General Home Learning 2019 - 2020

 

 

We have been busy collating as many resources as possible to make sure your child will be able to continue learning at home during this difficult time.

 

Some parents and carers have contacted the school asking for guidance on what we expect children to complete during their time at home. Can we first thank you all for the support that you are giving to your children at this challenging time. We are lucky to have such caring and supportive families in our school. 

We are sure you will be aware that many families have varied circumstances during this period, and as a result we are not recommending that children complete a minimum amount of work. What we would ask however is that each day, where possible, children complete:

  • Some reading and some grammar work.
  • For Maths - try to practice tables every day on Times Tables Rockstars and work through some of the targeted maths work where possible. 
  • Please also share with children the daily prayer and reflections available on the CAFOD  Lenten calendar, available here
  • There are a range of other resources on class pages and this page, for other activities your children may be interested in completing.

Each week, we would suggest that children complete a longer piece of writing. This could be anything: a diary, an email to a friend or a story. For those looking for some inspiration, you could use the Story Starter! from Pobble365 (link below). Your children's class pages will be updated with details of some writing targets for their year that you can use to check your child's writing.  

We are not expecting any work to be returned to school so working electronically is absolutely fine.

May we again thank you for all your work in supporting your children and we hope you continue to take care, and stay safe.

 

 

If you do not have your child(s) Times Tables Rockstars login details, please email their name and class to

rockstars@stpeter-stpauls.wirral.sch.uk and we will reply to you with the login details in due course.

 

Some general topics you could consider, if appropriate are:

  • How to tell the time on a 12 and 24 hour clock.
  • The real value of, and responsible use of money.
  • Time scales - how many seconds in a minute, how many minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week and how many weeks/days in a year.
  • The names of the months in order. How many days are in each month?
  • Cooking and baking skills

The importance of mental and physical health

We are very aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy throughout this time and would encourace children, and parents to use the resources posted on each class webpage to assist in this, In particular, GoNoodle has some fabulous resources for mindfulness under their 'flow' channel.

 

Wirral Libraries

Wirral libraries are offering temporary memberships by following this link.

You will be issued with a number and pin and this can then be used to access their e-books and e-audio.

 

Some Useful Resources

Moneysavingexpert's team have collected several free offers for online services including auduble audio books, Rosetta Stine language courses, Carol Vorderman's maths workshops and more. click here to take a look. 

Edsential’s guide to activities for children and young people to access at home with support from families. Click on the above logo to access.


Science Resources

This link has a collection of 40 science websites offering experiments to entertain, and help children to learn at home.

 

Music Resources

For those children who have been preparing for our AmaSing concert, please click above to register with the website so that you may practice the songs.

 

BBC ten pieces has a number of listening activities and plans for a rancge of classical music. Click on the name to access that link. 

Gra┼╝yna Bacewicz Johannes Brahms
Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme Florence Price
Hans Zimmer Steve Reich
George Gershwin Heitor Villa
Antonio Vivaldi Ravi Shankar

 

Other Resources

This document has a range of other musical activities, including online games and printable activities.

 

Resource memberships

Some resource websites are offering free memberships in response to the current situation. Though we recommend that you take advantage of these offers, please make sure that you check the duration of any free memberships, and that you cancel any memberships before any free trial period is over. 

Classroom Secrets Kids is brand new site from Classroom Secrets packed full of activities for children to use independently. It is free during their BETA phase.

 

Twinkl are offering a 1-month free membership to all parents. Click the link above to access the registration page. The offer code to use to access the ultimate membership is: UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Classroom secrets have a range of interactive learning games on their website, click the logo above to access these.

There are a number of home learning packs available. The appropriate pack has been linked to in your child's class webpage.

 

Rising stars are offering free 3 -month access to all teachers and parents for their e-book library.

"This interactive resource gives you access to over 500 KS1 and KS2 Reading Planet books as exciting eBooks. Use to practise and improve comprehension skills and vocabulary acquisition with interactive, self-marking quizzes for each eBook."

Writing prompts and ideas

The website Pobble365 has "One picture. One teaching resource. Every day." It is a great resource to inspire your child(ren) to write a story, consider some inference questions and also has grammar questions.

 

Phonics

click the logo above to access Oxford Owl's "Learn to read with phonics: a parent guide". This includes practical advice, games and a Phonics Audio Guild (the sounds of the 44 phonics sounds). There are also a number of useful videos to assist in helping your child with phonics.

 

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