Home learning guidance
Reasonable expectations for Parents
To all, parents and carers whose children are not classified as vulnerable: please follow this government advice. The word “Critical” is SO important. Help those whose work is CRITICAL to combating Covid 19 by keeping your children at home if at all possible.
The government STRONGLY advises that if there are vulnerable family members with underlying medical issues i.e.
- aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
- under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
- those who are pregnant
Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, next week the NHS in England will directly contact you with advice the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.
People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:
- people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
- people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
- people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
- people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
- people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)
We insist that you MUST keep your children at home to keep your family at minimal risk of contracting Corona Virus.
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Additional to the online shop, please find below free downloadable resource links, which you can also send out to your school community.
Key Stage 1 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439121
Lower Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439120
Upper Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439108
We have a new on-line reading resource for EYFS/KS1
username: childs first name + first letter of surname
centre no: 449532
Books have been allocated based on your child's current reading level
This link contains a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:
So many children are feeling worried and anxious right now, this could help alleviate some of their fears. It has received some wonderful feedback so we believe it would be useful to get it to as many children as possible.