During this period of limited opening of schools to pupils whose parents and carers are critical workers or who are vulnerable (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision for guidance), all pupils will be able to access learning in line with those pupils attending school and following the school's long term curriculum plans (see Curriculum and Class Pages). This will be facilitated via J2e, an online platform, where teachers will give pupils access to video content and materials to support their understanding of the concepts being learned and tasks to secure the skills required to secure learning objectives from the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This links to the use of SOLO Taxonomy as the school's pedagogical approach. The materials cover the complete breadth of the statutory curriculum and, for Early Years, all strands of learning.
As we recognise that our pupils would benefit from being able to see each other and their teachers, as well as continuing to celebrate their achievements at this time, weekly live year group assemblies will be held via Microsoft Teams each Friday. As well as pupils sharing WOW work each week, the class Star of the Week will be announced and the Sportsperson of the Week certificates for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will also be awarded within the year group assembly for the recipients. A weekly recorded assembly will also be made available.
The school is in a position to support parents and carers with the loan of devices and additional data subject to criteria and availability. If you experience any difficulty with access to devices, the internet or using J2e, please contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone and a member of staff will be able to support you and your child.
The school has set out details of its remote learning offer and you can view the policy and related letters sent to parents and carers below, as well as the guides to using J2e.
Please find below a number of general learning resources that you may find helpful at this time to use with your child at home.
Oxford Owl e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/#
Oxford Owl literacy: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/
Plazoom’s free learning packs: https://www.plazoom.com/collections/home-learning
Twinkl parents’ hub: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access
Hamilton Trust free learning packs on different topics: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/about-hamilton/use-for-free/
Phonics Play are offering free access to activities: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#
Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/
Think U Know for keeping safe online: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
The Body Coach PE lessons: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos
NHS Keep Active: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities
Please also remember that you can complete more than one activity from the Easter holiday homework.
Finally, please see the attached information received from Hounslow with a wide range of resources including some to help you talk to your child about COVID-19 and to deal with anxiety.
Things to do
The BBC has begun to broadcast daily lessons in a range of subjects for all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage pupils. The home schooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
These can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
The Government has published a list of suggested providers of online learning. Please find this at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
The Government has also updated its advice for parents and carers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Libraries connected have activities that you can connect with, some book related and others more practical including some lego clubs. Please check the links: https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/page/librariesfromhome
CEOPS have released new online safety home learning packs : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ (Lucy could this also be added next to their information on the online safety and Advice for Parents pages too please)
Hounslow Promise and HEP project to provide laptops to families in need - connectingkids@home
The Hounslow’s Promise local education charity is working with local schools and HEP to help provide computers or laptops to local school pupils who are needing to study at home but don’t have access to a computer or the internet.
If you have an old laptop at home and could donate this, then please take a look at the attached document which has details of who to contact and what to do with the laptop before handing it over. These will be very gratefully received!
London Fire Brigade Education Team Fire Safety Workshops 2020-21
During lockdown, London Fire Brigade have committed to working closely with the communities across London to ensure our fire safety message is still delivered whilst in this difficult period, so whilst our Education Officers are temporarily unable to visit your school in person, we have instead created three 'Home Fire Safety videos'.
Our virtual lessons focus on ‘Prevention, Detection & Escape’ from fire in the home, and cover the most common cause of domestic fires, how to prevent a fire, the importance of a working smoke alarm as an early warning device, and how to get out safely if a fire starts. The information children learn in these videos could potentially save lives one day.
Heathrow Airport Learning Support
Heathrow Airport have created a site full of learning support materials.
Please see the link below:
Health and Wellbeing
Our school caterer, Chartwells, has been working on a project - The Super Yummy Kitchen, which has launched on YouTube: Super Yummy, Simply Delicious snacks
They have created cook along videos aimed at school children to help entertain by enabling them to create yummy, healthy snacks made from store cupboard ingredients. Nutritional messages will feature throughout the videos and there will be a curriculum activity and a health and wellbeing challenge set everyday.
These videos will be launched on their social media pages Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am.
You can find these videos on their YouTube channel, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Super Yummy, Simply Delicious Chartwells
Guidance for the public on supporting wellbeing:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting wellbeing: 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
PHE has launched a WhatsApp chatbot tool to ensure that we all have trustworthy information about COVID-19 from GOV.UK and NHS.UK, including advice on prevention, symptoms and staying at home. The new service has already attracted one million messages and you can add 07860 064422 into your phone contacts and then send a ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
We recognise that children may be spending longer online at present than they usually do. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online):
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online):
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC):