Dear Parents,

To help manage the Coronavirus situation we have set up a separate page to give practical details out to parents.

 

The Government has issued the current warning advice:

STAY AT HOME

* Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

* Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

* Wash you hands for 20 second as soon as you get home

Please click on the below link for further information:

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

 

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

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 during the school closure:

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

 

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

Coronavirus Anxiety

 

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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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 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

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