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Coronavirus: Information and Advice

We miss you all! An important message from all at Windsor Hill PS

Principal's update letter 15.6.2020

P7 Transition Resources

 

The Education Authority Educational Welfare service would usually come to school to provide a workshop for our P7 pupils on preparing for Post Primary School.  The Programme is called Moving On Moving Up. 

 

Transition Resources 

 

Transition Video - MOVING ON MOVING UP

 

P7 Transition Booklet is available below

P7 Transition Booklet

P7 Transition Resources from Scripture Union 

 

Scripture Union It's Your Move Videos and worksheet pack.

 

Dear Parents,

Today the Department of Education have launched their new Safer Schools app which all parents are welcome to download. The app provides information on how to keep your children safe online and links to some additional learning resources.  

 

Distance learning was something we would never have contemplated having to embrace so quickly with this arrival of Covid 19 and our schools closing on 20th March.  We have had our school website for a almost 10 years, but not until now has it had so much use.  This is currently how we are aiming to distribute activities for our children and to date have had very supportive feedback for which we are very thankful. 

We fully appreciate that everyone's home situation is very different, and indeed families access to technology and internet connectivity also varies, which is why we all look forward to a day when we can resume teaching face to face.  In the interim however we have been delighted and very thankful for how readily parents and carers have connected with us in this way.  

The Department of Education are working behind the scenes exploring alternative secure learning platforms through our C2K network for a secure pathways to distance learning, this work is ongoing.  It looks like  distance learning is something which we are going to be working with for the foreseeable future.  

 

If access, whether internet connectivity or laptops / tablets to get online are an issue, or parents have any feedback or queries please do not hesitate to email: imckane521@c2kni.net   

https://www.oursaferschools.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Safer Schools App- Parents Information - Primary

CAMHS Resources - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service 

 

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. I hope that you find it helpful.

 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk

 

It has links to Downloadable books,  Websites and Apps

 

Ella, Sam and George are helping the fight against Covid in a very Special Way.  

 

We are all trying our best to follow the instructions to stop the spread of Covid by Staying at Home to Stay Safe.  Behind the scenes doctors and scientists are working on finding a vaccine for this awful virus which is keeping us all off school.  To do this work they need blood from people of all ages.  Ella, Sam and George recently provided vital samples for this work.  They were very brave.  Mum reported - Not a single tear!! Congratulations and an enormous thank you from everyone in Windsor Hill to Ella, Sam and George our very own COVID19 Warriors for their part in this important study. Ella, Sam and George Windsor Hill's special  COVID19 Warriors

Principal's Letter 6.5.20 VE Bank Holiday

VE Day 75 Anniversary Resources 

 

There are some links to activities and resources in some of the class pages.  

 

NI War Memorial Website

BBC Bitesize WW2

VE Day - War Recipe Book

VE Day song book - lots of the songs P5 - P7 were learning

Principal's Letter 30.4.20

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

In response to the growing concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak we have set up this dedicated page to help communicate relevant information about our school community.

 

The uncertainty of the outbreak has been causing concern in our schools, work-places and other everyday activities, but we hope that the information here will help to provide some clarity and guidance about the precautions we will exercise in Windsor Hill.

 

The final decision about school closures remains with the Department for Education.

 

Ideas for supporting Mental Health during School Closure

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Southern Health and Social Services Support leaflet - Staying Connected

Happy Easter, enjoy time with families and stay safe.

Parent Update Friday 3rd April 2020

Parents' update - first week of school closure 27.3.20

Sentinus STEM Home Challenge

PATHS Rainbow Template

Paths Selfie template

Advice for all Staff and Pupils Entering School receiving/supervising Childcare

Education Authority - Parents Help poster

22.3.20 Update letter - re: Collecting packs and Key Worker Provision

Provision for Key Workers

 

Windsor Hill Primary School continues to endeavour to remain open to provide care for children of Key Workers.  

To Help us plan staffing for care of key workers who need to avail of provision please email: imckane521@c2kni.net.  Moving forward parents are asked to email by Noon on the friday before detailing care needed for the next week. 

Please be assured that staff will continue to work to meet the needs of our pupils and community as best we can.

Please feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.

 

 

Key workers are those who are maintaining essential public services during the Covid-19 response. 

The definition of key worker will be flexible and dependent on the circumstance and requirements over the course of this critical period.  

 

However, to give some guidance the following information outlines the broad categories of what would be defined as a key worker:

• Health and Social Care. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, home carers and staff required to maintain our health and social care sector

• Education and childcare. This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who will remain active during the Covid-19 response

• Public safety and national security.  This includes civilians and officers in the police (including key contractors), Fire and Rescue Service, prison service and other national security roles

• Transport. This will include those keeping air, water, road and rail transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response

• Utilities and Communication.  This includes staff needed for oil, gas, electricity and water (including sewage) and primary industry supplies, to continue during the Covid-19 response, as well as key staff in telecommunications, post and delivery, services and waste disposal

• Food and other necessary goods.  This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution and sale, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (e.g hygiene, medical etc)

• Other workers essential to delivering key public services

• Key national and local government including those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response

 

I.McKane

Internet Websites - Some general sites for your children to explore

LINK For Newcomer Pupils

This is a very good link for activities and short videos for our Newcomer pupils: British Council Website: 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/ 

 

Thursday 19th March Corona Update

Coronavirus: Letter to Parents

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