Parent/Carer Info

Basic Signs in Sign Support English, by Janet Lloyd (Requires Powerpoint which is free to download for Smartphones & Tablets, please visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store)

 

Learning related to safeguarding and keeping children safe in and out of school

Corona virus related information for children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlOGKpMNs4 (Play Mobil COVID-19 info)

https://files.classdojo.com/dojofiles/385e32d8691f01f18236accd/2020-03-20/ab208f8e4c58d486eef57fc60a052695ed615972_98772206d2ac/6d5eb7ee8c02.pdf

For pupils who are higher level readers https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/what-is-coronavirus/

 

Online safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

http://www.free-for-kids.com/internet-safety-posters.shtml

 

My feelings and body awareness

http://www.socialworkerstoolbox.com/feeling-happy-feeling-safe-videos-pre-school-children/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/pants-teaching/

 

Home safety

http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/homesafety/

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

http://www.free-for-kids.com/stranger-danger-worksheets-1.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGnW8yQBeN0 (Fireman Sam Safety in the home)

 

Help and support

Please see attached document ‘Parents and carers resource sheet contacts’

 

Manchester City, Challenges,Activities and Games

Sing In Class, Songs for Primary School Children

Home Learning Pack

Sensory Learning Ideas

Positive Eye

Parent/Carer Home School Survival Toolkit

Primary Health and Wellbeing Challenges

Secondary Health and Wellbeing Challenges

Please find the latest important information from The Manchester Healthy Schools Team, World Health Organisation, Manchester Local Care Organisation and Kooth Counselling Service.

WHO Advice Covid 19

WHO Mental Health Considerations Covid 19

Manchester Healthy Schools Team

Chat Health with the Manchester Local Care Organisation

Kooth Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

 

Home Learning

We always want to support pupils and families by providing opportunities for home learning.Here are a number of online resources that may be of benefit for you to explore together. We use many of the resources in school and will be familiar to lots of pupils and a firm favourite activity amongst many!   We hope you have as much fun exploring them as we do! PLEASE NOTE that there are a number of YouTube links listed below and we urge you to ensure children are always supervised when accessing these resources. 

Website links for Songs

British council songs:  https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/songs

Super simple learning songs  https://supersimple.com/super-simple-songs/

Brain break action songs https://www.learningstationmusic.com/blog/2013/10/23/20-brain-breaks-action-songs-lets-move/

Relaxing songs https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=relaxing+kids+onsg&view=detail&mid=23102B5C30C2A5A399BC23102B5C30C2A5A399BC&FORM=VIRE

Stories

British council stories: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories

Barefoot books:  https://www.barefootbooks.com/kids/animated-videos/

Vooks story site:  https://www.vooks.com/

Story time:  https://www.storylineonline.net/

Phonics and Communication Resources:

Phonics games and activities:  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics games and activities:  https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

symbol talk:  https://www.symbotalkapp.com/#/me/:id

Fun and Games:

Educational games:  https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/

Top marks- Maths/Literacy and skill games:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

abcya Strategy and skills-based games:  https://www.abcya.com/

Cbeebies:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbeebies        https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

 

We are entering four classes in the Local Primary Schools Spring Open Art Show using their Whitbread entries (Big Cats, Zebras, Parrots and Explorers). 

 

Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting Magazine

#Goldilocks: A fairytale for the digital age Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

#Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale that offers a fun and accessible way for you to discuss all things social media related with your younger children. Co-branded by Vodafone UK and Andersen Press, award-winning author Jeanne Willis created the light-hearted story alongside illustrator Tony Ross. The book is designed to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies, or oversharing images, as we see Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media….

#Goldilocks Digital Book can be downloaded here

#Goldilocks Activity Sheet here

Parental Controls (Internet Matters)

The Best Parental Control Software for 2019

Best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020

 

Safeguarding Hub

Keeping your child safe online

Information about helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children

Family agreement
Let's talk about life online
Parents and carers resource sheet

 

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities local offer leaflet 2019

 

New! Parent & Carer Workshops Autumn 2019

 

Useful Links for Parents & Carers 

https://www.minded.org.uk

 

Other useful information

Family Fund 

Manchester's Local Offers (Disability & Special Educational Needs) 

Manchester Carers Forum 

The Autumn Group 

Short Breaks Information 

Talbot House 

CAF Getting Social Care Support 

Problem-Solving Toolkit

Financial Entitlements Checklist 

 

Wonder what all the abbreviations & terminology means? Click here to find out!

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