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 or Remote Learning

During school closure, bubble collapses of individual cases of isolation, we will provide age-appropriate learning for all children. This is called 'remote learning.' It simply means any learning children do away from the classroom.

 

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects so that activities can be completed on Google Classrooms, Purple Mash or through printed worksheets, or shared on Tapestry. We will send out cover pages or timetables to show the range of activities that children are expected to complete. For younger children in Reception and Key Stage 1, these timetables will be updated weekly.

Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with 3 hours of learning and independent work. Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 will be provided with 4 hours of learning and independent work.

The online platforms that we are using are listed below with quick links. 

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 at 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! Purple Mash can be accessed on any device!

Go to the Purple Mash home page and select 'Find my school's login page.' You can use the school name or postcode (LS10 3SW) to find the school. 

Once you have selected our school, children can then login and find work  or games to complete in their '2Dos' in the top left hand corner. They can also explore games and activities of their own if they want to by returning to home page. Don't forget to 'hand in' any completed activities so your teacher can provide feedback. Childrne might also find learning in the 'Sharing' tab, and then choosing 'Shared Blogs.'

Key Stage 2

Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 also have access to Purple Mash, where games and activities can be completed at any time. Most of their learning can be completed in Google Classrooms. All Key Stage 2 children have a Google account for learning provided by their teachers. Simply go to the Google home page and choose 'sign in' in the top right hand corner. Children need to enter their username which ends in '@msmleeds.co.uk and then enter their password. 

Once logged, in choose the 9 squares in the top right hand corner and select Google Classrooms. This will take children to their classes. They may need to 'join' their class if they have never done this before. Children will need to 'hand in/turn in' their completed work so that their teacher can provide feedback.

Extra resources and activities

If you would like further links or ideas for things to do at home in addition to the learning provided by their teacher, there are lots of websites and resources to explore below which children will be familiar with.

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. The colour of children's reading books will tell you which speed sound session they will need.

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

Reception and Year 1-Set 1 (Red, Green and Purple level books)

Year 1 and Year 2- Set 2 (Pink, Orange and Yellow level books)

Year 1, Year 2 and Key Stage 2- Set 3 (Yellow, Blue and Grey level books)

You can find more FREE books to read that match children's Read, Write Inc colours online at Oxford Owls.

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.

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 and articles. Remember to keep on quizzing too!!

The Book Trust is another great free online resource for books, quizzes and activities linked to reading.

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!

TT Rockstars

Numbots

The password children have for TT Rockstars will also get them on to Numbots and vice-versa.

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. 

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.

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

This week's PE sessions for all age groups.


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! 

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