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Home Learning

This page has been put together to support parents and children in facilitating learning at home.  While the learning activities suggested here are not extensive, they are a useful starting point for keeping children engaged across the curriculum.  At this time, it is even more important that we keep our minds and bodies healthy; physical activity outside in the garden is essential for our mental and physical health. Please look after yourselves and each other.

Non-screen time activities

  1. How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
    ‘Learning from home is fun’
  2. Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
  3. Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
  4. Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
  5. Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
    of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
  6. Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
  7. Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!
  8. Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
  9. Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity? Which items could you go without? What could you use instead for the same outcome?
  10. Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
  11. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
  12. Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
  13. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
  14. Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
  15. Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
  16. Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
  17. Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
  18. Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
  19. Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
  20. Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
  21. Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
  22. Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
  23. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you are missing about school? What you are enjoying about not being at school?
  24. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
  25. Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?

In the event of school closure

Should the school be forced to close please keep a close eye on the website.  Under the learning tab, on your child's class page, there will be daily activities set for completion by the class teacher.  You will receive a School Ping when new work is available.

Websites for learning (free login during Corona Virus)

Pobble: Pobble is an educational platform to help improve children's writing ability.  They are given the opportunity to draft, edit and publish their work for others to read.   https://app.pobble.com/auth/sign-up

Pobble 365: Pobble 365 presents children with a picyure a day.  Each picture can be used as a stimus for talking or writing with accompanying suggested activities  http://www.pobble365.com/

Times Table Rockstars: Set yourself a new challenge! Battles will be set for classes! https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/20091

Purple Mash: Use your login to help access hundreds of free learning resources https://www.purplemash.com/sch/layer-de-la-haye

Serial Mash: Part of the 2Simple programs.  Sign up for free access to Serial Mash.  Over 100 books in the ever growing library with the ability to change text size, background colours. https://2simple.com/free-access/

Numberstacks: Numberstacks is used as an intervention in our school.  It is made up of a series of online lessons focusing on the key concepts of number for each year group.  Numberstacks are offering a free access for 28 days alongside a DIY downloadable kit. www.numberstacks.co.uk/free-trial and for the kit www.numberstacks.co.uk/diy-resource-kit

Phonics Tracker: Phonics tracker is used by Key Stage 1 teachers.  All of the games are available to use during this time. https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/index

Phonics Play: Phonics games to practise skills and learn your phonics.  free access during this period. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Username:march 20 Password:home

Essex library services: There are a wide range of e-reading optioons online including e-magazines.  Visit https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/

Mastery for English and Maths: https://lnkd.in/gfB9hKT  https://lnkd.in/gSRbPyz

Artrageous with Nate: Interactive videos meant to stimulate creativity and a hands-on activity at home. www.youtube.com/artrageouswithnate

Boromi: Aimed mostly at EYFS. A multi award-winning network of play libraries empowering families to connect, talk and play together at home http://eepurl.com/gWfuJz

Camp kindness counts: Free, research-informed activity curriculum for primary aged children, focused on developing character strengths such as gratitude and generosity. Activities are designed to need minimal supplies and to be easy for parents to facilitate. www.campkindnesscounts.org/kind-world

Club Oasis: A free online STEM club for kids!  Free STEM classes, projects, and teaching resources for families and educators. social.oasismatters.com

Codecraft works: Explore a community of projects, create something you love with code, gain experience in professional programming languages, and share your portfolio of digital projects Https://www.codecraftworks.com

Create and Learn: Create & Learn is a Silicon Valley based company focusing on online computer science education. Professionally trained instructors teach live classes using video conferencing on a wide range of topics such as coding (Scratch, Minecraft modding, Python), robotics, and AI. www.create-learn.us

Doodles Academy: Doodles Academy is a free art curriculum that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences for students -- every student makes their own artistic decisions and walks away from the project with an artwork unique to them. Each project includes video tutorials and thorough lesson plans so that anyone can feel comfortable teaching art, regardless of their background or experience level. http://www.doodles-academy.org

Early Learn (EYFS):  Independent, objective focused educational games specifically for use by children aged 3-5 in Primary School/Nursery settings. A wide range of educational games available which help all kinds of pupils to discover, nurture, train, shape and sharpen their young imaginative minds. https://www.earlylearn.co.uk

Go Noodle: GoNoodle® engages 14 million children every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! https://www.gonoodle.com/

Handwriting heroes(EYFS): Handwriting Heroes is a multisensory handwriting curriculum that teaches children how to form their letters through animations, stories and song.https://appytherapy.com/handwriting-heroes/

Magic spell: Finally a game that makes spelling fun! Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. If you are a child, parent or school, there is a Magic Spell app to suit your needs. Wands, wizards and wondrous worlds...come and join the fun! https://brainbox.games/

Twinkl: An extensive resource for all curriculum areas: Powerpoint presentations, worksheets and learning activities to support learning at home.  Free login for teacher sand parents during the Covid 19 pandemic. https://www.twinkl.com/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=corona

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