Hope your all doing well. Just to let you know there have been some unseen complications with provision for free school meals payments.
Also, staff from school will be phoning home this week just to see how your all getting on. This is a good opportunity to request more work, get passwords for educational website and generally just keep in touch.
Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to email the school website or use the school Facebook page.
- Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
- Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
- Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. They’re already on Oxford Owl and the EHTC portal. A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
During this time, it is vital that our children continue to read. Reading opens to the doors to so many opportunities and allows them to access all areas of the curriculum.
To support the children’s reading, AR has changed their licensing which means we are able to test at home.
Please find all the information about how to access it below.
If the text your child is reading is not on AR, please do not worry. The focus is reading, not testing. When your child is reading, you can ask them questions to support their learning. It does not all have to be done on AR.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If the class teacher is unable to help contact us via the school email or Facebook page.
Keep safe and look after yourselves.
From Durham Constabulary’s Cyber Protect Team:
With schools now being officially shut because of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is likely that there will be an increase of internet use for families and children over the coming weeks. With that in mind, here are some great tips for parents on setting up the right controls and privacy settings to ensure their child stays safe online. You can find these in detail in our ‘Parents Guide to Cyber Safety’ advice booklet which is attached to this email.
The booklet looks at the following areas:
They are a number of different ways to secure your child’s device within the phone settings. Some of these are turning off location settings, blocking inappropriate content and disabling app purchasing.
Broadband & Mobile Networks
Did you know you can restrict certain websites on devices connected to your home router? You can also use these settings to make the home Wi-Fi unavailable to a device after say 9pm for example!
We look at questions to ask when buying a games console, such as if the console or games have chat facilities, is your child able to make purchases using their games console, or does your child’s gamertag reveal their identity?
There are many features that you can put in place to ensure social media is safe for your child, like ensuring accounts are private not public, filtering out inappropriate comments and setting up two-factor authentication.
There are also a number of websites that give detailed advice on staying safe online, such as:
We are on social media! We post regular cyber safety updates on social media and you can find us @DurhamCyber on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also contact the Durham Constabulary Cyber Protect Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that our inbox is not staffed 24/7. Ring 999 in an emergency or 101 to report an incident