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Letter for Parents about COVID-19 symptoms – PHE letter to parents and guardians – 23rd September 2020

Info sheet – Information for Parents and Carers on what to do if your child has Covid-19 symptoms and when you should book a Covid-19 test.

Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online:

Here is a summary of the recent letters that we have sent out through our primary provider ParentMail that enables messages to be delivered straight to your registered email in school. 

Letter to Keyworkers

Highfield CE Primary School home learning parents UPDATED

More letters and updates will be posted but the primary source of evidence for schools remains as the DFE and the public news programmes. Please keep yourself updated!

There are arrangements for online content delivery that will be shared shortly but please refer to the letter above in the first instance

Keeping Children Safe

Keeping children safe, top tips:

Concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention:

CEOP has activity packs and advice on how to keep children of all ages safe online, including when gaming, while at home. If you’re looking for simple, 15-minute online safety activities to share with families, you can get your latest packs here, with new ones every fortnight:

Parents Protect website has plenty of information and resources on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse:

A list of useful resources that can help you bring up issues such as how to be safe online and consent:

The NSPCC has videos and guides available on their website:
Designed for parents and carers to use with young children to help keep them safe including these two links that teach children that their body belongs to them and they have a right to say no:

Internet Safety Advice:

Childline: https@// or 0800 11111

UK Safer internet centre to report harmful content

CEOP for advice about making a report about online abuse

Additional support for parents and carers to keep their children safe on-line can be found on:

Internet matters

London Grid for Learning

Net-aware support form the NSPCC for parents

Parent info

Thinkuknow advice from the National Crime Agency

UK Safer Internet Centre

Public Health Nursing Update

Home Learning

To supplement the resources that your child’s teacher has already provided for you, here is a list of websites that they might like to try out whilst learning from home.
General  (Espresso – log on with the username student15299 and the password highfield)
Maths (Currently free, usually about £2 a week) (Children should have their own logons for this) (Free during the school closure period)
Literacy (Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Free until 12th June, usually £6.99 a month) (Free daily audio story from David Walliams for 30 days) (Free eBooks – you just need to sign up for free) (Phonics games for early readers. Free during the school closure period)
Computing (Free 2D coding software, regularly used in Key Stage 2. Infant children have also used the Junior version at (Free 3D coding software, recently used in Year 5/6) (A number of Minecraft lessons, now available for free until the end of June) (Online typing lessons – an important life skill!)
Music (Click ‘View Shared Resources’ then ‘Playing At Home’ for a variety of weekly resources) (A selection of free music resources to keep children singing!)
PE (A variety of videos to try, categorised by year group)

Other Useful Links

For keeping children safe online:

Tools to enhance the child/parent relationship: Family TLC

School Uniform:

Koolskools is the Highfield school’s Fairtrade uniform supplier. The Koolskools uniform can be purchased in the following ways:
Koolskools have a shop in Shirley (387 Shirley Rd, SO15 3TS), where HIghfield uniform is always available.

Koolskoolsuniform can also be purchased online from the Koolskools website: (modest postal charges will apply). Highfield has a dedicated uniform page on the Koolskools site to assist with ordering.

Please note: Items without the logo can be purchased from any large supermarket/store selling school uniform.

Starting School

Below is useful information in the form of a resource pack/publication for Families and schools entitled ‘A clean and Healthy start to School’ that covers hygiene topics relevant to all parents and carers of children starting school:

A Clean & Healthy Start to School April 2016





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