School closure work
Home learning update 22nd May
We will continue to set work weekly and upload it to the website on a Friday for the following week. The work will consist of a daily activity for English, maths and one foundation subject. We have been conscious of the number of slides and resources we provide due to the cost of printing and the availability of devices in order for the children to access the work. We will continue to print copies of the work as necessary for collection on a Monday and you do not need to email or ring in advance to request a copy.
Year 6 children who are not in school will have tasks set through the Seesaw app and the tasks will be the same as what is completed in school.
As detailed in Mr Hart’s correspondence we will be open from the 1st June for more pupils, initially a group of priority places and then year 6 pupils, to classes of no more than 15. This means more staff will be in school and the time spend producing bespoke home learning packs will have to reduce. We will of course endeavour to provide the highest possible quality of work.
We understand the challenges home learning has, particularly the motivation for children to keep completing the work as the lockdown continues. We know that children need and want to have their work recognised by adults and therefore we will be creating year group specific email addresses for children to optionally send their work to. This will allows adults at school to view their work and provide feedback, encouragement and recognition where necessary.
For children who want to share an amazing piece of work they can email it to the corresponding year group email address for a teacher to see. Please put the date and child’s class in the subject box and include their name in the main body of the email. We cannot guarantee that adults will be able to respond the same day to the work.
The email addresses will be sent out on Monday 1st June.
As previously mentioned we will have more adults in school from the 1st June and therefore we will not be able to continue the phone calls from teachers to children as regularly as we have been. If you feel your child needs further guidance or more information about anything related to home learning please contact the school office for the attention of your child’s class teacher.
We will be holding a virtual assembly every Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 2nd June at 10.45am. Each assembly will last 15-20 minutes and be lead by an adult at school. Attendance is optional and the children would not be required to do anything apart from sit, watch and listen. We will email out a link and this can be accessed for free from a computer, tablet or phone. Further information to follow on Monday 1st June.
Question and answer
What happens if my child is in school for part of the week?
We are designing the learning in school and at home to be completed each day even if a day or lesson has previously been missed. The learning in school will be the same as the home learning tasks.
Why aren’t Courthouse doing online live lessons?
Having discussed this with other schools and headteachers we decided to follow the majority of local school by providing work through the website or other online portal. We have decided not to run live online lessons due to the various safeguarding concerns, the accessibility of the lessons to all pupils and the lack of research which suggests it is more effective than providing other learning activities. With nearly all class teachers in school from the 1st June running live lessons will not be feasible.
My child finds the work for their year group too tricky or too easy. What shall I do?
Please contact your child’s teacher who will direct you to other resources.
My child finishes the work quickly and they run out of things to do. What can I do?
The school website has many links to live online lessons and we recommend the Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize lessons. Children can attempt work from year groups above their current age.
I am worried about the social, emotional, mental and well-being effects not being in school is having on my child. How can the school help?
We have trained staff able to help with this. Please contact the school office who will direct you to the relevant staff member.
Year 3 Home Learning Documents
Year 4 Home Learning Documents
Year 5 Home Learning Documents
Year 6 Home Learning Documents - Work will be uploaded to SeeSaw
If your child is at home and well enough please complete the following work.
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.
Furze Platt maths teacher, Paul Harris, will be live streaming his maths lessons on YouTube starting from Monday 23rd March at 10.00-10.30am. The lessons will be suitable for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. At 11.00-11.45am there will be a more challenging lesson for Year 6 pupils.
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.
Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine starting Mon at 9:45am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Training Space, will be streaming live English sessions for children of all ages.
Practise spellings using Spellings
Need inspiration for a story? Use this interactive, random picture generator to start a 100 word pocket story
A live science lesson every day from 11.00am
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
Take part in a live P.E lesson every morning at 9am with The Body Coach
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
Live dance lessons everyday from Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing. 11.30am daily.
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
Body Percussion daily online sessions from former STOMP member and qualified teacher- starting Monday 23rd March at 11am.
Live Music, PSHE and exercise lessons with Rock Kidz everyday at 14.00
Myleene's Music Klass live at 10.00 on a Tuesday and Thursday
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