COVID information and Home Learning Resources

Covid-19 at Garswood:

Click below to find Government guidance on....

Covid guidance for schools


What Parents and Carers need to know


The DfE has also produced a guidance document for parents/carers regarding supporting children's remote education during Covid.

The document contains some useful links for parents regarding:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Resources for parents of children with SEND
  • Additional educational resources

Click here to access


Coronavirus Risk Assessment:

Garswood have continued to updated policies and risk assessments to ensure risks and procedures are appropriate.

These are available at request and the main points of Garswood's current Risk Assessment are outlined below. If you would like a copy of the risk assessment in full or have have any questions about Garswood's reopening procedures, please email the school at 


Main Points:
  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed and how?
  • Current control measures
  • Any additional control measures required
  • Date implemeted
Updated actions:
  • Everyone is encouraged to regularly wash their hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitiser
  • Posters are displayed throughout the school reminding everyone of infection control
  • Everyone is encouraged to catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of the tissue in a lidded bin
  • Sufficient amounts of suitable cleaning agents are available on the premises to sanitise regularly-used areas and surfaces
  • Plans clearly communicated to parents and carers, including what protective steps the school/setting has taken to make it a low risk place for their child, with regular updates provided as necessary as and when an outbreak happens
  • Staff, parents, children and young people informed and reminded of their allocated drop off and collection times and the process for doing so
  • Additional cleaning requirements discussed with cleaning contractors or staff
  • Staff briefed on the control measures within this risk assessment and changes to policies and procedures
  • All visitors to be made aware of the expectations regarding appropriate hygiene practice through appropriate signage and communication strategy
  • Access and exit routes identified (parents made aware of these prior to accessing the school site)
  • People who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend school
  • In the event of a school closure/part closure with staff and pupils at home who are well and still able to access education, work will be set electronically via email and TEAMS
  • When a child, young person or staff member develops symptoms of coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to test. 


Remote Learning via Teams:

At Garswood we have set up a Microsoft TEAMs account for all children.  This application is GDPR compliant and allows us to upload files and folders unique to each class and add links to particular websites, video lesson links and folders of work.

There is also a facility on this application to have a conversation between class pupils and their class teacher (Visible to all class users at all times and monitored by the school and local authority). We have disabled the chat facility so that children and staff cannot 'chat' one to one in doing so protecting all members. 

We have attached a word document below (see image) with full guidance on how to access the application from home. Usernames and passwords have now been created and a guide e-mailed out to parents/carers.  Please don't forget that when you first log onto TEAMs please add to the end of your username.





Internet Matters!

Please take some time to look through this website for parents before your children undertake screen time learning or socialising.  There are guides, resources and presentations available to help us all understanding the bigger online world.


Please also log onto our Teams class pages for further, more age specific Internet safety packs.

When virtual learning, communicating, gaming and interacting online it is important to refamiliarise yourself with the online parents guides for all the social media platforms, games and sites. This will help with information on age restrictions, and parental controls that can be put in place to keep our children safe.

And finally...... If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you can enrol yourself onto an Internet Safety course from the National Online Safety.  A very worthwhile accredited course to help keep your child safe online.

Stay safe.


Curriculum Sites:
Garswood Sites we already subscribe to...

You will have already been provided with log in details to these sites if suitable for your child's age.



Other useful sites:



Sites for all subjects:


TTS Packs (All areas, all ages)
Teach Starter (All areas, learning packs)
Classroom Secrets (All areas, learning packs)
Robin Hood Mats (Home learning projects, all ages)
Deepening Understanding (All subjects, all areas)
Muddy Puddle (Outdoor learning, all ages)



Sites for Mathematics learning:




Sites for English learning:



Sites for Reading:




Sites for Spelling, Grammar and Phonics:




Sites for Foundation subjects:


Tynker (Computer coding, 5+) 
Active History (History, all ages)
All Kids Network (all areas, all ages)
Bamboo Education  (Alexa skills, all ages)
Bark (Online safety, all ages)
Conjuguemos  (MFL, Juniors)
Duolingo (MFL, all ages)
Dyslexia Academy  (Dyslexia support, all ages)
Everyday Earth  (Geography, all ages)
Geopolaris (Geography, all ages)
Little Twisters (Yoga, all ages)
Mystery Science (Science, all ages)
Phet  (Science, all ages)
Cosmic Yoga (Yoga, all ages)



APPS for Tablets and Phones:

We have also attached a document with some great education APPS for you to upload onto devices at home. The price (most are free), suitability and subjects are in displayed on the table.


Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home, please see our online safety page for parents guides on many of the popular social media sites and games.

Garswood’s Internet Support Team is a network of children across KS2 who show an aptitude towards computing and a particular interest in e safety across the school. Meeting are led by Miss Moon the computing lead and discussions from team meetings are shared with the deputy head and specific learning assistants. They are involved in all major e safety decisions across the school and will often disseminate information across the school.

  • What does the team do?

    The GIST Team created an action plan to ensure e safety is current and happening across Garswood Primary, training is in place and policies are adhered to. They create, plan and deliver training across the school and share results and information they have gained with staff and Governors.

  • How do they tackle e safety at Garswood?

The team have a number of duties with regards to e safety, their action plan includes….

  • Creating presentations to staff and pupils

  • Carry out surveys and analyse the information gained.

  • Create posters and information leaflets for various audiences with regards to e safety.

  • Discuss policies and action plans and ways to move forward

  • Create online and virtual resources for various people to access.

  • Create solutions to e safety problems as they arise 



Though you may be working remotely, we are always here and are always available.  If you have any requests, questions or general enquiries please email us at:


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