Home School Learning
Due to our school being closed because of the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus, we have pulled together some general learning resources for pupils to do whilst they are at home. Those displaying an icon are ones we regularly use in school and our children should be familiar with. We will add additional resources on a regular basis so keep coming back to this page to see what is new.
Some of these resources are electronic and interactive - games that can be played and learning that can be done online. Other learning activities here are PDFs that can be printed and completed at home. All of the resources are guaranteed to keep children's learning progressing at this challenging time.
A great daily activity would be to email or write a letter or postcard to an elderly relative or maybe Skype or FaceTime them. Anything to help the elderly feel less isolated and more included in our community at this challenging time.
All children have been issued with a bookmark with their logins for: Purple Mash, Bug Club, My Maths and Times Tables. It may be an idea to take a photo of this in case of loss or damage. If your child does mislay their bookmark, please email the school office who will be able to advise. Please note, you may not get an immediate response.
The teachers are producing weekly plans for your child that are updated every weekend and you can view them under the class logos below. The plans have both learning activities and direct links to specific lessons.
Our own well-being during times of crisis, whether personal, local, national or global, is something to take care of. The links below provide some general activities to try if you are in a period of isolation and unable to see anyone:
Your child may be using a computer and the internet more often during this period. If you come across anything that concerns you relating to internet safety please refer to the page link below and follow the guidance.
The National Curriculum - due to the recent closure of schools across the UK, the National Curriculum have been contacted by a large number of parents looking to make sure their children stay on track with their learning. Schools are doing as much as they can to provide content and, where possible, lessons via live streaming.
However, this is a difficult job, so to help out they have compiled a list of fantastic resources that are easily accessible via Amazon, and are packed full of engaging content for children to keep learning whilst at home.
The Reading Realm - there is free access to a structured reading curriculum here for 4 weeks. There are lots of activities here to boost reading. Texts and questions to be answered and some online interviews with authors to be read.
Global Digital Library - books to read online and games to play based on the book read. Suitable for younger readers and those who need to develop their confidence.
Pobble 365 - a website of weird and wonderful pictures deliberately chosen to hook children into writing.
BBC Maths Challenge Quiz - join Ralph and Matrix for the maths quiz that's sure to turn you into a mental maths mastermind! Each quiz has three sections - Quick fire, Word problems and Juggling numbers - and is particularly suitable for pupils aged 10/11 years old. The emphasis is on consolidating skills, building confidence...and having fun with numbers!
Hit the button - is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child's mental maths skills.
Discovery Education - click on 'free resources' at the top of the page, you can access literacy, maths and coding activities for children to complete. Also, videos here of virtual field trips around the country/world.
Keep a Diary - During the Second World War, the government put together a project called the Mass observation, Mrs Hussey would like to try and put together a similar project. She would like you to keep a diary about your experience of the Corona virus pandemic – your experience of daily life, your thoughts and feelings about the current situation and how it is impacting upon the way you live, your family and friends.
History Lessons - all sorts of history lessons on all sorts of periods and eras are available here.
The Oak National Academy also has a range of History lessons, some of which you will find on your weekly plan.
The Blue Planet - across four live shows, Blue Planet Live revisited animal characters from multi-awarding winning Blue Planet II, and met new creatures, celebrating our oceans' complexity with never-before-seen footage. Learning activities based on these shows included.
The Art Room - challenging, fun and engaging art activities.
Band Academy - fancy writing a school song?! This could be your chance! Click on Band Academy to access their free resources and learn how to write a song. You could even perform it to the family!
Here are some activities from Hampshire Music Listen to Me. They will be changed each week on a Thursday or Friday.
Read Harold's Diary and ideas to stay healthy in mind and body during lockdown.
Go Noodle for families - gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for children to wake up their bodies, engage their minds and be their best.
Scratch - a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Quiz - Try this fun e-safety quiz to check how much you know about staying safe on-line