During this time I will be continuing to work as usual to support our Fitz families, by being available for you all to contact me, and also by posting here daily with useful links, ideas and tips on surviving and making the most of this time at home. There's lots of information out there but not always the time to go searching, so I'll do my best to provide helpful information through this page.
Save the link from parent mail or find the family school link worker page under the parents tab on the school site to access this page regularly.
I will be available for calls, messages and emails during the school day. I may not always be able to respond straight away but I will always get back to you so please do leave a message. I can also book in evening phone calls if this is easier for you. Please also feel free to leave messages and emails during the evening which I can pick up and respond to the next day.
Stay in and stay safe, and I look forward to having contact with many of you during the next few weeks.
To get started:
https://www.gonoodle.com/ is free to access
"GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!"
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ is free to access at the moment due to current situation
Twinkl has lots of fun learning and play activities and ideas, and also printable worksheets if you want to use them. There are different sections for different age groups and a SEND section as well.
As always - remember to supervise children's access to the internet.
* Have a go at making a daily timetable - it doesn't need to be complicate - I'll put up some examples tomorrow.
Our Family-School Link Worker (previously Parent Support Advisor) is Debbie Lewis.
What I can offer to you as parents in my role as Fitz Family School Link Worker:
* Providing support for you to talk to me about any worries you may have about your child or that your child has either in school or at home
* Helping you with communication with school or at home
* I can attend any school meetings with you to provide you with extra support
* Signpost you to local resources such as the food bank and debt advice
* Provide you with tips, resources and links to other services on practical issues such as bedwetting, homework, additional needs, mealtime worries, anxious children, benefits and much more
* I am always happy to meet up for a chat and can offer both one-off and on-going support
Please do not hesitate to contact me by: phone 07783823011, email email@example.com, or catch me in the playground after school.
I can offer these courses to you which focus on building children’s confidence and co-operation over 4 or 12 weeks.
What other parents say about Incredible Years:
“Without hesitation go on the course, the time you spend attending it is only a fraction of the time, yet it will reward yourself and your children until they become adults.”
“This is a course for all parents and children, not only parents who are finding it difficult, I wish I had done it before.”
“Playing with my children is enjoyable using the child led approach.”
“It is good, especially to feel like you’re not on your own.”
“My children go into school calmer and more confident in themselves.”
“It has helped me and my husband to be more of a team with discipline/behaviour. We try to come up with combined strategies and we talk them through more now.”
“The children argue less getting ready and finishing tasks is quicker.”
“It helped me in approaching situations and trying to think in the way of my child’s brain helps me to understand them better. Reduced the arguments and I am more relaxed compared to before the course.”