School Closure in place from 3pm Friday 20th March 2020
Following government advice regarding the COVID19 virus, we are now closed.
During this time, we would encourage you to use the resources outlined below with your child to help build on their in school learning. Please follow our Facebook page and Twitter for up to date information and announcements. These links can be found at the foot of this page.
While we want to give you access to resources and tasks your children can complete at home, it is important to remember that they are not at school. Our advice would be to not approach 'home-schooling' as if the children were at school. Your children may be worried or scared about what is going on at the moment and this may present as a change in behaviour. Arguing with children about completing 'work' may not be the best course of action at the moment.
Take time to cuddle up and read, read, read! This is the most important thing you can do with your child. Take turns reading, Read them your favourite novel. Do a puzzle, build a fort. Bake, watch TV together. Get the Lego out and build together. Paint. Set up a tent in the living room and 'camp out'. Look at photos of when you were a child. In other words...don't stress them out. Just spend time together. They won't learn much if they are stressed. Although this is a scary time, it could also be a time they look back on as being the best time in their life.
There may be times you want your child to try and do some 'work'. Limit this to short bursts depending on the age of your child. Try to vary the type activities; some written, some physical, some screen based, some practical.
Praise your child for their work and find the good things about it! Value what they have done. But above all, value this time you are spending with your child.
We will update this page regularly. We will also be setting up a system of contact so that you can ask questions and get advice from your child's teacher during this time. Information about this will follow soon.
Reading. Please continue to read with your child or encourage your child to read independently each day. Continue to record on a 'Reading Bookmark'.
Maths - Practise counting, arithmetic and times tables. Children in KS2 have access to 'Times Table Rock Stars', available via the 'Kids Hub' link below. If your child needs a reminder of this login please email [email protected]
Homework - Please continue to complete the current 'Homework challenge'. These are available to download here.
School 360 gives you access to many online games and learning resources. Select 'resources' from your home page. Your teacher may have also added quizzes to 'Frog Play' for you to complete. 'Busy Things' offers activities for all age groups. The login format is first.surname (e.g alice.jones) and the class name and 1 with a capital (E.g Rowan1). You may be prompted to change the password.If you have any problems logging in please email [email protected]
A selection of channels and content from other providers. From art to reading, science to yoga. Lots of interesting content to stir the imagination and mind. Please note that children should be supervised while watching videos online and parents and carers should monitor the content of videos their child is watching.
Why not create a family twitter account and share what you have been doing at home. We would love to see photos of your drawings, writing and models or videos of you reading, singing, dancing and acting! Tag us @bspsoffical, and use the #BSPSAtHome
Remember to stay safe online. Make sure you don't include your names in your username or post
To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge to every parent and carer. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
The Robin Hood MAT have create a set of Learning Projects for parents to use at home, based on the National Curriculum expectations. The projects are arranged into weeks which may help parents who would like a more structured activities.
For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
To support everyone through these difficult times, Number Fun Portal is offering unlimited access to ALL the Portal resources for 30 days – completely free of charge. The Number Fun Parent Portal is a powerful and creative learning tool specifically designed to use at home. There are videos, songs, games and activities that cover the breadth of the primary mathematics curriculum – and videos for parents to help them understand the newer ways their children are now learning mathematics!
USED IN SCHOOL - As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home. Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
The Maths Factor contains over 1,000 maths sessions, organised into topics. Carol Vorderman teaches each topic through a fun and lively video, which is coupled with practice sessions to build your child’s knowledge and confidence in maths. Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Maths Factor is FREE for everyone.
The Spelling Shed has extended any new 14 day free trials for the duration of the school closures. Parents can sign up. All games are included in the free trial.
The Maths Shed has extended any new 14 day free trials for the duration of the school closures. Parents can sign up. All games are included in the free trial.
Head over to our Facebook page to see a collection of offers we have complied for you.
(2017) Enchanting animated tale about a girl who gains powers from a mysterious flower
A baby turns out to be a secret agent in a battle between babies and puppies.
A beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship, a tour of the world and a heroic rescue.
Comedy drama. Ben hates spending time with his boring granny, but she has a secret.
Animated adventure sequel in which the zoo animals crash-land in mainland Africa.
Two boys hypnotise their headmaster into thinking he is the superhero Captain Underpants.