School Closure Home Learning 20th March – July 20th

During the enforced closure, the school provided the following Home Learning pack for each year group. Each age appropriate pack contains a selection of reading, writing, maths, science and other home learning activities.

We suggest that children may complete around two hours of work each day although this will be entirely at parents discretion. Whilst this may not match the range or amount of work carried out in school, it will allow children to practice previously learnt skills.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to provide individually differentiated work as we would do in school. However, should your child struggle with any aspect of the work set, parents can inform us that children have had a good go.

Your child can pick a topic that is of interest to them. It might be linked to a topic they have recently studied at school or it could be anything else they choose. They could present this in the following ways:

  • Leaflet
  • Poster
  • Model
  • Video blog
  • Piece of art work
  • Information book
  • Powerpoint presentation

… be as creative as you like.


Reading at Home

Book Trust: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Love Reading 4 Kids: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Poetry by Heart: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Oxford Owl Online provides lots of information and support for parents around helping children learn to read, and love to read, at home. Follow this link for some useful tips, broken down into age categories to guide you with your child's learning. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/
The Oxford Owl website also provides an online eBook library, with access to over 100 books, which include a variety of genres.
All the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register and log in to read your book.  The following link will take you to the eBook resources:
In addition, Audible Stories (by Amazon) have made their audio books free for children and families to access whilst schools are closed. Follow the link to instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, available in six different languages! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Click below to download  'First News' - our usual weekly newspaper is now available to read at home!

Follow the link below to listen to these classic children’s stories – audio book and PDF links:

  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Peter Pan by JM Barrie
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Click to listen to Children's Classic Audiobooks


 

Listen to David Walliams - Elevenses, David is reading from one of his books each day:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 


Home Learning Resources

We have compiled a list of useful resources which will help guide any home learning.

English

Maths

  • Mathematics Mastery: downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents andpupils: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources
  • Nrich :a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range: https://nrich.maths.org/
  • White Rose – The White Rose scheme of learning underpins our teaching of maths at school. The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-6. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. We suggest building a 20-30 minute White Rose session into your daily routine. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
  • ISee Primary Maths Lessons - Every weekday at 9am, two additional Maths lessons will be posted online via this website http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/, one aimed at children in Y3&4 and another for Y5&6. Each video will help children to build the skills needed for the main task of the lesson. Children will then complete the main task – a challenge or short series of questions – working individually or with adult support. These tasks can also be downloaded by clicking the relevant links. Answers will be provided! Underneath each video is a short description of the key calculation skills for each lesson. These lessons mirror the Moulton approach to mathematics, with a focus on using visual representations and practical resources to develop children's understanding. For children in Years 1 and 2, a series of Maths games to play at home will also be shared. The games will help children to develop fluency with numbers and improve their calculation skills. This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU9pxlPscPU&feature=youtu.be explains the approach and demonstrates how you can navigate the website.
  • The Maths Factor –matched to the national curriculum and works through daily video sessions, with a combination of games, rewards and printable work sheets: https://www.themathsfactor.com/?awc=5757_1585238958_fa0a9759191519085938ba93c51b685d&utm_source=Affiliate&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=PRI_MAT_27JAN2014_TMF_General&source=aw
  • Time Tables Rockstars - Children use individual login details: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

 

Wellbeing

21 activities to support your child’s wellbeing whilst they are learning at home!

Wellbeing-Activities-to-try-at-Home

 

 

Staying Safe Online

At this time many children will be using technology more frequently to stay connected and to help them learn. Northampton County Council have produced some advice sheets and online safety agreements which may be helpful for parents. There is more information available at: http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/about-northamptonshire-safeguarding-children-partnership/news/covid-19-online-safety-advice-parents/

For any further support or information feel free to contact the online team at NCC at: onlinesafety@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Other useful resources:

 

Physical Wellbeing

 

General – useful links to guide learning…


Non-screen activities you can do at home.

Click here to download the infographic below:-


For children in EYFS, please continue to record any learning experiences on your Tapestry account as normal.

During this time, you may also enjoy other family activities such as card and board games, puzzles, crosswords and word searches which also have great value for children’s general development and will help keep them occupied and parents sane.

All work can be sent into school when it reopens and teachers will review this with the children.


 

Software you may need :

Adobe Reader (Free document reader ) get.adobe.com

Microsoft Powerpoint viewer ( Only for Windows 10) : Click here to download from MS Store

Microsoft Office compatible free software (can also be used to open Powerpoint files): LibreOffice