Online Learning- School Closure
Support for Home Learning during Coronavirus Pandemic 2020
This 'Support for home learning' has been put together to support families having to work with children at home due to school closure.
These links can be used by all the children.
Subject- Online Safety
Internet matters advice for parents, these links include various topics to discuss with the children and keep them safe online.
All books can now be downloaded for free on Amazon via the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Here are some activities you can do with your child at home to help support their English:
- Share a story/write a book review/ write a character description
- Read some opening chapters from the Love Reading 4 Kids website
- Write a story, poem or play
- Make puppets and put on a play
- Play a board game, dig out old favourites and hold championships!
- Paint a picture and label it, write about it or create a poem
- Look, say, cover, write & check spellings
- Create a poster about washing hands/hygiene about Coronavirus
- Make an Easter egg hunt with clues in your garden
- Make Mothers Day cards, poems
- Research a project/poster on a topic that been covered by your child in school recently
- Have a good de-clutter! Sort out some old toys/books that you no longer need
- Bake! Bake your favourite recipes and write up about the ingredients used
- Junk modelling- why not up-cycle some waste materials in order to make something new?
Some useful websites you can use are:
- Oxford Owl KS1 www.oxfordowl.co.uk
- Teach your monster to read ( Reception-Year) www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
- ICT Runway (Year 1) www.ictgames.com
- BBC Bitesize (Reception-Year6) www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
- British Library (Reception-Year 6) www.bl.uk
- Word Mania (An app for KS2)
- Phonics Play (Reception-Year2) www.phonicsplay.co.uk
- ICT Games (Reception-Year 6) www.ictgames.com
- Love reading 4 kids ( Reception-Year) www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
- Change for life website ( Reception-Year 6) www.nhs.uk/change4life
Subject - Maths
For the children in Years 2 to 6, practise times tables:
- Year 2: 2,5 and 10 times tables
- Year 3: 3,4 and 8 times tables
- Year 4 to 6: All tables up to 12 x 12
- www.mathsplayground.com (Years 2-6)
- www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks (EYFS and Year 1)
- www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 (Years 1 and 2)
- www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 (Years 3-6)
Subject- Primary Science
If school is closed but you do not need to self-isolate you could do the following activities:
- Take a walk in nature. Make a collection of things you can find. Once home, display them and see if you can identify them. Nature detectives has some great 'spotter sheets'which might help.
- Plant some vegetables to grow at home. How can you keep them healthy? Once grown, you can use them in your cooking. Easy ones to grow for younger children include lettuces, cress, radish or basil.
- Have a family sunflower competition. Who can keep their plant healthy and grow it the tallest?
Other activities you can do with your child:
- Make a marble run. How long can you keep the marble moving for?
- Take a 'Science Selfie.' Take a photograph pf themselves with something science related in the image. Print off the photo and complete the caption 'This is science because...'
- With an adult for guidance, experiment with cooking & baking. Make cakes and discuss what your child notices in each stage of preparation.
- Try making healthy snacks. Try super-seed energy balls, homemade granola, hummus with veg sticks.
- Make a den!
- Research a famous scientist. What did they discover? How is their idea used today?
- What is the best way to stop your ice-lolly from melting? Suggest 3 different things, test them and see which one lasts the longest.
- Useful webites include: www.rigb.org/families/experimental www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/rescources/challenge-cards.html www.naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk www.seerih-innovations.org/science4families/ www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/
Subject- Physical Education
Here are some activities you can do with your child,
If school is closed but your child does not need to self-isolate then you may consider doing the following:
- Some sort of physical activity. The chief medical officers guidelines for young people is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Examples of moderate intensity activities include walking, playing outside in the park, riding a scooter, cycling, ball games. Reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer, above all make it fun and something that the children enjoy!
- Use this website to find fun physical activities for your family www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Some useful websites include:
www.plprimarystars.com/for-families ( For children in KS1 & KS2)
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers ( For children in KS1 & KS2)
Draw out your family tree- ask questions of different family members to see how far you can trace your family back.
Here are some websites for parents to access with ideas of activities they can do with their child or activities they can set up to support their child's continuing learning at home:
Activities can be found for all ages on BBC Bitesize
We have also been advised that the following are providing free resources during any possible school closure, these have been quality assured and are included for reference for school to explore.
- Purple Mash
- Classroom Secrets
- Master the curriculum
- Teachers Pet