Ashbrow School

Working Together for Children and Families

Self-Isolation and Home Learning

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for playing your part in slowing the transmission of Covid-19 in our community and following the government guidelines on self-isolation.

 The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 If your child has received a positive test result, please contact school immediately to enable us to fulfil our duties set out in our risk assessment document.  Your child will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the result of the positive test.

 If a member of your household has received a positive test, or you have been contacted via NHS Track and Trace, your child must self-isolate for 14 days from the contact.  More information will be provided on the text or email you are sent from NHS Track and Trace.  Please contact school as soon as possible.

 If your child has received a negative test result but has been in contact with someone with a positive test, they must still self-isolate for 14 days to halt any transmission of the virus should they begin to show symptoms.


Self-isolation activities for pupils

To support your child’s learning during their self-isolation, please use the documents at the bottom of this page.  We have provided English, maths, science and topic activities that can be completed from home and will enable your child to recap, practise and develop their skills in line with their classmates at school.


Printable resources

If you have access to the internet and a printer at home, please email the school office using office@ashbrowschool.org.uk stating your child’s name and year group.  The electronic resources will then be sent directly to your email address.

If you do not have access to a printer, please telephone the school office using 01484 452128 and resources will be printed for your child.


Well-being or safeguarding concerns

If you are in a position where you or your children are unsafe and in immediate danger, you should contact the police, dialling 999.

Please be sure to make contact with school if you need well-being support or have safeguarding concerns. This could involve the safety of a child, a child's physical or emotional well-being or you are a family struggling to keep safe, healthy and well. We will do whatever we can to help you.

You can contact Mrs Debbie Whitehead or Mrs Wendy Holdsworth, on either of the numbers below. If you text, please first state your child's name this will allow staff to store your number in the phone.

 Mrs Debbie Whitehead 07984 019 065

Mrs Wendy Holdsworth 07984 028 242


Please contact school if you have any further questions.

The Ashbrow Team

Ten Top Tips for Home Learning 

      1. Stick to a daily routine

  • Wake up at a similar time each day
  • Make your bed and change out of your pyjamas
  • Eat at regular times in the day
  • Use a daily timetable as a guide.
  1. Make sure clear boundaries are set between 'work time' vs 'being at home’
  • Choose a working space (if possible use a table and chair)
  1. Stay hydrated and try not to snack throughout the day
  • During the school day children usually snack during morning break
  1. Getting started
  • At the start of the home learning session sit down together and agree some ground rules
  1. Incorporate non-screen activities
  • Set guidelines around when your child can access technology.
  1. Remember children are used to being around lots of people throughout the day it is important to talk.
  • Allow children to contact family and friends at scheduled times of the day
  1. Encourage independent and creative learning
  • Give children tasks they can do independently if you have things you need to get done
  • Have creative and / or quiet times planned throughout the day
  1. Children may have lots of questions about the current situation, try to reassure them that things will be ok. Use the downloadable book (link below)to explain the Coronavirus https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/?fbclid=IwAR3RlJ4sea_doaf-HyiJEf-hgHwB9aGlr03uW9LdCETA5EYj1llEy94MLpA
  2. Look after your well-being
  • Try to get some fresh air
  • Make time to play
  • Keep active
  1. Every day is a new day, start it positively!

 Home Learning Activities for Pupils who are Self-Isolating

Please click the link below for your child's year group.

We have tried to ensure all online links can be used on all devices, however this is not always possible.  Therefore, a small number of links may only open on a laptop with Flash Player enabled.  They will not open on a tablet or phone.  Where this is the case, please use alternative activities provided.

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