01942 747818

Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL

HSTM@ldst.org.uk

Highfield St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

Parents/ Pupil Access

 

 

School opening Wednesday 6th January

We apologise for the very short notice. On Weds 6th Jan we will be open only for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children from last years database (April- July 2020). Only these children must attend. During the day on Wednesday each class teacher will send details of work and communicate with you as to how this will be best suited for your family circumstances  going forwards. 
School will be closed tomorrow as advertised so we will be unlikely to be able to answer queries until Wednesday morning.
We will provide work to cover the whole curriculum and by undertaking this and communicating with the class teacher together we can best support your child’s education in these uncertain times.
The options will be via purple mash or paper packs. This work is vital to supporting you child’s education  so please consider carefully how this is best suited to your child. Thank you for your continued support.

School closures

Please take a look at the following information regarding the schools handling of symptoms for the children of keyworkers who are returning to school. 

Please find below a list of helpful sites to use at home to help your child during the school closures. 

www.ttrockstars.com

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/highfield-wn3

https://ukhosted102.renlearn.co.uk/2242163

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/kids

https://www.borntobeadventurous.com/2020/03/15/28-days-of-activities-for-kids-staying-sane-during-covid-19/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

During these challenging times, it is important to be looking after your family's emotional wellbeing at home. Click here for useful advice and guidance. 

 

Online safety at Highfield St Matthews
Online safety at Highfield St Matthews

ONLINE SAFETY

As technology is being used so much more now, it is vital that we are all aware of what our children are accessing online. The website www.net-aware.org.uk is a fantastic website with support and guidance for parents and carers on the age restrictions for any apps or games that your child may use.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is extremely important to understand how to stay safe on the internet and how to keep our children safe. Here are a few ways to help:

  • Ensure you know what your children can access online
  • Ensure children understand the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they do not know
  • Tell your children no-one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do
  • Use parental controls to keep children safe 

 

The following links may help

  • Know the age limits for apps and games click here
  • How to start the conversation with your child click here 
  • How to set up a devices security click here 
  • Social Media account advice for children 12 and under click here
  • Supporting your 4-11 year old child using the internet click here 
  • The following link shows short videos about the national tests that children will undertake during their time at Highfield St Matthews https://www.sta-videos.co.uk/

 

 Below are some very useful websites which may help 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/wake-up-wednesday/tiktok-guide/

 www.net-aware.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety

Please follow this link for more information on the momo challenge from the National online Safety twitter page.

‘Own It’ App

The BBC is launching a new app to try and help the wellbeing of young people online. It's called Own It and it encourages young people to stop and think before they hit the send button. It monitors how they interact with their friends and family online and uses artificial intelligence to try and see how a child is feeling.’
The APP can be found here: Own it

 

 

If you have any further concerns or need any ICT support, then we are always happy to help.