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COVID19 Coronavirus Information

Your child should now be at home. But for certain groups, we will be opening the school. If you are a key worker, or your child has an EHCP or a social worker, we have a helpline available. You can call 0116 4546216 or 0116 4446217

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.

 

We aim for this page to be updated regularly


NEW - Please read

 

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday       10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday



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.

YouTube Moderation for Parents

A video from Alan McKenzie (e-safety adviser) concerning Youtube videos in relation to children working from home

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.

 

Should you need support from a food bank over these testing times. Please read the information carefully.

 

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 - ehartley@medway.leicester.sch.uk

 

Mrs Bristow - sbristow@medway.leicester.sch.uk

A child friendly explanation of the Coronavirus

This children’s guide to coronavirus aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

A social story for self isolation

Social Distancing

Social Distancing 1

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Due to the extended lock-down measures in Leicester, the school will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 1st July for all year groups. It will only remain open for its most vulnerable children. Please read your email or look in the noticeboard section for full details. Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back on 1 September 2020.
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