Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for all of your support in helping your child with learning at home during this difficult period.
I would like to stress that all work provided in the form of packs and online in the future is there to provide suitable work/tasks for your child. There is no expectation that all work will be completed, and I fully understand that families are facing complex difficulties. We are only hoping to ensure that resources are there for you and that you can receive daily interaction with your child’s teacher as and when required.
Full work packs will be issued if we are committed to closing the school. If they are issued as each child isolates it will be unmanageable in terms of directing learning.
However, I will put works sheets online this week, but their success rather depends on a family having a printer. Therefore, below are lots of links for children to explore and this will be regularly updated.
For most of the work/links below, access to a laptop or tablet is required. Should you have any difficulty in accessing the internet or equipment please contact the school office.
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Please concentrate on phases 3, 4 and 5
I have just purchased MyMaths for the school and will be issuing instructions and passwords for this once I receive them.
Year 1 and 2 children will be able to access numberbots. Again, all passwords and usernames will be forwarded.
Scroll down for maths activities.
Reading and the Arts
Regular reading, art and creative tasks are also a good use of learning time.
Below is the link for the school’s online coding portal. KS2 children and some KS1 children should be familiar with the scheme. It would be great if an adult could explore some familiar units.
Another great IT resource is an hour of code. The children follow a tutorial from start to finish, but please note the grades are American, so spend time selecting the appropriate age range.
Common exception words are words that are not to be sounded out. Children are expected to read these words from sight. These words can also be found in the back of the orange reading diary.
Children in Woodpeckers need to be able to read and spell these words by the time they leave year 1. It is a good idea if you practice reading these words most nights as lots of these words come up in the reading books.