Twice-Weekly Lateral Flow Tests For Covid-19 Available For Households,Childcare and Support Bubbles - See Link Below
You may have seen/heard on the news and in the press that households, childcare and support bubbles will now be eligible for twice-weekly home testing for covid-19.
You will be able to order a box of lateral flow tests to be delivered to your home (or they can be collected from a convenient location). Schools will not be holding any of these test packs, so please don't ask.
It is important to note that this scheme is NOT for primary pupils. The kits are for the remaining household, support or childcare bubble ADULTS ONLY.
Here is the link to the Gov.uk website with more information.
Additional Resources for home learning
BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily:
Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
Bitesize Daily primary will also air every day on BBC Red Button as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.
For primary, BBC Bitesize online also has an expanded offer of structured lessons in Maths and English for all year groups which can be used at home. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
PE with Joe sessions:
These will be available on Joe Wicks’ official YouTube channel, ‘The Body Coach TV’, at 9am, going live on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The first 2021 PE with Joe session is available on Monday, January 11th 2021. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Each video will last 20 minutes and be streamed live. The sessions have been designed for the home, so no large, open spaces or equipment are needed to participate in the workout.
I see maths: https://www.iseemaths.com/ for Yrs 3 & 4 and Yrs 5 & 6
These are a series of short maths sessions, delivered by a teacher, enabling pupils to pause the session to do some calculating themselves, then the problems are worked through and answers are given. There are LOADS of these in all areas for maths for KS2 children.
The Oak Academy:
This was set up by the Department for Education last lockdown, but has been updated and is FULL of lessons for home learning for ALL year groups.
Guidance to parents/guardians as to when you should book a coronavirus test for your child
Essex County Council has asked us to share this website with you.
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Essex Welfare Service has been set up to support the most vulnerable in our community.
Designed for people who are without the support of family, friends or neighbours we are co-ordinating requests and referrals for support and connecting them to volunteers who want to do their bit at this exceptional time of need.
You can help to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.