We hope you and your family are keeping well. In light of the school’s closure for the foreseeable future, we would like to share how we are going to best support your child’s learning.
Firstly, we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with your child’s home learning page which can be accessed via the drop down menu on the left.
There will be a weekly update to the year group page (posted every Monday) where you will find all the necessary information and details regarding your child’s learning for the week. There will be a suggested weekly timetable but please only do what you are able to do. The information may include links which will direct you to a variety of online resources.
We have also provided a suggested daily timetable (below) for those of you who may find this useful but of course please do as much or as little as you feel able to. To compliment the maths and english resources, there are additional pages for these subjects with some ideas/links available for you to look at. We are also busy constructing an RE page with links to online masses and other websites to support spiritual learning/Religious Education.
We will be sending out a ‘Stay Connected’ newsletter regularly which will keep you up to date with the online learning programme as well as other information and updates which you may find useful.
The children should have come home with log-ins during the last week of school. The main log-ins are for 'Sumdog' and 'Activelearn'. The Activelearn log-in can also be used to log in for LGFL. The links to these websites are below. We are busy sending log-in details to those who were not in last week, so hopefully these will all be sent out via Parentmail by the end of the week. Please keep these log-ins safe.
This week we have sent out invites to parents for 'Class Dojo'. Please download the app and use the code sent so that you can add yourself as a parent to the platform. You will then be able to talk to the class teacher about the work set on the year group pages. Please just follow the instructions sent in the text. Some pupils will already have an account.
Any questions or worries please email me through the 'Contact Us' page on the school website. Please only do what you feel able to do from the home learning pages as I know it is a very challenging time.
We have posted some 'optional' Easter activities and homework, please do as much or as little as you like. Please also look at our RE page for some lovely activities to remind the children about the importance of Holy Week and this special time of Easter!
With many thanks
Miss Taylor and the Home Learning Team
If you would like some support in how to structure your day with the children at home, please see attached - suggested example daily timetable. You can do as much or as little as you feel.
Daily Home Learning Timetable
If you are having difficulty explaining about the Coronavirus to your child/children this is an excellent document which should help.
Please also go to our 'Well being' page which can be found under 'Key Information' as there are lots of support materials there as well.
Children's Guide to the Coronavirus
Links to key websites for pupils to access:
Link to LGfL: https://www.lgfl.net/
Link to activelearn: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Link to Sumdog: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in
Twinkl is a great online resource that teachers use. For one month Twinkl is giving access to parents for free so that you can use their educational resources at home. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. They have a parents hub which is very useful- see link above!
Keeping active at home:
Joe Wicks will be starting with a PE lesson online at 9 am every day Monday- Friday - PE WITH JOE- YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV!
Why not join the body coach and get the children to do his home workouts for kids- you could join in too!
Subscribe to Fitt- In Movement Breaks- Online Fitness lessons for all the family@ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtXFG-4yauEHXfe7PUIQRg?view_as=public
Times Tables Online Games:
('Hit the button' is a great online times tables game for children to play to help them to be able to mentally recall their multiplication facts) Please play this game daily to help your children to revise their times tables facts- there are many more maths website ideas on the maths page.
Weekly Reading Activity- First News- 'Roll up roll up, read all about it!'.
Each week we will post the latest First News newspaper for you to read online - see also English page!
First News- Newspaper for Children
To download free copies see this link: https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/
Interested in Space? NASA have now released many unseen photos- take a look!
Why not go pretend to travel the world? Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous musuems:
https://www.brainpop.com/ (subscribe for free access)
Virtual tours of buildings / museums etc:
This website are posting blogs about touring zoos and Animal centres from the comfort of your sofa. To read and follow the blogs is free.
Watch this daily @ https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
YouTube Channels for kids:
Crash Course Kids
National Geographic Kids
Kids Learning Tube
Geeek Gurl Diaries
Mike Likes Science
Further free educational websites/Apps for children:
National Geographic Kids- https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
The Kids Should See This! https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/
Oxford Owl- Reading - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Nature Detectives- https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
Fact Finding- https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Cbeebies Radio- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Scratch- Computer Programming- https://scratch.mit.edu/
Learn a Language! https://www.duolingo.com/
https://www.theschoolrun.com/ - The school run website is a great way for parents to keep up to date with changes in education. There are lots of resources on here.