After the Prime Ministers announcement on 4th January for school closures of the majority of pupils, the staff at Cedar Road Primary School have created all the remote learning provisions for pupils across the school.
To go alongside this Mr Jones-Penny will continue to lead whole school assemblies on a Monday with key messages for the pupils including; the school Core Values, religious holidays and then a celebration Star of the Week assembly on Friday for pupils both at home and school. Mr Jones-Penny will also be reading stories each week for each Key Stage.
Here you will also find the weekly update video for parents from Mr Jones-Penny.
Should you have any further queries please contact the school on: 01604 712645
The remote learning provision at Cedar Road Primary School will fit into one of four categories; Live lessons, Interactive Lessons, Pre-recorded lessons or Hard copies. A key is below:
A= Live lesson - during which the teacher appears live to the pupils as they deliver input/explanation/feedback/story etc.
B= Interactive lesson - During which there is opportunity to the pupils to communicate with the teacher chat/email etc
C= Pre-recorded lesson - content of lesson is delivered via pre-recorded content. Pupils will be able to communicate with staff via Google Classroom
D= Hard copies of work sent home, supplementing this as needed.
You can find a copy of your child's timetable on their Google Classroom and on their Year group page on the website.
Well-being links for parents and pupils
At Cedar Road, we believe in looking after our mental health. In school we follow the Zones of Regulation Programme. More information about this can be found here:
Further links can be found below:
www.youngminds.org.uk – Young Minds are the leading children’s mental health charity. This website is useful for children (mainly the older children) but there is a designated section for parents and carers. You can also speak with a professional on here for further advice.
www.familylives.org.uk – On here you can find advice about a range of different things connected with family life, school, mental health and wellbeing.
www.mind.org.uk – Leading mental health charity where you can access information and advice from professionals.
Specifically for COVID-19:
GOV.UK released a document for parents/carers to support their children during this pandemic and this can be found here: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
A linked document written by Public Health England for parents/carers to use directly with children can be found here: Easy Read Looking After Your Feelings and Body, which we hope you find useful.
Pieces of School Work
Each week the staff of Cedar Road pick out some interesting and good pieces of work from each year group. These are then added to a slide show for you to see below. Can you spot your work?
How to Guides:
A guide can be found in the documents below to go along with this instruction video.
Mrs Badhan has recorded how to use Microsoft Teams for you to use at home. Your login details for Google Classroom will allow you access to this.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Remote learning for children with special educational needs can be challenging. As the school SENCO, Mrs York, I am here to help in any way I can. Your child will either be accessing work on Google Classroom or will have received a paper pack from their class teacher. Some days may be trickier than others when completing the work so I have found some websites that may be useful when you want to do some learning that is a little bit different.
Here are the links to websites and resources that you may find helpful:
Speech and Language
https://teachers.thenational.academy/specialist/therapies/speech-and-language-therapy (includes videos supporting attention and listening skills)
Occupational Therapy (fine motor skills, gross motor skills, handwriting, sensory)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf4LsvfkNOc (Sensory Circuits)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/therapies/speech-and-language-therapy/units/emotional-regulation-and-self-esteem-2120 (Lessons on emotional regulation and self esteem)
https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html (This website offers various wellbeing activities including creating a routine, dealing with change and relaxation activities)
https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2215/rebuild-and-recover-anxiety-tools-for-parents.pdf (This a tool for supporting children who either suffer from or may be showing signs of anxiety)
http://www.starsteam.org.uk/media/Simple%20Worry%20Plan.pdf (creating a worry plan)
Cognition and Learning (Reading, Writing, Maths)
http://www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/4/resources/284/how-can-i-help-my-child-at-home/ (Supporting Children with dyslexia or any child with reading and writing difficulties)
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ (Free books to support building reading skills at home)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ (YouTube videos of teachers teaching phonics using the Read Write Inc program)
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/homeschooling-children-send/cognition-and-learning-maths-numeracy-and-numbers#autism (Suggestions of Maths activities at home)
Supporting children with ASD
http://www.starsteam.org.uk/media/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus%20-%20Carol%20Gray%20Social%20Story.pdf (social story about Coronavirus)
General ideas for supporting your child at home