School Closure COVID-19
Over the next few weeks, I would urge you to adopt an approach to home learning that works for you in your own particular set of circumstances and create a timetable that suits your needs. It’s an opportunity to be creative with learning. You may be working from home and trying to provide some sort of structure for your child/children to continue with their learning. We are all going to have to be flexible. There is no right or wrong way to go about things - so remember to match home learning to your own child/children and your family. This is not home-schooling where you are choosing to teach your child at home. This is an emergency situation where you are trying really hard to provide reassurance to your child and if possible, some activities to engage and stimulate them.
We will update the website each week with useful links and resources. You may be able to complete some of the suggested activities on the website, from your class teacher or you may have to adopt project-based learning that stimulates and engages the whole family. The essential thing is to work out your own rhythms and patterns when it comes to the home learning experiences within your family because your aims and our aims are exactly the same – to inspire a love of learning in our children.
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.