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Message from Mrs Kingston We have noticed increasing levels of playground chat about the game Fortnite— Battle Royale which is a PEGI 12+ gun battle game which requires players to work as a team. The main risks to children are interacting with strangers and also making costly in-app purchases. If your child is talking about Fortnite, please follow this link to find out more about it. https:// fortnite-battle-royal-parents-guide-keepkids-safe-gaming/

General Home learning and Coronavirus Support information

We have received some supportive materials for you and your children that can help you with anxiety during the outbreak and school closures.


Below is a PDF offering support around Online Safety. For further information, top tips and guides please click the link below which will take you to our Keeping Children Safe Online page.

Online Safety Support

Social story for younger children and children with special educational needs

Additional information to help you with learning at home


Teach Your Monster to Read for Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and children with special educational needs.


Teach Your Monster to read is now free to use at home due to coronavirus disruption.

Download free this week on Apple:, on Amazon (from Thurs), or 0.99 on Android:




If your child currently comes to Nessy Club or you have had a letter regarding Nessy in the past, they will be able to access the program from home. 

If you received a letter on 18/03/20, we are currently waiting for the additional licences from Nessy. We will let you know once they are active.


To log in:

Go to

Click ‘log in’ in the top right corner

Type in our secret word: astraledge

Your child needs to type in their name

Click on their Monkey

Click on the Nessy Reading and Spelling sign

Games linked to your child’s targets will be in the bottom right hand corner

Class Dojos Remote Learning


Letters were sent out on 18/03/20 to allow you to access our Class Dojos.

To register, follow the details on the invite letter. If you have children higher up the school, you may have already have signed up when we first trialled Dojos.


We hope to use the site to allow access to additional learning activities.

However, there are no activities on there at the moment.

Please work through the pack that has been sent home and the additional activities on the class pages.

Once we begin to use Dojos, you will receive details from your child's class teacher.

Additional activities


All the class pages have a home learning area that includes different learning activities for that class.

Here are some additional activities that you may like to do with your children as well as some Youtube channels that may be useful.

Website information and details for a range of activities to access online

Encounter Edu have free live lessons available each week.

Live lessons are 45 minute broadcasts that can be viewed on any device that shows YouTube. Users do not need to register to view any of our broadcast live lessons unless they want to pre-submit questions. These are all open to access via the Live Lesson homepage at the time of broadcast. 


This week, there are videos available on Scientists and Explorers Live 30 March- 3 April, where students will meet exciting personalities from the STEM, exploration and geography world.

These are probably more suitable for KS2.



31 day Lego Challenge

Want to try something different?

 BSL (British Sign Language) has free enrolment for under 18s at the moment. Follow the link below.



Take a virtual tour of museums and art galleries around the world.

For the duration of the school closures Collins Education are offering free access to Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents.

Follow the link for access