PHASED RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR SOME YEAR GROUPS

Following government advise some year groups are allowed to return to school from June 1st. The school is phasing this in over the next two weeks and communication is being sent out to the year groups concerned via parentpay. If your child is part of this phased return and you have been contacted you must confirm with the school that you would definitely like your child to return prior to them starting back. The school is required to follow strict guidelines on social distancing and hygiene and needs to make sure every child is accommodated. 

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS ON RETURN TO SCHOOL

 

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Please click on the below link to see some of the lovely rainbows the children made in support of the NHS:

RAINBOWS

 

Please see below an update re school closures from the Headteacher:

Return to school information - communication 2nd June 2020

Return to school information - Year 1 and 6 bubble groups - 2nd June 2020

Headteacher communication - phased return of children to school - letter 22nd May

School closure letter 17th April

Letter from Ms Hawker 11 May 2020

Online video message from Ms Hawker 18th May

Please click on the following link to find out the latest guidance for parents on children returning to school:

Government guidance and websites 2nd June 2020

Government Primary School Education Update 

Transport For London Travel Advice - children returning to school

The Government has issued the current warning advice:

Stay alert
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

stay at home as much as possible
work from home if you can
limit contact with other people
keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms:

a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

Please click on the below link for further information:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do 

COVID19 - Advice for parents

Kingston Council has also dedicated a section on their website to local information about Coronavirus support services, as have Achieving for Children

New: Safeguarding hub for parents: access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on your child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more

Competitions and keeping fit whilst at home!

Please find attached a link to the exciting art competition we have been asked to take part in to decorate the hoarding on the boards on the construction site next to the school :

Hoarding Art Competition

Kidz Fit are encouraging parents and children to access the Kidz Zone on our website, to keep occupied at home.
On here children can play games, create posters/leaflets/stories, color in, and do a set plan of exercises to videos.

Kidz Zone

The 2.6 Challenge

Some children are doing the 2.6 challenge, raising money to help UK charities affected by the Corona-19 pandemic.

Supporting Phonics and Reading at home - Children YR-Y2

From Monday 27th April, the Department for Education are providing a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed.  Please see their letter here.

Please also see poster from the Open University about supporting reading at home as well as this article about reading aloud to your child.

School closure - children learning from home -  Years 1-6

The school is now closed to all but the children of key workers and certain other exceptions. The children in Years 1-6 will be given work to complete via google classroom on a daily basis. They have all been given a username and password and a teacher code which needs to be used once on sign in. Please click on the below link to see the parent guides to be able to access the system:

Getting started with Google Classroom 

Google classroom instructions

If you do not have the individual sign on details for your child please contact the school office via email to admin@limetree.rbksch.org and we will ring you back.

School closure -  children learning from home -  Nursery and Reception

Please click on the below links for information about learning to do with your child :

Return to school story 3rd June 2020

Nursery learning - week commencing 1 June with accompanying resources: size order; teddy bear design

Nursery learning - week commencing 18 May with accompanying resources: vegetables poster; vegetables poster instructions; Mr Potato; ladybird finger prints; i-spy initial sounds 1, 2, 3, 4

Nursery learning - week beginning 11 May with accompanying resources: butterfly checklist; butterfly shapes; butterfly design; flowers; and maths counting book

Nursery learning - week beginning 4th May with accompanying resources: bunting blank; bunting union flag; caterpillar patterns, lego brick patterns 

Two performances from the Polka Dot Theatre to enjoy with your child - with related activity packs: Gorilla and The Paper Dolls 

Nursery Learning - week beginning 27th April

Nursery Learning Wheel Summer 1

Nursery Home Learning Summer 1

Mini Beasts Activity - Nursery

Fruit and Vegetables Learning - Nursery

Playdough Learning - Nursery

Bird Watch - Nursery

Reception Learning Wheel - Summer 1

More ideas for home learning 16 April 

Busythings are offering a 1 month subscription for just £1. This gives the children unlimited access to 100s of games and activities! 

Ideas for Maths and Phonics

More ideas for home learning 30 March 

Reception learning updated 25th March

Nursery learning for children

Reception learning for children

Reception example timetable

Tapestry Guide for parents

Please also click on the below link for access to EYFS resources through Achieving For Children:

Achieving For Children EYFS information

Parents of children in early Years can subscribe to Twinkl for ONE month free membership. This has resources for both Phonics and Maths.

Home Learning weblink for EYFS children

Learning and activity ideas for families from Achieving for Children Kingston & Richmond

The following weblink gives advice to all parents about anxiety issues around Coronavirus

Coronavirus Anxiety

 Telephone support for young people and families/carers in mental health crisis  

and please see further resources below

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Safeguarding

During this exceptional time of the coronavirus and school closures you may feel there comes a point when additional support or advice is required around safeguarding and the welfare of children who are not attending school on a regular basis. The borough services are still available to all residents and it is worth knowing that you are not alone.

Below you will find a series of points about how to contact the borough’s Single Point of Access for extra support or to make a referral if you have a concern that needs professional help or support with a problem or situation. You are within your rights to do so if you feel there is a need for this.

The link to start a referral is given here:

SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS

Making a referral to the Single Point of Access (sometimes called SPA)

You may be concerned about a child's developmental needs, issues that you or somebody else, as a parent or carer, is experiencing, or you suspect a child is being neglected or subjected to some form of abuse.

Before you start

If you are concerned about a child being at risk, or your referral requires a timely response, you should phone the SPA on 020 8547 5008 for guidance prior to completing this form. Experts on the end of the line will be able to advise you over the phone and direct you if they feel there is a need for a referral.

In an emergency

If you think a child is in immediate danger you should call 999.

If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please call the Duty Social Worker on 020 8770 5000.

Whilst it is highly unlikely that you will need to use any SPA system of support it is always a comfort to know where to go should the need arise.

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Health and Wellbeing 

The following support services are available should you wish to talk anything through:

Compassionate Neighbours Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and listening. Website gives informaiton on worldwide compassionate action in the present coronavirus climate and ways to get in touch for connecting and friendship.


Samaritans Samaritans KIngston - Phone: 116 123 - free from any phone or email jo@samaritans.org 24 hours Samaritans offer emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Family LIves Family lives have a free help line that offers support and advice on any aspect of parenting and family life - they have volunteers working from home 9am-9pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Sat/Sun 0808 800 2222

Child LIne Childline - Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling. Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online

Kingston Foodbanks 5 local sites offering food every weekday. Telephone 0208 391 1100

Young Minds Online and helpline support for anyone worried about the emotional well being or mental health of a young person aged 0-25

Kooth Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Mental Health advice  NHS London Mental Health Emergency Services

CAMHS Crisis Line Duty Line for parents and families

School Health Services Information on online School Health Services

Please click on the attached link to information from the Young Minds website which gives practical help on coping with anxiety, arming yourself with the facts,keeping your normal routine and dealing with self isolation:

Advice form the Young Minds Website about anxiety in the time of Coronavirus

Whilst the children are at home it is still very important that they stay active. Please see below links to websites which might help:

Kidz Fit are encouraging parents and children to access the Kidz Zone on our website, to keep occupied at home.
On here children can play games, create posters/leaflets/stories, color in, and do a set plan of exercises to videos.

Kidz Zone website