Work for self-isolation
Throughout lockdown in the summer term we produced home learning packs for year 3,4 and 5 children and year 6 children used the Seesaw app. From September, all year groups will have access to Seesaw. In the event of another lockdown or if your child is not able to come into school, home learning will be set via the app. We will also begin to use Seesaw for children to complete homework.
We want to ensure our remote education is high quality and aligns with the in-school provision.
Year 6 pupils, families and teachers found it highly effective during lockdown.
Teachers are able to easily set remote, high quality education.
It give pupils the opportunity to get feedback on their work from adults at school.
It allows children to access a broad and ambitious curriculum.
Pupils can complete work online and work does not need to be printed out.
It is easy to use and can be accessed on any internet enabled device.
We plan to ensure pupils educated at home have the support they need to master the curriculum and make good progress.
What will the work look like on Seesaw?
One of the benefits of Seesaw is that teachers can set a variety of tasks and are able to show videos, talk over texts and set online worksheets to complete.
The work will be integrated to be the same as work that is completed in school and matches the schools curriculum planning.
What if we don’t have internet access or a suitable device?
Please speak to your child’s class teacher or member of the office staff.
What else will Seesaw be used for?
Each year group will utilise Seesaw slightly differently and this will be communicated by your child’s teacher.
Seesaw can be used to document a pupils school work virtually, however we will be using it predominantly for home learning and homework.
How will children learn how to use Seesaw?
We will show children in school how to use Seesaw and also send more information home as appropriate.
For more information please visit the Seesaw website.
How to I find out my child's class code?
Contact your child's class teacher or the school office.
If your child is unable to come to school:
Day 1 of self isolation
On day one of the child not being in school please use the school website page under the children tab work for self isolation.
Chose an activity from Pobble 365
Read your school reading book or read an online story using the researchify link.
Chose from the list of foundation resources.
Day 2 of self isolation
Work will be set on Seesaw inline with what the children are covering in school.
If you require any assistance with how to log on please follow the instructions on the school website under the children tab Seesaw.
For any other queries please contact the school office.
Please remember that each teacher is still teaching their class all day so on the first day of self isolation, your child should chose from the list of activities below to do. This will give the teachers time to set the work that every other child is doing using Seesaw. This will be available fully from the second day of self isolation.
30-60 minutes of TimesTables Rockstars. Little and often spread out through the day. Children should have their logins, contact the school if your child does not have a login.
Live maths lessons every morning for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6
White Rose Maths will be updating their website with 5 lessons per year group. Each lesson has a video, worksheet and answers.
50 Arithmetic tests with answers suitable for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils
Other website for maths
Numbots (same username and password as Timestable rockstars)
Hit the button
Top marks maths games
Placing numbers on a number line game
Identifying numbers game
White Rose maths – problem of the day
Write a book review for your current or favourite book using the template below. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxxF0pb7VR9saWVnTklkekJTeDQ/edit
30-60 minutes of reading. Little and often spread out through the day. If you do not have a reading book please use the following link .
Listen to an audiobook. There are lots of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Listen to an audiobook from Audible. All stories are free to stream on desktops, laptops, phones or tables.
Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March on Facebook and YouTube: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm. Poetry time 2.00pm
Learn to sign language live everyday from 11.00am
Using a picture from Pobble 365 picture complete the writing activities. Click the small arrow to see the activities. There are different pictures to scroll through using the left and right arrows.
Practise spellings using Spellingshed
Need inspiration for a story? Use this interactive, random picture generator to start a 100 word pocket story
Practical science experiments to do at home
The Great Bug Hunt
A parent from Courthouse runs Wild Maidenhead who are running a free wildlife friendly garden award scheme find out more here. Please see the flyer at the bottom of the page.
Complete the capital cities quiz but don't look at the answers on the last page
A family guide to Earth Hour 2020 from the WWF. Earth Hour is the moment every year when millions unite around the world to show they care about the future of our planet. This year’s theme is about our connection to nature and we've got 18 fun and creative suggestions that you can do at home.
This interactive countries quiz is great for learning the countries of Europe. At the bottom of the page there are similar quizzes for other continents and flags of the world.
Primary age geography activities such as weather mapping and scavenger hunts
WWF activities online
Find out about the top ten garden birds from the big garden bird watch
National Geographic joys of spring
Take a virtual tour of a museum
Learn to draw with award winning, official World Book Day author/illustrator, Rob Biddulph
Learn to draw with author Sarah McIntyre
Take a virtual tour around some of the most famous museums in the world
Complete a workout from The Body Coach. Remember to do this safely.
Complete an activity from the Get Set Tokyo 2020 team.
Take part in a GoNoodle Good Energy task, there's dance, yoga, mindfulness, drama and reading activities.
At school we follow Real P.E and the children will be familiar with the scheme. There are 12 themed areas with a programme specifically for each year group with over 250 challenges and 1000s of hours of activities. The school login is email@example.com and the password will be send out on the daily update newsletter 25.03.2020
A huge range of P.E activities including Zumba, Pilates and many more
MoveCrew P.E activities
During lessons at school we use the website iLearn2. The children should enter the codes and this will allow them to access the unit they are learning this term. Year 3 - 2095 Year 4 - 9729 Year 5 - 4800 Year 6 - 9809
Practise touch typing
Practise programming with Scratch
Using Languagenut to practise what you have been learning in French. School login: courthousejunior and the password will be sent via email to parents
There are thousands of free resources here
There are various other activities available here
Kindness activities from The Red Cross
A Kid's Guide to Feeling Lonely book - Free Ebook
Take a virtual look around Chester Zoo