Please see the document below for a press release from DCC:
Please see below for an important update letter:
Please see below for an update letter on the possible reopening of school to more pupils in June:
If you’re looking for something different to do with your children please see the information below from three of our local partners.
Sedgefield School Sports Partnership
We’ve created a new Sports Bingo board to help support children to be happy and healthy at home. This board includes tasks linked to personal challenge, School Games, Active Curriculum and health and wellbeing. You can download it from our website:
We are also posting daily updates on our Facebook page linked to tasks on the board:
Durham Music Service
We have launched a YouTube channel which can be accessed from our website:
Every day we will post a short musical learning video for your pupils suitable for both in and out of school
- Action Monday (Wake up the week with an Action Song)
- Rockin Rhythm Tuesday ( Have fun with rhythm with percussion/household objects)
- Ukulele Wednesday (Sing and strum for Uke Fun!)
- Singalong Thursday ( Catchy songs for all the family)
- Signing Friday (Sing and Sign for all)
To coincide with the #MuseumFromHome event, the 4Schools team have been hard at work developing new resources for teachers and pupils alike. From Ancient Egyptian board games, to Ancient Greek plays. From a Norman architecture guide to a pack unearthing the mystery of the skeletons buried beneath a cafe! To find out more please visit our online resources section at:
Advice and information from the government on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is available at:
Further advice and information from Durham County Council is also available at:
The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
The DfE has published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Guidance for parents and carers on keeping children safe online
The DfE has published information for parents and carers on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Please see the parent factsheet below for guidance on how to support home learning.
In addition to the home learning packs sent out with your child, teachers have put together a selection of links to relevant websites to support learning in English and maths as well as the wider curriculum. Please see the information below for further details.
Oxford Reading Tree
Oxford Owl has a free ebook library which can be accessed by following the link below. Parents will need to register and login to access these resources.
EYFS – Class 1
Miss Morgan will be providing links to relevant home learning ideas via the Tapestry app. Please check this regularly to ensure you are receiving these updates.
KS1 – Class 2
KS2 – Class 3 & Class 4
Message from the Local Authority
As the situation with coronavirus continues to develop we are asking you to carefully consider whether or not your child needs to be in school.
We appreciate that the central government guidance around what constitutes a key worker is quite broad, however we would like to remind you that the reason schools are remaining open is primarily to ensure that those frontline workers, who are key to helping this country get through this situation, can get to work.
Each school will have different levels of demand for these places and may handle this situation differently in order to ensure the welfare of all staff and children. We ask you to respect any restrictions your school may put in place to help them cope during these challenging times.
Finally can we remind you that in line with Public Health England guidance, the best place for your child, wherever possible is at home with you, helping to maintain good social distancing for our wider community.