Grimes Dyke Primary is now closed to all pupils with the exception of vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. The government advice is very clear that this provision is not an entitlement, it is only for children who absolutely need to attend. The guidance states:
We have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone including parents and carers who have suddenly become their children's teachers! We hope this page on the website will give you plenty of ideas but don't forget we're only a phone call or email away.
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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.
If you would like to see a suggested timetable for home learning which links with the bbc bitesize activities, please follow this link.
We recommend the following activities for your maths home learning.
In addition our theme of the week is: shape
Please teach your child about shapes. This could start with using the language of shapes eg names of both 2D and 3D shapes. Show your child how to compare shapes by talking about the number of sides/edges, corners/vertices, faces, lines of symmetry they have. Look for shapes in the environment.
There are lots of resources online to support you with this but just talking about it and showing them what you do is great too. Try your parent login to twinkl.
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.
Gareth Metcalfe is providing daily maths lessons. Use this link to access them: https://www.facebook.com/697326023637017/posts/2807688149267450/
These are really good ways to make you really think about maths. There are lessons for Ks1, LKS2 and UKS2 and you can access the ones you might have missed.
Daily practice is important. Click on the year groups below to access resources for this. Try to do this 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!
Over the next 30 days David Walliams is reading one of his books aloud - each day. Click here to listen and enjoy!
This is a great website for reading https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Children's authors are reading aloud over the internet. There are also some accompanying activities. Click Here for a full list of authors participating.
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.
This website has a video and linked activity for 5 maths lessons. There is a set for each year group. White Rose Maths
Yorkshire water have created some home learning pages. Click here to view them.
They have also made a video about the water cycle which can be found on YouTube by clicking here.
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!
Joe Wicks is doing PE WITH JOE at 9am. The Body Coach TV
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.
Would you like to watch the West End production of Wind in the Willows? 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.
Like previous years, Team GD took part in Sign to Sing. If your children would like to sing the songs at home, click here.
Like many charities, they are struggling to raise funds during lockdown. The 2.6 challenge has been set up to help. If you fancy joining in this weekend click here to find out how.
Some news from the Reception team:
Please click on the tree picture to download work booklets prepared by the teaching staff.