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Red Oaks Primary School
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Management Plan for: Coronavirus Pandemic – Following Government step 4 (19th July 2021) Please read carefully. If at any time, the headteacher and Trust board feel that it is not safe to open the school as a whole, to groups or individuals, parents and staff will be informed immediately.
Remote Learning Information for Parents and Carers
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
Additional Useful Online Learning Links
In addition to the work set by your class teacher please find a list of additional home learning resources that you can access:

How to access Online Learning
Our Online Lessons are sent out via an unlisted YouTube link this means that they cannot be searched for. You don’t need a laptop, tablet or smart phone to watch YouTube. Here is a list of all of the alternative ways to stream YouTube:
Red Oaks Primary School Blended Learning Scenarios - Nov 20
In the event of a partial or full closure Red Oaks Primary School will continue to provided blended learning for all those affected. This two-page guide explains the different tiers of lockdown for the school and then explains the protocols that staff, parents and children must follow.
Blended Learning

Universal Catch Up - Nov 2020
Since return to school in September 2020, pupils have undertaken assessments and the data has informed us of the key gaps for ‘catch up’:
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New winter package to provide further support for children and families - Nov 2020
Yesterday, the Government announced a new £170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme. This funding will be ring-fenced, with at least 80% earmarked to support with food and bills and will cover the period to the end of March 2021. Local authorities will receive the funding at the beginning of December 2020.
Download more details, as well as updates on OFSTED inspections and job retention scheme and/or click here for a direct link to the website
Action for Children have launched Parent Talk - July 2020
4 in 10 parents have been suffering from increased anxiety as a result of the pandemic. It’s scary, but there is help available. Parent Talk offers free, down-to-earth advice and live chat for parents of children aged 0-19.
Red Oaks' Strategic Plan - July 2020
Red Oaks' Strategic Plan for Pupils' Social, Emotional and Mental Health in response to Covid-19 pandemic (2020-21) Download

School Holiday guidance for Parents: guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Government advice
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
Government advice
Blue Peter 6 badges of summer: Mrs DW found this great resource so let's see if we can earn some of our badges. I would love to see some of the sports badge challenges to share - they do a different category each week.
Details here. - Mr Cowell
Blue Peter 6 badges of summer.
A few photos so you know what to expect in the school when it opens on June 1st!!
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Also view our Covid-19 Home School Agreement

Social stories for parents to use with children at home:

Hugs are great     When I cough and sneeze
Handwashing KS1     Handwashing KS2
Tips to build emotional resilience in kids
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'Coming back to school in a bubble': a book for children, created and shared by Shere Infant School and Nursery
'Coming back to school in a bubble': a book for children, created and shared by Shere Infant School & Nursery. Written + illustrated by Keisa Matthews - download
'Coming back to school in a bubble': a book for children, created and shared by Shere Infant School and Nursery
Coronavirus Story - Coronavirus explained for children from © Elsa Support

Coronavirus: a book for children - by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Family Support Leaflet - Sources of Financial Support for Families

Family Support Pack - Looking after children’s wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak

Advice for Parents from RCPCH

Parent/Carer Contingency Planning for coronavirus (COVID-19)
YouTube - Face Mask tips - A video demonstrating how to put on/take off a face mask properly

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources, a government list - Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home.

Advice and support from NSPCC

RSPCA: In an Emergency

Screen Addiction - During these difficult times it is inevitable that our children are spending more time in front of a screen, whether it is for online learning, gaming or keeping in touch with friends and family. This helpful guide published by National Online Safety gives information about screen addiction and includes some useful tips on what you can do to reduce your child’s screen time.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here:

We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
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Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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