Please see attached flyer for support in County Durham during the coronavirus
30th March 2020
I hope that you and your loved ones are all keeping well. I’d like to thank you for your support, we have received some lovely messages over the last week which have been very much appreciated by the whole staff in these very challenging times. I am aware that everyone has their own personal circumstances to navigate during this time. This is not education as we have ever known it and trying to replicate a normal school day experience is very hard for children, parents and teachers.
Our main priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our whole school community. The children’s home learning should also be supplemented by daily exercise, fresh air, reading and recreational activity. All should, of course, be undertaken whilst following government guidelines.
Unfortunately, there are still many unanswered questions whilst we wait for national and local responses but please be assured that we will keep you informed once we receive more information.
Our school website is our central source of information and already contains some great advice, guidance and home learning links. For after the Easter holidays, if we still have not returned to school, I have added further home learning packs on the children’s class page for you to access. If you would like a paper copy of these, please can you contact us via school email and we will arrange for paper copies to be posted out to you or you can collect from school after the Easter holidays.
However, as always, if you feel you need further support, please do not hesitate to get in touch via our school email address- firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and many thanks
Please see attached information for help to households in our area during this crisis.
Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
If you or someone you know is being abused or being abusive to others the please use the information below:
- If in immediate danger always call 999
- Harbour 24-hour support line 03000202525
- Email email@example.com
- Information available on myharbour.org.uk
- Harbour facebook page
- National Domestic Violence Helpline 08082000247
- Men’s Advice line, for male domestic abuse survivors 08088010327
- The Mix, free advice for under 25’s in UK 08088084994
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 08009995428
- Samaritans 24/7 116 123
The whole School Sport Partnership Team have been working on developing the physical activity resources we have online to help families at home and teachers who are still in school.
Here is the direct link to the ‘Home Resources’ section of their website
They now have the following sections which we are continuing adding new material to:
-Early Years Activity Cards
-Gemma’s Fun Energising Dance Videos
-Home Activity Cards
-Online Activity Links
-Personal Best Challenges
-Zumba Video Routines
They are also putting regular fitness/skill challenge videos on our Facebook Page: Durham & Chester-le-Street School Sport Partnership
Joe Wicks has revealed he will be running virtual PE classes to make sure kids are keeping fit from home as schools close for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Body Coach, 33, told his followers he would be leading classes kids can do from their homes to make sure they are still getting some exercise. He said on Twitter: ‘Hello everybody, I’m Joe Wicks – The Body Coach and I’ve got an exciting announcement to make. ‘Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV. ‘It’s a workout specifically designed for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE. Don’t worry, I’ve got you – I’m going to take this over. ‘I’m going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic. So, tune in Monday morning 9am and every day Monday to Friday.
Corona Virus Update:
Following school closure advice: you will already be aware that Home Learning Packs have been sent home with your child and are available from the school office. (until 3:30pm 20/3/2020).
As reopening times are uncertain at present, we hope you will find the following links helpful in supporting home learning for your child/children: