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Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is plenty of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • 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)

Useful websites for supporting curriculum learning at home

Follow the link below to our page which lists useful websites for children to use to support their learning in all curriculum areas.

https://buckinghamparkschool.co.uk/wsussex/primary/buckinghampark/staging/pages/learnmore/

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Oak National Academy
The government has launched the online Oak National Academy from Monday 20th April.  This has been created by 40 teachers, backed by government funding.  180 video lessons will be provided each week accross a broad range of subjects, suitable for children in Years R-10.

https://www.thenational.academy/

The BBC is providing additional learning resources, many presented by celebrities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

WSCC has issued guidance on a number of learning websites to compliment work that is already being provided by the school.  Please see the guidance document in the 'parent/carer communication' sections.

Albion in the Community have free football based activities available for children: 

https://www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk/resources-and-downloads/

The UK Space Agency has published a collection of space related educational resources that schools, parents and carers can use when teaching their children at home.

The resources are available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/space-related-educational-resources-for-home-schooling

The RNLI has produced a number of resources to promote the issues of water safety at this time.  Please see the links below:

  • Help us to promote our Water Safety from Home Resources. Educating young people about how to keep safe, in on and around water is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of the RNLI’s water safety activity. This term we have put together two downloadable packs of resources focusing on keeping safe this Summer
  • Please help by sharing the RNLI & MCA’s Beach Safety Campaign with parents, guardians and your wider network.
  • Our beach safety resources are also available for download to use on social media and online.

The DfE has brought together a number of simple and fun learning activities aimed at early years children.  Please follow this link to access the website:  Hungry Little Minds scheme
 

Buckingham Park Primary - remote learning and support

DB Primary /Google Classroom

School work is available on DB Primary and Google Classroom for all remote learners.  All parents/carers have received details of their child's login and passwords for accessing these sites.  However, if you have any issues please email the school office on office@buckinghampark.co.uk  for help. 

Pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 will access their home learning via Google Classroom.  Pupils in Reception classes will continue to use DB Primary for their learning.

All childern will be able to contact their class teachers directly through their learning platforms.  Class teachers will contact all children working from home on a weekly basis and will also post a recorded message to them every week.  If you feel that your child is particularly anxious or is struggling with their work please let us know and we can arrange further contact and support.  

Further details of our remote learning provision can be found in our Remote Education policy (in the letters and documents section).

Reading

All children should continue to read regulalrly.  There is a link in the above section for the WSCC library service.  Please register for this free service and continue to develop a love of reading in your child.  This will have a massive benefit on their long-term education.

The Accelerated Reader website can be used to establish the AR level of any book if you enter the title.

https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/UserType.aspx?RedirectURL=%2fdefault.aspx

 

SEND information and resources

Buckingham Park's Senco, Mrs Salter, has produced a list of helpful websites and resources for parents/carers of children with SEND.  A copy of this letter together with a WSCC guidance booklet for children with autism can be found below.  This information may also be useful to children without SEND, who are currently learning at home.

WSCC's most recent SEND & Inclusion newsletter also contains helpful advice on home learning. PLease follow this link for further details: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKWSCC/bulletins/2889081

Families who have English as an additional language may find the following website helpful:

https://www.reallearners.co.uk/family-fun-language-activities-for-lock-down/

The council’s SEND commissioning team have partnered up with its Short Break providers to produce a public Wiki full of helpful information for families about Covid-19. As well as providing a wealth of useful resources, the interactive Wiki is also full of practical suggestions for activities for children, young people and their families and carers during these challenging times.

There’s resources for young children to young adults, including YouTube videos, links to online activities and lots of ideas for keeping busy and learning new things.

The Wiki can be accessed here: https://wiki.rixwiki.org/west-sussex-mmm/home/short-breaks-6

Fire safety awareness

Resources on fire safety for primary school children are available to help educate children from home during lockdown.
Find out more.

West Sussex Library Services

WSCC library service is available online, providing free digital access to thousands of books.  Follow the link below to register and start reading:

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/elibrary-electronic-library/

Please also see the document below, issued by WSCC in January 2021 detailing how the library service can assist with online learning.

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