During the current lockdown (spring term 2021) work will be set daily for nursery to year 6. The work set can be found on the links below.
The school has provided every child from year 1 to year 6 with a CGP workbooks. The page that you are expected to complete will be put on the following pages every day. Nursery and Reception will be setting other relevant work.
Work to complete during lockdown
The school also uses the Class Dojo App to set work to do at home. Teachers will be putting daily videos on to the app for their class to help you with home learning. You can also share the work you have done with your teacher so they can mark your work. You can message your teacher if you need help. Click on the following link for instructions on how to access the app.
If you have any problems getting onto the app/website on your devices, please contact the school and we will give you support to get signed up.
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 do not have access to the internet then every school day during lockdown please start at the beginning of the book and complete one maths page, one English page, times tables practice, reading and a physical activity e.g. walking, Jo Wickes exercise, running, playing outside.
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
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.