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:

Children's Guide to Coronavirus

 

Seesaw

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 office@portersgrange.southend.sch.uk.

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.

 

Education City 

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.

 

Online Resources

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:

 

50 YouTube Channels

 

Here is a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions:

Kids Activity Blog

Here is a link to Twinkl who has free home learning resources

Twinkl

The Learning Cave

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.

Sir Linkalot 

 

EYFS Links

Numberblocks

Alphblocks

Stories

 

 

Phonics Activities: 

Phonics Play – Phase 1 activities 

 

 

Creative Activities: 

 

Preschool Activities

 

 

Other useful links: 

 

Oxford Owl – Fun Ideas for learning at home

Oxford Owl - Free eBooks

 

 

Downloadable Resources: 

 

Teacher’s Pet – EYFS Home Learning Pack

KS1 Links

BBC Bitesize

Usborne Things to do

TTS Group

KS2 Links 

BBC Learning

Mathsbots

Corbett Maths Primary

NRich

Wow Science

BBC Science Bitesize

 

PE and Keeping Active

Here are some ways that you can keep active at home. 

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.

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