My child’s ‘Bubble’ has closed. What do I do?
This is your ‘go-to page’ for what to do if we have to close a ‘Bubble’. First things first though: don’t panic!
A couple of ‘frequently answered questions’ before we get going:
How long will the bubble be closed? A bubble is closed for 10 days of self-isolation. We will give you a letter with the return to school date on it.
What about their sibling? Can they come in if they’re in a different bubble? Yes unless we tell you otherwise.
Covid-19 guidance for parents
Here’s the guidance we shared that helps you understand what to do if your child has Covid-19 symptoms.
Here’s the bit you want to know about working at home:
As far as possible, we will try to carry on what we had planned already for the bubble. It is therefore really important that they do the home learning sent to them. When they then come back to school, we will carry on from what we’ve been working on at home.
If you were provided with a school laptop during lockdown, the office will automatically contact you to see if you need that support again.
Work will come through to the children via Class Dojo. So, if you’re not on there or not sure how it works, please call the office and we’ll sort it out together. You can access Class Dojo on an App on your phone (from the App Store as usual) or via their website – www.classdojo.com. The children will be able to interact with their teachers on their too.
Are we using Zoom? Short answer, no. The UK Government, Local Council and Teaching Unions have all advised against using Zoom for safeguarding reasons. Class Dojo is designed for use by children and also we know that everyone has it (remember to sort it out if you have problems!).
Will we be using the regular websites that the children use?
Yes. The children all love using them so they’ll happily get on with their work on Mathletics, EdShed (KS1), Numbots (KS1) and Timestable Rockstars (KS2). If they’ve forgotten their login details, then contact the class teacher via Class Dojo who will help as soon as they are able to. Website links below:
Some other websites that will be helpful:
Oak National Academy
The button below will take you to the Oak National Academy, set up by the UK Government as a nationwide resource for children learning at home. As well as resources for Maths and English, you’ll also find topic support on here too.
The button below will take you to the BBC Bitesize website where you will find resources aimed at Primary and Secondary children.
Learning online – let’s all stay safe
The button below will take you to the NSPCC’s online safety pages which will give you some good advice about keeping children safe online, understanding apps they may be using or want to use, and how to set parental controls.
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.
Live now, will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be recommended to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.