Home Learning - March 2020
To enable our children to continue their learning as effectively as possible during the school closure, we have put measures in place to allow for distance learning to take place. Our teachers will continue to work hard during the coming weeks and months to ensure that your child has access to the support they require. In order to assist with this, we hope that the following information will be of use:
Seesaw will be our primary method of communication between teachers and pupils. This online learning platform will require you to download the Seesaw app onto a mobile device or log in via a web browser on a computer.
Log in details were sent out in a letter to those children who were in school this week. Those children who were not in school were sent their details via School Ping. If you are not able to access your log in details, please email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers will continue to set work on a daily basis for the children via Seesaw. This work may take different forms but should give the children different opportunities to maintain their learning.
If your child needs to contact their teacher, they can click on the green ‘add’ button and post a note to their personal page. Other children cannot see this. Teachers will monitor the posts which the children make.
At times, work might be set on Education City. They will be informed of this work via Seesaw but can then log in to Education City to complete the work.
If your child does not know their password for Education city, they can post a note to their page in Seesaw asking their teacher for their password.
In addition to the activities which the teachers will be setting, you may find the following online resources useful to keep your children occupied
Here are links for 50 YouTube channels for home learning:
Here is a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions:
Here is a link to Twinkl who has free home learning resources
Books are currently free to download here
Audible - Amazon have cancelled their subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as the schools are closed.
Learn spelling using quick, memorable animations and quizzes.
Other useful links:
PE and Keeping Active
Here are some ways that you can keep active at home.
National Trust have opened their open spaces, including gardens and parks, for free over the coming months to allow families to get some fresh air.
Daily exercise videos are available here
Hang Out with Celebrities
A number of celebrities are doing things for children through websites and social media. You can find a link in the PE and Keeping Active area for Joe Wicks.
Check out some of these:
Maths: Carol Vorderman and 'the maths factor' (Usually £2 a week but now free)
Geography: Steve Backshall at 9:30am
Science: Connie Huq - Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am
Science: Brian Cox - Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
Literacy: David Walliams at 11:00am
Gardening and Nature: Maddie - CBeebies and Greg - BBC at 11:00am
Dance: Oti Mabuse - Strictly Come Dancing
Find her on Facebook every day for a dance class at 11:30am.
Dance: Darcey Bussell - Strictly Come Dancing at 1:30pm from 30th March.
Music: Myleene Klass - Monday and Fridays at 10am
Music: Nick Cope - Online concerts for families.
Art: Rob Biddulph - Draw with Rob every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.
Cooking: Jamie Oliver - Cooking with Kids, recipe ideas and cooking tutorials with Buddy Oliver
PE: Joe Wicks - PE with Body Coach Joe Wicks every morning 9am
PE: Andy's Wild Workout - Join CBeebies Andy for some fun workouts
Yoga: Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, Mindfulness and relaxation for children.