Information for Parents
We have taken the decision to provide online learning packs which have been prepared by your teachers for each year group. These will be updated on the website weekly to provide as much help and support as we can during this period for your child’s learning. We appreciate that not everyone has a computer, you may have to share resources across a family or you are working from home and struggle for time. The home learning on the website is only suggested and just do what you can! We hope the child can do some of the activities themselves and we also encourage you to do other projects led by your child’s interests and it would be great if you could send these via email to your teachers. They would love to know what everyone is up to.
The key thing is to keep reading, learning and exercising your brain!
Why have Home Learning Projects been created?
Learning Projects have been created as a result of schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. We fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our complete focus has been on creating a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
As more resources come available, we are continually updating a number of useful interactive links for good websites, games and books for a range of subjects. As well as offering them through the website, we will also email reading such as the Knowledge Organisers for your child’s new topic. Your teacher’s email has been provided so that we can keep in touch, you can ask any questions, or you can share some work and they will get back to you as soon as they can.
What are the aims of the Learning Projects?
- To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.
- To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
- Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum and is Year Group specific.
- To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced shutdown.
- To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
- To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for families.
Reading is still our main focus so read as much as you can and share books with your child.
Other learning resources parents may wish to access;
BBC Bitesize this now has a weekly list of lessons from a range of subjects.
BBC IPlayer this has daily lessons. Some of them are by famous people such as David Attenborough!
Oak Academy has produced a government recommended online learning platform for each year group that will update weekly.
Twinkl to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. They have created excellent home learning packs, theme learning, wordsearches and interactive theme weeks that are year group specific.
Purple Mash online learning platform
dkfindout has a range of topic based learning for you to use.
Lexia Online- Personalised online reading and comprehension for Years 2 and 6. If you need your login please ask your teacher.
Oxford Owl - Get your child to read a book and answer questions online.
Collins Big Cat EBooks free pink to lime e-books with a range of fiction and non-fiction. All resources are free if you use the following username and password. Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Parents20!
Phonics play- Year 1 and 2 specific games around Phonics Learning. All resources are free if you use the following username and password. Username: march20 Password: home
Youtube Letters and Sounds Daily lessons for Reception, Year 1 and children who are learning to blend.
White Rose Maths weekly based interactive lessons that have guidance for the children and parents for each specific year group.
Maths Mastery have provided home learning packs that you can download and have excellent guidance on how to use them.
Topmarks - Free Activities for maths and other areas
Topic Based Links
Geography and History
National Geographic - Lots of fun based Geographical learning and History learning.
Pete McKee (a local artist) is doing weekly cartoon drawing lessons on a Wednesday. Make sure you give it a go!
Art for kids - Online tutorials that teach kids how to draw a variety of images.
Draw along videos - An artist who has done draw along videos online.
Rockalingua- Mr Carranza uses this Spanish Online learning platform. It has loads of fun Spanish learning games, activities and worksheets.
Science- Lots of online games and interactive experiments for you to explore.
Another range of fun based science activities for you to explore.
Science and Geography live fieldwork lessons.
Disney Shake Up Games - Online Change 4 Life 10 minute activities
Click above to see lots of lovely photos of our fabulous children doing your PE and learning at home
Below is some information to assist with spelling, phonics and handwriting.
Click above to go to the Spanish Home Learning page
Click above to go to the Music Home Learning page
Click above to go to the PE Home Learning page
The Home Learning supplement from The Star has lots of information for parents. Click above to access.