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Have a look at the Home Learning Ladder for the six steps that can help you get organised and secure your knowledge.

Here are some ideas to have fun whilst at home during the summer holidays.

Summer activities + Choosing board.

Summer Holiday activities

Here is a pack of activities to support with your return to school.  Barnardo’s Returning to School Life After Lockdown

Please remember to take lots of photos and show us what you are doing! Post it on twitter to show us!

Twitter account @Fileyinfants

Have fun and get silly with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – it’s all online!

Get set for some fun with Silly Squad, the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge! Set in a fun house the Challenge this year is all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

The challenge started earlier than normal this year, on 5th June, but you can sign up online right through until September at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk and find heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games, a place to keep track of your books and rewards to unlock along the way. The challenge is aimed at all children from 4 to 11 who just need to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be a comic, joke book, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in digital or print format, an e-book borrowed from the library or a something they already have at home.

North Yorkshire Libraries are still closed so we cannot offer the usual printed materials but we have a terrific selection of children’s’ eBooks and eAudiobooks available to download for free -: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/download-e-books-e-magazines-and-digital-audiobooks .You’ll need your library card and PIN to download them but it’s no problem if you are not a member – just call call 01609 533878 to join.

Keep a look out on the @nycclibraries Facebook page and your local libraries Facebook pages as the summer progresses for special Silly Squad events and activities – we’ve got some exciting things planned!

Please read the information below on support available.

https://fmy.org.uk/york/

https://www.brightsparkscic.org.uk/our-courses

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Children’s guide to Coronavirus

It’s ok to worry

Living with Worry

Advice for talking to your child about coronavirus can be found at https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/  .

If you or your child are feeling anxious about coronavirus then support can be found at  https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ .

The Early Years Story box have created a range of resources and activities to help children understand what is going on and to process their thoughts and feeling about it all. These can be found at https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/corona/?fbclid=IwAR32EkBvEwXAz4s34qNHxfCJIFD57vxC2n1fQf4ampALfPiZCq2tayRjHVg . There is also a story to read to your children which can be found at https://subscriptions.earlyyearsstorybox.com/dont-worry-little-bear-book-updated/.

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice. Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.

 

THC infused “Nerds Rope”

We have had confirmed cases of THC infused “Nerds Rope” in North Yorkshire. These sweets are infused with cannabis oil, the packaging presents to a professional standard which is heat sealed and has the appearance of harmless confectionary. These Nerds contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol – the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) involved in the central nervous and cardiovascular systems. In adults the effects are generally mild and short-lived but ingestion rather than inhalation is associated with longer lasting effects. As children often have a smaller body mass than adults the effects may be more profound:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Lethargy, collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Cardiovascular.

Nerds can be purchased online with many schools/ parents  not realising they contain cannabis and a safeguarding issue for our Youth population. Please be careful and stay alert. 

 

 

Guide for Parents July 2020

Guide for parents July 2020