In the event we have to move to remote learning for individual pupils, class/bubbles or a whole school closure, we will use Seesaw for remote learning. Your child’s teacher will use Seesaw to share learning activities and resources that your child can complete while at home. An exercise book will also be provided for children to complete these activities in if they wish.
We recently sent a survey out to parents and children to enquire as to whether some children would not have access to computer resources and would therefore not be using seesaw, thank you to everyone who completed the survey. From that, we have identified children who will need learning books to work from at home rather than using Seesaw - these have been bought and will come home with your child.
Please refer to the letters and information sheets attached above for further details regarding the use of Seesaw.
For maths, we will use White Rose Maths Materials and resources as this is the scheme that we already use within school to complement our own maths teaching. Further details of this scheme of work can be found at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Children are also encouraged to use Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics to supplement their maths learning.
For English and foundation curriculum subjects, we may complement our own resources with those from Oak National Academy. Oak’s online classroom has 10,000 video lessons created by teachers which are available for free on: https://www.thenational.academy/ Oak is backed by the Department for Education (DfE) and, last term, provided nearly 5 million pupils with 20 million lessons.
Some frequently asked question about Oak National Academy can be found at: https://support.thenational.academy/en/
When we are at home working online it is important to stay safe. The Department for Education has compiled the following useful list for parents:
Here is a non-exhaustive list of FREE online education resources that you may wish to use with your child during school closures due to Coronavirus. This has been kindly complied 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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.