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Updated online resources.

For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities
are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools
are closed:
9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks 10.00am –

Maths with Carol Vorderman 11.00am – English with David Walliams
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall
For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels: plus_and_sats.php

For kids/mums/teachers and book lovers
There are now 4 online resources for free:
1) Amazon Books are open for free;
2) 17 virtual museums in Europe have free online virtual visits; 3) Cambridge Books in the UK offer 700 books for free reading; 4) Broadway in the United States offers free online operas.
Amazon Global Audiobooks are free:
Audible Stories is available for children who are temporarily unable to go to school around the world. Listen to all audiobooks for free, with content ranging from preschool to classic literature, no download of apps, no login required, no ads, with languages like English/German/French/Italian/Japanese.
Free online virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe: plan-parfait-pendant-la-quarantaine-19057
In response to the epidemic, Cambridge Publishing, UK, offers 700 online reading editions of their books. The free reading period is until the end of May, and includes some Christian and theological works. publish/textbooks#
Online Broadway Musical, all FREE:

Fortis therapy

In this surreal time, we want you to know that support will always be found at Fortis.  In the resources hub, their therapists will be sharing a whole lot of useful information, advice, and tools to support you and your loved ones with their mental health, from children’s coping techniques to mindfulness exercises.

20 tips for managing anxiety

The Coping Calendar  has 30 suggested actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.

Coping calendar


Children and Young People

Balloon exercise



Closure Letter

Dear parents and carers,

As you know we have closed our doors this afternoon with no idea of when we will reopen them.  It is an unprecedented, challenging and uncertain time for staff, children and yourselves.   Whilst very few of you will see us over the coming weeks, we will try to be here for you as much as we can.   We, as a staff team, are incredibly proud of the manner in which the children have conducted themselves over the last few days.  The situation is unprecedented in our lifetime and they have maintained their positive, kind and focussed approach to all aspects of school life.

In relation to queries over the remote learning the children are doing, we will publish four days’ worth of work on the Monday and the answers with explanations on the Friday from Monday 20th April.   Please do as much or as little as you wish.  The work is being provided to help you through this time and must not become an additional pressure.  Teachers will also respond to queries sent to the class email addresses.

These are;

Year 3                                                                             Year 4                                                              

Year 5                                                                             Year 6                                                     


If you require pastoral support, signposting to additional services or advice, Mrs Davie and Mrs Heinzmann are available between 9am and 4pm on the mobile numbers below.  You can also email them at

Mrs Davie            07871734186                      Mrs Heinzmann                                07395948325


If you or your children become ill, please follow the government advice and visit the NHS website


Please continue to check our school website and the blog.  As things start to return to normal we will update you with information about returning to school.

We appreciate how patient and understanding you have been, particularly given how many of these changes have been incredibly sudden.  We understand that this latest move will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

Once again, thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Take care,

Mr Steve Carr