Please see the documents below with updates on current important issues from Durham Constabulary.
I am pleased to inform you we have bought into the YogaBugs Virtual Programme for our school and this includes access to YogaBugs videos and mindfulness techniques for you and your children.
Please see below instruction on how to access your YogaBugs Parent Portal.
We are working closely with YogaBugs in school to help all of our children, teachers and parents with their mental health and overall wellbeing.
On the YogaBugs Parent Portal you will have access to Yoga and Mindfulness videos, chair yoga for you to try, a video about the benefits of YogaBugs, along with helpful mindfulness activities and visualisations that you can download and use for you whole family.
The benefits of you using sessions are huge – Please see below:
· The YogaBugs Virtual programme has been designed and created by mental health first aiders
· Every session is age appropriate and challenging
· The classes can be used on a laptop, phone, tablet or smart TV
· You can pause the sessions at any time and come back to them
· All classes end with Relaxation and Mindfulness
· We incorporate curriculum-based themes and subjects in help with distance learning
· All classes are physical and educational
· The physical benefits are massive helping with core strength, balance, coordination flexibility and much more
· All sessions are proven to help with concentration, behaviour, listening and stimulate imagination
To register and log into your portal please click on the link below and register your details:
** please note this link cannot be sent to anyone else, the school has signed a confidentiality agreement **
We recommend that you use 1 or 2 sessions per week along with revisiting sessions to help children learn certain Yoga poses and stimulate memory.
Once you have registered, you will create your own password which will then gain access to all of our sessions.
We hope you find these sessions beneficial. We welcome photos and any feedback to us and YogaBugs so we can see how the students and you are getting on with the sessions.
If you require any assistance, please call the school office.
Learning resources such as paper, pencils, erasers and exercise books are available from the school.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need anything or contact the school office.
Please find below a list of catch up clinics for the flu immunisation for children who were absent during the immunisation session in schools. Parents who did not consent previously, can also attend these clinics with their children.
Please find below an updated information sheet with details relating to the end of this half term and our pupils moving to their new classes in November.
After half term, we will moving to the 3-week school lunch menu below.
You can make a decision on a daily basis as to whether your child has a school lunch. If they are not having a school lunch that day, please send in a packed lunch from home.
Public Health England have produced a letter for parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.
Health and education experts are offering help and advice to parents on when they can safely send their child to school.
County Durham Care Partnership, which brings together NHS organisations, Durham County Council and other providers to deliver improved, joined up health and social care services, has created an easy-read chart to help parents who are unsure if their child should stay at home or go to class.
The information follows Government guidelines on spotting the signs of Covid-19.
Sarah Burns, head of integrated strategic commissioning for Durham County Council and NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Since pupils returned to schools earlier this month we have become very aware of the increased demand on NHS111 and GP practices from worried parents.
“We know that when it can be difficult for parents to decide if they should send their child to school during the ongoing pandemic. This infographic has been designed by our local GPs to help inform parents what to do if they worry that their child may be unwell.
“If children are showing signs of Covid-19, a high temperature, a continuous cough or loss of smell or taste then we would recommend that the whole household self-isolate and book a test. All members of the household must stay at home until the test results are known.
“Similarly if children have diarrhoea and vomiting then we would recommend that they remain off school for at least 48 hours or until they feel well enough to return, as tummy bugs can also be very contagious.
“But as long as your child is feeling well, has not otherwise been told to self-isolate and there are no other household members with COVID symptoms, then it is ok to send them to school.”
Parents should continue to seek help from their GP if needed or contact NHS111 if their surgery is closed.”