Middleton St Mary's CE (VC) Primary School

Believe, belong, achieve

Moor Flatts Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SW

0113 2717206

enquiries@msmleeds.co.uk

Home Learning

On this page you will find links to learning that your children will be familiar with. 

 You may also want to visit 'Knowledge Organisers' or 'Newletters' on children's year group pages on the left (or in the drop down tab next to your chosen year group in 'Menu'). Knowledge Organisers are a great resource to revisit learning children have already done and find topics that your children may want to know more about.

If your child finds the learning for their year group tricky, they will enjoy looking at learning from an earlier year group. This will help them develop their confidence and speed and revise the things they already know. Your child may be using the internet more at this time. You can find links for support for safe internet use on our e-safety pages.

Nursery and Reception

In Nursery and Reception, we are using Tapestry to 'capture' our children's learning. Tapestry is an easy-to-use online learning journal which helps school and parents/carers to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education.

Log on to see your child's profile - photos, videos and written comments and don't forget to add your own - we love to see what our children are doing at home too! Please email us if you need them in a different format or you are having any issues with Tapestry.

Hungry Little Minds is a great site with videos and children between the ages of 0-5. The BBC also has a great website for activities for children up to the age of 5 called Tiny Happy People.

Key Stage 1

Year 1 children have access to Tapestry where you can log in to see your child's profile and see what children have been up to at school and what they can do a home.

 

Year 2 children have access to Purple Mash. Your teacher can set you games, quizzes and activities to complete and you can even hand in your learning for your teacher to review!

Key Stage 2

Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 can log in to their school Google account. From there, they access lessons and activities and links created by their teacher. Children can also access their Purple Mash account from any device.

Phonics

In school we use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics. The Read, Write Inc Youtube channel is a great place for ideas to support your child in learning their sounds.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Daily Reading

All children need to read often to improve their fluency and understanding. Any reading they do is worthwhile, whether it's in a book, a comic, a recipe, on a website or through an app.

Free e-books can be found at Oxford Owl for home. You can even find books to match children's Read, Write Inc colour if they are in a phonics group! It is free to join and very straightforward to set up.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 all have access to Accelerated Reader. Using their login, they can access digital books an articles.

https://readon.myon.co.uk/

Remember to keep on quizzing too!!

https://ukhosted93.renlearn.co.uk/6660285/


Authorfy.com is a highly recommended free website. LOGIN, go to CLASSROOMS, select AGE and you will find many well known authors, with video clips and challenges.

https://authorfy.com

Maths

As a school, we follow White Rose Maths schemes of learning, to help children develop a good understanding of Maths. This helps them to be confident Mathematicians for life.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Don't forget, we also have TT Rockstars for Y2-Y6 and Numbots for Y1 and 2!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school

English, Maths and topic lessons

The Oak National Academy launched its online classroom as a response to any disruptions in learning during COVID-19. They have created daily lessons for some of the science, history and geography topics we may cover in school, as well as for Maths and English. Simply follow the link below and choose your child's year group (or the one below) and the subject you want to look at. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

BBC Bitesize also has online learning available. You can access the website from the link below or use the BBC iPlayer. Remember, you can choose your child's year group or the one below to help them build confidence.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Science and STEM

You might have seen the exciting launch of the Space X rocket at the end of May. If you want to know more about the earth and space, try the space challenges at home on the STEM website.

https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/news-and-views/news/space-challenges-home

You may also want to explore the National Space Academy website with links to Tim Peake and ESA (the European Space Agency).

https://nationalspaceacademy.org/resources

Destination Space has some amazing videos from the International Space Station

http://www.destinationspace.uk/resources/videos/

PE and active learning

Joe Wicks has become 'the nation's PE teacher' but there are lots of other ways you can get active! 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Yoga is a great place to try some 'gentle' stretching linked to familiar stories and is ideal for children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1! It also includes mindfulness and some meditation.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Supermovers is another great resource we love using! It provides groovy tunes linked to learning in lots of different subjects! 

Key Stage 1-https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Key Stage 2-https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

If your child enjoys dancing and would like to learn routines, Oti Mabuse, the winner from 2019's Strictly Come Dancing, has created some dance routines to learn linked to popular children's themes.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

Leeds South and Central Schools Sport Partnership

Leeds South and Central Schools Sport Partnership have created a set of short videos and resources cards for activities and games linked to the primary PE curriculum. It's all two-minute videos, three times a week, from actual PE specialists.

https://www.leedssouthandcentralssp.org/thisispe

They have also made a great page of links to active classroom resources. On the right hand side of the page linked below you will see '60 second challenges' and 'Challenge You' links which provide activities to develop specific skills in football, rugby, cheer and a huge range of other sports.

https://www.leedssouthandcentralssp.org/active-at-home

French

Miss Willetts would love children to keep learning French at home. Follow the instructions below and use the username and password sent out in Mrs Wood's newsletter.

1. Go to www.languageangels.com

2. Click LOGIN in the top right corner of the screen.

3. Select the HOME SCHOOL option.

4. Enter USERNAME and PASSWORD.

5. Select the UNIT you want.

6. Select your LESSON and click START LESSON. 

7. Enjoy learning using all the resources provided in your lesson.

8. Click BACK TO DASHBOARD to select your next lesson.

Wellbeing

This is a difficult time for everyone. It can be hard for children to understand why they can't go about their normal lives. The links below provide resources, videos or activities to help you and your family cope.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

Change for life has tips for eating healthily, being more active and looking after your mental wellbeing.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Children may be spending more time online as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Follow the link below to find links to pages that provide support and advice for you and your children while online.

https://middletonsm.sites.schooljotter2.com/information-for-parents/parentcarers-esafety