Welcome to the home learning page:
It's back to school for what is hopefully the home stretch of home learning! We are very much looking forward to seeing you back where you belong with us in the classroom but, in the meantime, there is learning that we can all do together, be it at home or as a keyworker pupil in school.
In the same way as last term, all of the work set will be uploaded to the school website and Class Dojo each week, alongside a timetable. The timetable is a guide to help keep you focused and prepared for a school day, and it has changed so please do take a look. We do understand that there will be challenges to do with sharing devices at home, so feel free to re-order your day allowing for the necessary amount of time for each subject.
All subjects will be a mix of online and written tasks. For any written tasks, the children could use their homework books or another notebook, to keep all of their work organised in one place. Please scan or photograph any written work and send it to your teachers by Friday.
The afternoon activities will be more open. We want you to use this time to be able to explore activities that you might not have the opportunity to do in school, for example, baking or sewing. We will be giving you suggestions of what you can do and we will also upload a homework grid for you, much like last term. There will be so many suggestions, as well as time for you to explore other things too, that nobody should run out of things to do!
We will also be doing zoom check-ins, but these will be at different times for each class to allow us to dedicate enough time to you all. We will put these times onto the Class Dojo pages, in addition to sending out a separate email.
Throughout the day, we will be keeping an eye on our emails, so if you need any help with the tasks you can contact us and we will provide support. However, you will only be receiving feedback on your work you send in on Fridays. There will be optional work to keep you busy on Friday, but this will not be marked by your teacher.
We want to assure all parents that we are here to support your children through this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing them back in school when it is safe to do so.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email your child’s class tutor.
Miss Lee and Mrs Leech.
Useful websites and documents to help you learn:
BBC Bitesize- search for year 6 or Key Stage two learning.
Homework topic grid
Reading - to someone else or independently
1. The National Geographic
The National Geographic website is full to the brim with a vast amount of information on a whole host of subject areas including the environment, space, animals and even world music. A huge variety of photography is also available and would be great to help with projects and presentations. It’s the perfect resource for your kids if they are interested in all things science and want to learn more about the world that surrounds them.
2. NASA For Kids
Space buffs are sure to love the NASA for kids website. There is loads of information for children of all ages, with footage from Mars and the International Space Station to interviews with astronauts alongside all the latest news about the most recent space launches and developments. What’s even better is the large variety of games and craft activities younger children get to choose from. They can learn at the same time as having fun- it’s a win win!
3. BBC Primary School
The BBC’s primary school website is an ideal learning resource for children ages 4-11 years old. What’s great about this website is that it breaks down the curriculum topic by topic, offering a variety of different ways to learn about them. From languages and literacy to history and PSHE- this site really does cover everything!
4. Natural History Museum
Most major museums have children’s sections on their websites, and this one is definitely one of the most interactive ones out there. There are games and fact files linked with current exhibitions, which makes the information relevant and up-to-date. Alongside this children can virtually visit the museums via the ‘Antcam’ and ‘Flesh eating beetlecam’- cool or what? A brilliant educational resource!
5. Brain Pop
The amount of educational resources on Brain Pop is super impressive, with topics covering everything from science and English to health and art. There are loads of games and activities to choose from that are all guaranteed to help your kids learn at the same time as having fun. It’s a fantastic website to use if your child wants to go over a couple of topics at once.