Ringwood Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8JH

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Bransgore Church Of England Primary School

Growing in the forest

Home Learning

For children unable to attend school due to COVID-19 related reasons 

Each morning at 8am Monday - Friday, a new activity for each year group for both Maths and English will become available on your child’s Google Classroom. The activity is age appropriate and is taken from the National Curriculum objectives for the specific year group. There is no need to print the activity as it is accessible to view on screen (please note the pdf are view only and can not be completed online). Paper and pen/pencil will be needed to complete the activities set, these practise activities do not need to be submitted to the teachers. 
As well as the daily activities for your child to complete at home, there will also be tasks set to submit to teachers. The paragraph below called Year Group Overview tells you what days these will be set for each year group. The tasks submitted will be marked by the teacher and your child will then be able to see the comments made by their teacher.


How to access Google Classroom
To use Google Classroom, you need to open up a web browser, go to https://classroom.google.com and sign in using your Bransgore School gmail account. You then have two ways to join a class:

  1. Join a class with a class code – the codes for each year group have previously been issued, if you are unsure please email your class teacher. To do this navigate to the + symbol at the top of the page and click join class before entering the class code.
  2. Accept an invitation from us, if one of your teachers has sent you an invitation to join a class, you'll see a 'join' on the class card on your Google Classroom homepage. You will only need to join the class once, you are then enrolled in this class and won't need to re-use the code or invitation again. You will now have access to all the features we have enabled for that class, including any announcements, learning materials and tasks that we would like you to complete.

    Year Group Overview
    As well as the daily activities for your child to complete at home, there will also be tasks for them to submit to their teacher. In Key Stage 1, this consists of one piece of writing and a maths quiz. In Key Stage 2, this consists of two pieces of writing and a maths quiz.
    Year 1
     Watch daily phonics video.
     10 – 15 minutes daily reading.
     Work through daily English and Maths activities.
     Upload a photograph of your favourite piece of writing onto The Work I am Proud Of document
    by Sunday evening each week.
     Friday Maths quiz to be submitted to teachers by Friday 4pm.
    Year 2
     Minimum of 20 minutes daily reading, remembering to ask comprehension questions to help your child to understand the text.
     Work through the daily English and Maths activities on Google Classroom.
     Practice the weekly spellings on Google classroom – learn these in your own time and feel free to
    test at home.
     Upload a photograph of your favourite piece of writing onto The Work I am Proud Of document
    by Sunday evening each week.
     Friday Maths quiz to be submitted to teachers by Friday 4pm.
    Year3and4
     Minimum of 20 minutes daily reading.
     Work through the daily English and Maths activities on Google Classroom.
     English written task set on Wednesdays, due in on Fridays by 4pm.
     English written task set on Fridays, due in on Mondays by 4pm.
     Maths quiz set on Fridays, due in by 4pm Friday.
    Year5and6
     Minimum of 30 minutes daily reading.
     Work through the daily English and Maths activities on Google Classroom.
     English written task set on Mondays, due in on Wednesdays by 4pm.
     English written task set on Wednesdays, due in on Fridays by 4pm.
     Maths quiz set on Fridays, due in by 4pm Friday.
     Teachers will mark work after the submission date.
    SEN
    If your child is on the SEN register for learning, activities for them will be emailed via their Google Mail.

Please do not feel overwhelmed by the above; it is all new and different but we really hope that once we have all got our heads around it, this will be a really good way forward for us to all work together to support our children in their learning.
If there are glitches or problems, let us know. Remember your child has an email address for their teacher if they need help with their learning.


Purple Mash is an online learning platform which all our children have access to. The password for this for your child and information about how to access this has been sent home, additional support can be found here

There are many activities that your child can access on Purple Mash as additional learning to those set by their teacher through Google Classroom. www.purplemash.com 

 

 

All KS2 children have a login for TTrockstars.  This is a great and fun way for them to continue to practise their times tables.  The times tables they need to complete are set weekly by their teacher, but they can also challenge each other and play against their friends.  More information can be found here. www.ttrockstars.com 

  Gmail


All children have a school Gmail account. A letter has been sent home which gives their email address, password and their teacher’s email address. We have spoken with the children that the purpose of having their teacher’s email address is to communicate with them about any questions they have about learning. 

Parents of younger children can communicate with teachers about specific questions their child may have about learning but we would ask parents to use the usual admin@bransgore.hants.sch.uk address for any other queries or communication.  These accounts are securely held and not accessible by anyone outside the school domain. Children are  welcome to use this account for communicating with friends who also attend our school.

Useful Links


In addition to the above, we also recommend the following links for valuable resources to support learning at home
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-freeresources-parents  - Lots of activities for all subjects, for all year groups
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary  - KS1 and KS2
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html  - Video clips with suggested writing activities
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ – free e-books for 3-11 year olds, maths games and much more
https://uk.ixl.com/  - Maths and English resources for all ages
https://www.bigeyedowl.co.uk/  - activities to keep your little ones busy and engaged KS1 and Foundation
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/  - Variety of subjects and activities for all age groups
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Lots of phonic games/colouring activities to consolidate their phonics KS1 and Foundation

Username: march20 Password: home
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/  - activities & interactive stories linked to English for all age groups
https://bpes.bp.com/resources/list/primary  - Science, Geography & DT activities/experiments to try at home
http://www.ictgames.com/ - English and Maths games Year 1-3
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1  – storybooks, games and quizzes for all ages
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/  - Great for non-fiction lovers! 


Reading
Please encourage your child to read widely and as much as possible. Copies of reading records can be found on the school website. Talking with your child about what they are reading is a great way of improving comprehension skills.
If you belong to a library, you can download the Borroxbox app which enables you to download library books. Both adult and children’s books are available to borrow. https://www.borrowbox.com/ 
The RB Digital app is another app that can link to your library account – books and magazines are available to download and borrow. https://rbdigital.com/ 


Health
Looking after our physical and mental health will be vital over the coming weeks so here’s a couple of links that should help with this -
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1  - Joe Wicks workouts for all the family
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mindfulness+for+children&safe=active 
https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/  - PE Passport home learning access