Attendance at school is mandatory from the Autumn term and we are working hard to provide an environment in which our children can learn safely alongside their friends. However, it is possible that some pupils may have to self-isolate for a short period of time or, as a last resort, we may be advised to close the school to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers for a number of weeks.
Whilst we recognise that children learn best when they are in school with face to face teaching, we plan to ensure that any pupils educated at home are given the support they need to access the curriculum and therefore can continue to make progress.
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of resources. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for the disadvantaged. Parents are asked to make school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning.
Google Classroom is now available. Please watch the video to see how to access the work set.
Check out our Home Learning class pages for information specifically related to your child's class.
Safer Leeds have updated their website to include some useful information for victims of Domestic Violence. If this effects you or someone you know, click here to access their website.
The NHS have put together some resources to help with mental health during this time. See the Every Mind Matters site to access these.
Try to do 10 minutes at least 3 times each week. Look out for the times when the teachers will be online and try to beat them in Arena. Send them a challenge, can they beat you?
Again, little and often is the key to making progress. Try for 10 minutes, 3 times a week or 2 minutes every day.
Activities you can do together
There are 2 brilliant websites to help with reading that the children have access to. Download the files below for more information
Watch this video to see Mrs McDonough explain all about reading with MyON - she's very good!
This is a great website for reading https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
You could use Pobble 365 to inspire your children to write.
Click here for some lovely literacy resources from the Literacy Shed.
There are a number of websites offering free online support to parents, one of these is Twinkl which is packed full of resources that are often used in school. Please follow this link to sign up for a months free membership. www.twinkl.co.uk/offer. Use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
This is a lovely activity for children to collect memories of their Lockdown experience. Click Here to download the time capsule sheets.
This website has many free resources available to download - www.plazoom.com
This is a great website offering free phonics activities https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Don't forget to use Purple Mash, TT Rockstars and Numbots to practise learning at home - follow this link.
Minecraft have created a range of free educational activities. Click here to see if there is anything that interests you.
This document has a great list of websites that you could use for a whole range of curriculum areas. It also includes the age the websites are suitable for.
Do you want active ideas for your children? Click here for some great ideas to keep them moving!
Why not complete a family physical activity? Work as a team to complete a set distance, then share pictures for a chance to win! Click here to find out more.
How about some music activities? Click here.
Click here for some simple and fun non-screen activities.
Looking for something for younger children? Try these links:
Click Here for a great RE activity. The children get to design a multi-faith and belief room for an airport.
Some news from the Reception team: