Pupil Admissions 2020

Admissions for 2020

Admissions for 2020 are submitted electronically through the Liverpool City Council website

Additional information, including the St. Julie's Application Form, can be found using the links in the menu above.

In the interim, you might like to encourage your daughter to explore the ‘Welcome to your new school’ section of our website which will help her to feel ready to join us!

For reference with respect to 2018 admissions, the previous admissions arrangements can be found here.

What's been happening lately at St. Julie's:

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Take Care If Using Zoom
Apr 1, 2020

Zoom is a popular videoconferencing app that lots of people are using to stay in touch. It's worth checking a few security settings to stay safe.

Although we're not using Zoom to teach, students may be using the app to talk to each other. It's worth following the advice in this article to help keep things a bit safer.


STEM Experience Programmes Online
Apr 1, 2020

'InvestIn' are offiering access to six STEM related careers experiences for students aged 15-18, accessible online.

Click here for more details.


More Collected Resources for Home Learning
Mar 31, 2020

Supporting children and families through unexpected times of rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus

The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as they feel would be helpful. They include information

relevant to children across the early years and school age range including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

NB They are not recommendations, purely possibilities.

Information on coronavirus for children

The BBC Newsround site has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self- isolation means.

Covibook – Supporting children and families around the world – Available in 18 different languages

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Hello I’m a virus

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Story books for children about the virus

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Story-about-Coronavirus.pdf

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Carol Gray has produced a  social story about coronavirusand pandemics. The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general.

Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress- print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress- print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

http://www.incredibleyears.com/parents-teachers/articles-for-parents/

 

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing:  https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and- blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:  https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child- about-coronavirus/

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

 

Managing anxiety about the virus as adults

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your- wellbeing/#collapse1644b

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799?fbclid=IwAR01ug03efw0BQAxTOrrm- zrte5gI7jSAHOA-cpgM7BPaDjmoqN7pRwotNE

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/health-and-other-forms-of-anxiety-and-coronavirus/

Special Education Needs and Disability

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas- schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

Mencap - Easy Read guide to

Coronavirus:  https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-

03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

 

The Autism Education – A social story

A social story about coronavirusthat has a good level of specificity about the effects of social distancing e.g. not being able to go to favourite places.

CarersUK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking- after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Amaze - information pack for parents  https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the- coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Public Health Englandhave produced an easy read version of their  Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it  here.

Information for those struggling with OCD

https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-survival-tips/

General information for young people about managing their mental health

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing

https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506

 

Inclusive resources

 

Story massage have put together a free resource booklet of 36 stories, email them to be sent a copy: mary@storymassage.co.uk

Pete Wells has some raucous free sensory stories available on his website - and the podcast is well worth a listen too!

https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/free-special-stories/

 

Pete's home learning kit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y3ni3ymgtlbrndd/AABDqPQS9fopyDllT9VnFlnWa?dl=0&fbclid= IwAR1y_qXgQoSlG3gn3493UujII0KRN-_12R-QByln7opkvJoPac-QQixKAtc

The Sensory Projects has project packs for inclusive learning http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/free-educational-resources and also some simple sensory games to play

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/guides

 

The Sensory Dispensary have activities available to download from TES SEN website https://www.tes.com/member/Sensory_Dispensary

Access Art resources

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

Home learning packs from Ashfield school https://www.ashfield.leicester.sch.uk/blue- pathway/?fbclid=IwAR1B_MRLWSjB_kwtyHOeLBZnG2kHwynPs1R_YCyoUn9mB5fU_q2S2

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Soundabout are offering live online inclusive music sessions https://www.facebook.com/SoundaboutUK/

Inclusive Teach activities  https://inclusiveteach.com/2019/05/13/the-a-z-of-sensory- learning-activities/

Music apps and interactive resources (even some online lessons)

https://www.facebook.com/GardenOfMusicOrg/photos/a.453328838205953/1287059384832890/?type=3&theater

 

Clicker - accessible word processing

https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/clicker/clicker-at-home

 

Interactive computer activities from Bridgend School https://sites.google.com/bridgend.ac.uk/alnhomeschool

 

Riverside home school resources

https://www.riversideschool.org.uk/page/?title=Coronavirus%20Home%20Resources&pid=2

35&fbclid=IwAR0oXXYaTZ1iu3DEuphLBJRVWQTb52U1FXio6N9cF0iDrepic1dWe2hNLxs

 

Inclusive sensory discovery pack for Shakespeare's The Tempest https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p7xqeg7x8h0do3r/AAAYQ_hmj7STmQ3HuHdQG3UXa?dl=0&f bclid=IwAR34E3UlV4vcZvggteQpnT7MiKuzD19sPlnQVmAOcB0MxiDeP7Gjki673ts

31 pages of activity ideas for special school learners (download at the bottom of the page) https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0aGVzZW

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Bank of resources from the Northern Ireland curriculum http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/curriculum_microsite/TSPC/getting_started/sen/activities_res ources.asp

 

Greenside sensory stories

http://www.greenside.herts.sch.uk/Creative/SensoryStories/SensoryStories.html?fbclid=IwA R1EaTSk2mu633RKq_wmwPCR9tJ6birjNkm6q7r4RIB9EsVTyQfdmJNMWCA

Sensory and messy play activities for children with additional needs

https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-

1?fbclid=IwAR2AInVCXXW_ZMOg4I3Xdynlze8fEwmRnUXe2b8i1rivmM17eSb1D9RpCuc

Website and activity ideas

https://twitter.com/teachPMLD/status/1240369135885975554/photo/1

 

50 sensory learning activities

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/

 

Activities including sensory and massage stories themed for the time of year https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2f48mlkqn0ylgiz/AADgTFXcby2aHw1E085- KJ6Pa/Home%20learing%20pack?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

 

Positive Eye Ideas Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDuVfdg32NY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR34AI4hEMpthnuBhx5qtpsjN0TqUmTtFQIKFBF3XvOcylV-0hKcEu9qiuY

Ways to learn through play

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkztoFHIgP4jpJDKWNWaHA

 

Off nursery / School activities 

Top tips with 10 activities that can be done with your children during this period of time off nursery/school: Here are some preparation top tips:

1.  Setting Up a Family Meeting – calling a family meeting is important to set ground rules and expectations for the duration of this situation. Ask all to participate and look into what is their understanding of the situation, what this means and why are we doing this…it will give everyone a sense of purpose and meaning. Validate emotions as children may feel like things are not fair. Write together a poster with ground rules, decide on the ground rules together, like how many hours of devices and games for example, chores, cooking and ask

for everyone’s contribution to the family household.

2.  Setting Up a Schedule – Having a calendar or a schedule outlining different activities will help create a routine and establish predictability. It can be done visually using colour coded signs, see picture above. Although not necessarily needing to be equally dispersed across the day, deciding on a schedule together will help family functioning.

3.  Deciding on Different Activities – When discussing different activities, it is important to ensure that all family members’ needs are met. For younger children, they may need play and unstructured times, as for older children, it may mean learning online with structured educational activities set by the school. For parents, it may mean the need to have some time to work and communicate with colleagues. Remember it is also important to allow for self-care and time for you, like putting the oxygen mask on you before someone else! What

activities can we do from home? You may think it will be a long haul! Here are some ideas of

different educational, cognitive and creative activities that can be done at home…

10 Activities for Home

1.  Setting Up a Den in the house or a Camp in the garden – This activity can be useful to create a safe place for children and a place they know they can have some quiet time, such as, reading a book, playing with little people, teddies or puppets. You can ask them to contribute to set it up with you, make decorations, put up lights and a sign. Children will find this fun and different. It can create an imaginative world for the child.

2.  Setting Up a Learning Place in the house and Do Learning Together – It is important

that children feel they have an allocated space in the house where they can concentrate and focus on learning. It does not have to be a big space and can even be a shared space. It is

more about how we use this space and what we do when we are learning. Setting up some ground rules for this will also be helpful. With a schedule, allocate time to learning in short

and fruitful bursts, it is more about the quality and the positive experience of learning rather the quantity and speed at which we do these learning tasks. When you are noticing that learning is no longer fruitful, have a short break, a snack, a glass of water, some movement

breaks. Family learning can be rich as we can all learn together and share understanding, problem-solving and information.

3.  Cooking Together – Cooking is great as it also includes literacy and numeracy tasks, such as, reading recipes or counting and measuring ingredients. Involving children in cooking can be fun and full of joy as they are involved in producing a tangible product at the end. You

can also ask the children to finish off the cookies, cake, etc. by decorating them, lots of time can be spent on this.

4.  Puzzle, Lego, Visual-Spatial Activities – These activities tend to be calming as the brain focuses on putting things together rather than verbal or emotion demanding tasks. Offering these activities in the house will be of benefit to everyone as it will help all involved to be grounded and calm.

5.  Setting Up a Fun Project – It is important to vary activities, like a carousel. Start with one and move on to the next. When activities are designed to promote different areas of development, children will find this more engaging than if it is tapping into the same type of skills so it is important to also have something creative, a fun project you will enjoy doing together. A fun project could be: making a scrapbook of different drawings, paintings, making characters out of modelling clay, picking up leaves from the garden and finding the name of the tree online, taking photographs of wildlife in the garden such as birds, animals, painting rocks with emojis on them, drawing a cartoon strip or writing a collection of short stories, inventing characters and drawing these, so many things that can be done. Some children may like the challenge of a research project.

 

6.  Starting a Collection, Playing Board Games – Stamps, stones, leaves, labels and lots of other things can start collections.  Board games, such as snakes and ladders, can be made using templates on the web.

7.  Sending Messages, Letters and Postcards to Family and Friends – Keep in touch with your social networks via different communication modes either video call or messaging.

8.  Learning a New Skill Together and/or Teaching a New Skill – There are lots of youtube videos nowadays that can teach skills step by step. Learn to say words in a different language, learn how to do sewing, knitting, crochet, slime, scrapbooking, photography, design a webpage together or design cards online.

9.  Implementing Routines for Self-care and Mindfulness – It’s ok for all involved to feel this is not a normal situation. It is important to keep communicating, being transparent, responding to questions, presenting the facts as well as not bombarding with facts. Children are curious and like to find out about the world so it is a good opportunity to open their thinking by sharing information, exploring maps, countries. It is also important we are aware of feelings and able to recognise sensations, feelings and actions. Implement some self-care activities together such as doing a calming activity together, reading a book, relaxing, watching a film.

10. Exercising – Don’t forget to move and for the full family to move. You can set up some an obstacle course in the garden for example. This can be done using household items like a skipping rope, bottles, a ball. Like do 10 jumps, 10 skips, 10 hoops in the basketball hoop, knock 3 bottles down, etc. You can set up a challenge and time them going through the course. Walking the dog and playing with an animal can also be part of the routine.

Have fun at home!

 

GoNoodle - videos designed to get kids moving. https://www.gonoodle.com/

Seusville - lot of activities, crafts and games based on the world of Dr Seuss

Children:  https://www.seussville.com/ Parents:  https://www.seussville.com/parents/

Thinking games - this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills

https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

Highlights Kids - a popular US magazine for children, this site has lots of ideas for craft activities, recipes and an 'explore' section covering science questions and experiments https://www.highlightskids.com/

Art for Kids Hub - this Youtube channel shows you how to draw a variety of things from animals to cartoon characters and even cars https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. https://theimaginationtree.com/

The MET Office

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools

RSPB - activities

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/

 

Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor. https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/

 

Early years

Chat Play Read

https://small-talk.org.uk/

 

Tiny Happy People

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

@bbctinyhappypeople

 

Early Movers

www.earlymovers.org.uk

 

Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

World stories

https://www.kidsout.org.uk/what-we-do/world-stories/

 

Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Learning at home

 

Ted Ed – Stay Curious

https://ed.ted.com/

Twinkl - free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free- resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents

 

Oxford Owl - free e-books for ages 3-11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar is taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a 'fronted adverbial' was, here's your chance to find out! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Discovery Education - English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources

 

Scholastic - this US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:

- PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1


- Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3

- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6

- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

BBC Bitesize - videos, quizzes and games covering the entire curriculum for primary, secondary and post-16 students

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

 

Topmarks - collection of educational games covering all topics https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Toy Theater - Educational online games https://toytheater.com/

Chatterpack - a list of home Ed resources https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

Teachit Primary - resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources. https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/

Teachit also have a range of resources for secondary school students. The website address is teachit + topic name e.g. English would be  www.teachitenglish.co.uk, Languages https://www.teachitlanguages.co.uk/

 

British Council – Resources for English language learning https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Oxford Owl for Home - Primary

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Crash Course – YouTube videos on many different topics

https://thecrashcourse.com/

Phonics 

Teach your monster to read

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Phonics Play - phonics games which follow the Letters & Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase the child is currently on using the menu at the side.

Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period. Username: march20

Password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Literacy

Storyline Online - a catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Unite for literacy - a US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

Maths

CoolMath4Kids - interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

Pet Bingo - an app for practising the four operations, children get to earn pets and care for them

Apple:  https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pet-bingo-by-duck-duck-moose/id726307725

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.pb&hl=en_GB

 

Snappy Maths - maths worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles &

halves, number bonds and times tables http://snappymaths.com/

 

Science

Science Museum Group - Videos, activities and facts on lots of different science topics for all key stages

https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

 

Science for Kids - A New Zealand based site with lots of science experiments and games for kids

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

 

Switch Zoo - the idea started from creating new animals by switching parts, includes lots of information about habitats, biomes, feeding animals and animal sounds https://www.switchzoo.com/

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com/

Crest Awards – Science awards that can be completed at home https://www.crestawards.org/

Topics (History, Geography, Art)

Virtual museum tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/


Big History Project - Secondary https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

National Geographic Kids - covering animals, science, history & geography, a website full of fascinating facts.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

3D Geography - free paper templates for making models, plus lots of geography information and resources

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

 

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Computing

 

Tynker - marketed as 'coding for kids', this website is currently offering free access to its premium content

https://www.tynker.com/

 

Code.org - founders of the 'Hour of code' tutorials, this website offers computer science courses for students from reception through to A-level

https://code.org/learn

 

iDEA Awards - Digital award scheme that can be completed online https://idea.org.uk/

 

Computer programming

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games/

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

 

Languages

Duolingo - a free platform for learning languages. You can learn from a computer, or download the app.

https://www.duolingo.com/


Free University Webinar
Mar 31, 2020

Sixth Form students may be interested in a forthcoming free webinar from UK University Search taking place on the 8th April.

The following topics will be explored, and the session will finish with a Q&A session:
  • The Benefits of University - Bournemouth University (Rebecca Oliver)
  • Choosing a Course - University of Stirling (Ali Clark)
  • Virtual Events - University of Leicester (Elliot Newstead)
  • Personal Statements - University of South Wales (Rebecca Bowen)
  • Student Finance - City, University of London (Andy Cotterill)
  • Intro to the Russell Group - University of Liverpool (Jonathan Atkinson)
Jonathan from the University of Liverpool will also discuss how universities are responding to COVID-19.
 
Places are limited, so click here to book your free place.

Why Not Give Yourself Some Sacred Time?
Mar 28, 2020

Now that we're all learning and working from home, the  Chaplaincy website is a great way to stay in touch with what we're about as a reflective, compassionate Notre Dame learning community.

Every weekday, our chaplain - Mr Anderson - is posting a short video reflection and, as we approach Easter, there is a daily video countdown to Good Friday.

At the weekend, the usual Sunday Gospel video will be posted along with some thoughts as to what it might be about!  We'll also remind ourselves of the various strands of our school Mission Statement as well as posting some Words of St. Julie from which we can take some much!

So, do factor in a few minutes each day to touch base and allow yourself some Sacred Time!   

Here's a little taster: 

You can catch all of this and more at  http://chaplaincy.stjulies.org.uk/


Catholic Pic April Edition
Mar 27, 2020

Services may be closed at the moment, but you can still read the latest Catholic Pic online.

Be sure to also pay a visit to our fantastic Chaplaincy website which continues to be updated regularly.


Access to Free e-Books from Pearson
Mar 21, 2020
The examination awarding body Pearson have made freely available a range of resources to support home learning, available here.

St. Julie's is Closed from Monday
Mar 20, 2020
In accordance with the circumstances as described by Liverpool City Council, we will be closed from Monday. Please do not send your daughter to school.

Government Announcement on Exam Grades
Mar 20, 2020
The Department for Education have issued a press release with some details about proposals for exam grade awards in the Summer 2020 season.

Media Update From Director of Services
Mar 19, 2020

Director of Children's Services, Steve Reddy, has posted an update video through the City Council Twitter feed.