Coronavirus – Order a kit here / Latest Government Advice

In order to support you at this difficult time we continue to keep you up to date with the most important aspects of the latest advice.

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The latest advice and information

Lewishams information about schools and childcare during COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

A useful link to explain how to care for someone in your house if they have the coronavirus

Explaining Covid-19 to your children

Konnie Huq explains the virus in a child friendly way

A Children’s guide to coronavirus

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 Latest Government Guidance – Overview

Summer Holiday Experiences and Childcare Information

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.

Are you looking for childcare ideas this summer? Lewisham Council have put together a comprehensive list here

Take a virtual trip to see some animals

Discover things about our world or the universe beyond

Take some time to appreciate famous Artwork or visit a museum

Try to recreate some Science Experiments or Design and Technology Projects

Have some physical fun or musical fun

Develop Computing Skills Together

Prepare meals by cooking together

Wellbeing – Useful guides to ‘Stay Safe and Stay Positive’ during the holidays

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

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

PARENTING GROUNDWORK

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

BOUNDARIES AND DISCIPLINE

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

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips

Health For KidsHealth 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!

Assembly Time! – Come and have a listen to a story.

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 admin@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

We also have a great link to some other stories read to you by The Little Angel Theatre . Have a look!

Malala My Story of Standing Up For Girls’ Rights

I Love My Hair – Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Bippity Bop Barbershop – Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Each Peach Pear Plum – Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Harry By The Sea by Gene Zion

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

Oak Academy – Online Classroom

An online classroom and resource hub created by teachers

We’re here to support parents to support their children with Home Learning. We provide a high-quality plan of video lessons and learning resources. These cover a range of subjects including Maths, English, art and languages. Every lesson is free to use for every pupil.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OAK ACADEMY

Music Matters

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.

Year 1

A song about planting beans

A BBC radio programme about listening for and recognising sounds in the environment.

Year 2

One, two three, good to be me

A song about what we need to care for ourselves.

Plus an activity sheet link:

Year 3

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’

Year 4

Click here for Traditional Guatemalan music (where Mayan people still live) –  it features an instrument called a marimba

Some Ancient Mayan music to listen to.

And some traditional mayan music played now:

Year 5

A song about Roman numerals:

Horrible Histories ‘Bolshy Boudicca’ song:

Year 6

A Thames Festival song for kids’ choir 2016 at the Scoop with some views of London:

And another calypso song from Lord Kitchener (Windrush link):

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!

A bit about Beethoven and his 5th symphony from BBC Teach:

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:

PS22 Chorus:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Rachmaninov, Elegie

BBC Ten Pieces at Home: Get Creative With Classical Music

WWII songs for year 3:

Songs about the Romans for year 5:

Lewisham Zoooom Choir

‘Lewisham Music are delighted to announce that we have launched our new Zoooom Choir. ‘

The choir is for families with children in Y2 – Y8 and if you sign up you can access these great sessions.

Click here to find out more about Lewisham’s Zoooom Choir

‘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

The one where the Klasses play the glasses!

The one where we learn the Tonic Solfa

The one where we show you where all the music came from

The one where we learn basic rhythms and then play your name

The one where I teach you the difference between major and minor and maybe play the piano backwards!

The one where we learn about dynamics and say them in Italian