to try at home!
Term 6 Week 4
In light of the current Covid-19 situation, and the closure of schools from Friday 20th March, for most children, or families who are currently self-isolating, we have been put together some information and learning packs for children to do at home.
Why not take photos and email them to teachers? Each week the Blog will include some of the exciting and interesting activities the children have been up to.
At this time we are fully aware that your children, and yourselves, may be worried about what is going on. The following links will allow you to access some support to deal with these concerns.
Kooth is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.
To sign up, please visit www.kooth.com/
Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.
To sign up, please visit www.qwell.io/
Class 1 - Online Learning Resources for Reception children to access, Mrs Taylor has sent out a wonderful list of activities to be completed, but is by no means exhaustive. Please would you make full use of Tapestry and upload anything that you have done to this?
Reading - The most important work that all children can do at home is plenty of reading. If you have access to Amazon, then why not download the kindle app and get books for your children.
David Walliams is releasing an audio book of the day!
Spelling - Children in Years 1-6 can access the Spelling Shed website. All children have been provided with a login but if children have forgotten or lost their login details, please email school for details. information.
Maths – Children in Years 1-6 have access to Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. They each have a login and password and can play games relating to their times tables and number facts. The website Topmarks (which contains Hit-the-button and other games) is useful to help improve number fact recall.
The BBC bitesize pages contain some excellent learning materials for each subject from Year 1 -6.
Twinkl – is the ‘go to’ for teachers. They have kindly opened the doors to all for the duration of school closure and have given a code ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’ to access everything free for a month in the event of school closure. Pack are also available to download from the class pages.
White Rose - this is the maths scheme of work we follow in school and they have released weekly maths lesson with videos to help
Hamilton Trust - includes weekly maths and english lesson for each year group.
Classroom Secrets - includes video tutorials and free downloadable home learning packs. They have also made activities free for parents during the school closedown period.
Science and STEM - There are some free STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) family home learning activities on https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
Educational resources - The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools
Ideas for physical exercise at home - We all know the many benefits of physical activity and during these unprecedented and stressful times these benefits are multiplied many fold, physically, emotionally and mentally. These are sites we use in school.
Cosmic Kids - Fantastic fun yoga stories for children. Will keep them entertained when they need down time!
BBC Supermovers - We have had SUCH FUN with the super movers in every class. The children love joining in with the moves and hardly notice that they are learning at the same time.
The Body Coach TV – Fitness coach, Joe Wicks has a series of 5 minute YouTube workouts for primary aged children.