Rail Safety Lesson and Resources including video available https://learnliveuk.com/network-rail-primary-school-safety-talk/
So important for children to listen, see and take note of especially with the crossing.
We are all using social media so much at the moment that we still need to remember to protect ourselves and our children. Please refer to the links below with reminders and tips for all. Take time to sit with your children and go over this important issue. Attached are worksheets to help the children remember how to keep safe on-line. There are also discussion cards for parents to help you get started talking about this important issue. Please share how useful you've found them.
Free to Access
We want to encourage the children to continue with their education at home and in order to do this, a number of educational based companies have made their services free of charge and/or are offering resources for free. These are all high quality resources that can be access through the internet and includes a variety of different subjects including e-books and reading material, maths games and resources as well as many other things.
Daily Timetable of what's on!
Below is a document with a list of what's on and when. I hope you will find this useful to keep the children occupied and motivated.
Read Write Inc. is a scheme that is already familiar to all our children and is something that we use throughout school. The link attached will direct you to their Youtube channel. On the channel, they are doing LIVE LESSONS at set times throughout the day as follows;
- 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
These lessons are live and will not be available to rewatch. In addition to this, there will also be a live poetry reading each day at 2:00pm for children to join in with. This will be available to watch at a later time.
Twinkl is an educational resource site and have offered all teachers and parents free access to their platinum subscription service for a month whilst schools are closed.
At St Michael's we use Cornerstones as a guide to plan our creative curriculum and topic work. Cornerstones also have access to online reading material for children of year group 3 to 6 and have offered free access to their Love to Read resource. By following the link below, you can access a number of guides for different stories, some of which you may have at home. This is especially helpful when trying to identify age appropriate material for children to read. The guides include a number of discussion points for the text and stopping points as well as activities for the children to complete.
National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust have created a website with free to access literacy resources for different aged children via their Family Zone. Simply click on the age of your child/children and the website will redirect you to a variety of resources which are high quality and age appropriate. They also provide top tips on enjoying audiobooks, building reading dens at home and draw along sessions with illustrators.
My Mini Maths
My Mini Maths is a website with miniature maths lessons designed to hit all the objectives of the national curriculum with 38 weeks worth of resources. Teachers at St Michael's may choose to set work from these sites whilst the school is closed but would also be a good starting point for additional resources once children have finished their allocated homework. It breaks learning down on a Monday to Friday plan which is great for doing little and often over the course of the week. As well as this, there are also Youtube tutorials on how to complete certain methods.
The Hamilton Trust provide a number of educational resources for teachers, mainly schemes of work to follow for English and Maths. They have produced a fantastic page of home learning ideas to be completed.
David Walliams Stories
David Walliams is reading a different one of his own wonderful stories every day. Find them online at https://www.worldofdavidwalliams/elevenses/
Sooper Books is an online library of classic fairytales and new/more modern tales for children of varying ages. They have made their online library free to access during the school closures and is something definitely not to be missed. It is also worth bearing in mind that a number of other online libraries are also doing the same so worth googling around.
Virtual fun days out. Have a look. Lots to do. Have fun and share with us where you go virtually and what you have made etc.
Free access to Chatter Pack The site provides a huge amount of boredom busting materials. It has virtual tours of museums, live experiences etc. It has a well being section which is important at this time. Parents please check the site and use it appropriately as you see fit. Link below.
Harry Potter Fans should love this free virtual adventure for all the family. Have fun at Hogwarts.
Click on the link below to create your own garden art - All made from garden materials. Make your frame using twigs, canes etc. and then create your art. Try different colours and textures. Challenge yourself to make different frames not just squares. Fun for all the family. Send your art with your name to get 3 class Dojos.