Continuing to Learning Remotely

 

As a school we have revised our remote learning policy should we encounter bubbles and/or individual children having to self-isolate in the coming weeks and months. We want to be able to offer immediate remote education to all children who are unable to attend school.

We want to ensure that clear expectations are communicated to you as to what the children and teachers will do each day.

We want new learning to take place each day, and that there is regular contact between teachers and their classes at the end of the day between 3-3.30pm.

Please read our Continuation of Learning Plan HERE

 

Please find below important Information published by the Department for Education on 5th January 2021:

"During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All other children and students will learn remotely until February half term.
Higher education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.
During the period of national lockdown, childminders and childminder agencies can continue to allow children to attend as normal, except for school-aged children. Childminders caring for school-aged children (including reception children) should only open for children who are eligible for on-site school attendance including vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
In these circumstances, we do not think it is possible or fair for all exams this summer to go ahead as planned. The Secretary of State for Education will therefore work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements after consultation with the sector."

New National Lockdown Advice 

Guidance on Children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children Who Can Access Schools and Educational Settings

 

Previously added:

The Education Endowment Foundation has produced this list of resources for parents to support effective home learning. Please follow the link:

Resources for parents to support effective home learning

 

Here is the latest government guidance on what parents and carers need to know about Early Years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term:

What parents and carers need to know about Early Years providers, schools and colleges

 

For help understanding when to get your child tested, or not, please read this letter from the Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer of NHS Test and Trace.

When to get your child tested 

 

Here is a link to a PDF that explains in very simple language for children what the Coronavirus is and what we can do about it:

Coronavirus explanation for children

 

Keeping Your Child Safe Online While They Are Off School

"Think You Know" is a great website giving advice and guidance on online safety for children. Click on their link below to access worksheets for differing age groups 4-5 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

 

You can also visit this site online for advice on keeping children safe online:

https://parentinfo.org/

 

Young Minds have published this poster outlining 10 ways that parents can help their children cope with change. Here's the link to the website:

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2039/top-ten-tips-for-coping-with-change.pdf

Click here for a direct link to the document.

 

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families  has published the following advice for parents and schools about helping children transition to new school environments. Here's the link: 

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11610/managing-unexpected-endings-transitions-may2020.pdf

 

Please find below some other very useful counselling and/or pastoral websites on supporting your children at this difficult time. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#looking-after-your-own-mental-health

 

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/generated-pdf/document/COVID-19---resources-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/