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URGENT UPDATE - CORONA VIRUS 18th March

Dear Parents/Carers/Families

 

School Closure

 

It is with regret that due to a member of our external school community being “highly likely” to have had the Corona Virus we are closing Red Kite Special Academy with immediate effect for the next 14 days. I would like to reassure you that this not a child or member of our staff.

This decision has been made following advice from the DfE and Public Health England. There is no need to self-isolate unless you display any symptoms but please follow government advice to limit your social contact.

 

Our review date of this situation is the 2nd April, when a decision will be made about reopening will be made and posted on our school website. This will be following Government guidance.

 

During these uncertain times we continue to have you and your family’s best interests at the heart of all that we do. Every Monday that we are closed you will receive a welfare/check in phone call from your child’s class teacher; just to have a catch up and see how you and your child are.

 

If you need further support while self-isolating due to Covid-19 we will, try our hardest to support you for example to pick up shopping, medication or urgent supplies. Please contact samantha.wall@redkite.school

Whilst we are well we will do our utmost to be able to offer this service and support

If your child is unwell please contact NHS 111 to seek advice. I would like to remind you about simple measures you can take at home to prevent infections from spreading:

 

  • Catch your cough or sneeze in the crook of your elbow or use a tissue.  Then bin the tissue, wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water regularly.
  • Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

General information about COVID-19 is available on the PHE website:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

Should you need to contact me directly during a period of school closure then my email address is head@redkite.school

 

 

 

Thank you all for your ongoing support in this worrying time. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

 

Please take care everybody.

 

 

Donna Luck
Head Teacher

 

 

The following are websites that we hope may be able to support you and your child in their learning, health and care whilst at home.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

BBC Bitesize

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs

Mister Maker

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mister-maker
All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
Garden based activities

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of literacy resources

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

 

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, they are offering a month of free access to parents

Usbourne

https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/?loc=uk

Links to a range of books and stories

Vooks

https://www.vooks.com/

A range of lovely online stories brought to life

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Whole range of curriculum activities and games.

Cosmic yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Great for physical activity and mindfulness

Tools to grow

https://www.toolstogrowot.com

 

Change for Life

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Healthy eating and recipes

 

Scholastic

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables.html

Printable resources

 

Storyline

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Online visuals stories

You may wish to also follow Thrive Occupational Services on Facebook.

 

Corby Foodbank

St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Church

Beanfield Ave

Corby

07414191434

http://corby.foodbank.org.uk

 info@corby.foodbank.org.uk

https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/corby/

 

 

 

Please check our website for all of these links and many more resources.

 

 

 

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