Information During our School Closure
Oak National Academy
Although our staff have been extremely busy with the reopening of school, we have continued to ensure that work has been posted to Seesaw for each year group, every week. You may have read the message on Seesaw that it might not be your child’s class teacher who is responding to their home learning any longer. This is because their class teachers are now working in bubbles teaching every day and our main priority has had to be the safe reopening of the school. Current government guidance to schools acknowledges that it may be difficult to maintain the same level of remote education to those year groups who are not eligible to attend and we now only have a very small team managing home learning for the whole school. As a result you might have noticed a change in the way work has been responded to or a reduction in the amount of work set.
Once our eligible children have all returned safely to school and the pressures of reopening begin to ease, we may be in a position to develop our home learning platform further. If in the meantime you find that the weekly work posted on Seesaw is not enough for your child, we would encourage parents to utilise the Oak National Academy resources set up by the government, where you can find daily lessons for each year group. The link is here:
Oak National Academy
Whole School Home Learning
Please click on the links below:
During the time we are closed to children, we hope that everyone continues to access learning opportunities. Below you will find a list of websites that we recommend.
Here are links for 50 YouTube channels for home learning:
Here is a list of educational companies offering free subscriptions:
Here is a link to Twinkl who has free home learning resources
Books are currently free to download here
Audible - Amazon have cancelled their subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as the schools are closed.
Learn spelling using quick, memorable animations and quizzes.
Other useful links:
PE and Keeping Active
Here are some ways that you can keep active at home.
National Trust have opened their open spaces, including gardens and parks, for free over the coming months to allow families to get some fresh air.
Daily exercise videos are available here
Hang Out with Celebrities
A number of celebrities are doing things for children through websites and social media. You can find a link in the PE and Keeping Active area for Joe Wicks.
Check out some of these:
Maths: Carol Vorderman and 'the maths factor' (Usually £2 a week but now free)
Geography: Steve Backshall at 9:30am
Science: Connie Huq - Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am
Science: Brian Cox - Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
Literacy: David Walliams at 11:00am
Gardening and Nature: Maddie - CBeebies and Greg - BBC at 11:00am
Dance: Oti Mabuse - Strictly Come Dancing
Find her on Facebook every day for a dance class at 11:30am.
Dance: Darcey Bussell - Strictly Come Dancing at 1:30pm from 30th March.
Music: Myleene Klass - Monday and Fridays at 10am
Music: Nick Cope - Online concerts for families.
Art: Rob Biddulph - Draw with Rob every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.
Cooking: Jamie Oliver - Cooking with Kids, recipe ideas and cooking tutorials with Buddy Oliver
PE: Joe Wicks - PE with Body Coach Joe Wicks every morning 9am
PE: Andy's Wild Workout - Join CBeebies Andy for some fun workouts
Yoga: Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, Mindfulness and relaxation for children.