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Home Learning During School Closures

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  • Below we have compiled a list of useful online learning resources that you can access at home to support your child's learning. We will add to this list over time so keep checking this page. 
  • Underneath this are the home learning packs for each year group that we have emailed to parents at the start of school closures. 

Please also check the class pages on here as staff will be posting additional information - Google Classrooms is only being used with Year 5 and 6 pupils who can use it independently. Parents will need to use the resources below to support children at home. We are suggesting a short reading, maths and writing activity each day and using lots of the PE and wellbeing resources below. 

 

Mrs Holland's Challenge! Can you guess which pet belongs to which teacher?????? Let us know your guesses and the answers will be revealed next week -

Do you love singing? Joing Schoolsing4hope every Wednesday night. Go to https://schoolsing4hope.org/ for more information

  Do you love singing? Joing Schoolsing4hope every Wednesday night. Go to https://schoolsing4hope.org/  for more information 1

 

Finished the work your teacher has set?

Want a challenge with your writing at home?

- Try Radio Blogging! 

 

Want some more exciting Literacy ideas to try- Join Radioblogging each morning at 9.30- Pie Corbett who helps teachers with Literacy lessons and other teachers have a daily blog with Authors, books and creative writing ideas-  https://radioblogging.net/

Particularly good for Year 5 & 6 you can also go back and listen to the ones you've missed. 

Easter holidays fun - who can you find? - download and zoom in! Where's Wally? - South Molton Community Primary School Edition

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Love Harry Potter? 
JKRowling has set up a new website to help to keep you entertained and reading during lockdown. 
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home


The At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

JOIN THE MATHS PARTY AT 10 AM-!!!!! - - - - - Follow instructions below...

JOIN THE MATHS PARTY AT 10 AM-!!!!!  - - - - -  Follow instructions below... 1

Free educational websites and resources you could use

Twinkl -

Twinkl- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

This is a website that teachers use lots as it has thousands of resources across the curriculum. They have made lots of home learning packs and resources for all ages that you can access for free. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents

Maths 

White Rose Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning    

A great resource for parents- 5 high quality  maths lessons online for each year group.  Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.  These resources are great as it is the maths scheme that we follow in school. Also join the daily 10am maths party for a new video and questions every day!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=M7U0sTCxMLUwNTc2BAA&sseid=MzIwNjCyNDewNAQA&jobid=499e97e3-e4e0-44d3-a683-ce51d7a8d891

Scroll to the bottom of this page to access free online textbooks for your child to work on - PowerMaths * HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/   Join Carol Vorderman for great maths lessons and ideas- free during school closures. 

 

Third space learning- https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/ Guides to parents for supporting your child at home with maths.

 

Pupils should have logins in the back of their reading record books for these sites:

https://ttrockstars.com/   -Times tables rockstars Year 2-6

https://play.numbots.com -Numbots- number facts for Reception-Year 2

https://login.mathletics.com/ Mathletics maths resources. 

 

Number fun have opened up all their resources specifically aimed at home learning and supporting parents- https://parent.numberfunportal.com/

I See Maths (i see reasoning author) will be doing daily lessons, previous videos are also here- http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

Phonics

Phonics Play - www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Fun phonics games for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Free site- Username:march20   Password:home

 

TRUGS- If you would like to play an educational card game with your children, we have  today spoken to the creator of “Trugs” a phonics / reading game suitable for all aged children.

Https://www.readsuccessfully.com

Although this game is not online we have been able to obtain a discount code for all our parents if you order direct 

code CV2020 

 

Daily Live Phonics and videos – Search Ruth Miskin Training on YouTube or subscribe to this channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Free Phonics sentences bundle to print- https://www.ateachableteacher.com/free-phonics-sentences/?fbclid=IwAR2r2iBAOv_14uaVZXmGPM8EddkJE5XdVo0ob_oUUXIK81e-rmAYNMvM-qY

Literacy planet – parents can create a login and a learning path will be created for each pupils as they complete tasks- https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/free-overview-2/?fbclid=IwAR1jVTNahQJBu7tby6EBVG2DkuZtyOyIUC6Yx-6sGXlTHqtYDYAGwVVFccc

The Literacy company have made their year group writing, spelling and phonics packs free- http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1L8_WRpXp1a_PRcDdp0pCmAImR1uc5qb9cVa7JjZPPmXq6mdpxufrDAB0

 

Spelling

Spelling frame- https://spellingframe.co.uk  Practise your spellings!

KS2 Spelling- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb    

The Literacy company have made their year group writing, spelling and phonics packs free- http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1L8_WRpXp1a_PRcDdp0pCmAImR1uc5qb9cVa7JjZPPmXq6mdpxufrDAB0

 

Reading

 

Once upon a picture- https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-prediction-collection/

This is a brilliant resource to support your children's comprehension skills. The children could also write stories based on the pictures? 

 

Oxford owl free ebook library- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Oxford owl support for parents and activities with reading- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Audible have opened up their listening library with free audiobooks- https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Daily live storytelling- https://www.facebook.com/events/586391161961638/

Epic – digital online library for 12 and under- https://www.getepic.com/?fbclid=IwAR1EkR3KUY_d6mH1HvfEcVPU3ejEtThzuKKOoThsYqY8-NNdU3Aew9UTVFA

Visit the schools Youtube account to watch teachers reading stories- and much more..https://youtu.be/1Mz6Ss8ZOh0 

 

The Reading Realm - https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/

Free reading home learning packs for children in KS1 and 2. 

 

Free Audio Books for children- Join David Walliams at 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/      for ELEVENSES WITH THE WORLD OF DAVID WALLIAMS

Listen to David Walliams read one of his stories for 20 mins - Every day at 11am

OR https://www.storynory.com/  OR https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ 

 

Writing

At school we use Talk4Writing to teach literacy- You can access a home learning pack for each year group by following this link- https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

 

Oxford owl, writing grammar, spelling and punctuation support for parents and activities- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/

Jane Consadine (the write stuff) daily lessons- https://www.youtube.com/c/thetrainingspace

Writing Legends have opened up free access to teachers I think you create student logins and then can set lesson and activities from there- https://www.writinglegends.com/?fbclid=IwAR3sLQg1cpaMgf96jucRO_Va3hqGozIrFdeG5OezktcaH1u49jaHDF91vOI

The Literacy company have made their year group writing, spelling and phonics packs free- http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1L8_WRpXp1a_PRcDdp0pCmAImR1uc5qb9cVa7JjZPPmXq6mdpxufrDAB0

Literacy planet – parents can create a login and a learning path will be created for each pupils as they complete tasks- https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/free-overview-2/?fbclid=IwAR1jVTNahQJBu7tby6EBVG2DkuZtyOyIUC6Yx-6sGXlTHqtYDYAGwVVFccc

 

Pobble - www.pobble365.com

A daily interesting picture that children can use as a stimulus for daily creative writing.    * HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f BBC online games for different subject areas

Online virtual trips- https://www.virtualfieldtrips.org/ Visit lots of museums and places around the world through videos. 
 

Home Learning ideas if children/parents have no access to a computer:

  • Draw/write a time table with your child of learning that you will do that day
  • Use a calendar talk about the date/year. Sing ‘days of the week song’
  • Phonics – using their reading record book the phase 2/3 letters are stuck at the back, child to teach the parent sound and action.
  • Practise phase 2/3/4 decodable words in front of reading record book. Make a game: bingo, draw a grid to fit 6 words, child to write the words (play as a family). Cross the words out or cover. First one to have all words covered shouts BINGO!
  • Choose a book from home (short story) – read together – Child to make a story map and label.  Bray class children really enjoy story mapping. Act out the story using their body or hand actions. Have a go at changing the characters.
  • Start a diary include a little picture and a sentence to match their picture. – Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop.
  • Enjoy a little sing song – 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive, 5 little ducks, old mac Donald, 5 little men in a flying saucer, 10 fat sausage’s, heads, shoulders, knees and toes etc.
  • Washing hands – don’t forget to sing ‘Happy Birthday’
  • Construction – junk modelling –  Lego – play dough - Create with a purpose – can you write a sentence about your model or creation – can you include an adjective (describing word)
  • Get out the board games – Snakes and Ladders –
  • Haven’t got board games, here’s the chance for you to make your own one. Make it, list the rules, discuss/explain the rules, play the game.
  • Small world play – get out the dolls, doll house, cars, dinosaurs, animals, practise counting 0 – 20, grouping and sorting. Get that maths language in there too – 1 more, 1 less, altogether, equals, can you write a number sentence to match what we have done. For example I have 2 dinosaurs munching on the green leaves and 1 dinosaurs decides to join them munching on the leaves. How many dinosaurs are there altogether? How do you? Can you write a number sentence?
  • Now it’s easy for us the adults to prepare and make breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks - but lets make it fun and lets get little fingers to help make these meals – talk about healthy and unhealthy foods – group them, look at the packaging, talk about the food, what does it look like, taste, where it originates from and how these things are grown. Remember the golden kitchen rules – Wash hands – aprons on – sleeves up-. Give children opportunities to pour their cereal into their bowl (guidance maybe needed) pouring milk (get that maths language in there again – is the bowl half full? Empty? Etc Let them have a go at spreading butter on a slice of toast – cut the toast in half – what shape is it? How many sides? Are the sides the same length? Triangle/rectangle etc. Role play give the child a pad/piece of paper and pen let them pretend they are a waiter or waitress, child to record what a family member wants, they record it and then help to make it.  I hope you tip well! J Cake making is another favourite.
  • Get outside walk, run, hop, skip and jump – woods, parks, bike ride, scooter ride – stay safe, don’t forget your helmet.
  • Weather permitted have a picnic in the garden, build a den, be a garden detective go on a mini beast hunt, record what you find, draw a picture and label it.
  • Ball games, kicking, throwing, catching.
  • Practise skipping, observational drawings.
  • Yoga
  • Planting
  • Chalk drawings recording number lines and the alphabet
  • Puddle splashing
  • Play the hot seat game – put some items in a bag, take turns putting your hand into the bag, hold on to one item, feel it, describe it – who can guess what it is?

 

Science, Engineering and Technology

Science sparks – Tray a day video for home experiments plus other videos on YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoy2L2ZIm8bgIFwaQlhkIAw or link to website for many more ideas- https://www.science-sparks.com/

https://thedadlab.com/ simple fun experiment to do at home-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcNuw6Vh8ok

Daily STEM lesson at 11am and videos/activities available- https://drchips.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR0w-wyFJ0xCIsaPN9SSBmrqngWndezgEnMBZvoxD_kKb_6Tp9JIWjdxa08

Fun STEM activities to keep children thinking critically and scientifically- https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary

Science Museum activities and resources for the whole family, plus games and apps- https://learningresources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ 

 

History and Geography

Historical enquiry and information, activities-  http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/ActivityKS/ActivityKS2.html

Watch Horrible Histories episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs- 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

 

SEND

 

Devon Children and Families Partnership website:  https://www.dcfp.org.uk/   provides sign posting and links to further websites regarding all areas of SEND, Health and Wellbeing, the Early Help Process and Safeguarding. 

 

Speech and Language Parent Portal - https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

If your child has received support from the Speech and Language Therapy Team refer to their most recent report and find advice and resources on this site. If they have not received support from the service but you feel they have some needs in this area you are still able to browse to find the most appropriate information. 

 

Autism Support: https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/

 

Dyslexia Support: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children

 

Children and Family Health Devon website: https://childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/speech-language-therapy/articles/school-age-therapies-toolkit/ the link takes you directly to parent support regarding Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy many more areas of SEND and Health can be found. 

Lots of people are doing live daily activities that you can join in with for free- this list gives you loads of daily activities online- have a look and join in!

Got a Library card? Visit your library online !

Got a Library card? Visit your library online !  1

Community links 

  • Rainbows in windows : CBBC Newsround.

Draw or paint a rainbow pop it in your window, let’s see how many houses we can see with rainbows .

  • Pen pals with Eastleigh Care Home.

Now that we can not visit our friends in Eastleigh Care Homes ,why not pop a quick postcard,a child’s drawing or a quick note into their letterbox.

  • British sign language:

 How about learning a new skill with your children. British sign language are running a free course for children online at  British-sign.co.uk.

  • Museum visits. Free virtual tours of world museums, educational sites and galleries. Familydaystriedandtested.com.
  • Kew Gardens -Endeavour.      Free videos and online learning about plant science and the environment. www.kew.org
  • Time to cook .     cook along at home FREE live class Sunday 29th March 11 o clock . 
  • The Royal Opera house.   will be offering a free programme of online broadcasts.You can view for free on ROH Facebook and YouTube channels.    Peter and the wolf .....The  Royal Ballet.......27 March 2020 7pm          Acis and Galatea .....The Royal Opera...3 April. 2020  7pm.       Cosi fan Tuttle ......The Royal Opera ......10April 2020 7pm ............The Metamorphosis....The Royal Ballet.....17April.7pm
  • Dance with Oti Mabuse on Facebook .
    Everyday at 11.30 but you can view the class at any time .

Physical activity, health and wellbeing

 

  • Go on Youtube and type in ‘Zumba Kids’ or ‘Just Dance Kids’ for lots of fun videos to get children moving.
  • Check out 'Go Noodle' (www.GoNoodle.com) – fun dances and exercises to keep children active.
  • Go on the ‘Change for Life’ website https://www.nhs.uk/change4life . To gain lots of food facts, recipe ideas for healthy meals you could make with your family, sugar smart swaps and ideas for exercise such as the ‘10 minute shake up’.
  • Our ‘Change for Life’ Healthy Year Challenges are still on the school website under ‘Parents and our Healthy Year’; select the activities that are appropriate (don’t worry about the month) and record in your Healthy Year Passports at the back of your reading record books.
  • Continue completing the ‘Travel to Tokyo’ challenge. With children not being at school it is even more important to set targets and virtually compete against other classes to keep motivated! Remember log any exercise or physical activity on getset.co.uk, click on ‘Travel to Tokyo’, click ‘Families’, click ‘Log Activity’; where it says find your school type ‘EX36’ and South Molton Community Primary School will pop up; select your team/class and then answer the questions about the exercise you have done and submit.
  • Although you won’t be able to do all of your QuadKid Athletic Activities like we do at school, you could practise your standing 2 feet-2 feet jump then measure and record your distance – try to beat your best score. If you have a bit more space, you could try to improve your sprinting time (setting your own distance and then trying to beat it) and your standing overarm throw could be done with a badminton shuttlecock so it won’t go as far. If you need to, you could measure using your feet!
  • Create your own or complete the ‘Health diary’ (see resource below) – include what you eat throughout the day, the exercise you undertake and for how long, how much sleep you are getting each night and how you are feeling.
  • Create your own gymnastic sequence or learn the Key step sequences (see resources below). There’s lots of body management and control activities included in these resources too – check them out make sure you have enough space!
  • Plan your own weekly exercise schedule remember you want to be doing 60 minutes of physical activity a day – or create an active game to play.
  • If you or a family member has a Fitbit, pedometer or other way of recording how many steps you do, then you can set yourself a daily and weekly target. Remember the aim is to do 10,000 steps a day.
  • Check out the workout cards below – maybe set them up as a circuit around your house/garden?
  • To continue our learning relating to Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, you could see if you can create an obstacle/assault course or try to solve the following problem:
    Chicken, Fox and Grain

    A farmer needs to get across the river but he can only take one thing at a time with him in the boat. He has a fox, a chicken and a bag of grain.
    If he takes the grain first and leaves the fox with the chicken – the fox will eat the chicken. If he takes the fox first, then the chicken will eat the grain.

    So what should the farmer do?
  • See if you can create your own treasure map and then record the co-ordinates or 4/6 figure grid references. Below is an example you could use (see resources).
  • Year 3 & 5 – continue on with Swimming & Water Safety. Attached are some water safety resources and activities to complete.
  • FOOTBALL AT HOME-   

Facebook sites for parents:
•Stay at home football coaching
•Netfits - PE homelearning
•Saints Southwest
•Just play sports
Also if you type in 'football skills at home' into youtube there are lots of videos you can follow.

Computing

Reception children - log onto Purple Mash and you will automatically be taken to Mini Mash, which is the safe online platform for EYFS pupils to learn, create and explore!

Link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/smi-ex36

 

KS1 and KS2 children - log onto Purple Mash and press the 'Computing' symbol on the home page. Here you will find all of the computing areas of the KS1 and KS2 curriculum to learn, create and explore! 

Link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/smi-ex36

 

Extra computing related links:

Hour of Code: https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Dance Mat Typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Art

Helpful websites for parents:

 

Draw with Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph, is an illustrator and author. Bob says ‘Everyone can draw’ and he shows you how! During this period whilst children are at home, Rob will be posting some draw-along videos that parents and carers can watch with their children and, hopefully, make their own pictures too. You can draw along and send Rob the results using the hashtag #DrawWithRob

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Primary Art Skills 

https://www.primaryartskills.co.uk/free-resources/

 

The Artful Parent

This is a page of ideas from The Artful Parent website. Many of the activities are easily resourced, fun, and accessible for younger children. There is also a connected YouTube channel.

https://artfulparent.com/top-10-art-activities-for-kids/

 

Access Art 

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

 

BBC Bitesize 

A range of BBC clips themed by discipline, visual & tactile elements; Media and materials; Inspiration and investigation; Design Activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyg4d2p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zn3rkqt

 

Craft Club – Origami challenge

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/content/files/crafts_club_origami_final_240216.pdf

The Crafts Council introduce origami and how to make a march hare.

 

Tate Kids 

Tate's website has ideas for making, quizzes and games, facts and videos about artists, art movements. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

 

Twinkl 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/extra-subjects-parents/art-and-design-extra-subjects-parents

 

Noel Fielding's Art Club 

https://mobile.twitter.com/noelfielding11

Every day, people are encouraged to post their homegrown artistic efforts on Twitter. Fielding and his friends will pick a winner every day. This is open to people of all ages but should be completed with parent permission.

 

Arts and Culture

This is an amazing resource for all sorts of things, from virtual museum tours, to exploring artists and their work, to sourcing contextual referencing for projects. It is an amazing for research for KS2 and up. https://artsandculture.google.com

Design and Technology 

Helpful websites for Parents: 

 

Design competition for children. Design a product that will brighten someone's day. This could be anything from a vase for granny, to a toy rocket for your best friend. So get creative and come up with something amazing!

https://www.duku.co.uk/competition

 

Kapow Primary are offering free projects during school closures. They include art and design & technology projects for different year groups.

https://www.kapowprimary.com/free-topics/

 

Twinkl have many different projects and activities. They also have a cooking and nutrition section which can be used to design, make and evaluate a meal or recipe. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/extra-subjects-parents/indoor-fun-parents/cooking-and-recipes-activities-extras-parents/2

 

This website includes some great recipes for kids:

https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

 

KS1 and KS2 design and technology projects and videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-design-and-technology/zfycmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-design-and-technology/zvb8hbk

 

STEM design and technology cooking projects:

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/462629/10-food-based-sessions

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