The person responsible for overseeing the home learning is Julie Lillycrop.
My goodness, the sun has been out all morning but look how much snow there still is in my garden! I imagine you would like to play in that?
For a bit of Maths fun enter my competition: how deep do you think the snow is right now where the red arrow is, in cm? Use the cleared path as a clue. Key Stage 2 children can you convert to mm and metres too?
Enter by e mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The winners and the actual amount will be shared on the website on Thursday afternoon. By e mailing me your parents are consenting to your first name being used on the website if you win.
The competition has now closed. We had lots of entries, thank you. Nobody guessed exactly right, which is not surprising. I thought that there was less than there really was. I don't think it has melted much at all today, either. Before I tell you who the closest people were (the winners) can you work out the answer yourself from this photo?
15cm of snow!
The joint winners are:
Well done and thanks to all who entered. It didn't look as much as 15cm did it?
Norfolk advice line can help parents get their device working as needed such as how to turn it into a hotspot. The Technology support line for people getting started with online services number is 01603 774777.
Do your children need a bit of help with processing all of this?
Do you need some advice or mental support?
Please see the below resources or e mail Miss Strutt who might be be able to help you.
If you have a concern about safeguarding please contact Miss Strutt and myself (email@example.com) and the person who sees the e mail first will get back to you.
Resources for talking to children about coronavirus
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 Newsround video clip for children
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus Tips for families
https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children Conic book style story about coronavirus
https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals
https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506 A comic exploring coronavirus for young people
https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update Advice for parents of children with SEN
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Advice from The Child Mind Institute
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/ ELSA coronavirus story for children
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists
https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf Easy read information page about coronavirus
Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted)
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time
https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ To support young people in managing virus related anxiety
https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news
https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=pandemics-resources Range of resources from American Psychiatric Association
https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ Generic tips from Anna Freud Centre
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 Generic tips to support good mental health
https://www.gozen.com website with activities to support children experiencing anxiety. Their YouTube channel has guided videos with relaxation, deep breathing and meditations
https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids List of creative ways to practice deep breathing
After Week 7 Home Learning photos are in the class shields.