Home learning during school closure
On this page you will find links to learning that your children will be familiar with. We are still producing weekly learning packs which can be collected from the school office during school hours. The links and the learning packs we have are suggestions and ideas – they are not compulsory. If you want your child to bake, play with Lego or play in the garden – go for it!
You can also keep up with great ideas for learning and see what your friends (and teachers) are up to on our school Facebook page! 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'). They are great place 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. Minimising stress is absolutely vital in a time like this for mental health. Don’t let school work be something that stresses you or your child. You are the primary educator and this is your call.
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.
Keep a look out for activity ideas you can at home whilst we are in 'lockdown.'
In school we use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics.
From Monday 20th April, RWI are streaming 7 Speed Sounds lessons, including Word Time and Spelling, for children to watch at home every weekday on their Youtube channel.
Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.
Set 1 will definitely be worth a watch if your child is in Reception (or going to be in Reception in September) or Year 1 or if your child is struggling with learning. If children are reading red, green or purple books, they would enjoy these sounds.
- Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am
- Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
- Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am
Set 2 will suit Year 1 or Y2 (or Y3 if your child is struggling with reading). If children are reading pink, orange or yellow books, they would enjoy learning these sounds.
- Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
- Set 2 Spelling 10.15 am
Set 3 is great for Year 2 (or Y3 and Year 4 if your child is struggling with reading). If children are reading blue, grey, black or gold, they will enjoy reviewing these sounds.
- Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
- Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am
Once each complete set has been shown, they will replay one sound a day per set.
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. The only thing that we would like to ask is that your child continues to read daily for 10 minutes a day.
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.
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.
Remember to keep on quizzing too!!
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.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Spelling with Sir Linkalot
Watch daily episodes of Sir Linkalot Time & chat with Sir Linkalot himself at 2pm (BST) Mon–Fri, from April 27th. Entertaining, enlightening and amusing spelling adventures whether you’re 5, 15 or 50! There will be a series of daily lessons, with special guest appearances from TV’s Susie Dent- favourite lexicographer and etymologist (Lady Lexicographer).
You can also get the app on iPhones and Android devices and login with the username 'FREE' and the password 'FREE.'
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. White Rose Maths have produced daily lessons with short videos. They have also worked with the BBC to produce some 'Bitesize' learning, which will match the learning produced by White Rose Maths from Monday 4th May!
Don't forget, we also have TT Rockstars for Y2-Y6 and Numbots for Y1 and 2! Your teachers have been playing and may have set up class battles!
Holly in Year 6 highly recommends 'The Maths Factor' for improving your Maths skills! It's created by Countdown Maths expert Carol Vorderman. It keeps track of your child's progress and sends parents certificates and reports. You can join completely for free.
Support for parents and children for Maths
The NCETM website has a page for parents to visit if you want to know how you can support your child to continue learning Maths at home.
The NRICH website also has a video to support parents in helping their children with Maths.
NRICH have also produced the article 'Maths at home' which gives you tips and ideas for using their home resources and activities.
NRICH activities can be found here! You can choose activities for younger children to begin with to 'warm up' with!
English, Maths and topic lessons
The Oak National Academy launched its online classroom after the Easter break. 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.
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 of the one below to help them build confidence.
PE and active learning
Joe Wicks has become 'the nation's PE teacher' but there are lots of other ways you can get active!
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.
Supermovers is another great resource we love using! It provides groovy tunes linked to learning in lots of different subjects!
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.
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.
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.
Our wonderful music teacher, Mrs Smith, has been uploading videos for children to join in with! She has created a Youtube channel for her videos for all year groups!
Miss Willetts would love children to keep learning French. 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.
This is a difficult time for everyone. It can be hard for children to understand why they can't go about their normal lives, see their friends and loved ones or come to school. The links below provide resources, videos or activities to help you and your family cope.
Change for life has tips for eating healthily, being more active and looking after your mental wellbeing.
The illustrator of 'The Gruffalo' has made a free book to help explain what is going on in a way that children can understand.
Children may be spending more time online as a result of school closures. Follow the link below to find links to pages that provide support and advice for you and your children while online.