Home Learning Zone.
Click on your child's class to see this week's home learning tasks.
We are trying to update information as quickly as possible.
Please also make use of the suggested resources that have already been sent.
The Book of Hopes
We love this.
- The Book of Hopes is a completely free online collection of short stories, poems and pictures suitable for KS 2 pupils upwards.
- The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
- Over 100 children’s writers have contributed including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.
- It is a really nice thing to share with families, best suited to KS2 upwards.
Click on the link below to the new BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
Two great websites to support maths learning at home.
Resources to support spiritual development and worship at home.
Here are some resources to support children with collective worship at home and those needing spiritual support or comfort. They include content that our children will be familiar with and recognise from being part of our church school family. There are some nice prayers e.g. we have used the hand prayer in school and children may find these a comfort.
Book 1 – William and Lucy explore worship at home
Book 2 – William and Lucy tell Bible stories.
The Maths Factor Website by Carol Vorderman is now free during the school closure period. However, it is very busy and it may take a few days to register.
Please find information below of websites to support e –learning at home. Parents may need to register for some. Where appropriate instructions have been provided.
(Note information about freebies, costs and offers is correct at the time of writing.)
We will update this information as required so do keep an eye out for further updates.
Oxford Reading Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
This is a learning platform that provides access to some of the reading books used in school. It covers books for all primary aged children and is suitable for pupils reading within the book bands. Children working above the book bands may find books to read for enjoyment.
The books are sorted into the book bands we use in school and many books have information to help your child read.
Parents will need to register. It is easy:
- Go to the web address – I would suggest using a device such as an Ipad.
- Go to Owl for Home and click on join us
- Complete the registration – you will get an email to confirm your registration
- Once in you will find lots of tabs to go to the Library click free e books 3-11 year olds (the arrow is at the top of the page)
- In the Library you can sort books by ages, book types, levels and series
- Pupils might like to browse this – just like they would the school reading shelves during whole class reading times. Reading for enjoyment should be encouraged. (If you feel your child picks something that is too easy or difficult, do what a teacher would and suggest they have that book for pleasure and choose another one for their reading learning)
- To support your child’s reading progression go to the tab called levels and then click on book bands - this will open up a list of book bands. If you click on the colour band your child reads from it will open up a library of books.
We will send out the book band to use
- Then select a book
- Do be careful as you need to ensure you pick Read eBook.
- Remember it’s not a race to complete the list of books –pupils need to be able to read widely and need to demonstrate their understanding of what they have read.
On the same Learning website, you can access other information and activities (see Kid’s activities) for a variety of subjects, including phonics, creative writing, maths, grammar etc. There are also sections providing information to parents.
This is a website that provides learning resources often used by teachers. Ordinarily you can get limited access for free and can then pay a range of subscription fees to get different levels of access.
HOWEVER, we have received notification that they are offering teachers and parents one-month free access with an Ultimate Membership to support schools and families during the Coronavirus.
Below please see a copy from the email and the code to use:
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
We’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your wider school and leadership team know about this opportunity so that you can all share it with your school community.
Please also share this code with parents and share the link above on your website so parents know where to activate their code.
On the site you will find lots of different resources and activities covering a wide variety of subjects. Teaching staff do use them or adapt them. Please do check what happens at the end of the trial.
Topmarks - Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
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
Hit the Button can be accessed as an app from the app store (there is a cost for this if you download on the app store£2.99 but can be accessed online with no cost) and is also available as an app for Windows or a Mac.
Topmarks - Daily 10
Topmarks is also posting a free daily mental maths game for children who are self-isolating:
Daily 10 is a primary maths resource for primary teachers which covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values (place value), rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions. It has been designed primarily for use on an interactive whiteboard. The aim is to help teachers deliver 10 maths questions many which can be used for mental maths practise.
Sets of questions can be timed or untimed and the activities are ideal for starter and plenary sessions. They are graded in levels of difficulty which match year group levels in England's National Curriculum Maths requirements. This means the resource is suitable for children from 5 to 11 years of age.
For the best experience press the full-screen icon in the top right corner of the game.
Numbots and TimesTablesRockstars
We have registered all our pupils for these sites. Pupils will bring home a letter with their username and password to access the site and activities. Where possible teachers will show the children in school how the site works.
Bible Chat Mat https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/supporting-children/youth-children/resources/bible-chat-mat
Explore the Bible with the Bible Chat Mat. Bible Chat Mat allows people of all ages to read the Bible and have conversation together, whether around a meal table, sitting on the sofa or wherever works best. This activity can be done as a household, friends together, home group, Sunday group or even in a school club. The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible story in your own unique way.Our first 12 Chat Mats are all themed as ‘Jesus the…’ and help you to explore a range of New Testament stories. We also have three seasonal Chat Mats coming soon. The Chat Mats are still being designed and developed, so check back to see more stories being added.
The Bible Chat Mat is free to download below.
To get the best from this resource, we encourage you to:
- Do this with others
- Print a copy to colour and doodle!
- Read the Bible story together in an age appropriate Bible
- Discuss the questions together
- Pray together
- Grow in faith together
Further information is being collected about Phonic Bugs (children will receive individual letters) and Classroom Secrets (We have set up pupil registrations and Individual letters will be sent out).
Other sites to look at are: