In these uncertain times, we will be using our website to communicate key messages, support and resources to help you as much as we can.
You can still get in touch with us if you need to by completing the form at the bottom.
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With children spending more time online with learning tasks and having greater free time to play games and watch videos, we would like to offer you some support and guidance with regards to online safety.
- We would firstly like to remind you to continue to be vigilant in overseeing what your children are accessing online.
- Double check that you have parental controls set on all devices - mobile phones, tablets and computers.
- If children are using sites such as Youtube to watch educational videos, make sure you monitor the content that they are accessing - many of these sites contain inappropriate adult material.
- Please try to limit the amount of additional screen time your child has each day, as this can negatively affect sleep patterns, eyesight and mental wellbeing/mood in children.
If children have any concerns whilst online, they can contact their class teacher through DB Primary.
There are also the following websites for support:
https://www.childline.org.uk/ - for support
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ - to report and remove harmful online content
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ - for advice on making a report about online abuse
If you choose to supplement schoolwork with resources from online companies or individual tutors please ensure that you use a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
Further information for keeping children safe online:
· https://www.internetmatters.org/ - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· https://www.lgfl.net/default.aspx - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
· https://parentinfo.org/ - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
· https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ - advice for parents and carers
We also refer you back to the E-safety section of our school website (found under the CHILDREN tab) for further information and support.
Here is a suggestion of timings for focused learning tasks (split up into 20-30 minute chunks):
|EYFS / Year 1||Year 2 / Year 3||Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6|
|30 mins physical activity||30 mins physical activity||30 mins physical activity|
|30 mins Reading/Phonics/Sharing a book||30 mins Reading/Phonics/Sharing a book||30 mins Reading/Sharing a book|
|1 hour to 1 ½ hours other tasks||1 ½ to 2 hours other tasks||2 hours other tasks|
|2 hours – creativity e.g. art, gardening, chores, baking etc||2 hours – creativity e.g. art, gardening, chores, baking etc||2 hours – creativity e.g. art, gardening, chores, baking etc 5.|
Use rewards for encouraging children to complete their work.
If your family needs support, or if you are struggling with obtaining basic household items such as food and toiletries, please contact Miss Hartley or Mrs Bristow. They will happily contact you to discuss referrals to Open Hands.
Miss Hartley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Bristow - email@example.com
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