We are pleased to be able to offer all children who are at home the opportunity to participate in live lessons every day. These lessons will be delivered by your child’s class teacher wherever possible.
EYFS children will participate in a live phonics lesson and a story time. In addition, over the coming weeks we’ll be adding in a live Maths lesson. Miss Corney will let you know the times through Class Dojo.
KS1 and KS2 children (those in Mrs Thompson’s, Mrs Turnbulls’ and Miss Wells’ class) will have one English, one Maths and one topic lesson a day. Again, the teachers will let you know via Class Dojo what time these will be.
In addition, your child will be set one task per day which they will be asked to complete independently. Children in KS1 are expected to have lessons/study for 3 hours a day and children in KS2 are asked to complete 4 hours a day. This is in line with the latest governmental guidance.
Hopefully, by offering these live lessons, we have taken a lot of pressure off working parents and those of you who are trying to manage more than one child at a time.
Before each lesson starts:
- Please make that your child has been to the toilet and has a drink with them.
- Please make sure they have their work book and something to write with. We will let you know if they need extra materials such as crayons/felt tips but we’ll try to limit this as much as we can.
- Please make sure they are able to log on to the lesson and that they know how to mute/unmute
- If they have a sheet to complete, please make sure you’ve checked on Class Dojo that you can find the resources before the lesson.
- We don’t expect you to sit with your child, particularly if they are in KS2 but please make sure they behave appropriately and participate as much as they can.
Year group expectations
Here are the key skills your child would have been learning if they had been in school. As much as possible, we are trying to keep the curriculum running as we would have done but have adapted one or two subjects slightly to support home learning.
Mrs Thompson's class
Mrs Turnbull's class
Miss Wells's class
Additional resources to support with home learning
If you are unable to access the live lessons, or if you’d like additional resources to support with home learning, there are many websites out there to help. Here are just a few
BBC Bitesize are offering lessons every day for all ages. In addition, if you click on this link there are a number of pre recorded lessons.
The Oak National Academy
This website was set up after the first lock down and continues to grow. It contains hundreds of pre recorded lessons for all age groups. We ask that as much as possible you choose topics which we’re studying in school too please.Click on the tree below to access the site.
EYFS (Nursery & Reception)
Please make sure your child is as active as possible, as well as using these websites
Jane Considine live lessons
Jane Considine will be teaching English #LiveLessons every week day between Monday 11th January and Friday 12th February.
The intention of these lessons is to help parents and teachers during the latest lockdown. The lessons relate to Jane Considine’s English Unit Plans and there will be three units of work taught during this lockdown. Click on the title at the top to access the web page.
This is the website we use in school to teach handwriting. We have sent out the school code – please ask your child’s teacher if you need a reminder. It can be played on a tablet or compter, as well as having access to worksheets.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise their spellings using this website. If there is enough interest we may set up some weekly hive games so your child can play against other children in his/her year group.
This is a good website to support your child with writing. There is a different picture stimulus every day, with a number of questions to support reading comprehension. It is suitable for KS1 and KS2 children.
This is a very similiar website with some good pictures to act as prompts for writing too.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Quite a few of you used our Numberstacks packs in the first lock down. It is a great resource for developing mathematical understanding, from Year R to Year 6. Here’s a link to some of the games on the site.
We think it is incredibly important that children keep up with physical activity as much as they possibly can while they are at home. We will be putting out weekly physical challenges via Class Dojo but here are some more sites with some additional ideas.
The Association for PE
Get Ahead Partnership
5 a day
Change 4 Life
Superhero Kids Yoga in Space is our new yoga for kids series exploring the special skills that superheroes have and helping kids learn how to use them in their own lives. This app-exclusive series is a brand new type of Cosmic Kids yoga adventure! Superheroes aren’t all about the CRASH BANG KAPOW! There’s also lots for kids to learn from them about character, mindfulness and skills.
If you come across any other ideas which you think are worth a share, please let us know. I’ll keep adding to this webpage as and when I can. It would be great to hear what you think to the ones we’ve shared so far!