On Friday 20th March 2020, our school closed its gates until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to provide a safe space for primary age pupils whose parents are key workers and have no other safe childcare available to them, we were identified by Liverpool City Council as a ‘Hub Site’ and opened on Monday 23rd March. One of 50+ hub sites across the city, we are open only for specific primary age pupils from 9am until 4pm.
 
Please use this link to access updates from our school in relation to the COVID-19 situation. In this section you will find updated online learning tasks for our pupils, messages from the Local Authority and Government and other important information and links. Thank you for your support and stay safe!

Online Learning Tasks for our Pupils

Last Updated 02/04/20

In this section we will add a whole host of websites and links to brilliant resources being shared to help support parents and carers with home learning during the school closures. If you find any useful resources, please share them with our school community on our Twitter feed: @flomellynews 

     
Home Learning Challenges – 30/03/20 Home Learning Challenges – 02/04/20      
         

https://schools.recyclenow.com/resources/

https://padlet.com/seanjones1/q7yfgbq970v2

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk

https://global.oup.com 

https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures

https://twitter.com/RobBiddulph/status/1242009293496430594

http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ (Password: nowpressplay)

https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf 

https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/supporting_children_with_learning_disability_asd.pdf

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors 

http://www.pobble365.com/ 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxIPibLom2o&linkId=100000011293314 

https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/comprehension-ninja.html 

Please find linked, a copy of a booklet put together by experts in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental and Children’s Occupational Therapy, to support children with learning disabilities/ASD with coping with COVID-19 isolation. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Baillie (our Inclusion Lead) or Mrs Findell (our SENCO) – who are still available to support:

https://florencemelly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/supporting_children_with_learning_disability_asd.pdf 

Updated – 02/04/20

While we’re on lockdown, you might need a bit of magic! J.K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter) has launched this amazing website: harrypotterathome.com

EXCITING NEWS! #JuliaDonaldson will launch her first weekly broadcast TODAY (Thursday 2nd April) at 4pm. The star illustrator on today’s ‘Julia Donaldson & Friends’ is #AxelScheffler. So get the family together and tune into facebook.com/OfficialGruffa

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h BBC Bitesize Lessons are coming soon!

Our school meals caterer Chartwells have launched a YouTube video channel #SuperDeliciousSuperYummy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVt3rNe7Dyc&feature=youtu.be

Check out ‘Let’s Go Live with @maddiemoate This week they’ve been exploring our brilliant bodies and in today’s episode they looked at what happens to the body when you get them moving! A great science lesson for all. Monday to Friday at 11:00am! https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Why not get your pump on with @thebodycoach? Mr Leach did it last Monday – he hasn’t been able to walk since! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://www.instagram.com/frank_cottrell_boyce/

Check out First News for a free digital download of their exciting children’s newspaper: https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/covid-19-home-learning-pack-year-1-parents-teachers-carers-12267194

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

https://www.atschool.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.literacyshed.com/

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/counting.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Check out these amazing resources from our friends at Apple of My Eye. An absolute cookery masterclass!

Online Course for Early Years Pupils

Washing Your Hands

Food Word Mat

How to Make Rainbow Pizza

Online Cookery Course for Key Stage 1 Pupils

Vegetable Word Mat

Fruit Word Mat

Cooking Word Mat

Cookery Utensils Word Mat

Stripy Salad Pot Recipe

Online Cookery Course for Key Stage 2 Pupils

Dangers in the Kitchen Worksheet

Rainbow Stir Fry for Key Stage 2

Updates from the Local Authority, Government and Other Agencies

Please use the following link, to the Liverpool City Council Emergency Planning page – this page has the latest updates and advice from the city council.

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/

ATTENTION PARENTS/CARERS – FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE! Parents/carers of pupils eligible for means tested free school meals will be entitled to collect a weekly £10 food voucher for their child whilst our school is closed during term time, which can be redeemed online or in store at ASDA. To collect the voucher, people should visit their designated children’s centre from Monday 23rd March. For more information, please click the following link: https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/free-school-meals/

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED THE LETTER ISSUED BY SCHOOL. THE LOCAL AUTHORITY NOW HAS AN ONLINE CHECKER. For further information, please watch the following:

 

The list of those considered to be Key Workers has been published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Please check if you meet the Key Worker criteria. 

Updated 02/04/20

Learn more about social distancing measures: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults 

Some of Liverpool’s childcare hubs, which are looking after the children of key workers, are to extend their opening hours from Monday 6 April. To stay responsive & meet the need of key workers, there are some changes from Monday 6 April. Some hubs are closing due to low numbers, but 9 hubs will now be open from 7am – 7pm.  All hubs will open throughout the easter holidays (inc the bank holidays) subject to demand: https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/further-changes-to-liverpool-childcare-hubs/ 

It’s been a momentous couple of weeks, affecting how we live & making us all feel overwhelmed… it’s understandable if your children are feeling this too. https://medium.com/liverpool-city-council/overwhelmed-by-everything-youre-hearing-about-covid-19-cd0b0be9715e