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19th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re: Home Learning to Support Pupils during the School Closure

As I write, there is continued uncertainty about how long schools will now be closed for. In order to support pupils and parents, we have put together the following guidance. Year TEAMs will use the Year Group pages on our website to issue any further information that they think will be helpful.

General Wellbeing

One of the things that makes a school day successful for the children is the routine. In an extended period away from school the lack of routine is likely to cause children to become unfocussed, restless and unmotivated.

To support home learning you might want to have a structure for Mondays- Fridays, for example:

  • breakfast
  • maths
  • activity outside
  • literacy
  • wellbeing challenge e.g. fitness or outside activity

Involving the children in the creation of this timetable should help with it being sustained.

Key Learning Skills: Reading

Daily Tasks

  • Please encourage your child to read daily. This could include comics, magazines, eBooks, home books, etc. Your child may also have a school or class library book with them.
  • Please note that many children’s book authors, such as Oliver Jeffers (@OliverJeffers), are posting videos of themselves reading their books on Twitter.

Optional extra learning

  • Comprehension, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, creative writing and language resources:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zprrd2p

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

https://www.readtheory.org

https://www.spellingframe.co.uk

Spelling

The children should continue to focus on learning the spellings listed in their Planner. Some of the resources above include spelling games.

Older children can support younger siblings with their spellings; they may enjoy creating their own spelling games for each other and their home adults.

Those children who use Lexia in school will continue to have access at home during this time.

Mathematics

Daily Tasks

  • Please practise times tables, number facts, number bonds, etc. Your child has access to Times Table Rockstars to support with this.

https://ttrockstars.com/

  • Other useful websites include:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Optional extra learning

  • Addition and subtraction, fractions, multiplication and division games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

https://nrich.maths.org/8957

http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

Language Learning: French

The children all have access to ‘Languagenut’, this includes a number of languages, in addition to the French that we do here at Velmead.

Topic Learning

If there is an aspect of the children’s learning that has especially interested them, perhaps linked to one of the topics they’ve done this year, they could use this as a focus for research / activity. Examples include making:

*  a fact pack – including key information – for a target audience e.g. the Year group below

*  a top trumps game based on that subject

*  a quiz – could be true or false / anagrams / board game style

*  a poster

*  a cartoon strip

The children may well have a whole host of better ideas than mine!

Further Resources

Please find links to additional resources below to support your child if you wish.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

https://www.redtedart.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/nook-books/kids/_/N-ry0Z8qaZtu1
www.scholastic.com/learnathome

https://whiterosemaths.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/

BBC Supermovers has active learning activities for Maths and SPAG

Outdoor Learning

The National Trust ‘50 things to do before 11 ¾’ is full of affordable outdoor adventures. The children could create a photo diary of them doing these activities.

Learn a new skill

For example learn how to touch type

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Back to Normality:

On return to school we would love to see or hear about the things that the children have done whilst away from school.  When we return to normality, we will find some time to share the highlights of the children’s home learning with them. However, as I’m sure you’ll understand, I will not be asking the teachers to formally mark the work, their focus will be on planning and teaching the new term’s programme of study.

We hope that you and your children stay safe and healthy, and wish you the best during this time.

Yours sincerely,

AD Howard
Headteacher

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