School Closure COVID-19 Summer Term 2020
9th June 2020
Today, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, announced that children in Y2 - Y5 would not be returning to school until September. We will be welcoming pupils in EYFS and Year 1 before the end of June and hope to welcome Y6 pupils too, although this will be reviewed weekly.
Due to numbers of school staff available to work and current guidelines on social distancing, all teachers are required to teach full time in school from Monday 15th June. This will have an impact on the type and amount of home learning support we are offering. We are reviewing how we can ensure that all pupils remain supported whilst at home and will update the website as soon as we have plans in place. In the meantime, please contact school or your child's class teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
The website will continue to be updated with resources.
Please see the download below for the Summer Reading Challenge - 5th June 2020.
Week beginning 20th April 2020
Summer term week 1
The Department for Education has put together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for: (click to follow each link)
They are currently being offered for free.
Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.
They may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, but they should not be used in place of existing resources which schools may be using as part of their continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.
BBC BiteSize -Daily lessons for each year group
The BBC is launching its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents. There are daily programmes for children in each age group.
Reading for Pleasure
Look at the download below for lots of links to authors and ideas for developing reading at home.
English resources to challenge older children
The Opening Doors English Literature collection is great for KS2 children who enjoy a challenge. Taken from quality literature, these units will stretch children's thinking. TRy them out at https://www.thereadingschool.org/activities
Week beginning 6th April 2020
Picture News Story: Whose job is it to protect animals in the wild? - See downloads at the end of the webpage
Question: Can you think of ways to remain positive during difficult times?
Week beginning 30th March 2020
Maths activities from First for Maths - Garden Maths and Lego Maths. See the documents below.
Gareth Metcalfe I see Maths - this is used in school too
White Rose Hub - Daily lessons for each year group. This is our main scheme for maths and highly recommended. A short video tutorial and activity.
Week beginning 23rd March 2020
Hamilton Trust - Maths and English resources
Please see the downloads below for other activities including EYFS.
Premier Sport activities
Premier Sport have launched a brand new YouTube channel, They will be releasing a new video each day at 3.30 pm. The idea is that this can act as an “after-school” home learning activity and replace the exercise children would normally get during our extra-curricular clubs if they were at school. Sessions will focus on activities including dance, football, fitness, gymnastics, basketball, tennis, yoga and more. There is already a Street Dance video for you to look at.
Each Monday we’ll be releasing a timetable of what’s coming up - see the downloads below for next weeks timetable.
Click on the access link below.
So far, Premier have filmed five weeks’ worth of content, and sessions include “Personal Best’ challenges so they can be completed again and again as children keep trying to improve.
If the parents want to share videos/images of their children in action on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Premier-Education-Group-Cheshire-552241574952259/?ref=bookmarks) we’ll also be able to see how they are getting on!
Virtual Assemblies from Picture News
New weekly virtual assemblies will be available for you to watch at home every Friday at 9am (and can be watched anytime) from our video channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews and also on our Facebook page.
Instant streaming an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Useful websites for children and parents
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm there is a free section for KS1 pupils to use.
Practice phonics screen materials for children in Year 1 and Year 2
English and Maths
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers the children enjoy going on here to keep active and learn – mainly for KS1 but good fun for everyone.
Each class has an Oxford Owl login. Enter the parent site and click on the Class login tab. You can then search the wide range of free e-books to read.
u/n missreeks u/n misscrumbleholme u/n mrsellisstansfield u/n misswoodward
p/w password (this is the same for each class)
To support with the English and Maths, CGP do a range of workbooks for each year group to practice these skills if this is something you would like to do. https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/
Year 6 Maths revision
The Aspirer Teaching Alliance have set up a dedicated webpage for Y6 Maths revision. Topics include – fractions, decimals and percentages.
Other curriculum areas
National Literacy Trust - Family Zone
Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.
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.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
All kinds of making.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden.
Resources for English language learning.
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.
DK Find Out
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.
Learning packs to print out, there's LOADS of them and each pack can be tailored to different learners.