Parents -information on school closure and home learning
Parents please read - forced school closure
Dear Parents and Carers,
We understand this is a stressful time for all, and everyone must consider their own personal circumstances.
School will do its best to support where we are able and as part of that I have outlined how you can keep in touch with school, receive regular updates and continue to support your child’s learning.
The school website will remain the main point of contact so please check in daily for updates. You will also receive daily messenger notifications.
We wish everyone good health and plenty of resilience!
The School website
On the website the following will be available daily during term time:
- An arithmetic/maths activity
- An English/grammar activity
- A research activity based on science/foundation or topic work
- A weekly spelling list to keep up to date with spellings
- A reminder to read and learn tables daily.
You will find this under the ‘Children’ tab on the top right. Then Click ‘Year Group Pages’ and select the Year Group your child is in.
All pupils will be sent home with a new yellow work book and a pencil to allow them to complete work set.
Some of the work set may be online as all the pupils have access to:
Education City - - Click this link on the website homepage
Times Tables Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/
- Children have been given their own Login and Passwords for each site
Virtual Bookcasewww.nicolasroberts.co.uk All pupils can temporarily use the
User Name: bb11se and Password: writing
As well as work being set by teachers, children and parents can use these sites for any extra activities they choose. I have also added a list below with many educational websites that may be useful. Class teachers will also be adding useful links to their daily messages as required.
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kidshttps://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See Thishttps://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kidshttps://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badgeshttps://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Projecthttps://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badgeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parenthttps://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Arthttps://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Treehttps://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Outhttps://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.