Home Learning Packs
Dear Parents and Children,
We have put together a series of home learning packs to support you at home during this time (please see documents in weekly sections below).
You will also find a timetable within these weekly sections to help you structure your day, should you wish to use them.
We are continuing to grow our list of useful websites. At the bottom of the weekly sections, you will find headings with useful links for that subject.
In addition, the government have launched Oak National Academy as an online learning tool to support children during this time. The website contains lesson and resources organised by year group and subject. Please click here to access Oak National Academy. You can choose whether to follow the whole schedule or choose part and/or subjects that work best for you and your child. The content is updated weekly.
We hope you find this useful and share your wonderful learning experiences on twitter with us.
While we all appreciate the role modern technology is having in helping us to communicate at the moment, it is also a good time to remind us all of using this technology safely. The following websites are invaluable support to help keep your child safe online:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Half Term Activities
We hope you are able to enjoy some time off over half term. For anyone that would like to keep the routine going please find 5 optional days of home learning activities and a pause and reflect for use at home.
Pearson Active Learn
Pearson Active Learn is an online platform, hosting reading books and maths activities.
Children need a username and password to access the content and activities - please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/which-reading-level-stage/ A wide range of books, similar to those we use at school.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen all children's audiobooks are free while schools are closed
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/ a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day. Suitable for Key Stage 2
https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills (registration required)
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ a link to Read Write Inc - the phonics programme we use in school
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ a range of phonics games and activities
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ username: march20 password: home
http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/index.html decodable comics organised by different phonic sounds.
Please click on the below to download some useful Phonics Worksheets:
Make your own maths game. Mrs Moor has created some guidance so that you can create your own maths game at home. Click here for the instructions.
Here are some maths ideas to do while you are on your daily walk. from Mrs Moor.
What is two metres? from Mrs Moor
Mrs Moor has found an exciting Maths video series called number-blocks available on Youtube or iPlayer. Remember to ask an adults permission first.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.
https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ created Carol Vorderman and free at the moment. You just need to sign up.
Please contact the school office email@example.com if your child does not know their login and password for Timestables Rockstars or Numbots. Alternatively you can request login information via the links below and our school office will email this to you when received.
Early Years maths activities
Here are some maths ideas from Miss Hekmoun to support our Nursery children:
Here are some maths ideas from Miss Cunnington and Miss Binney to support our Reception children:
https://authorfy.com/ access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels (need to register first)
https://www.englishmastery.org/ downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities for KS1 and KS2.
https://monsterphonics.com/ username: login password: homelearning range of phonics, writing and spelling activities for Early Years and KS1.
https://www.pobble365.com/ a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ a wide selection of poetry covering different topics
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube for KS1 & 2
Virtual School Trips
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed.
The Primary Science Teaching Trust have created a set of resources for “Science Fun at Home”. The first activities are now available to download: “Science with Ice”. Find it, and keep checking back for others here https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home
https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities A range of activities produced by ‘The Wellcome Trust’, many of which use an interesting and intriguing photo as a prompt. Aimed for Years 1-6.
https://www.reachoutreporter.com/ A free weekly science news site, which could spark conversations.
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental Home learning activities with fun ideas and videos to explore various concepts.
https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/ A range of experiment ideas from The Science Museum.
https://www.science-sparks.com/ A range of projects and experiments organised by theme including: spring, climate change, STEM
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Free downloadable learning packs for each key stage.
Ideas for Getting Active
PE with Jo Wicks - 9am every morning on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/ videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.
Live Ballet sessions with The Ballet Coach - for children aged 3-5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am and aged 5-7 at 4pm; a session for 7-12 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjoXKtJLuyb6gAG3sQlyq0Q/videos
Andy's Wild Workouts on iPlayer - Andy from Cbeebies travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventure. Can you adventure with Andy and learn some animal moves of your own? https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmn51/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-1-under-the-sea
Bike It Pat - follow Pat on twitter for regular challenges (see the 'Bling Your Bike' sheet in the documents below for a selection of bicycle templates to decorate) https://twitter.com/bike_pat
Pat has also created some useful videos and documents for some 'At Home Bike Skills':
Be creative with classical music at home (each week new content is added):
Mylene Klass "Mylene's Music Klass" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/featured
https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/ wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/ a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.
https://www.minded.org.uk/ an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Useful Special Educational Needs websites
http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/ a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/ a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/ 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.
https://www.visuals2go.com/ an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=46e6250b3e-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_07_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-46e6250b3e-55192381 a range of helpsheets and home learning packs centred around safety online.
Religion and Philosophy
Here is a link to some materials which promote learning about contemporary religious and non-religious worldviews and encourage children and young people to develop their own ideas, values and identities.
In general, the sessions themselves are presented with the instructions for the adult in brown text, and titles, questions and other information to be presented to children in blue.
For those of you who enjoy gaming, try this: Guardians of Ancora - Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests, take part in quizzes, listen to Bible stories and watch videos.
Family Learning - Ideas for our children of whom English is and additional language
Activities to help develop vocabulary and grammar:
Make a word
Use magnetic letters, letter tiles or write single letters on small pieces of card.
Time children for 1 minute, how many English words can they spell correctly using the given letters? Now, can they make more words in the same time limit?
Challenge: how many nouns (naming words for objects) can you make . i.e. cat desk, house
how many verbs ( action/ doing words) can you make i.e. run, jump, sleep
Make a sentence
Write a sentence on a strip of card.
''My name is John.'' - Cut up the card so one word is on each piece. Can you put the words in the correct order? Where in a sentence do we use a full stop or a capital letter?
Challenge: Make the sentences longer, use more complex words or cut off the punctuation separately.
Create a story
Show your child a range of familiar books that have a variety of settings and characters
Which story do they prefer and why?
Discuss the characters and settings
Now , you are going to make up your own story!
Take a toy out of a bag (ie a barbie doll, lego figure )
Give your child a setting for their story ie. a castle, under the sea)
Discuss what could happen , continue the story adding more characters and changing settings
Can your child use exciting adjectives (describing words) in their story
Can they create a mood? (funny, scary etc)
Can they say what happens at the beginning middle and end of their story
Game. Improve a sentence
Give children a sentence to order the words
i.e. ''I live in a big house'' - can they improve this sentence?
i.e. '' I live in a gigantic mansion''
Game 3: What is the correct meaning?
This game aids vocabulary/ comprehension
Choose an English word that your child will not know (you could use a dictionary or thesaurus).
Give the children three options of what the word might mean, one is the true meaning and two are false. Children gain a point if they guess the correct meaning.
i.e.: microscopic means a) beautiful b)naughty c) very small
This game aids vocabulary/ comprehension
Write several words (Nouns/ names of things) on separate pieces of paper and place them all face down.
One person picks a piece of paper, without showing anyone else, and then draws what is written on the card. The other person or people guess the word.
Take turns; who can guess the most words correctly?
Game. Simon Says
This game aids vocabulary/ comprehension
Give children an instruction ''Simon says jump five times on your left leg''
Children must complete.
If you give an instruction without saying “Simon says…” at the beginning, children should ignore it. If they accidentally follow the instruction they lose a point .
IDEAS FOR OUR OLYMPIC THEMED HOME LEARNING WEEK:
Art based ideas
Can you make your own Olympic flag showing the five rings?
What colours will you need? Can you mix these colours with paints?
Can you make your own Olympic torch? ( you could make a cone with card and silver foil, the flame could be coloured card or paper)
Can you research athletes from your home country and see if they have competed/ won Olympic medals? Why don't you write a biography on them?
Can you research your favourite Olympic sport and write an article on it with illustrations ?
Your own home Olympics
How many laps of your garden/ living room can you run in one minute?
How try jumping or hopping!
How far can you jump?
Run and jump from a set point and measure with a ruler, how far did you go?
Discus: use a paper plate or a Frisbee, how far can you throw it ? measure the distance
Javelin: make a spear out of card, how far can you throw it? measure the distance
Ball sports: how many times can you throw and catch a ball without dropping it?
How many keep ups can you do with a ball?
Here are some videos from Mrs Dyer, which you can use to learn makaton signs:
Days of the Week
The Baked Potato song!
The Lord's Prayer
My name is.... and family member names
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