Update 5 June: year 6 transition information from The Swanage School
A useful and reassuring explanation of Coronavirus for children.
Class Home-Learning pages:
PhonicsPlay is free at the moment. We use these phonics and tricky word games in year 1 and reception.
The Book of Hopes – stories, poems and pictures for families
Harold the giraffe from the LifeEd Bus has a daily diary | St Mary’s ELSA page | SCARF activities for staying safe online to do at home | Online safety activities from Thinkuknow, which also has useful advice for parents/carers concerning keeping children safe online.
Our advice is that you should plan and maintain a structured timetable and limit the amount of screen-time. Include some reading, writing and maths every day, but be realistic about how much time your child should spend ‘working’ (and definitely try not to get stressed if things don’t workout how you expect!). There are a number of online daily activities you could build your timetable around (some listed below) but do make time for creativity, child-led activities (projects/research/own interest), and play.
Carol Vorderman maths (10am and currently free to join)
There are some excellent STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities specifically created for home-learning here.
Barefoot Computing have created some excellent missions and games to teach computational thinking (part of the computing curriculum in key stage 1 & 2)
If you are desperate for worksheets, these have been prepared by another Multi-Academy Trust and are part of the Learning Project for Parents.
Information for Parents
Please click on Learning Project Overview PARENTS to understand how the projects work. Once you have read this click on the project you want and download the PDF.