We would like to bring to your attention the “ThinkuKnow” education programme from the NCA-CEOP.
This is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
In the current climate, with children spending increasing amounts of time online during home schooling, Northumbria Police would like to highlight this programme on online safety which they believe you will find useful for protecting your children if included as part of their home learning package.
There are resources on the website targeted at different age groups. Parents/Carers and teachers could use the resource to assist as part of their learning. It would hopefully help keep them safe.
Due to the recent closure of schools across the UK, we’ve been contacted by a large number of parents looking to make sure their children stay on track with their learning.
We know that schools are doing as much as they can to provide content and, where possible, lessons via live streaming. However, this is a difficult job, so to help out we have compiled a list of fantastic resources that are easily accessible via Amazon, and are packed full of engaging content for children to keep learning whilst at home.
If you have any questions about how we may be able to help you through this period, please do not hesitate to contact us here.
Oliver Shurville – The Resources Director
From Monday (23rd March 2020), please follow these key principles:
If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them:
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers and other frontline health and social care staff; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and specialist education professionals.
Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arm’s length bodies.
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue service employees, National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes.
Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
We will shortly be posting a form for any parents or carers who fall into these categories and will need to send their child to school on Monday.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) meeting for Year 4 pupils last week. As discussed, all pupils in Year 4 will be completing a Multiplication Check of 25 questions (which will take no longer than five minutes) to be undertaken within a three-week period in June. This will be the first time schools across England, including Dunn Street, have all participated.
Guidance and further information we sent out on Thursday 27.02.20, can be found here:
In order to help support your child’s learning, please encourage them to log on regularly to Times Table Rockstars (TTRockstars) at home.
National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.
Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:
•Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
•Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
•Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
The aim of National Smile Month is to ultimately improve the UK’s oral health. Organised by oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, the campaign hopes to raise awareness of important health issues, and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions.’
Thank you for your support.