When choosing what to do for the week from our Home Learning Resources, please be aware that the Oak Academy online learning and the other Home Learning Resources such as the maths and Talk4Writing are not the same maths and English topics. Each week, please choose whether your child will do Oak Academy maths or Hamilton trust maths- they are not the same topics and so won't make sense if you try and use both. The same for the English - either Talk4Writing or the Oak Academy. Both have been planned with the idea of a sequence of lessons - like we do in school - and so sticking with one option for the week is the best idea: each lesson builds on the one before it. Talk4Writing last approximately 2 to 3 weeks and so we'll add a new one this Monday (15th).
We've now included some resources from our Rainforest Topic that the Keyworkers are using in school for afternoon work. You probably CAN move between Oak Academy/BBC Bitesize afternoon work and the Rainforest if you want to. But please remember that these lessons also have sequences - always check if you've done the lesson from before! For example, if the timetable says History Lesson 2, you will need to have done History Lesson 1 first. (Updated 10th June)
Home Learning Menus - Updated 29th May 2020
The government has now asked schools to admit more pupils to school over the coming weeks – starting with EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 as well as more children of key workers and vulnerable children.
As I am sure you’ll all be aware, children from these year groups won’t be in their usual classes due to size restrictions, but will be taught by the teachers and TAs from across the whole school. To meet this government expectation, we will be using all our teaching staff to support with this from across the school. Because of the impact this will have on the way that school functions, the government has asked us to adapt our Home Learning and use online resources from both the Oak National Academy and from BBC Bitesize to support our children who are currently not in school.
The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize
Below you can find timetables for the week using both Oak and BBC resources that your child's teachers have put together. They do follow a structure that we would use in school (it would be tricky to dip in and out of them) so we recommend that they are followed in the sequence we suggest. Also, you will find that sequences will stretch over the coming weeks; for example, a history lesson this week might have a follow up next week. This is very much about a sequence of lessons and is how we plan for learning in school!
To access the Oak Academy Lessons go to www.thenational.academy. Then go to Classroom. Then Find Lessons. Then Subjects. Then pick the relevant Year Group. Then choose from English, Maths or Foundation (all the other subjects). Scroll down to find the lessons from the timetable.
To access the BBC Bitesize Lessons go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary Then click on the Daily Lessons tab. Scroll down and find the year group you want. This takes you to all the lesson for that year group. Search for the one indicated on the timetable. We've included the date to help you find it more easily!
You can still access online reading books at:
ART TOPIC - The Castle Muiden in Winter
Use this link to watch an introductory video about this painting and then have a look at the suggestions of activities you could have a go at!
Link to video: https://youtu.be/6e_pho07exc
Sky Art Tutorial https://youtu.be/NWgG-iN_qQE
In school, we're taking a 'topic-based' approach with our Key Worker bubbles (Years 2 to 5) in the afternoons - combining subjects like science, geography and art.. Their first 'topic' is RAINFORESTS. We've taken some of the resources and uploaded them here so that you also have the option of joining in with this topic. If you're in years 1 and 6, you can also join in but please be aware that these resources are not age-specific. Some elements might be too hard for some younger children but there should be something you can all have a go at - especially the art activity.
We've added some new Rainforest resources, focusing in on plants - so a bit of a science theme this time! Scroll down to find them under Rainforest 2! Use the PDF titled Paradise Gardens - these takes you through the work. Use the other resources when directed to do so! (Update 18.06.20) Rainforests 3 is now uploaded - activities on animal classification and on the water cycle (Update 3.07.20)
Printable Work Sheets/books for Maths and English
We know that many of you may find online learning daunting or may be concerned with the amount of screen time that this involves for your child. Some of you may also not have internet access or multiples devices for different children at home. Some of you may prefer to print a workbook for your child. With this in mind, we have sourced some different Home Learning maths and English resources that you can use. Both Hamilton Trust and Talk4Writing are LA approved resources. The maths will be updated weekly - like the online learning it follows a structure - while the English will last approximately 2 to 3 weeks - the same way in which a unit of English would last in school. We will update the English resources every two weeks. You can find these resources below by scrolling down to find your child's year group.
We have added links to external websites to help parents find resources to support with home learning, which were correct at the time of adding. You can find these at the bottom of the page! We will continue to add to these. However, we are not responsible for the content of external websites. We would always strongly recommend that children are supervised when accessing the internet and that you continue to discuss online safety with them at home.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Bobby Seagull is doing interactive maths lessons on Facebook Live.
KS1 on Mondays at 10.00 am
KS2 on Wednesdays at 10.00 am
Here is the link: https://t.co/y9Yrq1lhPz
World Book Day Master Classes
A set of creative and inspiring films for 5-12 years olds, featuring a sensational line-up of authors and illustrators including Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell. Every film comes with free classroom resources.
Earthwatch Europe have launched
#WildDays, a daily programme of activities to keep kids entertained and in touch with nature. You can find them on Twitter but you can also head over to their new website for more ways to get wild!
Activities from the Royal Opera House - lots to explore!
The Fitzwilliam Museum – Look Think Do | A brand new set of activities designed as a starting point for looking, talking and doing together. Extra activities and virtual stories for families with under 5s will be shared the first Saturday of every month. Find out more
Doodle Lunch | Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and making together. Try here
Noel Fielding’s Art Club | Hosted each day at 3pm on Twitter, Noel picks a theme for anyone who wants to take part, remember to include #artclub and @noelfielding11. Find out more
Access Art – Sketchbooks! | “Sketchbooks!” is a short online course full of resources, created for all ages and abilities to do at home. Find out more and start this free course today
Tate Kids | Games, tutorials, quizzes and the opportunity to have your children's artwork displayed in their virtual gallery. Take a look