COVID-19 Additional Learning
You will find your child's class activities on the home learning pages for their class. Links to these pages can be found in the menu to the left of this information.
In addition to these pages, we would also like to bring to your attention to the following links that can be used freely:
White Rose Maths
The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-6. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. The website is as follows:
The Shows Must Go On!
Every Friday Andrew Lloyd Webber is releasing a musical to watch on YouTube for 48hours. See the link below.
You can access some new weekly virtual assemblies which will be available for you to watch and share at home. These will be posted every Friday at 9am from our video channel:www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews and also on our Facebook page.
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
The PSHE Association has some useful information and online resources which can be accessed here to support with pupils mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Alan Mackenzie, an E-safety advisor, has produced some really useful videos for parents regarding online safety during this time of school closure. Please find the links to these videos below:
- Parents - cutting through the online safety noise. Simple advice and guidance to keep your child safe online during the pandemic - click HERE
- Parents - YouTube moderation - click HERE
Alan McKenzie, an online safety guru, has written a short article for parents about children communicating safely online. The article is purposefully short to give clear, concise information and advice to parents. Please find the article below in the attachments section.
CEOP Education Packs - Updated 07.07.2020
CEOP have released their new activity packs for all age ranges, this time focussing on the activity of online gaming. Links to the various packs are:
There is also a new article and video to help parents and carers understand how in-game chat works, how it might be abused by others and what they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat. The link for the article and video is HERE.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:
- Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
- Parents working from home
- Children staying home alone
- Lockdown and separated parents
- How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
These 100 ‘shorts’ are divided into 3 playlists: Age 4-7, 8-11, and 11-16. They provides a perfect introduction to philosophy for younger and older children alike, modelling discussion and argument through colourful, fun characters and irresistible questions.
Use at home…
To use with children at home, simply press play. Afterwards, ask them for their opinion. Do they agree with Spot or Stripe and why? Do they have another angle on the question? Fun conversation can be enjoyed as a family, or with two more siblings talking together. It can be fun for parents to take the opposite point of view for the sake of argument.
Real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily real PE at home guidance
The daily and weekly activity timetable is now live and the first
thing you see when you log in to real PE at home. This offers guidance
and suggestions on how families might like to arrange their activities
each day. Of course, they can choose to explore and go on their own
Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years old) / Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old)
Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old)
Top tips for families
> Keep watching the main guidance video that appears on the dashboard when you log in. We will change this weekly. Coming soon...daily introduction videos.
> View the daily activity timetable for guidance on what activities and games you could do each day. Simply click on the activity to take you straight there.
> Go on your own adventure and revisit your favourite themes and activities!
> Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest developments.
> Join the community and follow our Facebook group for more advice: real PE at home - tips & ideas.
> Enter the weekly competitions for your chance to win great prizes.
An increasing amount of resources have been produced by NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE), which can be used to support home learning.