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This page will include any important pieces of information or updates linked to the Coronavirus, as well as any home learning resources, which could support your child’s learning whilst at home (KS2 children will find the majority of their home learning challenges on Google Classroom and Seesaw).

If you are unsure about what to do if you think your child may be poorly, follow this link for advice: My child is poorly flowchart

Please see below for an update on our remote teaching and learning policy. There is also a breakdown of what we will offer in the event of different circumstances and some parental guidance.

HRPA NS26 – Remote Teaching and Learning Policy (V1 – Sept 2020) (2)

Remote Education Provision_ Information For Parents (2)

Remote Teaching and learning Parent FAQ (1)

Class Information

See below for remote teaching and learning information for each class. A weekly timetable will also be shared via Google Classroom or Seesaw each week as explained within the letters.

ERP- Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance

REC – Remote Teaching and Learning

Key Stage 1- Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance

Year 3 – Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance

Year 4 – Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance

Year 5 – Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance

Year 6 – Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance (1)

Risk Assessment

As the country gradually eases lockdown from the coronavirus Covid-19 public health crisis, and in accordance with government requirements to open all schools from September 2020, we have completed a robust and comprehensive risk assessment process at our school.

Trustees of Ebor Academy Trust have to be satisfied that any risks are carefully considered and mitigated as far as possible.

The risk assessment for our school can be found in the link below for your information and for reassurance that we take the health and safety of our school community very seriously. 

Following detailed analysis of the risk assessment, we are confident that our school can open within acceptable minimum risk from the start of the new school year 2020-21.

Risk assessments are monitored on a regular basis and any further mitigations will be introduced as necessary.

For the most up to date risk assessment follow this link: HRPA-November -Covid-19-HS-School-Risk-Assessment-1 (3)

See this link for a guidance update: Letter to Parents/Carers

For additional information and updated documents regarding Covid-19, please see below (newer Gov advice will be at the top).


Here Comes the Summer

For some summer holiday activity ideas, see below…

Summer Holiday activities

Back to School Support

‘My Back to School Bubble’  is an ebook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.

The published story is available as a free download and can be found alongside our other COVID-19 resources on the e-Bug website.

Online education resources for home learning update

We have updated our guidance for online education resources for home learning to include additional resources and new tips to help parents and carers with home education.

The list of resources can be found here:

Updated guidance on keeping children safe online

With the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have updated advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to include new information on apps to help children stay safe online.

The advice and guidance on keeping children safe online can be found here:

DFE Online education resources for home learning – Updated

 The lists of online resources  have been updated and there are additional resources organised by key stage including early years.

DfE update on children attending more than one setting – Update

 “Parents should be encouraged to minimise as much as possible the number of childcare settings their child attends. Children should attend just one setting wherever possible unless it is essential that they attend different settings to accommodate parent or carer working patterns or because it is essential for their health and wellbeing. Childminder settings should consider how they can work with parents to agree how best to manage any necessary journeys, for example pick-ups and drop-offs at schools, to reduce the need for a provider to travel with groups of children.”

Testing of Under Fives – New

In the  ‘Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings’ guidance the DfE say that children under five can be tested but there is a different approach to booking this:

“All those children and young people eligible to attend, and members of their households, will have access to testing if they display symptoms of coronavirus…. To access testing parents will be able to use the 111 online coronavirus service if their child is 5 or over. Parents will be able to call 111 if their child is aged under 5.”

DFE Guidance – Information for Parents and Carers – Updated 

Updated information on support for parents, online resources and vulnerable children.

York Council Update


DFE Guidance Vulnerable Children and Young People – Updated 

This guidance has been updated to clarify the existing guidance, including the actions to be taken for each group around their attendance or otherwise at an education setting. There has been no change in the groups included in the definition of vulnerable children.


Useful Contact information (York)

Home Learning Resources and Links

Here are is a link to a list of recommended websites to support with home learning from the Department of Education:


Home Learning Update

The DfE have updated guidance on supporting children to learn at home which includes links to a variety of learning apps for parents to use with their children as well as guidance and advice for parents at home with their children during the current situation.

Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The BBC today unveils its biggest push on education in its history supported by DfE- ensuring that every child in the UK has the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their national school curriculum in these challenging times. There are also some useful resources for pre-schoolers.

Additional Links:


Hungry Little Minds
The Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that parents can do with their children at home to support early learning



Learning and Development
Daily broadcast of Maths around the home, aimed at 3-7 year olds Https://


Support for pupils and parents in primary schools in relation to mental and emotional wellbeing – NYES

HRPA Internet safety For Parents 2020-2021

EYFS Home Learning Challenges







Physical Activity/Education Challenges

Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity.

For children in Key Stage 2 there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden. Daily and weekly guidance is provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password:  haxbyroadp

Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.

You can view what real PE at home looks like by clicking here.

Create your very own Dart board!
Children don’t have to use just polystyrene, they could use any material. (Use imagination)
Or maybe use their ICT skills to design one on the chrome book. They can choose.
Works on – ICT skills
                  – maths- measuring/ angles
                  – art/design.
Follow the link below for some video guidance.

Strictly Come Dancing In Your Own Home

Strictly come dancing star Oti Mabuse is providing dance classes for children and adults on her social media platforms – Facebook/Instagram/YouTube.
How to watch the dance classes:-
Classes are live at 11:30am for children.
Oti is also offering some basic dance classes for adults looking to keep active at 7:30pm.

Classes are saved onto YouTube page after livestream has finished. So you can still enjoy even if you aren’t available at the exact start time.

PE at Home

Below is a YouTube link to all the #ThisIsPE lessons that have been delivered by PE practitioners so far. This is now a national initiative supported by the likes of AfPE. There are some brilliant PE lessons here that can be done at home.


Chance to Shine Cricket

For indoor and outdoor cricket ideas, follow the link below.

Prizes to be won!

North Yorkshire Sport are setting new PE challenges every Monday at 10am on their website here. All schools in the
trust – whether in North Yorkshire or not – are invited to take on the challenges as part of Ebor and to then send their contributions to Ebor’s PE and sports specialist Gareth Jones at All entries will be considered and the best will receive prizes.


 Run Around the World

Join us in our Run Around the WorldOur school is joining with all 24 schools across Ebor Academy Trust in a challenge to Run Around the World!If all of the 6,000 pupils, plus 500 others – your family or staff – take part and run, walk, cycle or wheel 200 metres per day during each day in May, we will collectively have travelled over 40,000km. And that’s the distance right around the planet.There are many physical and mental benefits of being active and keeping fit. Regular exercise combats stress and helps you sleep at night.You or your child don’t have to take part in our Run Around the World if you don’t want to, but we believe it will be an enjoyable distraction in these unsettling times. Bear in mind, instead of 200 metres a day you could always do 1,400 metres in one go a week – or even more, if you are able to.You can register your family’s achievements on a day-by-day basis by using the online form here: your distances travelled every day using the online form, means we can track our progress on a map to see how we’re doing.We have a sponsorship page (, for those parents/carers who are able to donate. All donations will go to charities that support the NHS. We appreciate these are financially difficult times, however, and there is no expectation for you to contribute. Our key objective is to stay active to feel better.We do hope you can join us in this big adventure!We’d love to see your drawings or photos of the event too – email them to

For more information, see the school updates.

YoYo York & South Schools Trust

For access to some amazing and informative videos (created by YoYo) – linking to our one letter a week learning format or other different things, please follow the link below to their Youtube channel.

World Earth Day

YoYo Create

We would like to encourage schools and families at home to create something to put in their windows that will be part of a local trail which households can do as part of their daily exercise. Each piece of art in an area would be linked to a theme/Bible story. Families would then download a map of their local trail, with some questions to answer along the way. 
Here is a link to a video on our website explaining how it will work.

Yorkshire Museum

Sow some flower seeds and grow your own flower. Make sure you photograph and share your progress as they grow using #museumgardensathome @museumgardens on Twitter and #museumgardensathome @yorkmuseumgardens on Instagram, or email us at your flowers to the Museum Gardens when we reopen and we will curate a beautiful community display.

We are pleased to let you know that our Time Capsule project is now live and can be found here on the YMT website.
The list of tasks is available to download before signing up, so feel free to take a look.