Thank you to all parents and carers for all you are doing to support children’s learning at home during this time. Well done to all children for working hard and continuing to show our school values at home.
Teachers in Nursery and Reception classes are communicating with parents and carers through the Tapestry app. Tapestry also allows you to share back and show teachers the activities going on at home.
Teachers in Year 1 to 6 are keeping their year group blogs updated daily, helping you to establish a timetable for children and providing lots of content for learning. You can find those blogs at the links below:
Teachers have provided instructions within these blogs for using the Seesaw app to share the learning going on at home with teachers. You can also comment under blog posts.
Parents and carers may also find the following pages of our website helpful:
Here are some of our favourite suggestions for learning activities…
- For spelling practice, Year 1-6 pupils can pick 10 spellings from the appropriate spellings lists on our homework page and practice. Write each word 5 times with your best handwriting. Then get someone to test you or just ‘look, cover, write, check’. Can you write sentences for each word? The Spelling Shed app is fantastic too if you can access it.
- For creative writing you could visit Pobble 365 where you will find an intriguing new picture every day. Scroll down and find questions, prompts and challenges to help inspire a piece of creative writing. If you don’t like today’s picture then click on the calendar at the top right of the screen and choose a different one.
- For maths, practice your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button. Or just ask someone to test you! What are your target tables? Are you confident with your 2s, 5s and 10s? Your 3s, 4s and 8s? What’s next? You can also work on number bonds and other basic maths skills at the Hit the Button site. Check out the activities from the White Rose Hub or try Carol Vorderman’s (free) maths website. Our calculation policy is here. You can also choose other maths based, fun activities. Play a board game that involves dice and counting. Bake something that involves using measures. Set up a shop and pretend to sell things from around the house. Use any coins you can find or make your own money. Can you give the correct change?
But your best option is to engage with our blogs, Seesaw and Tapestry! Do visit our main blog each week to leave a comment and nominate children for an assembly video award!