Update from your Headteacher…

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hi all,
This weeks has been another busy week here at Green Lane.  We are keeping our children of key workers busy with a range of activities and have been working hard to make sure that all of our families are safe and well.  If you receive a call, please do answer the phone and just let us know that you are all ok.
I have been working with the council catering service and they have agreed to deliver food to Green Lane for us to provide weekly food packs for children who are eligible for Free School Meals.  We will be calling you to ask if you would prefer a box of food each week, so that you do not need to leave your house , or a voucher to spend at the supermarket.  If you are not eligible for Free School Meals, please contact us and we will help to check your eligibility or support you in any way that we can.
If a staff member makes a visit to your home with food/resources, please do not be offended if we are distancing ourselves from the door – this is for your safety as much as our own and follows the guidance at this current time.
The teachers have been busy preparing the next set of work packs ready for next week – I would like to thank all of our incredible staff for pulling together and being general superstars throughout all of this.  Thank you to all of our children and families, too – keep in touch via Weduc to show us more wonderful work!
We are doing everything we can to keep you and us as safe and healthy as possible throughout this time – please continue to follow the government guidance at all times and ring me on 07772 000030 or 01274 7774644 if you need any help at all.
Take care, sending love and best wishes from all of us,
Mrs Simpson

Help for parents

If you need help during the current situation, these two documents from Bradford Council are full of advice and information for parents and carers.

                                      

Support for Parents                          Emergency Help

This fantastic website from the NHS has a huge amount of information about your well-being. There are sections for children  with lots of activities, quizzes and information. There is also a great section for parents and carers – helping you to help others during stressful times.

These buttons will take you to a world of activities and entertainment, from crafts and science experiments through to your favourite stories read by some familiar faces.

We’ve added links to all your favourite live YouTube links too. Make sure you keep moving, drawing singing and experimenting.

If you have any amazing websites that you think could be useful or fun just let us know – pyeadon@atlas.bradford.sch.uk

The Government have recommended a number of resources for learning at home.  We have sorted the websites into subjects and posted them here just for you. More will be added over the next few days so keep checking!

We were really happy when Mrs Simpson and Ayaan made it onto the news.

Makaton Lesson Number One

Over the next few weeks our Nursery teacher, Mr Tunnell, is going to teach everyone the basics of Makaton signing. Take a look at the first lesson and join in for more lessons as time goes on.

Illustration Competition

Miss Snowden found this wonderful poem all about what is going on in the world at the moment.

If you have a printer, you can get yourself a copy and illustrate each page. Take your time and make your pictures match the words for each verse.

Carol Vorderman’s “Maths Factor” is free for all children while the school closures are in place. Usually £2 per week, this offer is a great opportunity that children in any year group will find useful. Sign up at the site HERE.

Out of the Arc have made daily lessons with activities songs. Each day a new activity sheet is available as well as a video with backing track and song words.

Find them HERE.

Our old friend, Harold the Giraffe from the Life Bus is here to help while school is closed. His daily diary is full of information, games, puzzles and fun.

Visit Harold everyday and see what he’s been up to, HERE.

Everyday at 11.00, David Walliams is reading extracts from his books.

Follow the link HERE.

English Heritage have created some colouring sheets for some of their monuments. Why not have a go at colouring one in. Once you have done this, use the internet to research about your monument. We would love to see your work on Weduc. The best ones will win a prize from Mr Brearley. Click HERE to view.

Lizzie from Bee Outdoors who runs our Forest School sessions has created a pack so you continue to learn at home. Please click to here access the pack.

Premier League Primary Stars have created lots of fun football-related resources to use at home. Resources will cover EnglishPhysical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and Maths for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds). Please click here to view.

When working online, it’s always good to remember how to stay safe. All of the resources on this page have been checked before posting. “Think You Know?” have made a range of activities for parents and children to work on together. Follow the link HERE to their website to make sure you stay safe online. As ever, if you have any worries or problems, you can contact the school for further information.

 

Want to talk to your child about their worries of Corona virus or Covid 19?

These documents will help you answer their questions in the right way.

 Child Friendly Explanation    Talking to Children about Corona virus      Supporting Children’s Questions