Hello to everyone in our Dormanstown Community,

We hope that you are managing to stay safe and are finding lots of activities to do at home.

The academy will remain open over the Easter holidays (except bank holidays) for children of key workers and vulnerable children, if there is no one to look after them at home.

We are continuing to provide packed lunches over the Easter break for anyone eligible for either free school meals or universal free school meals and who has requested them. Please let us know if your circumstances change.

The Pastoral Team is available between 11am and 1pm to phone if you require any support during this difficult time.

We still have a few work packs in the academy if anyone is able to collect it for your child.

Here are some more links to activities and information to support our children and families:

Maths

Children can access maths, spelling and grammar activities on SUMDOG that they can work through at home. Many children have a log on, but you can set up one at home for free during this time: https://pages.sumdog.com/

Hundreds of free resources are now available at Third Space Learning if you register for an account:

https://mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com/?utm_campaign=31_03_2020_Parents_Join_MH&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pardot&utm_content=text

STEM Bingo – How many activities could you complete?

Wellbeing support

Expressions of Myself is a booklet where children can use art and writing for self-expression. Click here to access.

The Junction (a local charity) have produced a Wellbeing leaflet with useful links (look out for the timetable of Celebrity Classes):

https://mailchi.mp/77c1b2d53bbb/the-junction-wellbeing-newsletter

Support for families from the NSPCC during this difficult time:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Support from Childline:

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/message-from-childline/

Tips for parents:

I have a question about Coronavirus” is story based but gives clear information on the pandemic in an accessible way and shares how children might be feeling.

Something for adults and children…30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.

Take care everyone, look after each other and stay safe; we are missing seeing you every day.

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