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Dear Parents 
 
As we move into what looks like quite a long period of school closure due to lockdown, we thought it would be helpful to share some online resources that you can use to support your child at home and develop their love of Reading. As we know, Reading is a hugely important life skill that can have a big impact on children's success at school and beyond. We also know from the research that children who read and talk about books more often tend to be better and more confident readers and do better in other areas of the curriculum also. 
 
We appreciate that reading with your child at home might be more tricky if you do not have access to a library or a supply of good quality books at the right level. 
 
Please find attached a brilliant resource list from a former librarian who has collected a huge list of free and fun websites to try with your child. There is everything from free books to listen to, to art and craft related ideas linked to books that you can try at home. 
 
 
Please do try and encourage reading at home during this time. It is very important that children try and read regularly as younger children can quickly lose their confidence and fluency. 
 
If you do try any of the activities or your child particularly enjoys one of the online books, we would love to hear all about it on twitter with a picture if you are able to send one. 
 
Good luck and we look forward to hearing about your adventures in Reading

Remote education provision: information for parents 

 

The information below is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

Covid19 Risk Assessment

Autmn Term information for parents...

Coronavirus resources for parents of children with SEND

 

Some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves.

Plenty more ideas here:

https://www.humberstonejunioracademy.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-resources-for-parents-of-children-with/

 

Or check out the Indoor Olympics Games ideas below:

 

 

Keeping Children Safe when learning online

 

As children learn online and through various Internet websites, it is important to remember online safety and how to keep your child safe when accessing these resources.

 

The following sites below are intended to help you learn about Internet Safety for you and your children:

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

E-safety tips, advice and resources

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

 

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Parents and Carers information to keep your child safe online

 

https://parentinfo.org/

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet

 

www.net-aware.org.uk

A guide to social networks, apps and games

 

www.commonsensemedia.org 

Online reviews for apps and games with safety in mind 

 

www.getsafeonline.org/

Advice on how to protect yourself and your devices when online

 

www.internetmatters.org

E-safety tips, advice and resources 

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection services

 

 

COVID19 - School safeguarding policy addendum

 

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at  Humberstone Junior & Infant Academies.

Talking to children about coronavirus

 

The PDF file below is intended to help you speak to your children about the Corona virus in a clear and informative way:

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

 

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Some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves.:

 

https://www.humberstonejunioracademy.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-resources-for-parents-of-children-with/

 

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School Closure: Letter to Parents

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the ongoing Corona virus outbreak.

 

Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

We follow government guidance which is constantly being updated here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

The new guidance for social distancing can be found here:
 
The new guidance on staying at home for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus can be found here:

 

 

What are the symptoms of Corona virus? COVID-19?

 

The most common symptoms of corona virus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature.

 

 

How can I avoid catching and spreading the Corona virus?

 

- Wash your hands with soap and water often and especially before meals. – do this for at least 20 seconds

 

- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

 

- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

 

- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

 

- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

- Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas

 

- Avoid events with large groups of people.

 

- Do not go to your GP or hospital. Use your phone or the Internet to contact 111 for advice.

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

 

What if my child has symptoms?

 

Children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others.

If children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home.

 

 

How long should you stay at home for?
 

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

 

 

Will the school close?

 

Unless the school has been directly advised to close by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team, the school will remain open. We will announce any school closures on the school website and via ParentMail.

 

 

Where can I find more information?

 

More information can be found at the links below:

 

The best way to wash your hands:

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

 

Government advice for places of Education:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

CBBC Newsround Question and Answer session about the Corona virus for Children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2rQV34fr-M