Home Learning

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: head@heath.shropshire.sch.uk

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.

Best wishes,

Deborah Sadler – Executive Headtecher

Useful websites to supplement learning:

Padlet

https://padlet.com/grahamandre07/covid19resources

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.

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This website is full of games and activities that can easily be implemented at home.

Nessy Spelling and Reading

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

It is a great resource for all children but in particular those with dyslexia and having difficulties with reading and spelling.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages.

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming.

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos.

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

You Tube: I See Maths+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FZiwZQvCvQ

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

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

  • 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.

Mathletics

https://www.mathletics.com/uk

A free trial available on this maths website.

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 pupils to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.

Games

 

Supplementary activities

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

Nursery

Reception and Year 1 – Robin Class

Maths

Counting and ordering numbers to 20 – Reception

Finds one more or one less than – Reception

Snakes and ladders to 50 – Reception

Solving problems – doubling – Reception

Solving problems – halving – Reception

Solving problems – sharing – Reception

Using quantities and objects they add two single digit numbers – Reception

Using quantities and objects they subtract two single digit numbers – Reception

Phonics

Home learning pack phase 2 matching captions and pictures – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 2 matching words and picture – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 2 sound mat and tricky words – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 3 phonics activity booklet – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 3 real and nonsense words – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 3 sound mat and tricky words – Year 1

Home learning pack phonics phase 4 activity book – Year 1

Home learning pack phonics phase 4 matching captions and pictures – Year 1

Home learning pack phonics phase 4 sound mat and tricky words – Year 1

Home learning pack phonics phase 5 matching captions and pictures – Year 1

Home learning pack phonics phase 5 sound mat and tricky words – Year 1

Topic and RE

Home learning pack – Reception

Wow active cards – Reception

Diary of a sunflower booklet – Reception and Year 1

Design your own Easter egg – Reception and Year 1

In the spring I see – Reception and Year 1

Where does food come from?- Reception and Year 1

Home learning pack – Year 1

Spring checklist – Year 1

What do different animals give us? – Year 1

Wow active cards – Year 1

Kinetic letter and fitness challenges – Year 1

Year 1 and Year 2 – Skylark Class

Maths

Home learning pack – Year 1

Number bond grid – Year 1

Number line – Year 1

Snakes and ladders game 1-100 – Year 1

Butterfly body templates – Year 1

Home learning pack – Year 2

Arithmetic Paper – Year 2

Snakes and ladders game – Year 2

Butterfly body templates – Year 2

Reasoning paper – Year 2

Maths addition and subtraction – Year 2

Maths multiplication and division – Year 2

Arithmetic test – Year 2

Maths place value and activity booklet- Year 2

Phonics

Home learning pack phase 5 buried treasure game – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 2 to 5 tricky words – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 5 animal phonics mosaic activity – Year 1

Home learning pack read and respond activity – Year 1

Home learning pack phase 3 phonics activity booklet – Year 1

Home learning pack Easter garden craft – Year 1

Home learning pack Easter flower cross craft – Year 1

Home learning pack Easter traditions – Year 1

Home learning pack Easter story sequencing – Year 1

Home learning pack word search – Year 1

Cobweb morning reading comprehension – Year 2

My brother reading comprehension – Year 2

Plastic and the environment comprehension – Year 2

Home learning pack Easter garden craft – Year 2

Home learning pack spring hunt – Year 2

Home learning pack Easter traditions – Year 2

Home learning pack Easter story sequencing shortened – Year 2

Home learning pack spring hunt – Year 2

Home learning pack Easter cross craft – Year 2

Home learning pack common exception words – Year 2

Home learning pack titanic word search – Year 2

Story settings description writing frames – Year 2

Topic and RE

Design your own Easter egg – Year 1

Spring hunt checklist – Year 1

Hand print butterfly craft – Year 1

Fingerprint flowers craft – Year 1

Mini beast pebbles craft- Year 1

Wow active cards -Year 1

Design your own Easter egg – Year 2

Fingerprint flowers craft – Year 2

Wow active cards – Year 2

Year 3 and Year 4 – Kingfisher Class

Parents letter – Year 3

Home learning pack guidance and answers – Year 3

Home learning pack – Year 3

Home Learning Tasks

Practical ideas – Year 3

Parents letter – Year 4

Home learning pack guidance and answers – Year 4

Home learning pack – Year 4

Practical ideas – Year 4

2 to 12 times table multiplication and division

3 times table multiplication and division

3 times table speed game

4 times table multiplication and division

5 times table multiplication and division

6 times table multiplication and division

7 times table multiplication and division

8 times table multiplication and division

9 times table multiplication and division

10 times table multiplication and division

11 times table multiplication and division

12 times table multiplication and division

Easter comic strip

Easter story writing flap book

Maths games with little or no equipment

Mixed multiplication and division

Mixed multiplication

Mixed 3, 4 and 8 times tables dominoes

Multiplication dice game worksheet

Year 5 and Year 6 – Owl Class

Home Learning Pack – Year 5

Home Learning Pack guidance and answers – Year 5

Home Learning Tasks – Year 5

Creative homework tasks – Year 5

Home learning pack Easter story writing flap book – Year 5

Arithmetic test 1 – Year 5

Arithmetic test 2 – Year 5

Arithmetic test 3- Year 5

Arithmetic test 4 – Year 5

Arithmetic test 5 – Year 5

Home learning pack spelling list – Years 5 and 6

Home learning pack – Year 6

Home learning pack guidance and answers – Year 6

Home Learning Tasks – Year 6

Creative homework tasks – Year 6

Home learning pack Easter story writing flap book – Year 6

Home learning pack Easter comic strip differentiated display numbers – Year 6

Arithmetic test 1 – Year 6

Arithmetic test 2 – Year 6

Arithmetic test 3 – Year 6

Arithmetic test 4 – Year 6

Arithmetic test 5 – Year 6

Online Safety

As many of you are using the internet and online resources for home schooling, we wanted to share this website with you.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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 = shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

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.