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Last updated: 19th July 2020
(next update will be in September)



Home Learning

Early in September we will be writing to all parents to inform them of our Distance Learning Contingency Provision. The aim of this is to ensure that all children who are unable to attend school due to COVid-19 will be able to access high quality learning at home.

For now, we will leave all of the resources below for you to continue to enjoy. We will update this page with more information and resources in September.

Home Learning Resources

WWF Learning Resources

WWF have produced lots of learning resources. Check out their Plastics Learning for a start.

Artemis Fowl 

To celebrate the release of Dsiney's Artemis Fowl, IntoFilm have produced new home learning challenges including a writing competition for KS2.



History Hunt

Colchester Museums are releasing Home Learning Packs around different history topics.



Reading Rocks

The Education Endowment Foundation have released some handy guides for Reading and Talking with your child during lock down.



Getting Artistic

Firstsite have produced some great Art is Where the Home is Learning Resources for getting arty at home. 

Pack 1        Pack 2        Pack 3

Artist Rob Biddulph has created some drawing tutorials for children to do with their parents.


First News Newspapers

Year 6 get very excited when the new issues of First News are published. Please see pdf versions below:



Fantastic Phonics

Here is some great information and advice for parents who want to keep up their children's phonics knowledge at home.


Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy has been set up to provide children of all ages daily curriculum lessons. It is a government initiative and the lessons have all be created by experienced teachers.


Connecting with Nature

The Wildlife Trusts' website has some great ideas for staying connected with nature whilst being stuck at home.

The WWF are producing a Learn to Love Nature series to educate and inform us all about the wonderful world we live in.


Access More Online Learning

Remember, your child has access to the following Online Learning Platforms:

Spelling games and word work using their Mathletics logins

Watch videos and play games using our school login
username: student11936
password: Kendall

Home Learning Resources

Sustrans Active Resources

You can sign up here to received weekly home resources to keep your child(ren) fit and healthy whilst in lockdown. 


Super Science


Science Fun at Home gives you some fun activities to complete as a family at home.

Check out some of these Science activities from BP as well as these experiments from Whizz Pop Bang and these from STEM Learning!

You can also view the OpenUpScience Newsletters:
 


Weekly Themed Resources

Week-by-week you can find home learning resources which follow a theme from Juniper Education
This week's theme: Superheroes


Children's University

The Children's University Bumper Challenge Pack has some great ideas for projects which children can complete at home. Whilst this can be done by everyone, those children with a Children's University Passport can also continue to gain hours by completing the activities. 



Money Sense Maths

You can now download a Money Sense activity pack for: KS1 - What coins and notes do we use?


Creative Writing

Children can use Pobble365 to practise their creative writing. This website includes a high-quality stimulus picture each day with story starters and sentence work.

You can also try out these 10 minute challenges set by children's authors.


Online Resources for Home Learning

The government have set up a list of approved online learning resources for use at home. The are lots of good websites listed here so go and check them out!


Watch Us Home Learn!

Take a look at some of the home learning pictures that our pupils have been sharing with us.

Home Learning


Wellbeing Resources

Virtual Assemblies 

The Oak National Academy are hosting weekly virtual assemblies for children. This week's theme is: Wellbeing

Therapeutic Activities

Activities can often help children to understand the world they live in. Why not have a go at the Covid-19 Time Capsule?
  

Supporting Families through Lockdown

The school charity Child First has produced some excellent information to support families through lockdown, including supporting your mental wellbeing and talking to your children about Coronavirus.


Coping with Coronavirus

Below are some resources which you might find useful when supporting your children to understand the current situation.


Keeping Children Safe Online

Please use the resources below to help your children stay safe online. 


Home activity packs can also be found on the ThinkUKnow website.


Keeping Children Safe and Happy

Our partners at Coram Life Education have produced some great resources and ideas for creating routines and the different things that children can do to keep happy and healthy – including looking after their emotional health. 


Harold's Diary

Harold the giraffe (from the Life Bus) is posting daily ideas for creating routines and the different things that children can do to keep happy and healthy – including looking after their emotional health. 
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17 Apr 2020, 07:16
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