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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. Parents, please encourage your children to have a go at these activities so that their educational studies are affected as little as possible.

Home Learning – June 1st

From 1st June we will no longer be setting work Education City for Home Learning. We have already used many of the activities available on Education City for home learning. Pupils are welcome to continue accessing the various activities on there as they are all good learning activities linked to the curriculum.

We will be setting work on the website for years 1 to 6 and nursery. You can find the work by clicking the tabs below.

We will also be setting work for years 2 to 5 on the app and website ‘Class Dojo’. Full details of Class Dojo can be found by clicking the Class Dojo link below. We hope to extend Class Dojo access to years 1 and 6 in the next few weeks.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of this learning please contact the school office: [email protected] .

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.

Emily Simpson used a recipe to cook flapjack. It was excellent!

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 .

Or https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c

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.

On-line Safety

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

BBC Bitesize

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/

Twinkl.com

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

Kindness Calendar

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.

What do I do if I haven’t got access to the internet?

If your children do not have access to the internet to do online activities, please contact the school office. From Friday 20th March, they will be able to provide you with a workbook with paper based learning activities to do at home. Please contact the school via email if you wish to pick up a workbook and we can arrange a time for you to do that.

Year Group Specific Activities

Please click on your child’s current year group to find more information on Home Learning.