School Closure

From Tuesday 5th January we are in national lockdown.  This means that school are closed for children (except for vulnerable children and children of critical workers).  All other children will learn remotely until at least February half term.

How will we communicate with you whilst the school is closed ?

We will send emails using Scopay and will also upload information to this webpage.  Please do not call the school unless you require contact with a member of staff in an emergency.  Please email us with any enquiries at office@cove-jun.hants.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Copies of letters sent home:

School Closure -5.1.21

Critical Worker Letter - 4.1.21

Critical workers and vulnerable children - 5.1.21

How will learning continue whilst the school is closed?

Each day pupils will have a virtual registration at 9:00am via Microsoft Teams and teachers will set work each day on Google Classroom. 

How to use Google Classroom - pdf

How to use Google Classroom - powerpoint with video and commentary - to follow

How to submit work on Google Classroom

Please read through our Remote Learning Policy to familiarise yourself with how online learning will take place.

How can I support my child emotionally during this time?

Setting routines, including working on-line using Google Classroom will help give your child a sense of normality.  Healthy eating, exercise and fresh air all support our well-being and mental health.

Here are some documents which you may find helpful in supporting your child:

Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children 's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

NHS - Looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak

The Hampshire Educational Psychology Telephone Support Line is also available for parents/carers to access for any queries relating to the emotional wellbeing of the children they are caring for 01252 814 729

The charity MIND have produced some excellent guidance about coronavirus and wellbeing which might be of interest - MIND weblink

How can I keep my child safe online?

As your child may be spending more time online, it is important to help keep them safe.  Here are some links which you may find useful:

Government Guidance

Hampshire County Council Online Safety Guide

Digital Parenting Magazine

Parentzone

NSPCC

UK Safer Internet Centre

Where can I find additional information?