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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. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for year group specific activities.

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 and creative skills.

Use what you have got at home to do this. It could be using cereal boxes to make an obstacle course in the living room, baking, acting out the children’s favourite movie or story with them or investigating which objects float or sink in the sink. Children learn just as well doing something practical as they do writing it down. It is really important to talk to your children, listen to their ideas and play with them.

Daily learning activities could be reciting times tables, looking at the clock and telling the time, reading stories to your children or listening to them read.

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

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.

Education City

Education City is an on line resource that children can access from any device which is linked to the internet. From Monday 23rd March, teachers will be assigning daily maths and literacy work for each of their classes for your children. Log in at:

https://www.educationcity.com/

Your child will be given an Education City login at school for them to access Education City at home. If your child has not been attending school due to self-isolation please contact the school office via e mail ([email protected]) or add a message to Facebook and we will be able to give your child their login. Please encourage your children to do the assigned work every day. You need to click on the Homework tab to find the work set by your child’s teacher.

The website has been having difficulties due to high demand but we believe the problems are now sorted and teachers are continuing to set work for pupils.

Reading

One of the best things you can do for your child’s learning is to encourage them to read. Your child should have a school reading book at home. If your child needs other books to read please contact the school and we will discuss how we can support you with this.

Everyday, the children’s author David Walliams is releasing an online audio story. Go to https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

You can also sign up to Vooks on line storybooks for a year of free animated on-line books. There are some excellent books on there for your children to read. I would persevere with the login process, which requires a number of e mail verifications, but is worth it.

https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation You need to click that you are a home school teacher.

Also the following website is offering free subscriptions to on on-line books: https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb&tu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldbookonline.com%2Fwb%2Fcreateaccount

Literacy

Pobble 365 is a free website we often use in school with daily literacy activities. Visit http://www.pobble365.com/ . If your child does some wonderful writing please e mail it to the office and we can share it on our website.

Sirlinkalot is an award winning website with fun spelling activities. The website is offering free access for parents at the moment. Follow the link for a code. https://www.sirlinkalot.org/spellathome/

Home PE lessons

The fitness instructor Joe Wicks will be broadcasting a live PE lesson on his Youtube channel every morning at 9:00am. We will be taking part in the lessons at school and would love it if everyone at home could join in. Follow the link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Kickstarters Grimsby

Follow Kickstarters Grimsby on Facebook. It is a local group who provide sports coaching to school. They post daily activities and videos to keep children active.

BBC Super Movers

Lots of fantastic songs and movement activities to keep your children active for a few hours indoors. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Cosmic Yoga

Why not try Cosmic Yoga on Youtube? The children sometimes do this at school and they love it. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Active Stories

Below are a number of stories to share with your children which you or they act out. There are points in the stories where you carry out a number of exercises. They are suitable for children aged 3-9 years.

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

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is a fun way for children to learn their times tables. Your child should have a times tables rock stars login. If they do not please contact the school office via e mail ([email protected]) and we can e mail your child’s login to you.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

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.

Other fun activities and useful websites

Carol Vorderman has made the subscription to her maths website free. Go to https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Follow the links to the following website for more ideas to keep your children busy while they are off school.

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.

https://komodomath.com/ Free trial for maths lessons linked to each age group.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com Fun activities to do indoors

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ Fun learning projects to keep you busy.

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/register Lots of educational apps to download.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Excellent learning website for many topics

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.