The links and activities on these pages have been created to help all pupils in our school continue learning if they need to stay at home.
Even though we are all back at school, we need to be prepared for the event of a Covid outbreak in future. The school is continuing to develop its remote learning systems so children can continue to learn if your child must self-isolate or if we have future lock downs.
The school will be continuing to use the Class Dojo App to set work to do at home. The app was used successfully with many students in the summer term and we encourage all parents to click the link below and follow the instructions to set up the app so that your child’s education is not disrupted further.
If you have any problems getting onto the app/website on your devices, you must contact the school and we will give you support to get signed up. It is vitally important that you try to get onto Class Dojo as soon as possible so that we are well prepared for any eventuality.
We understand there may be people who do not have access to the internet or do not have a device which can support Class Dojo. If you are in lockdown/self-isolation and you are not able to access the work, we will send a printed sheet to your house with work for your child to complete. This does not have to be returned to school but a member of staff will contact you weekly to check your child is doing their home learning.
Other Learning Activities Available
Year 1 to 6 teachers have created an easy to follow set of activities which do not require the internet. Just click the button below.
Other Home Learning Activites
Home Learning Advice
Home Learning isn’t all about on-line educational platforms and sitting down ‘doing school work’. You can try to think of fun activities together which will develop your child’s thinking, speaking, physical and creative skills.
It is important to have some structure to days. Try to have a set time in the day when children must be off electronics, some time set aside for learning and make sure you have time when they are able to move about and play.
Daily learning activities could be reciting times tables, looking at the clock and telling the time, reading stories to your children, listening to them read or writing a diary.
For more helpful tips on what to do and what not to do while you are at home go to https://www.theschoolrun.com/home-education-step-by-step .
Coronavirus information for children
An on-line book has been produced to support children in teaching them about the coronavirus. It is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, who illustrates Julia Donaldson books and give information in a way appropriate for children. https://issuu.com/nosycrow/docs/coronavirus_ins/1?ff&hideShareButton=true
Three of our pupils have created powerpoints to share with the rest of the children so they can find out about coronavirus. Please click the links below to see their incredible work. Well done Hetty Freer, Belle Freer and Lucy Freer.
As pupils will be accessing the internet for some of their learning, and many children will be playing on games, on-line safety is of up-most importance. The website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ has lots of fun animations about keeping safe on line. They have now created home learning safety packs.
Other fun activities and useful websites
The BBC have launched lots of learning activities on their BBC Bitesize website and red button service on BBC television. You will need to create an iplayer account to use the TV resources but they are very engaging for children and easy to access if you have difficulty getting online.
Learn Computing at home
Raspberry Pi have created over 200 tutorials to learn how to code at home. This is a well established organisation for learning about computing. Children will find it really fun and learn skills for the future. Follow the link. https://www.raspberrypi.org/learn/
The Educational Resources Website Twinkl.com is providing a month of free membership for parents who have children at home. As a school we use many of the resources on the site, which are linked to the National Curriculum, and so they are suitable for parents to use at home.
All you need to do is to follow the following steps.
To sign up for a Free Month of Twinkl Resources
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Why not start a kindness calendar for April. Download the attached calendar and ideas for kindness. It gives activities for keeping in touch with people, being kind and social distancing.
Follow the links to the following websites for more ideas to keep your children busy while they are off school.
The government have produced a comprehensive collection of on-line resources to support your children’s learning at home. All of the websites linked here are useful to support your children’s learning. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education?fbclid=IwAR1w4Odf65ULSdRcpbUF7H24IF6YEkhEuTiqV5R49YiEBuhzNLIwvbtfyY4
Carol Vorderman has made the subscription to her maths website free. Go to https://www.themathsfactor.com/
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Default.aspx Topmarks. This site has games and activities for many subjects and all age groups – completely free.
https://www.sumdog.com/parent/sign_up This is a really good website which the school has used in the past. You need to create an account and click sign up for free. It develops maths and literacy skills at a targeted level for your child. Highly recommended.
Year Group Specific Activities
Please click on your child’s current year group to find more information on Home Learning.