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Guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people

The government  have published guidance for parents and carers on the opening of schools and other education settings to more children. This guidance provides information on when and how we will open education settings to more children.

The guidance can be found here:


Bedford Borough Council Survey

We would be very grateful if you could complete the survey below for Bedford Borough Council on distance/ home  learning.



Closure Information

Friday 27th March 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,

 We hope you are all surviving and discovering new and exciting experiences together after your first week of being at home. To help you to take care of your own and your child’s well-being in this trying time please see the Well-Being section for support and advice.

 Many of you have telephoned the school and spoken to Mrs Horobin this week for advice on how to use the learning tasks at home with your child, managing new routines and behaviour.  We are always here if you need us, so please do not hesitate to call or email your questions, queries or concerns. The teachers will read your emails and respond if you use the school email:

 We are very busy in the background trying to set up more ways to support you and the children with home learning. If you would like to share the great learning experiences/outcomes from home with your class teachers, they would be delighted to see them. Please send them into school by email.

 Please remember the resources that are available on the school website to support your children’s learning at this time. Please also find below some additional ideas and websites that are available at this time. Remember there is a specific YouTube for Kids which is easy to set up.


PE with Joe

Dance Class with Oti Mabuse

Diversity dance classes




Drawing with Steve Harpster

Draw with Rob Biddulph

See attached document with further ideas from our Art Lead Miss Jarra – wonderful Zentangle ideas



Top Marks

Online maths games

Bring maths to life in the house.

  • playing games such as Snap, cards, lotto, bingo, pairs and board games.
  • singing number songs and rhymes.
  • sorting, counting, matching and comparing anything and everything together.
  • Cooking.
  • encouraging them to look at the clock regularly in order to relate times to familiar routines and activities.
  • finding shapes in the house or garden



Storytime with James Mayhew

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams a free audio story each day for the next 30 days to help keep children entertained

Phonics Play

Theatre of Widdershins



RSPCA Education resources

BBC Bitesize

British Museum


Wellbeing and Mental Health Support:

 For Children and Young People:


Kooth describes itself as a free, safe online service for children and young people – you can chat online to a counsellor until 10pm, 7 days a week. (Monday-Friday Noon-10pm and Saturday & Sunday 6-10pm)

To access the site, you will need to register.


It isn’t just for emergencies when a child is distressed, Childline also have some fantastic online resources in their ‘toolbox’ section on the website, including Games, the Art Box and the Calm Zone to help children feel calmer when stressed online.

To access some of the site you will need to register

 For Adults and Children:


The Samaritans is traditionally as service for adults, but children can call too – they’re open 24/7 and you will talk to a trained volunteer if you call, it will however take 24 hours+ via email contact – you just need to bear in mind they won’t advise, only listen.


Phone; 116 123

 Shout and Young Minds

Shout is a texting service for adults and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, Young Minds is the branch of the same organisation that supports young people.

Text; Text the word SHOUT to 85258 (for Adults) or YM to 85258 (for Young People) and a trained volunteer will text you back (usually within 5 minutes, but it can be longer at times).

Call the Young Minds Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm)

Wishing you all a sunny weekend.

 Take care of yourselves, keep safe and well.

 With kindest regards and love from all the teaching and support staff at Broadmead Lower School.

To read our Home Learning Newsletter 27.3.20 click here.

To read our message to our children 27.3.20 click here.