Remote Learning

Here’s a suggestion of activities you could do at home.  There are ideas under each of the subjects – you don’t need to have a go at all the list!  The list may evolve and change as the situation progresses. Each title’s activity is a hyperlink taking you to the activity. 

(A small physical learning pack has gone home with the children who were here. Please collect one from school if your child was not at school – but only if you have finished self-isolating!)

Reading Resources (aim to read each day)

  • Bug Club – our online reading platform.  Books and spelling and grammar games are allocated for each year group. You will have an individual log in for this.*
  • Oxford Owl – offers free online books for ages 3 – 11.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – daily books and linked activities.
  • Oliver Jeffers @oliverjeffers and Mac Barnett @macbarnett are reading their books every evening on Instagram
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.
  • Audio Stories

Maths Resources (aim for 1 a day)

  • NumbotsTimes Table Rockstars – The children will move through NumBots completing levels within a stage for KS1 and Times Table Rockstars for KS2.  You will have an individual log in for this.*
  • Counting tennis – count forwards and backwards from any given number, e.g. 34 to 60 with imaginary throws of a tennis ball/basketball/shuttlecock to your opponent.
  • Roll a die/pick two number cards and add them together.  This could be played timed –  How many can you answer in 5 mins?  Or have a target number – who can get the closest to 20/50/100 or 0?
  • Maths activities–  that don’t require a screen.
  • Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum but particularly good for maths.  Daily number practise with these games in particular would be good: Hit the Button  Place Value Basketball   Place Value Charts  Coconut Ordering  Helicopter Rescue 
  • Whiterose Tutorials – year groups being added daily.
  • ttblast– times table games and online arithmetic quizzes for KS1 and KS2.
  • Scratch Garden – great online learning videos for maths, spelling, PSHE/social science.
  • Classroom Secrets Kids – online site for learning (from Y2 up).

Literacy Resources (aim for 1 a day)

Writing ideas

  • Creating oral and written stories with pictures following a similar pattern: Once upon a time… One day… Suddenly… Luckily  (EYFS and KS1)
  • Fortunately… Unfortunately…
  • A day in the Life… (an astronaut, a lizard, a banana skin…)
  • 20 Great Opening Lines – take an opening line from a book and continue the story.
  • Literacy Shed – high quality shorts and images to be used as a stimulus for writing opportunities with some ideas of how to use each image/ video.
  • Daily Picture Stimulus – use Pobble for a daily image with a story starter, linked questions and sentence challenges.

Online spellings incl. phonics:

  • Spellblast – spelling resource from LGfL
  • ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  • Phonics Play – free games for EYFS (phase 2 – 4), Y1 (phase 3 – 5) and Y2 (phase 5 – 6).  Free access:  username: march 20    password: home
  • Forest Phonics – work your way through the different sounds.  Listen to the word and then spell it.  Great for practising segmenting.
  • Spelling Frame – engaging spelling games linked to each year groups spellings and an option to print a word list.
  • Vocabulary Ninja – word of the day in weekly bundles.  Two levels: Grasshopper (KS1, years 1 -2) and Shinobi (KS2, years 3-6)
  • Handwriting – please see the year one blog page for a video of how each letter should be formed (handwriting families) and have a go practising your handwriting at home (EYFS and KS1).

Other Subject Resources (aim for 2 or 3 a day)

Science

Computing

  • Dance-mat Typing skills this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Typing Club – learn to touchtype!
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – free platform to code animations and simple games and play other user’s games they’ve created.  Aimed at KS2. *Please not there is a comments feature on this website so please monitor your child’s access.  For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.

Geography, History, R.E and Spanish

  • National Geographic Kids – games, competitions and interesting fact files.
  • Virtual Field Trips a blog post with lots of ideas for virtual field trips
  • Google Earth – see your world in 3D
  • Create Maps –  create maps for your local area or another area of interest or a route. Aimed at KS2.
  • Sporcle – a trivia game to build up your ability to name all the countries of the world! Aimed at KS2.
  • BBC KS1 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.
  • KS2 Resources – very useful for history and R.E resources but there are resources for all the subjects here.
  • Duolingo – free language app that support learning a language for 10 minutes a day.

Please see the KO for your year group.  See the bottom of the page for resource links specific to each topic.

Y1 – Then and Now KO    

Y2 – Suffragettes KO    

Y3 – The Shang Dynasty KO

Y4 – Anglo Saxons KO

Y5 – Biomes KO

Y6 – Amazing Americas KO

Creative and General Activity Resources

Keeping active (aim for 1 or 2 sessions a day)

Staying active has been scientifically proven to benefit your mood and overall well being, thanks to the ‘happy hormone’ endorphins you release when you get your heart-rate up. While you may not be able to stick to your usual physical activities you can create a new routine at home which includes alternative ways to keep active. Please see the links below for different ideas to keep active within your day.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It!– Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

 

Topic-related resources (spring term)

Y1 Then and Now https://www.postalmuseum.org/visit/for-schools/learning-resources/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zkqmhyc

 

Y2 The Suffragettes https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/suffragettes-facts/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-suffragettes

https://kids.kiddle.co/Suffragette

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22766676

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q/articles/zh7kdxs

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/emmeline-pankhurst

 

Y3 The Shang Dynasty https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/shang-dynasty

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/ks2-history/world-history-history-subjects-key-stage-2/ks2-history-the-shang-dynasty

https://www.ks2history.com/shang-dynasty-guide

 

Y4 Anglo Saxons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/ks2-history-of-britain/early-british-history-british-history-history-subjects-key-stage-2/ks2-anglo-saxons

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anglo-saxons/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cKGz-st75w

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/anglo-saxons

 

Y5 Biomes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zvsp92p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fb8143ndo8

https://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php

https://online.kidsdiscover.com/unit/biomes

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/biome/403913

 

Y6 Amazing Americas https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/planit-geography-primary-teaching-resources/planit-geography-primary-teaching-resources-year-six/planit-geography-primary-teaching-resources-uks2-the-amazing-americas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm

 

 

There are also a number of free activity packs/generally useful website for all subjects that you can download/use online:

 

*Individual log ins for Bug Club, Numbots and Times Table Rockstars

username: first name and year group, e.g.  michael3  for year 3 (all lowercase) 

password: ashmead (all lowercase)

school code: xaqj

*please note: Reception children will have no number after their name.  For multiple first names  usernames will be  first name and the first letter of their surname, e.g. johnb1 for John Birch in year 1.  If your child has a hyphenated name their username does not have a hypen.

Y4, Y5 and Y6 have their own log in for Times Table Rockstars already issues.

Communications

This is the letter that went out to parents regarding these resources:

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