Learning At Home
We have taken the decision to provide the learning packs which have been prepared if schools do have to close as we are aware that currently we have many children and families self isolating.
To repeat the Government guidance as it currently stands, households have now been asked to isolate for 14 days if any member of the household presents with:
a new persistent cough
Breathing difficulties/shortness of breath
We are aware of the knock on impact of this to our families and therefore the packs we are producing are there to be used at the point your family needs them.
Why have Learning Packs been created?
Learning Packs have been created as a result of the ongoing risk of schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. In creating the Learning Packs we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our complete focus has been on creating a set of activities that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
What are the aims of the Learning Packs?
To create age specific learning opportunities for your children.
To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
Websites that are providing support during school closures
https://saferinternet.org.uk/ (Advice about who to stay safe online)
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html (free downloadable activity books)
https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ (free learning projects that are broken down into themed weeks and then into daily activities)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/free-resources-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents (register and access hundreds of free resources)
https://ed.ted.com/ (upper KS2 – videos to generate discussion)
https://scratch.mit.edu/ (excellent coding website)
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ (things to do outdoors)
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities (ideas for experiments)
https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/activity-packs/ (activity pack for different ages)
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/ (Book lists)
https://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/authors (find out about your favourite authors)
Youtube – search Just Dance & Cosmic Kids (dance moves and yoga moves for the children to join in with)
https://whiterosemaths.com/ (This the main resource we use within school. They are currently developing resources for school closure)
https://nrich.maths.org/8802 (Problem Solving)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (This supports mental maths e.g times tables, number bonds which are essential to all areas of maths. This would be a great daily activity for 10 – 15 minutes)
http://horrible-histories.co.uk/ (further episodes on iplayer and youtube)