We have provided a pack of work, suitable for each year group, to complete during our school closure. This is also available electronically on our school website. The work provided is a guide – there is no expectation that all of this is completed when children return to school. It is designed to ensure that children practise skills already learned and recap prior knowledge, so that they are ready to continue with new learning when they return to school. You are very welcome to add to this learning with ideas which might interest you as a family, or with activities from the websites below. An exercise book has been provided for tasks which require paper, and for children to record any projects and learning which you might choose to do as a family. Children also have logins for websites such as Timestable Rockstars, SPAG.COM, Spelling Frame, Nessy and Language Nut. Where your child’s class use these websites, you will find your child’s login details inside the exercise book provided.
As a minimum, children should be doing the following each day: reading, times table practice (Year 1 upwards), practising spellings/phonics, a piece of writing, an outdoor/physical activity and some topic/project work. You will find guidance relating to each of these areas in your pack.
Years 2 and 6 have SATs practice papers in their packs – these contain answers so that children can receive immediate feedback.
Should you require any support, class teachers have provided their email addresses at the front of each pack. I am also available to contact on the following email address between 9am and 3:15pm, Monday-Friday: email@example.com
I will update you about our closure via text message, email, Facebook and the school website, and look forward to seeing you all again when we return.
I hope you all stay safe and well.
Deborah Sadler – Executive Headtecher
Useful websites to supplement learning:
A range of links to other websites (some of which are also detailed below, but some different ones) containing suitable activities for primary-aged children.
This website is full of games and activities that can easily be implemented at home.
Nessy Spelling and Reading
It is a great resource for all children but in particular those with dyslexia and having difficulties with reading and spelling.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming.
All sorts of engaging educational videos.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
You Tube: I See Maths+
Gareth Metcalfe is a maths advisor who has worked with our school. He has produced You Tube videos to support maths learning at home. From this video, you will find other Gareth Metcalfe videos to support different areas of maths.
Teach Your Monster to Read
- Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
- Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
- Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
- Computer version is 100% free.
A free trial available on this maths website.
Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our pupils to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.
Various celebrities and companies are offering you and your children free daily resources to help with their education while schools are closed, why not try some of the following:
Cooking – with Jamie Oliver https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL
Dance – with Oti Mabuse https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/
Dance – with Darcey Bussell https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
English – with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
English – from David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
Enrichment – West Mercia Search & Rescue are running a FREE water safety online course. It should take around 20 – 30 minutes to complete and can be done in bitesize chunks. Once completed students can receive a certificate and best of all come away with a thorough understanding of the hazards of water; a knowledge of associated safety precautions and rescue techniques – https://westmerciasar.org.uk/homeanddry/free-water-safety-online-course/
History – with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
Home Economics – with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Maths – with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
Music – with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
PE – Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our students to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.
Science – with Maddie Moate https://www.youtube.com/maddiemoate
Science – with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
Home learning information by year group
Reception and Year 1 – Robin Class
Topic and RE
Year 1 and Year 2 – Skylark Class
Topic and RE
Year 3 and Year 4 – Kingfisher Class
Year 5 and Year 6 – Owl Class
As many of you are using the internet and online resources for home schooling, we wanted to share this website with you.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Mental Heath & Well-being
Autism West Midlands – will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email. Parents and carers can contact their small team directly as follows;
Mon, Tue, Weds = Wendy Cowton, 07900784186. Weds, Thu, Fri = Emma Hegenbarth, 07881109480. Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
During this unpredictable and unsettling period they can offer guidance around;
- Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus.
- Coping with change and uncertainty.
- Suggestions on how to keep children active and engaged.