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As you may be aware, all pupils should have their own login to Reading Eggs / Eggspress at home as teachers are setting reading and spelling activities online.
Here is a guide to help you work with your pupils on the online resource: Reading Eggs – Parent Help Guide
Happy April Fools Day!
Please let us know if you played a prank on anyone, was it funny? Did they think it was funny?
NHS Nightingale have put out a request for cheerful, happy pictures made by children to decorate the walls of the new hospitals that are being built. Once you have completed your drawing please send it to the nurses on the following email:
Here is some very important work to do this week!
We are really keen that all pupils remain safe online – we are aware that some may be using their devices more than usual to do homework and keeping in touch with friends and family.
Here are some links to guide children and parents and carers in staying safe online:
What do you need to do if you need to report something?
- Use the NSPCC Website https://www.childline.org.uk/ or call 0800 11 11
- or send an email into school email@example.com
Thank you for completing the work set by your teachers – we recognise that it is also great to keep busy with other activities. Hopefully the following activities are useful during the next week:
- Garden Scavenger Hunt
- Weather Diary
- Make a picture or write a letter for someone who is lonely
- Make a bird feeder – C-Beebies
- Design your own Super-Hero
- Rock art – paint a rock or make a sculpture using rocks – take a photo and send it in!
- Make your own comic strip
- If you own a bike, learn how to maintain it (with parent/carer permission and supervision) or clean it carefully! Halfords – Clean a bike Halfords – How to maintain a bike
- Learn to tie your laces
- Learn your address, phone number and parents’ phone number (in case of an emergency)
Wow! Zachary has sent in this excellent writing about dragons! He has been finding out about dragons at home this week! Maybe you could also write about a dragon?
Remember – if you want to share work with your teacher, please send it to Mrs Winwood via email and it will be sent on!
Whilst school is closed, Audible are offering children the chance to listen to some FREE books! There is a wide range available at https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Listen to the stories with your child, ask them questions about the character or plot (to check they are listening carefully!) and, most of all, enjoy them!
Please find the necessary links for access to work for our pupils:
In addition, we also recommend the following websites:
In addition to the work provided above, there are some resources available to supplement any work from school:
Classroom Secrets have produced some worksheets designed to keep pupils busy during any school closures. They are designed to be printed off, but they may also be used ‘on-screen’ with pupils writing their answers in their exercise books and parents checking them using the answers provided! There is a link on this page to each year group with plenty of work to do! No password is required.
Twinkl is offering every teacher in United Kingdom access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in the school so the pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Please use these ideas to supplement any work allocated by your child’s teacher:
Please find a list of useful websites which has been sent into school by Shropshire School Library Service :
FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
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