Learning at Home
During the period of time that school is closed to the majority of pupils, each class teacher has prepared activities and learning opportunities for children in each year group. These can be found on your child's class page.
Advice is available to parents during this period by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers?utm_source=d79a0548-a9a6-43e9-81fa-b69483ebb3af&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
A book explaining the Coronavirus in an appropriate and accessible way has been written for children by (among others) Axel Scheffler and can be found here.
Because a lot of the children's learning is done online, please take precautionary steps to ensure that your child is safe online. Helpful advice and videos are available on the Think U Know CEOP website. Follow the link for more advice:
In addition to learning opportunities for all children, the following websites are free to use and will provide activities and resources that can be used at home:
Pyjamarama: The Book Trust are running a book festival on 1st May and have uploaded many exciting activities for children to do at home. This is an annual event each year but this has been brought forward due to the school closures. Take a look - there are a lot of valuable and engaging activities for children to do at home.
Ruth Miskin Phonics Daily Sessions: these are streamed live online and can be found by following this link:
The Write Stuff Sentence Stacking activities - these will take place daily and on YouTube from 9.45am. The children use The Write Stuff in school and are familiar with the approach and this is an excellent resource. If you miss the daily lessons, click on the Videos tab and it will take you to a whole range of writing activities that are engaging, fun and relevant. Enjoy!
The Literacy Trust Family Zone offers activities, apps and links to other websites that can be used by parents at home with their children.
Parents' Guide to The Google Classroom: Plenty of activities and resources to access once signed up to the classroom. The details of how to sign up are provided in easy step by step measures.
NatureED: RE site with free activities and resources for use at home.
PE Passport Home Learning: Helpful videos and resources to challenge the children physically which can be done easily at home or in the garden. Send in any photographs to our Facebook page of challenges you do whilst at home!
Joe Wicks Daily Sports Challenges (PE with Joe): this has been well advertised and will provide children with a daily exercise and fitness challenge. Tune in each day from 9am:
Daily Stories by David Walliams are available online. Tune in each day for a story from the famous author at Elevenses :
Premier League Primary Stars: The children in KS2 know this programme but the site offers many cross curricular resources that can be accessed by children of all ages:
Stay Home, Stay Active: Another free resource to use at home to keep children active:
BBC Bitesize: This website has a huge amount of useful things to do with children of all ages and covering a wealth of subjects. Easy to access and child and parent friendly, this is one of the most useful sites for parents at home with children.
Nurse Dotty Story -a simple story about the Corona Virus & helpful for parents of young children
All of the sites above will give ideas, activities and resources that can be used at home for children of all primary school age. Learning at home can be daunting; use the suggestions below for how to approach it and what kind of timetable to follow. Remember, learning at home is not the same as being at school - you don't need to create school at home and we hope these suggestions help.