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The latest advice and information
Explaining Covid-19 to your children
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
The Summer Holidays are a great opportunity for you to spend time with your family playing board games, going for walks, day trips, card games, completing jigsaws, reading together and lots more.
Take a virtual trip to see some animals
- San Diego Zoo – https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
- FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms – https://www.farmfood360.ca/
- Play games and learn all about animals – https://switchzoo.com/
Discover things about our world or the universe beyond
- Vegetable growing learning activities that can be done inside or outside.
- Easter Fun with Maths – Get the whole family doing some fun Maths activities. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/
- National Geographic for Kids – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/
- Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China – https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china
- Virtual Tour of the planet Mars – https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
- Space science – https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
- The worlds most detailed globe – https://www.google.com/earth/
Take some time to appreciate famous Artwork or visit a museum
- The Louvre virtual field trip – https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
- Virtual tour of the British Museum – https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
- The Metropolitan Museum Of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
- Opportunities to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art – https://artsology.com/
Try to recreate some Science Experiments or Design and Technology Projects
- Daily experiments to do at home – http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/
- Science Experiments to try at home – https://www.everyday-earth.com/courses/experiments/
- Quick & easy at home projects – https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home
- Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/
- Paper Engineering Challenges with things you have at home – https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/
- Online photograph jigsaw puzzles – https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
Have some physical fun or musical fun
- Give It Your Max – Weekly online tennis sessions that you don’t need any equipment for!
- Dance and sign along – https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Child-friendly fitness workouts — https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
- Play instruments online – https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/
- A large selection of fun songs – https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm
Develop Computing Skills Together
- Improve your typing skills – https://www.nitrotype.com/
- Keyboarding practice – https://www.typingclub.com/
- Learn to code – https://www.codecademy.com/ or https://www.kodable.com/ or https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Coding with Star Wars – https://code.org/starwars
- Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
Prepare meals by cooking together
- Recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. – https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
- Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyu3g1IGSmMJAqGQGOJr7MA/featured?disable_polymer=1
The ‘Helping Families Team’ have put together 3 really useful and informative packs to help you to look after yourself and your family.
Connecting and Strengthening strategies can help you to meet your child’s emotional needs, increase positive behaviour, recognise your strengths as a parent, and improve your relationship with your child. Download your pack here
You can use parenting groundwork to help you to feel calmer, more connected to the present, and in control. Focusing on managing your own emotions first can also make parenting easier. Download your pack here
COVID-19 restrictions mean it is a particularly tricky time for parents to hold boundaries and manage disruptive behaviour. You may find yourself getting stuck in a cycle of withdrawing from difficult behaviour, or escalating punishments, which can damage self-esteem. Increasing your options for discipline and holding boundaries can help you feel more confident as a parent and increase your child’s wellbeing and settled behaviour. Download your pack here
Health For Kids – Health for Kids offers a fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health. Find games, articles and lots more right here.
Creative Calm – A great pack to help focus minds with activities to stay positive.
Childline has a ‘calm zone’, with videos, activities, games, and calming activities to help children who are worried about anything
BBC CBeebies for special needs
Resources and help for children with additional needs from the BBC, including Mr Tumble!
Come and join us for our ‘Remote Whole School Assembly’, where we will be reading you a story and maybe asking you some ‘Look’, ‘Think’ and ‘Clue’ questions or setting you a challenge. Enjoy the story and if you want to post some answers you can do so in the comments box at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Malala My Story of Standing Up For Girls’ Rights
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Miss Middleton has put together some fantastic music resources for all our Holbeach families. Come and have a look
Summer Term Topics
We have put together some fantastic music resources to go with your Topics for this term.
A song about planting beans
One, two three, good to be me
A song about what we need to care for ourselves.
World war II big band music and dancing – Lindy hop
A song called ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ from a musical on world war II
Two famous war songs to listen to. ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’
Some Ancient Mayan music to listen to.
And some traditional mayan music played now:
A song about Roman numerals:
A Thames Festival song for kids’ choir 2016 at the Scoop with some views of London:
A song for building unity, trust and teamwork, while exploring conflict and resolution. A pertinent theme for today’s world
The next two activities are from the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and are both about composition – one with natural objects, and the other with instruments.
Come and have a look at this fantastic drumming workshop which is part of a series. Here are the first four…
The first two are samba rhythms
The last two are west African rhythms
This is the PS22 choir from Chicago – ‘Say Something’:
Song of the Week
‘Sing Up’ have been having a ‘Song of The Week’ A great song for the whole family to learn each week. Click here for this weeks song.
Here is a bit of ceilidh dancing from the Nest Collective and the Ceilidh Liberation Front!
Year 6 learn about Windrush in the Summer Term, so here is Lord Kitchener on the Windrush, being questioned by a reporter:
And here is the full song:
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Rachmaninov, Elegie
Lewisham Zoooom Choir
‘The choir is for families with children in Y2 – Y8 and if you sign up you can access these great sessions.‘
‘In order to take part parents will need to sign up and agree to read and comply with our online safety policy. You can find all the relevant information at https://www.lewishammusic.org/zoooom-choirs/.’
Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’
Singer and pianist Myleene Klass is giving music lessons from home via YouTube, joined by her talented daughters Ava and Hero. And they’re getting a whole load of new people into music.
Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’ is taught via YouTube, and it’s bringing music to people stuck at home in the most amazing way.
Click on the links to access a fun music lesson