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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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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/

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

West Sussex Libraries have launched their summer reading scheme

Each year thousands of children across West Sussex take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at their library. This year, more than ever, it is important that children engage with reading over the summer break. The challenge is happening online and it’s free to take part – children can register at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.

Children can read any books of their choice during the summer holiday and this year anything goes; books from home, books from school or choose from West Sussex Libraries fantastic collection of eBooks, eAudio or eComics! They can try something new or reread an old favourite.

Reading can then be recorded online, unlocking rewards as children reach their targets. There is no minimum number of books that children have to read to complete the challenge – it could be one or it could be 99!

Joining the library is free and easy to do online.

 

Buckingham Park Primary - learning support over the summer holidays

DB Primary - summer school learning

Year leaders have set up Learning Pathways on DB Primary consisting of five weeks learning suitable for each year group. Work will be available at 9am each Monday and will close at 3pm each Friday. The work will be available from Monday 27th July. DB Primary allows pupils to login whenever and wherever they want (providing they have internet access) and complete activities.  Teachers have assigned the children pre-made, self-marking activities from the Learning Library and created a sequence of activities for the children to complete as part of a learning pathway. The activities are all automatically marked with immediate feedback given to the child. There will be no facility to email teachers via DB learning over the summer break and of course, this opportunity is completely optional. 

Reading

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

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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.

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