We are working hard to ensure you have enough home learning resources for your child in the upcoming weeks. The year group pages will be updated on a regular basis. Click below on your child’s year group to access resources you can use at home:

Foundation 1

Foundation 2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Wirral Food Bank

Please click here for up-to-date information about the support that can be provided.

 

Looking after yourself, looking after your children

There is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly given that the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete.

Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for people.  Having children and young people at home, often when people are trying to work themselves, adds another layer of stress.  It is therefore important to not only consider our physical health during such challenging times, but also to pay attention to our mental health.  It is normal to feel worried, stressed and anxious when we are faced with uncertain situations, but the sooner we acknowledge and learn to take care of our mental health, the healthier and better equipped we’ll be to cope with the situation we’re having to face. Click here to view ‘The Wirral Plan’ and suggestions for parents.

 

 

Support with Mental Health

Support from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services):

CAMHs advice line continues to remain available if parents or young people need some extra advice or support:

0151 488 8453

(Mon- Fri 9am- 10pm, Weekends 12 noon- 8pm, Bank Holidays 5pm – 10pm)

Coping with Covid-19 –  https://www.mymind.org.uk/coping/coping-with-covid-19-coronavirus/

Useful advice on the following:

Anxious about Coronovirus

Self-isolation

Social Story – to help alleviate fears and anxiety

Place2Be resources – Useful information to help you support your child

Young Minds

YOUNG MINDS TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS
Young Minds mental health and self isolating

Thumbs Up

Mental health support throughout Wirral and the UK, delivered through Facebook Live streaming at regular intervals over the time the schools are closed. Please click here to be redirected to their Facebook page.

Resources from Educare

Supporting Children with Loneliness

Supporting Children with Anxiety

 

Keeping Your Children Safe Online

With children accessing much of their learning online, and having more time during the day to play on their devices, it is important that parents/carers are checking that children are remembering the rules of how to stay safe online.  These are the sites that we would recommend to parents regarding online safety:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Be Internet Legends
This website provides online activities for the whole family to help children be safe and confident explorers of the online world.  Interland is an interactive game that consists of completing online challenges in four zones (https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk):

  • Kind Kingdom – Respect each other
  • Tower of Treasure – Secure your secrets
  • Reality River – Check it’s for real
  • Mindful Mountain – Think before you share

More advice can be found on the e-Safety pages in the parents section of the website https://merseyparkprimary.co.uk/parents/e-safety/ and the children’s section https://merseyparkprimary.co.uk/pupils/e-safety/.

 

Support for Carers of Children Looked After

Please click here for Guidance for families of school children currently learning at home


SEN Support:

Webinars

Below is also a link to an ADHD support Guide:

Support your child with ADHD during school shutdown

 

Talk about Town

Speech and Language Therapy advice to support pupils at home:
General Strategies
Apps for Speech and Language

 

Support for Pupils Learning English as an Additional Language

These sites offer free home learning which will really benefit children learning English as an Additional Language, for early stage learners particularly:

Learn English Kids: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/

BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.com/education

 

ELSA

We have put together some resources from our ELSA (Emotional literacy support assistants) programme we use in school. Please click on the links below for activities to help support your child’s well-being at this difficult time:

health-and-wellbeing

Negative-to-positive

Rainbow-art

School-is-closing

We-are-at-home-right-now

 

Support for Parents/Carers

Educare are providing free support for parents/carers on a range of topics including:

Dealing with Bereavement and Loss
Mental Well-being
Food Hygiene and Safety
Low Mood and Depression
Healthy Lifestyles
Changing Bodies
Understanding Anxiety

They can be accessed at https://www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-pc

 

Explaining Covid-19 to Children

Below are some resources to support you as parents/carers at home:

‘Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts – how parents should tell kids’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

What’s Going On? A picture book to explain Covid-19 to younger children: https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

What’s Up with this Coronavirus? a comic by Elise Gravel to teach kids about the COVID-19 situation. here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaspard and the Quiet Day:  A comforting way of explaining the current situation to young children. A video of a special story written by Zeb Soanes and illustrated by James Mayhew, it is both thoughtful and reassuring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR9Crv7DGbc&feature=youtu.be

Supporting young people through disruption:

 

Thank you again for your continued support, this is such a challenging time for us all. We wish you and your families good health in the difficult weeks ahead.