Learning from Home
As you have all been informed we have updated our remote learning offer and are now using Google Classroom to provide daily lessons and activities for each year group. You have been sent individual login details for your child but if you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us. A general guide to logging in can be found below. We will also be providing some paper based activities, which can be collected from the school office and we will text out when new packs are available.
If you have an enquiry linked directly to remote learning please use the following email addresses to contact teachers directly, who will help you as soon as they can:
Foundation Stage (Ladybirds and Butterflies) - email@example.com
Year 1 (Bumblebees and Caterpillars) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 2 (Dragonflies and Grasshoppers) - email@example.com
Any general school enquires should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The staff are currently working in year group teams because they are teaching key worker children in school and also working on remote learning. For this reason it might not always be your child's own class teacher that responds to emails or messages in Google Classroom. Staff will also respond, during normal school hours, as soon as they possibly can.
We are now using Google Classroom as a platform to publish home learning lessons and activities for any children required to self-isolate. The school will be sending home individual log in details and will contact you regarding access should your child need to self-isolate. Please see below the parent's guide to accessing Google Classroom and if you have any problems or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We recently launched Reading Planets across the school and many of you have enjoyed accessing the online library of e-books. Books have been assigned to ensure that there is sufficient for one book per week. Don’t forget to answer the questions throughout the book and also complete the quiz at the end in order to obtain the reward star. We recommend that books are read several time, in order to achieve greater fluency and understanding.
Please use the link below to access the site, using the log in details provided on the sheet with your child's Google Classroom login. Please contact us if you have any problems.
Click on the ‘Reading Planet Online for Reception & KS1’ icon and you will then have access to a library of e-books that have been assigned specifically for your child by their teacher. Click on the ‘Open’ button to launch the book onto the screen. When you have completed the book, and the quizzes within it, click on the ‘Finished’ button. The book will then move into the ‘Books I Have Read’ section of the dashboard. The library of books available will be updated periodically by your child’s teacher.
If your child is enjoying reading online then visit the Oxford Reading Tree site where there is a free library full of exciting and interesting e-books
Reading opportunities are vast and all around us – shopping lists, recipes, instructions, signs, labels, magazines, puzzles, comics, newspapers and books. Exploit all of these learning opportunities.
Have fun reading!
Additional Website Links and Activities
To support parents and families here are a range of resources to print off and also a number of web-based resources and activities. We will endeavour to update these as much as possible but there are lots and lots of resources on the internet so searching for activities for your child's year group will give you many more things to try.
Website links (some sites will need you to log into but all have free access):
Oak National Academy - Daily video English, Maths, Science and other subject lessons for each year group - https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Bitesize - Using BBC iPlayer and the Red Button this provides a range of educational programmes and lessons for each year group - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
White Rose Maths - Daily maths lessons for each year group - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Talk 4 Writing - Ideas and activities for writing and story telling
Numberblocks - A familiar programme the children have used before for learning about numbers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Espresso - This is a platform the school subscribes to with a wealth of activities for all year groups. The username and password will be sent to you by text - https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/central/landing/landing.html
Oxford Owl ebooks - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
ICT Games has a range of activities for different ages and subjects - https://www.ictgames.com/
Topmarks has a range of activities for different ages and subjects - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Phonics Play has games and activities for phonics and reading which the children are all familiar with - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Twinkl has a huge range of teaching resources and is currently giving free access - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
The Body Coach TV At 9am each morning Joe Wicks will lead a 30 minute workout for all age ranges - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Make Time 2 Play - An app to download with activity ideas for different age groups - https://www.maketime2play.co.uk/
Sum Dog - A maths app with free access during school closures - https://pages.sumdog.com/home-learning-during-school-closures/
Sing Up - Learn new songs and music lessons - https://www.singup.org/singupathome
Literacy Trust - Stories and poems for different age groups - https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/
Maths Resources - Click here for a range of maths activities and resources