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:
Remote reading guidance Years 3 - 6 including access to books and quizzing for Accelerated Reader
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
Raising Children in an Online World (Wizcase)
Additional reference points:
'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.
Links to useful websites for interactive learning:
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
PurpleMash - ask teacher for pupil login
Topmarks - online games linked to subject areas
Pearsons - free online resources for parents
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
Letter Join - handwriting
Hit the Button - mental maths revision
Khan Academy - maths
ICT Games - Maths games for KS1
Made with Music online sessions
Scratch - coding
Ted Ed - engaging educational videos
Duolingo - languages
The Kids Should See This - educational videos
Tinkercad - 3D deisgn and coding
DK Find Out - Safe online search
Daily PE lesson with Joe Wicks
Twinkl - powerpoints and worksheets
Maths Salamander - maths worksheets
Scholastic - downloadable learning packs:
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.
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
Early Years - see also Early Years Resources also under 'Home'
Online safety activity for 4-5 year olds from Thinkuknow
Nurse Dotty book - for younger primary school children to help them understand Coronavirus
Information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
Storytime with Harvey
*New* Storytime with Amanda
*NEW* Storytime with Sabena
Indoor activities from the Scouts
ICT, SEND and Inclusion - advice from Tower Hamlets
Autism and Corona virus - 20 top tips
Stay socially connected, at a distance
A social story about what Coronavirus is, for all children.
A social story for Years 5 and 6 about the Coronavirus.
A social story about school closure.
Sensory activities for your child to try at home.
Help with Microsoft Teams
BEREAVEMENT - please click here for more resources
In isolation - creative ideas for families
Remote support for mental health and well-being
Coping with anxiety - for children
Daily meditations for children and adults
Helpful short videos from BBC Newsround with information for if children are worried about the Coronavirus – also reassuring for adults!
FOR ADULTS TO TALK TO CHILDREN
Tower Hamlets Education Well-Being Service
Coping with uncertainty - for teachers and parents
From the Institute of Education
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)
Phone 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm)
Phone 0300 304 7000 (everyday, 4:30pm-10:30pm)
Phone 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnig
Online parenting advice and support for families across a wide range of topics. Includes videos on a variety of parenting issues.
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.
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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.