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If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful at any time during the year but especially during self-isolation or during possible periods of school closure. We will also be sending home or posting a pack of learning for your child which could be completed if closure is directed. 

 

Mrs Haynes' Cooking Class 

Our wonderful Mrs Haynes has set the challenge of having a go at these recipes. Why not have a go and send a photograph of the results. 

 

As we are unable to participate in a celebration of Jesus' resurrection in school or church, please enjoy this Easter Story animation in the comfort of your own home. 

 

The Easter Story (video animation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=z-39h0xYqdE&feature=emb_title

 

BcL Pathfinders

We are calling our provision at school for the next few weeks; BcL Pathfinders. We will find a path through this very difficult time. We will find the light at the end. 

 

Please find below a simple timetable for how the next few weeks will look in school. We will also share the themes and ideas for families at home so they may also produce crafts, arts and writing linked to the theme. We acknowledge that access to materials will be difficult for many especially as movement and shop access is restricted. 

 

 

      BcL Pathfinders: Daily Provision
Time Activity   Detail
8.30-8.45  Registration   Ensure all children who are expected to arrive do so. Contact made with families if an expected child does not arrive. 
8.45-9.00 Get ready for exercise   All children will access exercise in the morning. Weather permitting we will make use of the space outside.
9.00-9.30 

Joe Wicks' daily

30 minute You Tube Fitness programme

   
9.30 -10.30 

Sports coaching for Olive, Fir and Ivy

Education apps on the ipads for Willow, Fig and Clover

 

Mr Johnson to lead sporting activities indoor and definitely outside weather permitting supported by TAs. 

 

With the designated teachers. 

 

10.30-10.45  Break time    
10.45 - 11.45  

Sports coaching for Willow, Fig and Clover

Education apps on the ipads for Olive, Fir and Ivy

 

Mr Johnson to lead sporting activities indoor and definitely outside weather permitting supported by TAs. 

 

With the designated teachers. 

11.45-12.15   Story time   Teachers or Senior Leadership Team to read to the children.
12.15-1.10 Lunch and play     
1.10 -2.30  Activity time  

Every week will be themed, for example, Adventures or Space.

Each day there will be specific activity and learning in place. For example, Monday afternoon may be crafts, Tuesday, art work linked to picture books, Wednesday, movie afternoon with popcorn.

Each pair of teachers on the rota will plan these ideas based on the theme. 

2.30-2.45  Break time    
2.45-4.00

Activity time

Story time

then home

  See above

 

Due to the numbers we are currently expecting, the children will be split into two classrooms in the afternoon and we will aim to support social distancing with desks separated. Teaching assistants will have a crucial role in supporting those children who have an EHCP or those from the Laughton site who may need some support. Mrs Cook will be in school full-time for the first two weeks to ensure children are also supported at this difficult time. She will also be in touch with the families of vulnerable children who are not accessing the provision on a regular basis. She will then be in school every other week. 

There will always - health permitting - be a member of the senior leadership team on site. So, Mrs Batey, Mrs Briscoe or myself will be in school. Next week, all three of us will be to ensure the week runs effectively and we can also identify any changes we need to make. 

There is always a first-aider on site. 

Cleaners are also working on a rota basis and will ensure the limited space we are using from Monday is cleaned to the standards expected. 

Finally, I just want to thank the team who are coming in to school over the coming weeks and possibly months. They are phenomenal and dedicated to doing what we need to do at this time. 

We will keep you updated as often as we can via text and the website.

Mr Duke

 

Timetable Idea for Home
Time What are we doing? Ideas 
Before 9.00am Wake up Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, put pyjamas away or in the laundry.
9.00-10.00am Morning walk Family walk in the garden or close by whatever the weather
10.00-12.00 Learning Time (English and Maths)   Choose something from your learning pack or from the many sites and apps on the school website
12.00-12.45 Lunch  Help make the lunch, set the table.
12.45-1.15pm Free play Have a rest, play with some toys, go outside.
1.15-3.15 Learning Time (Be Creative!) Make use of the many learning pack resources or prompts from the STEM activities. 
3.15-4.30 

Afternoon fresh air

Family walk! Get outdoors whatever the weather.
4.30  Relax and read Relax and Read a 20 books for 2020 book. 

 

Above is a very simple timetable for a day during the school closure. Structure will be very important for the children during this time so we do recommend you try to set up a timetable to help you all through the day. 

 

Useful educational links: 

General

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs - A great site to take advantage of at this time. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk - A treasure trove of activities that cover a range of subjects

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

https://www.pobble365.com/ - A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas

https://www.twinkl.co.uk - A huge range of different subjects and focuses linked to our curriculum. They have offered a free account in the result of school closures

https://www.weareteachers.cm/free-online-learning-resources/ - Lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - A range of different resources and information broken down into key stages and year groups

https://tpet.co.uk/ - Free online resource packs

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com

https://www.primarygamesarena.com

 

English

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - Free online digital download of a specialist children's newspaper

https://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - A vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world

https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - An excellent downloadable reading app. (This in one example - there is a cost to some materials) 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - Free online books - brilliant if you can't get to a library.

 

Maths
https://mathsticks.com/my/ - Online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - Times table and number bond practise

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Our children have a log in to this

https://corbettmaths.com

 

Science

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - Lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on the site) 

https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - Lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden (see the STEM list we are sending home too) 

 

Foundation  Subjects

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk

https://www.gonoodle.com/ - Online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation

https://www.typingclub.com/  - Online programme for teaching and developing touch typing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhl0v-w&safe=active - Jow Wicks has recorded various 5 minute fitness activities aimed at primary school children 

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home - Some videos are free - dances, workouts, fitness challenges

funbrain.com

scratch.mit.edu

 

Additional

Illustrator Steven Lenton is currently running a 'Draw Along A Lenton' on his YouTube channel. 

Author/Illustrators Oliver Jeffers and Chris Haughton are both reading a book a day which I believe will be on their websites. 

 

 

Maths
Literacy/Phonics
Links to our feeder schools websites
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