Home Learning Tasks
A number of online platforms are offering free resources to support home-schooling. They offer excellent resources, which we use in school to support learning.
You may have seen in the news that the government is backing some new resources to support schools, parents and pupils whilst schools remain closed. One of these resources is the Oak National Academy - a virtual school delivering three lessons every day for each year group. There is no login required. The children watch a video of a teacher delivering a lesson on a particular topic and then complete an online quiz.
Click on the Twinkl logo, create a FREE account - do not purchase any monthly passes as the code: UKTWINKLHELPS will give you free access to the whole website for the period that Schools are closed.
A brand new site for children, with practical activities that they can complete independently. Each child can have their own individual logons (without the need of an email address) and can access the site anywhere, anytime and on any device. Every resource is designed by teachers to make learning entertaining and allow children to put their knowledge into practice.
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for pupils, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of Science, social studies, English, Maths, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
All children have access to either
Numbots (KS1 children) or Times Tables Rockstars (KS2 children)
If children forget their login to Numbots or TTRS, please message the class teacher on Classdojo.
Body Coach Joe Wicks will lead a series of exercise classes for children to make sure they get exercise during the school closures. Each of the 30 minute workout sessions are aimed at children of all ages, from 'little kids right up to secondary school'. The workouts start at 9am and are held every weekday, streaming live from his YouTube channel.
White Rose Maths - 5 lessons every week aimed at preparing children for next year.
Just follow these four easy steps…
1. Click on the logo to take you to the website.
2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
English Mastery have developed a bespoke selection of resources to ensure that students receive the same routine, structure and learning that they would normally benefit from in school. There are currently two weeks worth of work packs for each Year group. Each pack is based around a story (which is included within the pack and also as a QR code to read online).
Pie Corbett (a Literacy advisor) has produced Talk for Writing Home-school units. The units are age-related but please pick and choose what is right for your child. They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording.
Maths & English:
Starting with Week 3*, Hamilton Trust are providing 12 more weeks of systematic sessions, guaranteeing coverage and progression. The packs can form the backbone of children’s learning at home and are stand-alone or usable alongside other materials. *They recommend using week 3 onwards for years 1-6 but the pre-Easter packs are still available.
BBC Bitesize have launched daily lessons for each age group. Every day will be different with activities and videos inlcluded.