Staying safe online
While we adapt to these new and uncertain times, there will certainly be changes to how much screen-time your child is having. With this in mind, I would like to first draw your attention to a programme called Thinkuknow – this is a brilliant website with information for parents. Please click on the link below to gain ideas and support:
Childnet also provides fantastic information to keep your child safe online: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
At school we also teach the children about the SMART rules, it may be useful to remind your child(ren) of these:
I think it is also important to celebrate what a fantastic tool the internet can be at times like this, by bringing to your attention to some of the great resources being offered online while schools are closed:
- Maddie Moate on Youtube is offering a live science session at 11am each day. These are all available to be watched from previous days too and last around 30 minutes each time.
- Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson each day at 9:00am to get children moving! This is definitely worth checking out and lasts around half an hour.
- Rob Biddulph has been live streaming drawing tutorials that children can work alongside – I know the teachers have been enjoying these too!
- Ruth Miskin Training is running daily speed sounds phonics lessons that are worth looking at if your child is working on their phonics skills.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga has lots of great yoga videos for children to work on.
- A site we often use in school is www.gonoodle.com/ which has lots of workout and dance videos for children to work alongside to keep them active and moving!
- YouTube kids. A safer version of YouTube for younger children with stricter parental controls. https://www.youtube.com/kids/
- There are several zoos that are offering live videos of their animal exhibits while we are unable to go there in person. Check those out here: