As you were informed this afternoon, Hanborough Manor School will be closed after Friday 20th March until further notice. There will be a provision in place as of Monday 23rd March for the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable children. As a school we will be in touch with the parents of our vulnerable children but for staffing and catering measures we need to know how many of our families have key workers as parents. The government’s example of key workers at this time are NHS staff, police, teachers, social care/prison workers, care home workers and supermarket delivery drivers. If one parent/carer is a key worker the government will expect the other parent/carer to work from home and look after their child/ren in line with their social distancing guidance. Single parents/carers who are key workers will be entitled to a childcare place at school when needed.
The science experts tell us that having a small number of children in school willbe safe, but they want the majority of children to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus. We will be providing supervision Monday to Friday 8.50am – 3pm for the children of families who fall into these categories.
If you will require this supervision from Monday 23rd March 2020 because you are a key worker without another parent/carer who can stay at home, could you please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday 20th March. Please put ‘KEY WORKER’ in the subject line and include the names of your child/ren and which days you would require along with your job role(s).
If you or anyone in your family have or have had a new persistent cough or temperature so your family are under self-isolation for 14 days then please let us know which day this would end and you would require supervision from.
We need to know accurate numbers on Friday so we can plan staffing and catering numbers.
Information for schools and other childcare providors
Information about coronavirus
Information about the Governments response to coronavirus
Information on support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses
111 online assessment tool
BBC news for updates
Great resource for explaining coronavirus to Under 7’s
Long Hanborough Pub George and Dragon's Takeaway / delivery service menu:
Single Portions, Long Hanborough
Mayfield Eggs, New Yatt
Hanborough Home Bakes
Oxfordshire Yeaoman, Freelans
Off The Hook, Long Hanborough
Website links for educational games and more:
Activities broken down into KS1 And KS2
Key Stage 1 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 5 to 7
Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 7 to 11
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free
Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Learn languages for free. Web or app
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
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 young
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
Active breaks and physical activities
Screen free activities
National Online Safety
Guidance on a number of risks which young people could face online.