This is a an easy to understand way to explain Covid-19 to younger children and helps them to understand why it is so important that we stay at home. COVID-19 Information for Younger Children
Whilst you children are at home many websites that we use in school have made the subscription completely free. Many famous faces and authors have also created ‘live’ broadcasts each day to help the children stay active and have some fun during this time.
Please ensure that your child only ever accesses these websites whilst under the full supervision of an adult with parental responsibility.
http://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub Twinkl have set up activities and home learning PowerPoints for each age range. The also have links to some of the live broadcasts available. Use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS to gain access to all the free materials.
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk Children in EYFS and Year 1/2 use Phonics Play as part of their phonics learning. It contains lots of games and challenges. EYFS are learning Phase 3 sounds and Phase 4 words and Y1/2 are learning Phase 5 sounds and words.
https://www.natre.org.uk The National Association of teachers of Religious Education have produced some materials around Religious Education and Easter. They include a range of activities such as reading, writing and art.
https://stories.audible.com/discovery Audible have given free access to range of books for all ages on their site. If you’re a member of Derbyshire libraries you can also ‘borrow’ there e-books and e-magazines using your library membership number.
http://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com Use this page to link to a reading by David Walliams of one of his books everyday at 11am.
http:/www.oxfordowl.co.uk This website has lots of reading books available as free ebooks. The levels may not match your child’s current reading level but the books can be accessed at home to give your child a book to read.
http://www.outoftheark.co.uk Out of the Ark are the creators of lots of the songs that we sing in school and lots of the productions we do for you. They are releasing 7 songs for each week with music, lyrics and some follow up activities too. This Friday it is Mrs Calvert’s very favourite song, ‘Spring Chicken.’
Picture News is used each week during one of our collective worships. It provides a news story taken from the week and gives talking and learning points around it. During this time, Picture News are broadcasting an assembly using the resources that your child can listen to and join
Follow up activities
The last link is to the Picture News broadcast.
The High peak and Sport Partnership Team have also listed some daily challenges to help keep us all active, including Jamie Knight showing off his skills.
The BBC Super Movers is great for some high energy songs to move and learn with.
Remember to visit the class pages too for details on the topics the children have been learning in school and the homework tasks linked to the topic.
Mrs Davison’s email address:-
Can you master these tasks? Can you learn and practise these tasks at home?
Mrs Calvert’s email address:-
Wow! Fantastic work on the Chocolate Project.
You should be very proud!
Chocolate Project Y2/3/4/5/6
Mrs Craig’s email address:-
Mrs Hall’s email address:-
Mrs Redfearn’s email address:-
Looking after yourself is also extremely important during this time. The Coping Calendar below outlines a thought or activity for each day.