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Welcome Back to School!

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to our Primary School and Early Learning Centre.
In case you may have missed them, please click on the links below for our return to school newsletters for our Primary and Nursery children which were sent out last week.
These detail the process for the children’s return to school and the procedures we have in place in response to COVID 19.
It’s been a while but we cannot wait to see you all!
Mrs Delargy & The Bellsquarry Team

Join Buddy and Special Guests at the NSPCC’s ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ Assembly

Join Ant and Dec, David Walliams, and Sally from the NSPCC’s Schools Service for a special assembly.  Featuring highlights from the hugely popular Speak out Stay safe programme, the assembly will help children understand what’s going on, why they may be feeling anxious or worried, and where to get help if they need it.

We know that many children are struggling with increased anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic – whether they’re missing friends, stressed about schoolwork or concerned about their family’s safety. And for parents and carers, it can be tough to start a conversation about these worries.

This assembly will help children understand the huge changes in their lives. There will even be a Q&A session with Vicky Ford MP, Minister for Children and Families, featuring questions from children.

Be a Canal and River Explorer

This fantastic resource provides everything you need to research, design and build a canal-themed habitat.


Perhaps, re-design an area of your garden, or outside space, to create a Corridor for Nature to live or to pass through.
Click on the link above, look for the Learning for Home section, and be prepared to enter a whole new world of environmental learning.


Discovery Education – Help Children Learn from Home with Home Learning Routes

Home learning routes

Discovery Education have created ready-made route paths to help children learn from home. These route paths include video clips, text and glossaries for learning as well as art, design and technology and creative writing challenges for children to apply and demonstrate what they have learned.

Don’t believe us? Well, simply log into Discovery Education/Espresso with your Username and Password and search for Home Learning Routes.

Can you build the ‘little pigs house?’ Or can you build the ‘Solar System?’ Perhaps, you’re more of an explorer than a designer? If so, why not become a ‘Pet Detective’ or even a ‘Viking Explorer?’

These are just a few of the many learning routes.  So, don’t be shy, give it a try and you’ll be amazed at what you can do.


Additional Learning Resources for all ages

Please find detailed below some additional resources which we hope you may useful during this difficult period.

Dip in, have a look and, if you think this may be for you, delve in deeper and see what you think.  Most of all, enjoy the experience.

Please note these are not compulsory activities but ‘optional extras‘ for you and your child to explore.


#DanceVenturers are you ready to go on a journey to learn your Physical Phonics?Join our Resident Dance Artist Paul…

Posted by Matthew Bourne's New Adventures on Monday, April 20, 2020

Get stuck into over 100 treasures and FREE creative activities to inspire the writers and artists of the future.© Axel Scheffler

Posted by The British Library on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Disney Announces Free Virtual Theatre Educational Curriculum For Children | Inside the Magic



Life Skills: Skills for Learning, Life & Work

‘So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.’ (Dr. Seuss)

They might not move mountains just yet but by following these Life Skills, it will be a stepping stone on their route to success!  See how many life skills your child/ren manages over the Easter Break.


Amazon: Free Books and Audio Stories

Amazon have cancelled  the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link

Happy reading and listening!