Safeguarding During Lockdown

If you have a safeguarding concern whilst we are under the national lockdown please contact school on 01793 332425 and ask to speak to Miss Horrobin (Headteacher and DSL) or contact: 

  • E-mail: Swindonmash@swindon.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699

 

Home Learning General Information

Having listened to al of your feedback from the previous lockdown and the closures of bubbles due to COVID-19 we have made some tweaks to our home learning. We understand there is no perfect one fit solution but we hope these tweaks help. As always, if you need any support please get in contact with us. 

If you feel your child would benefit from a telephone call from school to help re-assure and/or motivate them please let us know and we will arrange this with you.

On the year group pages to the side you will find a suggested timetable for a day of home learning. This timetable follows the structure of a normal day in school for your child.

It would be lovely to see any work your child completes. This can be emailed in to school using the email address which is relevant to your child’s year group. Once emailed in a teacher from your child's class will send your child a comment back to encourage and compliment them and help with any errors. The teacher may even be able to send your child a ‘Dojo’ which is our current school reward system.

year1@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk

year2@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk

year3@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk

year4@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk

year5@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk

year6@ferndale.swindon.sch.uk 

If you need paper copies of any days' learning please let us know in advance and we will sort this out for you.

If you need any further learning/activities for your child, please follow the links on our school website, which can be found here

Please make sure if your child is on YouTube they are remaining safe, guidance on YouTube can be found here

Your child will have a Zoom video call with their class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday please see the letters section for further information on this. If you need a reminder for passwords or help logging in please contact the school office. 

There will also be two assemblies loaded each week onto YouTube. On a Monday there will be an assembly recorded by Mrs Prevost and on a Friday there will be an assembly recorded by Miss Horrobin. These will be posted onto our YouTube page. Please click here to access these.   

If you need help, guidance or support at any time during this lockdown please do not hesitate in contacting us. 

Please click here for the letter that was emailed on Tuesday 5th January explaining home learning. 

Five Minutes Peace and Quiet Links for Parents: 

Click here for mindful colouring in sheets. 

Click here for colouring sheets based on the sea. 

Click here for colouring in sheets based on superheroes. 

Click here for a link to games on CBeebies. 

Click here for videos for your child to watch and/or sing a long to from CBeebies. 

Click here for a link to games on CBBC. 

Click here for videos for your child to watch from CBBC. 

Click here to listen to author Cressida Cowell read her story 'How to Train Your Dragon'. 

Click here for games to play on BBC Bitesize.

Support for Mental Well Being During Lockdown

Click here for top tips for remote learning during lockdown to help your child stay safe online. 

Click here for tips on how to maintain good mental wellbeing during isolation.

Click here for examples to use with your children when they are saying they are no good or they give up.

Click here for a mindfulness colouring sheet.

Click here for the Young Minds website which has a parent helpline where experts share their tips for supporting a child in their transition back to school.

Click here for the Mental Health website which has support for helping your child return to school.

Click here for the Winston's Wish website which guides you through how to support your child returning to school.

Here are some website links to help you support your child with their learning no matter what their age:

  • Jargon Buster - This page which has an a to z of all the technical terms which are used in English. Each word has an explanation and an example. Click here to view this website.
  • Do you have a reluctant reader at home? If so this is the website for you. It is full of ideas of how to get your child reading. Click here to view this website. 
  • This website page has ideas to help you support and build a love of maths that you can do at home. There are different ideas for different age groups. Click here to view this website.