Year Group Pages
Welcome to our Year Group pages:
There are some additions below, see :
Collective Worship: The Power of Working Together
Spirituality and wellbeing - some new links
An Easter prayer
Keeping Active - new resources for KS1 & KS2
During our period of closure we send our thoughts and prayers to every family, to stay safe and well in the coming weeks. We are determined that learning will continue for all our children, although we are aware of the different and difficult circumstances our families will be in.
Our teachers have prepared a range of tasks and activities which can be accessed through the Year Group pages on our website. Please click on your Year Group page, then click on your intended subject and explore.
The online learning opportunities cover a wide range of subjects and you can structure these tasks as works best for your family circumstances.
Our expectation for your child is to try and complete 2 hours of learning a day and we have a suggested timetable on each Year Group page, to help structure your child’s day accordingly.
Please be reassured that we want child’s screen time to be limited. Children need time in their day to write, to be creative and to be active. Therefore the learning we provide will ensure there is a range of tasks and please encourage them to use their home learning books to record their work.
Online learning is live and will be renewed every Monday. (Except during the Easter holidays). The previous week's learning tasks will remain on the website for your convenience.
At the end of this page, you will find a document detailing ‘Non screen activities you can do at home’ courtesy of https://pobble.com/
Please keep checking your emails and website for updates as we begin this new learning journey together.
Over the Easter break , there will be no home learning set, however, we have added a range of Easter activities that children may like to do, which will also be fun for the whole family - see the tab in School Life - Year group pages - Easter Holiday activities ( live on Mon 6th April)
We have added a link ( below) to support reading at home. Parents will need to sign in, and there are a range of books for different ages and levels of reading.
Collective Worship: The Power of Working Together
As we find ourselves at home for a prolonged period of time, juggling home learning with day to day tasks. We wanted to offer you a time as a family to pause and reflect by offering you a family collective worship. So with the help of bbc schools radio and the story of ‘Boris and the Giant Turnip’, think about how we can help each other, within our family units, as a school and as a local. See attachment below - Collective Worship 1.
When using an online resource, please ensure that children are supervised (in the same room as an adult) and you have enacted parental controls on their device. Lots more details on how to help children be safe on line can be found on our website here Keeping Your Children Safe Online.
Spirituality and wellbeing:
During this period of uncertainty, it is important that we come together as a community and support each other. Therefore, please keep referring to this page as we upload and update it with a variety of tools to help support family mental health and offer spiritual guidance.
The Church of England Supporting Good Mental Health. A series of 13 reflections taking a topic a day, including scripture and a “Have a Go” habit or challenge
Childline Calm Zone. A great collection of activities and tools to use with children to develop a culture of calm. https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
This site also has some useful tips, in particular the 5,4,3,2,1 grounding technique which is an effective tool for managing anxiety for any age. https://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/2016/4/27/coping-skill-spotlight-5-4-3-2-1-grounding-technique
Please look out for a parentmail detailing stories and resources, from our PSHE scheme of work ‘Jigsaw’, that you can access to help your child understand and process the current situation and this new learning environment.
An Easter prayer:
As we approach Easter, we reflect on The Easter story and remind ourselves, that Easter, amongst other things, is a time to celebrate new life:
Thank you for the Springtime and the new life we see all around us.
Thank you for Easter and for the joy and hope it brings.
Thank you for all the times we celebrate with our family.
Please help us never to take these times for granted.
Year 4 Prayers for Thanks
Some of the Year 4 children have written prayers for thanks at this difficult time, you can see them in the video below.
Well Being Journal
What have you done to make you feel proud today? How are you feeling? Keep a journal of this experience to help explore your feelings and to help you capture the creative ways you are keeping busy with your family. There are some pages below to start you off.
It is key at this time to ensure that we are mentally and physically active. We have added some new PE resources ( see Home Activity Resources below) for KS1 & KS2.
BBC radio for schools has a number of dance programmes for the whole family to get involved.
While your child is learning, please remind them to look at our Learning Certainties and reflect on their learning e.g. Have I been a good learner today? How have I been resourceful today? How can I be more ……
All our Learning Certainties are linked to Bible stories, which are a good way of exploring their meaning. When giving your child feedback and praise it is useful to refer to the Learning Certainties and for example praise your child for being motivated, enthusiastic or determined.