Healthy Start Vouchers
If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old, you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods
What are Healthy Start vouchers?
Pregnant women and children over one and under four years old can get one £3.10 voucher per week. Children under one year old can get two £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week. The vouchers can be spent on:
You can use your Healthy Start vouchers at any shop that is registered on the scheme
To check for eligibility visit:
Applying for a Secondary School Place - September 2022
May we remind parents and carers the importance of applying for a secondary school place, if you want your child to start Y7 in September 2022. Pupils with an EHCP do not need to apply through this process.
You can apply online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions, or make a phone application by contacting the Education Team on 01522 782030. If applicants live outside of Lincolnshire then they need to apply to their home Local Authority even if they want a school in Lincolnshire.
Many people will have been waiting for the 11+ results before applying, and hopefully you will have received these now. The main closing date for applications is 31 October. There is no advantage in applying early.
If you feel that you need support with the application process due to a variety of reasons such as literacy issues or a language barrier please feel free to contact the Education Team on 01522 782030 or email email@example.com
Useful educational links:
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs - A great site to take advantage of at this time.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk - A treasure trove of activities that cover a range of subjects
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
https://www.pobble365.com/ - A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas
https://www.twinkl.co.uk - A huge range of different subjects and focuses linked to our curriculum. They have offered a free account in the result of school closures
https://www.weareteachers.cm/free-online-learning-resources/ - Lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - A range of different resources and information broken down into key stages and year groups
https://tpet.co.uk/ - Free online resource packs
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - Free online digital download of a specialist children's newspaper
https://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - A vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - An excellent downloadable reading app. (This in one example - there is a cost to some materials)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - Free online books - brilliant if you can't get to a library.
https://mathsticks.com/my/ - Online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - Times table and number bond practise
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Our children have a log in to this
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - Lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on the site)
https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - Lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden (see the STEM list we are sending home too)
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - Online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation
https://www.typingclub.com/ - Online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhl0v-w&safe=active - Jow Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home - Some videos are free - dances, workouts, fitness challenges
Illustrator Steven Lenton is currently running a 'Draw Along A Lenton' on his YouTube channel.
Author/Illustrators Oliver Jeffers and Chris Haughton are both reading a book a day which I believe will be on their websites.