THURSDAY 19TH MARCH WILL BE OUR LAST SCHOOL DAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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LETTER SENT TO PARENTS 18TH MARCH
Thank you so much for the overwhelmingly positive messages of support for the school in the light of making the difficult decision to close.
To confirm - tomorrow will be the last day of school before the Easter Holidays.
We are in the process of making packs of resources to send home today; these will consist of paper, an exercise book, some coloured pencils and felt tip pens, and a writing pencil. Any parent whose child is already absent can either pick up a pack tonight or tomorrow from the office or ask another parent to pick it up on their behalf.
Please click on the links below to access a list of useful educational websites for all children covering a range of subjects and topics. We have also put together a list of websites aimed specifically at children in Year 2, Year 1 and Reception, also attached.
As I write this, we wait to see whether the government follows the decision we have already made at Ramsgate Holy Trinity. I will give more details to you tomorrow as to how we will continue to provide learning opportunities for your child during school closure in the following week or weeks - outlining our approach depending on the government's decisions for all schools.
As we have had only about half of our children in school today, we have spent much of the day outside, enjoying the sunshine. I can assure you that the children have remained bright and in good spirits, which is a testament to their character in these difficult times.
We will make sure that tomorrow is just as enjoyable for them,
Erin Price and Tim Hunter-Whitehouse
INFORMATION FROM THE LETTER SENT TO PARENTS 17TH MARCH
Our staffing situation remains very difficult with significant numbers of teaching and support staff not being able to work in school either through showing symptoms of the Coronavirus or because they have, or family members have, underlying health conditions. As the guidance now states that households have to isolate for 14 days, the situation at school is only going to become more and more difficult. Therefore we have taken the decision to close Ramsgate Holy Trinity; Thursday the 19th will be our last day before the Easter holidays. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but we feel that it is in the best interests of our children, staff and community. Tomorrow, staff will be preparing some resources for children to take home with them on Thursday, and arrangements will be made for learning activities to be placed on our website for each year group each week. Although this is the decision that we have made for Holy Trinity, we understand that it is also the decision being made in schools up and down the country.
Whilst we are open, we will keep up our daily communication; and once closed, we will ensure that there is regular and clear communication with you as to what the future holds.
Other useful resources:
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.