As the school remains closed we would like to provide you with continuing support and activities for home learning. We wish you all the very best and hope that you are all safe and well.
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Our teachers will be adding Home Learning Activities to their own class pages on this website. These will be updated every two weeks. Please continue to ensure that daily reading and practice of basic maths skills are taking place.
It is important to keep a daily routine for your child, so we have outlined a suggested timetable below.
For Year 1 to Year 6 pupils, we are now using Seesaw for staff to set activities and for pupils to communicate their work back in a variety of ways e.g. photo, text, verbal or video. You should have received a Home Learning code to login via email. Using Seesaw is not compulsory at all – we are happy for you to not activate it.
Tapestry will be used by the EYFS staff to set activities for pupils of Reception age.
HMFA schools will provide supermarket vouchers for pupils who are staying at home during the Covid-19 outbreak and who are eligible for free school meals. These will be ordered by your school through the Department for Education’s (DfE) national voucher scheme via Edenred UK which launched on 1st April 2020. A weekly shopping voucher worth £15 is available to spend at the following supermarkets; Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S.
Help and information for parents and carers is available at the following site –
Free School Meal Vouchers
Unfortunately some schools are experiencing delays accessing the DfE voucher scheme due to the high volume of vouchers needed across the country, please bear with us and be assured that we will ensure every FSM pupil eligible receives their full voucher entitlement whilst schools are closed.
A recent government announcement has confirmed that FSM vouchers will be available throughout the Easter holidays. Parents/carers will receive additional ‘top-up’ vouchers in due course to cover the holidays and for those who redeemed their original £44 voucher.
All enquiries regarding FSM vouchers should be directed to your school office.
Please note this does not apply to Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) which is available to all Reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils.
The Government confirmed that they will not be going ahead with the assessments or exams, which means that Year 1 Phonics Screening, Year 4 Times Table Tests, KS1 SATS and KS2 SATS are cancelled. The Government will be providing further information on this.
On the 19th April, DfE released advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The guidance give parents access to:
If you need to talk to a member of staff you can email the school directly using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address for the school. This will then be passed on to the relevant person. However, Seesaw is the most direct means of communication with the Classteachers from Year 1 to Year 6 and Tapestry will be used by the EYFS staff.
Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of free resources for primary age.
Story Line – Have lots of stories read to you by celebrities.
Kid’s Poems & Stories with Micahel Rosen – Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes – YouTube. Subscribe and only click on that name
Epic – Free 30-day trial – instant access to a range of books (age 12 and under)
Audible – Free book with free 30 day trial.
Phonics PlayFree resources and a free trial.
Love My Books – Creative, fun activities to support children’s literacy.
Numberblocks – A maths television programme for very little children and early primary ages. Teaching your very little children is hard, particularly when you need to work and you haven’t got time to teach them. Numberblocks is a series on BBC iplayer. It can get you 30mins to yourself at least! NB. You need to own a TV licence.
Scratch – Computer programming games that your child probably already uses and loves! Used in many schools in the UK.
Blockly Games – Simple computer programming games with no complicated sign in.
Tinkercad – A free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! A great introduction to CAD. Computer-aided design.
Earth Cam – Fascinate your children with live webcams from across the globe. Teach them about the world we live in right now!
Nat Geo Kids – Older primary age kids can amuse themselves with these facts and games independently quite easily.
NASA for Kids – Games, latest news about the satellite launches, photos from the space and interviews of astronauts.
World Geography Games – Self-explanatory. No login. Works on all devices through a browser.
Nat Geo Kids – Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
DK Find Out – An encyclopedia with games and quizzes. Easy for children to use.
Google Earth – Visit the whole world virtually, whilst stuck in the house! Your children will scream when they find their house, school, church! Entertaining for hours! Give them a list of things to find: Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, etc.
GoNoodle – Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! Very fun for all the family or set up in another room, if you have work to do.
The Body Coach – Joe Wicks You Tube channel with workouts for kids.
Cosmic Kids – A British website teaching children yoga. It’s very good. Lots of free sessions and videos. There is a subscription service for more content.
Change4Life – Short activities for children, but you, or older children will need to lead it. It has some video activities to follow too.
Yousician– Teach you guitar, ukulele, or piano from a complete beginner.
Duolingo – User friendly website or app that teaches adults and children most languages.
Tasty Co – simple recipes, watch them be cooked.
Blue Peter Badges – Applying for a Blue Peter badge is a great idea! Children can get a real sense of achievement. Get your Blue Peter badge and get into attractions for free.
|Before 9:00am||Wake up!||Make your bed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed|
|9:00-10:00||Outdoor Time||Family walk or outdoor play.|
|10:00-11:00||Academic Time||No Electronics! Reading, puzzles, journal, do a suggested activity.|
|11:00-12:00||Creative Time||Creative play, drawing, Legos, crafts, music, cooking, baking.|
|12:30-1:00||Home Chores||Clean rooms, put away toys…help out your grown ups!|
|1:00-2:30||Free/quiet Time||Electronics OK! Educational games, online activities, virtual museum tours|
|4:00-5:00||Outdoor time||Family walk or outdoor play|
|5:00-6:00||Dinner time||Family dinner, help with clean-up and dishes|
|6:00-7:00||Bath time||Bath or shower|
|7:00-8:00||Reading/TV time||Relaxing before bedtime|
|9:00 PM||Bedtime||Put on PJs, brush teeth, clothes in laundry|