Due to the exceptional circumstances that we find ourselves in, we have put a range of resources together to support children to continue their learning from home. If any of our children are self-isolating at home, please see the websites below where you can access a range of free resources for home learning.
Please click here for advice for parents and carers looking after primary school children.
Class Dojo will now be the platform that we use to set work on a more regular basis and communicate with families and children. Each week, staff will share work/activities with their class. We are hoping that this will be Mondays so that activities can we set for the week ahead. However, in some year groups (ie. Year 6) this may be more regular.
The activities will feature English, Maths and topic related activities which have been created by the teachers within that year group. Some of these activities utilise our online subscription services (such as TT Rockstars), free to use online resources (such as White Rose Maths) and other offline activities.
Oak National Academy
In addition, to support the delivery of remote education, the Oak National Academy has launched an online learning platform. This has been created by 40 teachers and backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from Maths to Art to languages, for every year group from Reception. Please ensure that you log into Class Dojo as teachers may request that certain activities from this platform are completed. However, there is a complete sequence of lessons available, including video teaching content and quizzes that parents can follow if you would like to.
More information can be accessed here:
Also, the BBC has released a new resource on its BBC Bitesize site. You'll find daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. Each lesson has a focus and a range of activities are provided. Simply click on the year group you need and daily lessons are prepared for each subject. You can follow these. Again, please check Class Dojo as teachers may request certain activities in particular be completed from this site.
As a school, we continue to emphasise the importance of times table practice and also regular reading at home. These should be an ongoing activity scheduled throughout the week and reading in particular, offers a chance to relax and unwind. We have a range of reading resources below.
In school, we use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of work to plan our maths lessons and often use their resources for activities in class. White Rose have now set up a daily lesson (around 20-30 minutes) for each year group catered to their schemes of learning. The team are uploading 5 lessons each week for the next few weeks to support parents with school closures. The link below will provide you with access to the home page where you can access the appropriate year group. Each daily lesson contains an introductory video, an activitiy pack and also the answers. As we follow this scheme of learning, the children will be very familar with the explanations, methods and representations that are used. As a resource, we highly recommend using this as part of a home learning timetable. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Joe Wicks is currently producing a fantastic workout video at 9am every morning via his Youtube channel. There is no need to subscribe and this is live streamed each morning. If you do miss the session, these are available to watch at a later date. The activities are fun for all the family and will certainly help you to break a sweat!
Reading and Writing
Piers Torday, a fantastic KS2 author, is producing a daily 10 minute creative writing task for children. Each day he gives a stimulus for writing and encourages the children to get creative with their writing for 10 minutes.
He is also reading a chaper of his stories each day at 2:30pm via his live instagram account. Details about this can also be found via the link above
David Walliams, who I am sure many of you know, is releasing an audio version of one of his stories everyday at 11am. You can find these on the following link.
Although World Book Day has been and gone this year, their website still offers a range of wonderful resources to keep reading alive!
The BookTrust have a fantastic section on their website called HomeTime. It includes readings from authors, drawing guides from illustrators and also games, quizzes and competitions.
To access the HomeTime area, use the following link:
Pie Corbett, a fantastic author and teacher trainer famous for Talk for Writing techniques, is now producing a daily English lesson from 9:30-10:30am via his new website. Pie and his team deliver the lesson in real time via the website and there is lots of interactivty so that the children can join in with the creative writing and English tasks. We are a huge fan of Pie Corbett so would highly recommend using this at home.
Oxford Owl, the company who provide Read Write Inc phonics and spelling scheme, have set up a free resource centre for parents. This includes a fantastic selection of free ebooks for the children to read. They are organised into year groups and age bands so that you can choose an age-appropriate book. The ebooks also have a play aloud function so that your child can follow the story whilst it is read aloud to them. To access the website you simply need to sign up with an email address.
Additional Sites to UseMaths Sites:
White Rose Maths Hub
Topmarks Daily Maths
Daily Phonics Lessons at Home - Ruth Miskin
Read Write Inc Phonics and Reading
Oxford Owl for Home
The Reading Realm
Twinkl (parents can register for free and must the code UKTWINKLHELPS)
Teacher's Pet Home Learning Resources
Blue Peter Badges
Toy Theater (Educational online games)
National Geographic Kids
Cbeebies Radio (Listening activities for younger ones):
Red Ted Art (Arts and crafts for little ones)
Support for Home Learning March 2020
Below are the home learning packs we sent home for the two weeks before the Easter holidays:
Year 1 Pack
Year 2 Pack
Year 3 Pack
Year 4 Pack
Year 5 Pack
Year 6 Pack
Also, there are some wonderful home learning resources available, outlining weekly projects that you could do with your children. Please click here.
Support for SEND
Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
Sensory App House Ltd
Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.
Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
The Sensory Projects: http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources
SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability; https://www.techability.org.uk/resources/aiding-learning-from-home/
More importantly, we ask that you continue to reduce any anxieties that children may experience. In order to support their well-being in such unusual times we offer some of the following suggestions:
- Reassure them that they are safe
- Let them talk about their worries
- Limit their news exposure
- Create a routine and structure throughout the day
ADVICE FOR PARENTS IF CHILD IS ILL OR INJURED DURING CORONAVIRUS