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School Closure Information

Last updated: 24th May 2020

Expectations for Home Learning

Whilst at home, it is important that your child continues to learn. Here is the minimum daily learning that we expect pupils to complete:

Mathletics - two tasks set daily by teachers.

Reading Eggs(press) - one lessons per day.

TT Rockstars - play 3 gigs set daily (Years 1 to 6)

Complete 5 reads per week.

StarLine national home-schooling advice service is open six days a week and covers all areas of the curriculum. Call 0330 313 9162 (charged at local rate).

Home Learning Resources

*NEW* Mr Bosch's Music Lessons

Mr Bosch's Music Lessons can now be found on his page of our website. 

*NEW* 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        *NEW* 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.

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!

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

The BBC are producing three new lessons everyday during the shutdown for children in Years 1 to 6. They include subjects from across the curriculum and can be found here.

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

Super Science

*NEW* The Francis Crick Institute have launched their Discovery Week which runs through half term.

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 new OpenUpScience Newsletters:

*NEW* Weekly Themed Resources

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

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?

Daily Spelling Lessons

Sir Linkalot is broadcasting spelling lessons at 2pm every day. Previous lessons can also be viewed via his website. 

IntoFilm Child Self-Led Activities

Into Film have made 50 of their Film Guides for children available free online here.

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.

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. Staff are aware that children are vulnerable to being bullied or groomed for abuse or radicalisation online.  Staff will be vigilant to any signs that that this may be occurring and report any concerns in the usual way. It is important that parents make the school aware of any concerns they may have about the online activity of their child, or any particular vulnerability they may have in this respect, so that we can help. You can do this by calling the school or emailing: admin@kendall.essex.sch.uk

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