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Living with Covid 

Images on this page serve as a reminder of the disruption that we have faced as a country between March 2020 and today, resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. At St. Luke's we have done our best to adapt to the changing landscape and provide support to families as much as we have been able to.


Since March 2021, the children have been back in school full time but there continue to be periods of time when the rate of infection in our local area is high.

To respond to this, we maintain the following Risk Assessments, that are updated regularly in line with local and national guidance. They are written to guide the operations of the school, with the aim of keeping children and staff as safe as possible whilst at the same time enabling us to maximise opportunities for learning whilst together we recover.

Please press here for the school's Covid-19 Secure Risk assessment.

Please press here for our Outbreak Management Plan.

And please press here for our Swimming Pool Risk Assessment.


We very much hope that children will not be asked to work remotely again, but if they are, these documents will continue to guide our work and support parents and carers at home:


As said, we hope that we will not be in the position of having children return to school after a period of working remotely, but if we do, here follow some resources that were helpful for preparing children to return to school last time:

Social story for returning to school

Returning to school Coronavirus Social Story

'My class is coming back' Social Story

Parent Guide to Support Children Returning to School

Countdown to school

Raising Children in an Online World (Wizcase)


Additional reference points:

Covid-19 flyer from the NHS

'THANK YOU' video from Staff to you

Please see below some useful website links to support home learning and information and advice on well-being.

These are in addition to the resources class teachers have provided.

Here is also a suggested timetable to help structure the day for the children when they are working from home.


Home Learning

Links to useful websites for interactive learning:


KS1 and KS2 Social Stories

Summer Holidays Calendar

Early Years Social Story

Lockdown ideas from Tower Hamlets

 Non-screen activities from Pobble


Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education


Microsoft Family Learning Centre

 Wide Open School - various resources

74 free resources from TES

RM Unify

PurpleMash - ask teacher for pupil login

BBC Bitesize

Topmarks - online games linked to subject areas

Pearsons - free online resources for parents

E-learning for kids

Padlet providing resources for school closures


David Walliams reading 15 minutes a day

Literacy Shed - films and animation linked to various themes and topics

ICT Games - English games for KS1


Accelerated Reader - Online books for KS2

EPIC books - ask your teacher for code to read ebooks

Online stories read by actors

Oxford Owl for Home

Letter Join - handwriting



Hit the Button - mental maths revision

Khan Academy - maths

ICT Games - Maths games for KS1


British Museum

Science Museum


Harry Potter at Home




Berliner Philharmonica

Chamber Music Society

Google Arts and Culture

Art UK

Colouring in

Lunchtime Doodles

Open Culture

Made with Music online sessions

Online zoo tours

Online Museum tours

National Geographic for kids

Switch Zoo

Arty Games

Drawing lessons

Seussville by Dr Seuss

Blockly - computing

Scratch - coding

Ted Ed - engaging educational videos

Duolingo - languages

The Kids Should See This - educational videos

Tinkercad - 3D deisgn and coding

Cbeebies Radio

Nature Detectives


British Council

Geography Games

Red Ted Art


The Imagination Tree

Toy Theater

DK Find Out - Safe online search

BBC Supermovers

Daily PE lesson with Joe Wicks

Printable Resources

Online Courses, Projects and Challenges

Scholastic - a free home learning site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

Crest Awards - Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards - Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Blue Peter Badges

Paw Print Badges - Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.


*NEW* Bible stories read by Father Tom:







Weekly prayer at Christ Church Google Hangout

Sunday Podcast from Father Tom and Christ Church

Child-friendly psalms, prayers and Bible readings for reflection

Jonah and the Whale Part 1Read by Father Tom
00:00 / 08:55
Jonah and the Whale Part 2Read by Father Tom
00:00 / 07:42
Jonah and the Whale Part 3Read by Father Tom
00:00 / 08:27


BEREAVEMENT - please click here for more resources


Hope to cope with loneliness

In isolation - creative ideas for families

Remote support for mental health and well-being

Coping with anxiety - for children

Stay at home superheroes

Daily meditations for children and adults

More meditations 

Helpful short videos from BBC Newsround with information for if children are worried about the Coronavirus – also reassuring for adults!


Tower Hamlets Education Well-Being Service


Coping with uncertainty - for teachers and parents

Transition to home schooling

From the Institute of Education

Anna Freud - Youth well-being

Anna Freud - Self-care

Information from Young Minds about how to talk to children and young people about the virus outbreak, including top ten tips

How to talk to children about COVID-19

A document from Sam Cartwright-Hatton who is an CBT specialist in child anxiety. This may be helpful for some parents, perhaps particularly those of younger children who are finding it difficult to know how much or how little information to provide.


 Mind - lots of ideas to help your own well-being


Phone 116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Anxiety UK

Phone 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm)

Sane Line

Phone 0300 304 7000 (everyday, 4:30pm-10:30pm)

CALM for men aged 15-35

Phone 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnig


5 Ways to Well-Being

Family Lives                          

Online parenting advice and support for families across a wide range of topics. Includes videos on a variety of parenting issues.

Young Minds                         

0808 802 5544
Monday – Friday 9:30 – 4pm

Offering friendly advice for parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25.



A range of online resources around mental health.


Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Tower Hamlets

Sign up to a newsletter to get the latest information on support available during this time.

The Local Offer                     

The Local Offer website is a guide to the services available to parents and carers in the borough of Tower Hamlets. The Local Offer website has a list of parent groups and forums.


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