Day 16 and we start a new week.
I hope the weekend was relaxing and you were able to get out in the lovely weather. My garden is looking tidier than it ever has! It’s not looking so good for the next few days. I’m going to start the week with some information updates.
Folkestone and Hythe Haven for residents, over 16, in these areas to call if they are experiencing a mental health crisis. They operate between 6pm – 11pm, except for weekends and bank holidays when they are open 12pm – 11pm. They are providing a phone service. Please call 0808 1963 569
Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop is being run over the phone. For advice and support from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, please call 07772 720953. If the phone is busy, please keep trying, if it is safe to do so. Currently running on Wednesday and Friday from 12.30pm – 2.30pm. At all other times please call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or in an emergency, the Police on 999.
Food Bank - After initial food shortages, when everyone was panic buying, the foodbank is back in operation. They are still operating out of the Methodist church. If you are in need of foodbank support, Sharon or I can contact the food bank and let them know. It is not necessary to have a voucher. However, you cannot just turn up, we need to let them know first. If you need emergency food parcels, these can be arranged by calling the Folkestone Community Support Hub on 01303 316186
FLO support – Please remember that I am in school on Tuesdays and Sharon is in school on Thursdays. We are also working from home, throughout the week. Please get in touch if we can help, or you would like someone to chat to. Emma 07889 349144 or Sharon 07889 349146
If enthusiasm for home learning is wearing thin, it might be time to try some new resources, alongside the school home learning grids/packs.
Collins have free activities for parents to use. These include online maths games, and a song bank. There are e books you can access. For those of you with printers, you can print off worksheets if you wish.
Some of you may already be familiar with the Oxford Owl site. Both Collins and Oxford Owl will provide e-reading books so your children can keep up their skills at their level.
Dartmoor National Park has a website with some games and activities to try
Please try not to stress about home learning. Do what is right for your family circumstances.
Stay in, stay safe and stay well.