Your child’s education is important and so in the event of a school closure, the school will provide remote learning via www.j2e.com. Daily activities will be uploaded for the children to complete. Work can be done in either the home learning books which are being sent home or it can be completed electronically and uploaded to j2e. Each child has an individual log in and a guidance document for use can be found in the links below.
We are aware that following the most recent government guidance, some children may need to self-isolate because a family member has symptoms. Suggested activities and useful links can be found on this page of the website.
For a parent guide on how to access J2e, please click here
Parents' Factsheet - How to support your child's home learning
Top Tips for Home Learning
- Try to help your child find a quiet place to work
- Offer encouragement and praise when they complete tasks
- Remember to give children regular breaks for water, fresh air and snacks. If they are struggling with an activity then try giving them a break and then returning to it
- Don’t forget to allow time for exercise - take a walk, play outside or use the Jo Wicks children’s workout video in the links
- Read every day. Read to your child, with your child, listen to them read. Read comics and picture books and that book you loved when you were a child. When you need some time to yourself, turn on an audiobook - those count too.
- Play board games and card games. Play hide and seek. Have LEGO competitions.
- Limit screen time and use of consoles.
Useful Website Links and Resources
- KS1 Support with grammar, punctuation, spelling, reading and handwriting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
- KS2 Support with grammar, punctuation, spelling, reading and handwriting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
- KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p
- Information and games on spelling, grammar, reading and phonics as well as free Ebooks: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home
- Short films to inspire writing in KS1 and KS2: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
- Links for non-fiction writing: https://newsela.com/
- How to say the sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQgizwwvqNk#action=share
- Why read to your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjHqJQ8sxs4#action=share
- Stretchy sounds with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrMZZ6lbCI#action=share
- Pronouncing Phonics Speed Words
Generic phonics websites
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/Need to register but the e-library is free) Book banded books
https://www.storylineonline.net Story books read by celebrities, excellent resource
http://www.magickeys.com/books Books that can be accessed on a computer/ tablet
https://www.storynory.com A selection of stories read aloud
- Free Audible audiobooks
- TTS Activity Packs (great home learning resources) https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
- Easter D&T activities for children
- British Museum - Teaching History with 100 Objects
- Geography Map Zone activities
- Art - Rock Painting
- Art is Where the Home Is - Famous artists - all on lockdown - are collaborating virtually to design some art activities aimed mostly for children and young people - although this doesn’t mean you can’t have a go yourself!
- Wow Science
- Science Museum
- BBC Science Clips
- Edheads - initially free until April 6th
- Sciencekids - fun science and technology
- Build a Rube Goldberg machine - a chain reaction that performs a pointless task! See this video (filmed in one take!) - https://stemazing.org/ok-go-this-too-shall-pass/
- STEM Home Learning STEM Home Learning
- Science Fun at Home - weekly science activities
- Mathletics for KS2:
- Conker Maths - links directly to our school KIRF targets
- National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents.
- Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths-owl/maths
- Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old. http://www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/
- Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’. http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
- Top Marks is a great website with loads of fun games. Look out for ‘hit the Button’ - so useful for practising rapid recall!
- Lokah Lab - Support the social-emotional wellbeing of your children, during school closures, with fun & creative FREE online wellbeing lessons. Click the link, add your email address, check your inbox for confirmation. Information about how and when these online Zoom sessions will be held, will follow in the next few days. Lessons will be similar to the PSHE lessons currently being taught as part of our curriculum, hosted by our children's mindfulness & yoga teacher.
- Young Minds - Resources for parents' wellbeing
- Where Did Everybody Go? - A book to share about the Coronavirus