COVID 19 Updates

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Home Learning

During a period out of school during the Coronavirus outbreak, supporting your child’s wellbeing will be as important as supporting them with their academic progress. Children will be supported best by having a plan for the week. What will they do academically with physical and online resources provided and what will they do for fun and to relax? Making a plan can make all the difference. Making a list or a timetable for each day together could be great fun and really supportive and settling.

Ideally, we would like children to spend time each day practising their times tables and spellings. It is also essential that they spend at least 20 minutes to 30 minutes a day reading. In addition to this, we feel that 30 minutes should be spent on maths and 30 minutes on English. For English, this could be a reading comprehension or a writing task. We believe that they should spend time each day either on science or theme (history or geography) – again around 30 minutes. Our day is structured as follows – In a morning, we would normally have maths and then English and after lunch it would either science, music, re, pe, pshe or theme.

Year 2 Home Learning WC 20 July – 28 Aug 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Year 1 Home Learning WC 20 July – 28 Aug 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 20 July – 28 Aug 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 20 July – 28 August 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 13 – 17 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 13 – 17 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 13 – 17 July 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 13 – 17 July 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 6 – 10 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 6 – 10 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 6 – 10 July 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 6 – 10 July 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 29 June – 3 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 29 June – 3 July 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 29 June – 3 July 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 29 June – 3 July 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 22 – 26 June 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 22 – 26 June 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 22 – 26 June 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 22 – 26 June 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 15 – 19 June 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 15 – 19 June 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 15 – 19 June 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 15 – 19 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 25 May – 12 June 2020

Welcome to the Y2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Y1 Home Learning WC 25 May – 12 June 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 25 May – 12 June 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 25 May – 12 June 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Y2 Home Learning WC 11 – 22 May 2020

Welcome to the Y2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Year 1 Home Learning WC 11 – 22 May 2020

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 11 – 22 May 2020

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 11 – 22 May 2020

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to progress [...]

Year 2 Home Learning WC 20 April – 8 May

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Year 1 Home Learning WC 20 April – 8 May

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 20 April – 8 May

Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Nursery Home Learning WC 20 April 8 May

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page. Delivering these daily sessions has many benefits. It will help to create a structure that is something that children thrive on. It will also help your child to [...]

Year 2 Home Learning WC 23 March – 17 April

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page Letter to Parents English mark scheme 2019 English reading answer 2019 English reading paper 1 2018 English reading paper 1 2019 English reading paper 2 2018 Memory box [...]

Year 1 Home Learning WC 23 March – 17 April

Welcome to the Year 1 home learning page Letter to parents bounce Bright lights, big city calculations 1 calculations 2 calculations empty number lines memory box number lines Rio da Vida ruler lines subtraction 2016 Key [...]

Reception Home Learning WC 23 March – 17 April

Welcome to the Rec home learning page letter to parents Phonemes 101 high frequency words Addition Cursive letter formation Number formation Phonemes 1 Subtraction

Nursery Home Learning WC 23 March – 17 April

Welcome to the Nursery home learning page Letter Ruler Shapes Sheep What number is coming next Alphabet 1 Alphabet Mat How many eggs 1 How many eggs 2D pictures

 

Websites/Links

Here is a suggestion of websites which may support learning at home.

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

We have no control over the contents of third party websites for which the school takes no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your children for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

This is going to be an Easter like no other – twinkl have put together some ideas on things to do at home this Easter time. Click on the link below for more details.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/twinkl-free-easter-resources…

The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.

The Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.

The Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.

View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.

Watch The Wind in the Willows stage production online.

The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.

NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/learn – BBC: Advice for Parents

oxfordowl.co.uk   – Oxford Owl, advice on reading and maths

bbc.co.uk/bitesize – Resources for KS1 and KS2

senteacher.org

topmarks.co.uk

bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

lil-fingers.com/storybooks

educationcity.com

crickweb.co.uk

letters-and-sounds.com

We will keep you updated on all aspects of the COVID 19 situation including all the latest government advice.

Guidance and support

Please click on the link to take you to the Covid-19 help and support page 

During the early hours the Government released the following guidance to schools confirming what roles are classed as a key worker and which children are vulnerable. The guidance also states that to further limit the spread of COVID-19 if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. This enables schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. However, the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. Schools are therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. 

Vulnerable Children

Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

Parents classed as key workers 

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home and every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Please, therefore, follow these key principles: 1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. 2. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions. 3. Parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults. 4. If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.

Health and Social care This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment. 

Education and childcare This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach. Key public services This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting. 

Local and National Government This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines). 

Public Safety and National Security This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas. 

Transport This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass. 

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

If parents think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with school that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service. If your school is closed then please contact your local authority, who will seek to redirect you to a local school in your area that your child, or children, can attend. The school will obviously contact you if this is the case and give you further details and information Can I please reiterate that you only send your child into school if you fall into these categories. If you are a family with only one parent in the key worker group can I suggest that you do everything possible for the other parent to have your child at home. It is very clear from the guidance that children will be most safe at home. As this situation continues it is going to put further pressures on staffing the schools.

Thank you

We would like to say thank you all for your support and understanding over the past few days. We appreciate you bearing with us when we haven’t been able to answer your crucial questions. It has been a difficult time for everyone, reacting to news as soon as the government has released it. We’ve been staggered by the truly amazing families and staff we have at our schools.

The offers of help and support we have been given has been humbling. The community spirit of Deepcar and Stocksbridge and Sheffield as a whole is well and truly alive.

In the following weeks please follow all the guidance that is released and take care of yourself and all your family members and the community we live in. We will be in touch with everyone as soon as we know anything. We wish you all the best in the difficult times ahead.

All the staff at Royd Nursery Infant School

We will keep you updated on all aspects of the COVID 19 situation including all the latest government advice.    

Talking To Children About Coronavirus

It helps to talk to children about anything they are concerned about. The following 2 sites offer great support with this.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsY-jLqaXM

If your children are curious about how germs spread and how hand washing helps, take a look at the following 2 links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBGsoimPXZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KirHm_sYfI

It has been fantastic to see all your photographs this week that you have shared with us of your children doing their homework (and fun stuff too) at home. Please keep sending them in to our facebook it really does make everyone smile in this worrying time that we are going through. Stay well, stay safe indoors and remember to keep washing those hand!

Colourful pictures of rainbows have started appearing in windows amid the coronavirus outbreak – and this is the reason why.

Pupils across the country are being encouraged to put up the paintings to “spread hope” during this troubled time.

Schools are now closed to children of non-key workers, with thousands of youngsters trying to continue their learning at home.

One of the ways being used to try and keep morale up in communities is by painting rainbows.

Rainbows of hope are appearing in windows everywhere! Keep on spreading the hope! Thank you to everyone who has sent them in, they are fantastic

Friday 20th March 

We would like to say thank you all for your support and understanding over the past few days. We appreciate you bearing with us when we haven’t been able to answer your crucial questions. It has been a difficult time for everyone, reacting to news as soon as the government has released it. We’ve been staggered by the truly amazing families and staff we have at our schools.

The offers of help and support we have been given has been humbling. The community spirit of Deepcar and Stocksbridge and Sheffield as a whole is well and truly alive.

In the following weeks please follow all the guidance that is released and take care of yourself and all your family members and the community we live in. We will be in touch with everyone as soon as we know anything. We wish you all the best in the difficult times ahead.