COVID-19

COVID-19 Letters and Useful Information:

Christmas 2020

As we come to the holidays, we want to clarify what you should do if your child has Covid symptoms or tests positive for Covid 19 during the holidays.

 

Booking a test

  • There is a quick turnaround for booking a test and getting the results, so please don’t hesitate to book one if you or your child has any of the Covid 19 symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

  • Test centres will be open throughout and the Christmas and New Year period

 

Symptoms or cases

  • Parents should inform school if your child has any symptoms within 48 hours of being at school (ie Monday)

  • Parents should inform school if your child has a confirmed Covid case, with symptoms occurring within 48 hours of being at school (ie symptoms before Monday, even if results come at a later date)

  • If your child tests positive for Covid having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since last being in school, you do not need to contact us at school (ie after Monday.) Instead you will need to contact NHS Track & Trace.

 

How to contact school during the holidays

  • Please call the school telephone number and leave a message saying your child’s name and explaining the Covid situation. Please leave a telephone contact number.

  • Mrs Fraser will return your call

  • The answerphone will be monitored daily until 24th December 2020

 

January return to school

  • In January, please inform us if your child has had any Covid symptoms or confirmed tests since Boxing Day

  • If your child has had symptoms they should not return to school and should self isolate for 10 days

Top Tips to Support your Child at Home:

  • Create a timetable with your child, with some structured learning time throughout the day, for example:

    • 8:00am - Get up and dressed​

    • 9:00am - Maths based activity

    • 10:00am - Fun activity of choice

    • 10:20am - Snack

    • 10:30am - English based activity/Phonics

    • 11:30am - PE/Exercise

    • 12:15pm - Lunch

    • 1:00pm - Topic based activity

    • 2:00pm - Fun activity of choice

    • 2:30pm - Reading 

  • Read as frequently as you can with your child. For help with 'paired reading', please click here

  • Practise your child's spellings/keywords

  • Create a list of things with your child, that they would like to make/do in relation to their current school topic

  • View The Blue Kite Learning Platform, for ideas and websites to help support your child at home

  • Encourage your child to continue to wash their hands on a regular basis

  • Family Support Pack - click here

Child Anxiety

The below link is a very good, short (8 minute) video clip for parents to support their child’s anxiety and the return to school in September.  Please also click here to download the fact sheet which goes with the video.

Video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H96X6zw7rgE&feature=youtu.be

 

Useful Websites:

Advice about talking to your children about the Coronavirus:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

 

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

A picture book for children, to support any worries they may have about the Coronavirus:

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

A book for children: 'The Scared Gang and COVID-19'

Click here to download a copy

Free School Meals Form

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20032/schools_and_education/408/free_school_meals

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting young children's mental health:

Click here

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