COVID-19 Information and Homeschool advice/ideas

You can find the official list of KEYWORKERS here.

Please view Coronavirus advice below.

 

If you need educational resources, please see further down this page for an array of links and useful ideas, however please be aware that for children of Dovecotes, class work will be allocated and updated by their class teachers for the time being.

 

This can be found here (Children - classwork handouts).

NEW - October return Risk Assessment 

 

NEW - Return to school letter from Local Authority (for September 2020)

NEW - Letter to parents - full opening 2nd September.

Social distancing stories/going back to school advice for children.

Changes to school from 2nd June.

FAO Year 5 parents - wider opening

FAO Year 6 parents - Secondary School Transition letter

September return Risk Assessment.

June return Risk Assessment.

 

Letter from Wolverhampton Local Authority for parents.

The Oak National Academy (Govt. supported scheme) launches Monday 20th April and can be accessed here.

The timetable for week 1 of the home-schooling scheme can be accessed here

Bitesize daily lessons can be accessed here.

Government guidance for educational settings:

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

Updated information (31.03.20) for parents and carers including how to keep children safe online:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Useful websites for parents and carers on keeping children safe online can be found here

This website is particularly useful and is updated fortnightly: 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets 

City of Wolverhampton Council advice and information:

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information

 

Social stories/ stories on coronavirus that can be personalised for individual children and adapted to reflect any possible changes and updates that we receive as we learn more about the virus:

https://twitter.com/TripleAAlliance/status/1234071779322277889?s=09

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/

http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Pages/Download/b1d9263c-3c36-40c5-9fe3-b7bd7dae422a

 

How to talk to children about the coronavirus:

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-how-talk-about-it-children

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

Coronavirus workbook for children:

http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Pages/Download/208158c7-faa0-4635-b15d-851790eabca7


Advice for young people who may be worried about coronavirus:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

This website is helpful for positive mental health resources:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Read Write Inc. Lessons:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR0DwGAMRNNKhf2mOA5_uGsysQM-2qN0Qxr5R1Gmj2SaLQLT2pksHPzIDS8

For daily fitness/PE sessions:

https://m.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

http://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Steve Backshall's daily home schooling sessions:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A/

Our staff have also recorded stories for you which you can find here (Children - useful links/Bedtime stories).

 

Wellbeing support

 

For additional support (especially useful for children with SEND), please see ideas below as well as our
SEND classwork handouts page.

SEND snapshot from Specialist Learning Support

Life Skills Bingo

Rainbow Reward Chart

Helping Children cope with stress

PMLD exercise - themed days

Communication sheet for themed days for children

Coping - missing family and friends (PSHE family support)

Think Ninja - Empowering young people to build resilience and manage emotions

The Sensory Project

SEND specific resources for learning at home

Free Online Learning Resources

Dealing with Anxiety

Useful Documents

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(Your call will be answered by Mrs Taylor or Mrs Doughty)

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