From Monday 23rd March, our school will be closed to all but the children of key workers and vulnerable children. You must check with your employer first if you feel you fit this category. If it is at all possible for children to stay at home then the advice is clear that this is where they should be.
For parents and carers who are now supporting their children with home learning, we have shared information about how to access our remote learning classrooms. We will be sharing further resources in the coming weeks, and many helpful websites can be found in the document below.
On the class pages you will find learning opportunities for your child.
As well as these, please help your child to keep mentally and physically healthy by following the ‘10-a-Day' choices towards balancing your mental health.
You can contact your child’s class directly during normal school hours using the email addresses provided on their class page. They will reply as often as they are able to.
SEN - If you require any advice or additional support from the Student and Family Support Team (SAFS) please email the senco on email@example.com
Here is a list of useful websites where you and your child can access a range of learning resources, ideas and activities.
Young Minds - advice for supporting those dealing with anxiety linked to coronavirus.
Commonsense Media - to help you check any websites/games that children are accessing.
Hungry little minds - recommended by the dfe and full of ideas for 0-5s
Body Coach - daily PE lessons with Joe Wickes.
Oxford Owl - e-books from the Oxford Reading Tree
Virtual Museums - Google arts and culture provides links to many museums
Go Noodle sensory breaks and mindfulness videos
Scratch – computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Duolingo – languages
Mystery Science – science lessons and activities which can be carried out at home
CBeebies Radio – listening activities
Red Ted Art – arts and crafts activities
DK Find Out – quizzes
Kiddle - child friendly search engine
www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/- Scouts have come up with a number of fun indoor activities
Times tables rockstars
Accelerated reader - to take quizzes on their reading books.
Mathletics - Mathletics is an online Maths resource that all our children are encouraged to use from Year 1 to Year 6. Mathletics switches kids on to maths. It’s engaging, supportive and targeted to the various National Curricula of the UK.
BBC bitesize website - A really useful starting point is the BBC Schools website where a lot of information and resources for teachers and parents are held.
Websites for Literacy/Numeracy
ICT games also provides a range of activities and games to help with literacy and numeracy skills. The site does contain adverts.
Topmarks The Topmarks website contains a dedicated parents section as well as a wealth of ideas and resources for all areas of the curriculum.
Like the Topmarks website, Crickweb contains a large range of resources and activities for all subjects across the curriculum. You can go to Nrich for maths problems.
Websites for Phonics
Letters and Sounds Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use the free resources on the Letters and Sounds website to help support the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme. The site contains lots of useful information if you are new to the phonics approach.
Phonics play Another very useful website for phonics is the Phonics Play site which contains activities and resources for teachers, parents and children.
Keep your eye out on Twitter or Facebook for Littletown challenges:
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