If your child is not at school in the near future, we all want to ensure that learning continues where possible. The school will therefore provide some paper based materials but to help beyond this, we have put together some advice and useful websites. If your child is working below age related expectations or has specific SEN needs that means they access the curriculum at a different level, please use information and links from earlier year groups.
In addition, we will be setting up this page on the school website, which will provide these links and possibly more, during the time the school may be closed.
Helping your child learn at home
Use the school day routine as a starting point to help work out what is best for your child in helping them learn:
- Split the day into small chunks, like school does and separate the subjects.
- When is your child used to having their Snack and break? Work this into their learning routine.
- Do they work best in the morning or afternoon? Choose the right time to tackle the subject they find harder
- Don’t underestimate the joy of reading and story writing. Dive into a good book or series and encourage children to write their own stories.
- Use the ‘Pobble’ Non-Screen activities (see below and pack) along with the school homework school menus to support children in their wellbeing and creativity.
All school years:
The whole curriculum: Twinkl
Instant access to inspirational lessons, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, and teaching ideas:
offer code: UKTWINKLEHELPS
Reading: Oxford Owl
Free E-book aged 3-11 years. Some parents may already be users of this following the stickers in your child’s planner in the autumn term (Please check your childs for this). If you did not register at the time, you can still do this as a parent.
English and maths: IXL(10 free Maths and 10 free English questions each new day)
A learning website kids love! Master 2000+ skills online. Proven success. Immediate Feedback. Adaptive & Individualised.KS1-KS4 Maths Practice. Standards-based Learning. Courses: Primary Maths, Primary English, Secondary Maths, Secondary English.
Maths: Third Space Learning Maths Hub
Downloadable resources for all areas of maths. Parents can access a free Maths Hub account. Go to www.mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com and click on ‘register for free’ in the top right hand corner. Under ‘job title’ select ‘parent’. Enter your child’s school postcode (B65 9NF) and select the school name from the list. Enter your email and create a password.
The whole curriculum: Britannica:The whole curriculum
This will give you free access to the online Britannica Encyclopedia. Please use this to research you current topic or find out a bit more about topics you have covered in science.
Why not create a fact file using the information you have found out to share with your class when you get back!
Username – blackheath
Password – primary
Wider creativity and curriculum:Purple mash
Purple Mash contains thousands of opportunities for learning. Here children can engage with publishing, story creation, game design, concept mapping, collaborative writing, ICT and art to support their wider learning. Your child’s login will be provided in their learning pack. https://www.purplemash.com/login/
Maths: Maths 4 kids YouTube Channel
Meet Amber from Maths 4 kids. Each week, Amber releases a new maths video aimed at supporting children and parents alike to understand the methods taught in school today!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCob4tkfOSXy6yav9Y54SKIQ or search ‘Maths 4 kids’ in YouTube
Maths: Numberock YouTube Channel
Animated maths videos and educational songs for children to make maths more fun and teaching more effective! Nearly 70 animated music videos available which cover all mathematical concepts
Learning Projects: Cross Curricular
Home learning projects for all year groups from Early Years to Year 6. Click on the links to download PDF documents with suggested activities for Maths, reading, writing, spelling and wider curriculum.
Maths: White Rose Hub
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five brand new maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Maths/Phonics/Reading/GPS: Classroom Secrets
Classroom Secrets have created resource packs for each year group to help your children learn from home. Each pack contains all you’ll need to ensure your children continue to learn during any school closure.
Maths: Snappy Maths
Snappy Maths has been developed to provide free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the teaching and learning of mathematics facts and skills in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Year group direct links:
https://matr.org/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/ – Maths games to play at home
https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6 Y6 children have logins for this