Whilst the school is temporarily closed to the majority of children and only providing child care for a limited number of children who's parents are critical for the COVID-19 response, we will be supporting home learning in the following ways:
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. Your child's teacher has set up tasks for your child, including maths, English and topic activities.
There are many other activities that your child can access on Purple Mash 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
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. Teachers will also be able to communicate with children and provide more learning via Google Classroom (more details about this will follow in the ensuing weeks).
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
Power Maths Books
We have sent home the two Power Maths books (A and B) which will show you the areas covered in Maths so far this year, these will be useful for you to see methods and strategies. Children can complete any incomplete tasks.
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/
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 Wickes workouts for all the family
https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/ - PE Passport home learning access