Covid Vaccinations 5-11 year olds

Latest information for Covid vaccinations for 5-11 year olds can be found here

Living With COVID:

We are now following the Living With COVID 19 strategy which means school no longer need a specific risk assessment. Our existing policies make sure we have everything in place that we need. You can read our Health and Safety policy on our website.   

Key messages remain: Vaccinate, Ventilate, Maintain the highest hygiene standards

Possible symptoms of COVID 19, flu and common respiratory illnesses have been updated to include the following:  

  • continuous cough 
  • high temperature, fever or chills 
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell 
  • shortness of breath 
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy 
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise 
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry 
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual 
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose 
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick  Everyone should be aware of these symptoms and contact the school office with any concerns or questions. Staff and pupils should stay home if they have a fever and are unwell.   The links below were created over the last two years and you may still find them useful. 

April 2022 risk assessment can be found

Living with COVID - risk assessment April 2022

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Barnardo's - COVID-19 Helpline

Health and Wellbeing

Advice from our Occupational Therapists

CAMHS Advice

Advice from the NHS for families on ways to support children with ASD at home is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE

Link to website where you can download for free a Covid-19 children’s book: https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Advice for families from school nurse team

A parents guide to Coronavirus and Autism, the podcast can be found here

Special Yoga have been providing training, courses and classes to teachers, parents and carers of children with special and additional needs.

For more information find us at:

www.specialyoga.org.uk

www.specialyoga.thinkific.com

Or email info@specialyoga.org.uk

Corona Virus social story

Social Stories 

Ambitious About Autism ambassador Jon Snow narrates a special version of The World Has Turned Upside Down, a new illustrated story showing lockdown through a child’s eyes. The video can be found here

Social story by Carol Grey can be found here

Another social story about Corona virus can be found here

Social story of when anxiety feels overwhelming can be found here

Online Resources 

Please find listed below some resources you can access at home, we will be updating these regularly.

Educational websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.we.org/en-GB/our-work/we-schools/learning-at-home

Resources:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ – lots and lots of resources specifically for students with SEND across a range of topics.  Parents can sign up for a free month by clicking the link below:

Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ – lots of free downloadable resources made by teachers across the country (click on topics on the left hand side of the page to navigate)

HelpKidzLearn are sharing free trails to parents and students to access their games and activities online. www.helpkidzlearn.com 

Crick Software are offering any school that is affected by coronavirus closures free access for every pupil and teacher on their home devices. Sign up here: www.cricksoft.com/uk/clicker/covid-19-acces

Communication:

https://www.makaton.org/ – Makaton website with lots of useful materials about signing

https://www.makaton.org/shop/shopping/browseStore/Free-resources  – free resources to download to help learn a range of Makaton signs

https://www.youtube.com/user/SingingHandsUK – videos with lots of popular songs that are signed, a great way to learn new signs at home

https://www.widgit.com/ and https://www.widgit.com/products/widgit-online/index.htm – sign up for a free trial to make your own symbols at home

https://cenmac.com/news/newsletter/ – use information about a range of communication and support devices with links to free resources that can be used at home

https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/support/retired-products/clicker-7#downloads – use your free license provided by Spa, to download Clicker 7 and gain access to lots of pre-made resources and activities

https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/training/retired-products/clicker-7-training – there are lots of short videos to show you how to use Clicker 7 for word processing

Other activities

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – fun coding program which pupils have used in Computing lessons.  You can code your own game or run code designed by others

www.code.org – free coding programs for all levels and abilities

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ – First News is a newspaper for young people with news based activities and resources

https://theday.co.uk/ – The Day offers current affairs and news to older teenagers

https://www.rangerstu.co.uk/post/ranger-stu-s-virtual-zoo  – Ranger Stu will be sharing live animal videos and backstage videos of the zoo.

 

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