Parent Liaison Worker

Lorraine Boddy

Our Parent Liaison Worker (PLW), Lorraine is here to work with the parent community of Seely, as well as the children and the staff to support you from Nursery through to Year 6. The PLW is available in school at various times of the week but you can contact Lorraine via email or text at any time with any questions you may have. The PLW sources courses for adults / families, organise family activities in and out of school and co-ordinates fund raising events. If you have any ideas, contacts or skills you would like to share or discuss, please feel free to email text or call.

Tel: 07566 733409

Email: lorraine.boddy@seely.nottingham.sch.uk

Children's Mental Health

If you are worried about your children please do not struggle alone - there are several websites out there that can offer help:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/support

https://www.themix.or.uk

https://wwwyoungminds.org.uk

https://childline.org.uk

https://place2be.org.uk

    

KEEP CALM  AND  CARRY  ON  CREATING

During these times home learning will have its challenges and the pressures on you as a family will be immense. As a school please remember we are still here – do not struggle on in silence and if you need a chat please ring. As the Parent Liaison Worker here you can ring me direct on 07566733409 or email me at lorraine.boddy@seely.nottingham.sch.uk   I work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

All classes should now be able to access learning packs online – if you are having difficulty accessing these or need work printed off please let us know. Don’t forget to log onto your classes home learning teams sessions – see the message on the App and website for details. Also if you need any support from your class teacher please contact them via the class email addresses - found on the "Class Pages" section of the website. 

We wanted to offer you some guidance and support on the home learning. Some days things will go ok, some days things won’t and for some every day will feel never ending and extremely stressful. As adults try and keep yourself regulated and fingers crossed your children will follow suit! The most important thing you can do is encourage your children to read – on their own or together with you.

Staying connected as a family is so important especially when you’re all together in the same house for hours on end. Do things to keep you smiling – learn a new joke each day or dance to some music together – find something that works for your family and brings you all together even if it is for one moment.

Remember when children are at school they are not sat at a desk constantly – they have break times to socialise, PE to keep active, assemblies to watch and listen as well as interactive lessons. If you can, keep the day varied and make sure children get to speak/see their friends on Zoom, phone, facetime etc.

Home learning is hard – remember there are many activities that you can do with children that will help them learn. It could be a great time to develop a new skill or find a hobby. Also use what you can around you – the BBC are doing educational programmes for children on TV and there are many websites that will help with PE, Yoga, Crafts etc.

We thought it would be great to share some activities that you are doing with others at home. If you can send them to me lorraine.boddy@seely.nottingham.sch.uk then I can put them on the website – there will always be an activity that children will get into (and at this point I’m thinking something that doesn’t involve a screen!!) – we just need to find it. By sharing some of our ideas we will hopefully keep our children happy and our parents sane!!

Thank you,

Lorraine

 

ACTIVITY  SHARING:

  • Cooking – this is always such a great activity for children of all ages – lots of learning and something great to eat at the end – if all goes well!!
  • Create your own game – give a child 3 different items and challenge them to come up with a game.
  • Make a Time Capsule
  • Build a den and read
  • Design an indoor obstacle course
  • Do a science experiment – there are loads of ideas online
  • Card games
  • Cover a table completely in paper and encourage the whole family to doodle
  • Make balls out of loads of socks and create games such as tossing them into a bucket
  • Write a lockdown poem
  • Pencil and paper games – get back to basics with noughts and crosses, squares, battleships. Try single person games like `blind drawing’ – look around the room at an object, put on a blindfold and then try and draw it without taking your pen off the paper.
  • Listen to some calming music and give each other a hand massage
  • Make a keep fit video for your friends

 Regular events

Seely Seeds:

Seely Seeds is every Wednesday afternoon from 1.45 -3.15 p.m. in the KS1 dining hall.  This is available to 2yr old children and families who are planning on starting Seely nursery when they are 3.

Families will contacted when spaces are available to invite you to participate in these sessions.

Readers Mornings:

This is an opportunity for you to come in and listen to your child read within their classroom.

  • KS1 (Infants) & Foundation Stage (Reception) Friday mornings,
  • KS2 (Yr 3&4) Wednesday mornings  

Tea and coffee is available from 9.15 onwards in the KS1 dining hall on both days (younger siblings are welcome).

This is a great opportunity to meet other parents for a chat and meet Lorraine and Siobhan.

Within these sessions there is also the chance to get more involved with school events. We are always keen to promote and utilise the skills of the parents that get involved.