Easter holiday activities
Over the Easter break, from Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020, we won't be adding to the 'home learning during school closure' pages, as we are doing during term time. If you do wish to continue school work with your child, we suggest you look back over any of the activities from the previous week that you didn’t manage to complete and/or try out some of the free learning resources out there, either ones you have found yourself or from the extensive list below.
Remind your child that if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while the school is closed there are places they can go for support. For example, Childline can be contacted for free on 0800 1111, or children can get support online
Our designated safeguarding leads are still working during usual school hours during the COVID-19 academy closure, so please do contact them on the school phone number 020 3772 4573 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are concerned about a child.
If you are concerned a child is at immediate risk out of school hours, you should contact one of the following:
Bromley Council’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
020 8461 7026 or email@example.com (core hours are 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Out of hours emergency contact: 0300 303 8671
0808 800 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by clicking the link on the NSPCC website:
Free learning resources
Activity ideas from the Scouts
Draw tutorials with children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph
Stay active with Sport England
Free mathematics resources from Carol Vorderman
Free maths activities by year group
Ideas for cooking with children from Jamie Oliver
Singing with Mylene Klass
Dancing with Darcey Bussell
History with Dan Snow
Science with Dr Brian Cox
Geography with Steve Backshall
Free David Walliams audio books
Free books being read, often by the author or a celebrity
Various free activities and resources
Various free educational games and activities
Scholastic learning resources (20+ days)
Virtual tour of 12 museums
Free daily 30 minutes workout at 9am with the Body Coach, Joe Wicks
Free educational resources from Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents
To set up your account go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELP You will then be asked to set up your own log in details which will give you full access to the website.
Resources to support children better understand the Coronavirus
Information from the Children's Commissioner
Coronavirus: Resources to support mental health and well-being from 'Heads Together'
Young Minds: Talking to children about Coronavirus
#Covibook - Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Place2Be - Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children
Advice from the mental health charity MIND
https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf (there is a link at the end to make any donations to the NHS charities together)
General COVID-19 related information
The Government/Public Health England advice for Educational Settings
Advice and support
NHS 111 is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
What to do if you're not feeling okay: You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.
Phone: 116 123
A national helpline providing information and support for people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Phone: 0845 767 8000
A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and
build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Web: www.womensaid.org.uk/ Phone: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline)
Cruse has a UK-wide network of branches that provide bereavement support to anyone who needs it.
St Christopher’s - Candle Child Bereavement Service:
St Christopher’s has been providing bereavement counselling to patients’ families for over 40 years. The Candle Child Bereavement Service extends this support to all children, young people and their families in the south east London area.
Phone: 020 8768 4533
A national charity aiming to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.