Click here for an online course for children 7-12. It has been developed by a CAHMS service to help children understand the Corona Virus.
Education advisers in Cambridgeshire have created a ‘one stop shop’ of FREE resources and activities for children aged 4 – 11 years old. Instead of being directed to lots of different websites, the Home Learning Hub has links to the best free resources from White Rose, NRICH, I See Maths and loads of other great resources all in one place.
It’s not just maths either, there’s pages for all subject areas.
Visit the school NEWS page about Reading and Phonics by clicking here…
Did you know that Oxford Owl have added lots of eBooks for your child to continue reading while they are at home? They have an excellent range of books for children to read from ages 3-11. They also have an excellent range of Read Write Inc books for your child to read containing green and red words. Just visit https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and click on the free eBook library and then click your child’s reading age.
For as long as schools are closed, they’re open. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening by clicking here.
It’s that easy.
Catch up on any audio stories you missed last week here. These audio recordings will be available until Sunday. Click here!
If you really enjoy Harry Potter, then JK Rowling’s Wizarding World website is a definite must! There is a new ‘Hogwarts at Home’ section, filled with quizzes, magical craft videos and lots of puzzles for the young and old! Click here to explore this magical site!
Post created by Mrs Trotter, Mrs G-B and Miss Noble – great minds think alike!
Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps in several countries including the UK amid restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus. It has been rumoured that several people over Twitter have posted screenshots that have claimed they were locked out of applications like Netflix, Spotify and even bank accounts after they downloaded Houseparty. Please be aware when downloading APPs and make sure they have strong passwords.
The company issued a statement denying those allegations.
“We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts,” a spokesperson for Epic Games said.
“As a general rule, we suggest all users choose strong passwords when creating online accounts on any platform.”
I hope you are all well.
Well done to the children who have sent me a piece of descriptive writing based on the Harry Potter image that I posted. Please try and write something and take a photo and email it to me, I would love to read your work.
Have you checked out Numbots yet? it’s great and you can log in using your TT Rockstars details. Click on the link below.
In English, I would like to see if you can remember the rules for using direct speech (inverted commas).
Please click on this brilliant movie called ‘For the Birds.’
What do you think the birds are saying to each other ? Can you write some dialogue ( a conversation ) between some of the birds. What alternatives to ‘said’ could you use?
Can you extend this to a paragraph ? for instance.
The little bird said, “What a lovely day!”
“Budge over!” said another bird.
Bob the little bird whispered, “What a lovely day!” as the rest of the flock landed on the telephone wire.
“Budge over!” exclaimed Maddie impatiently as she squeezed along the wire.
If we had been in school this week these words would have been our spellings:
Words with a /sh/ sound spelt with ‘ch’
Many of these type of words have a French origin
Do you know what they all mean? see if you can find out!
Can you use them in a sentence ?
Here is a word search with our spelling words in. Can you spot the hidden words?
Perhaps practise the words and on Friday ask someone to test you.
The link below takes you to White Rose Home learning which is excellent. There is a little tutorial for each lesson and some questions to answer. Even if you don’t print them off just have a discussion and answer them orally.
Begin with the week 1 task about unit and non unit fractions.
Did you have a go at the hour of code last week? I had a go at some of them with my family and we loved it. , which was great fun. If you haven’t had a go, here’s a
Thanks again for keeping in touch via my email.
If there is anything you need please drop me another email and I will try my best to help.
Thanks and stay safe
J2code is our award winning coding resource offering four differentiated platforms. Following the National Curriculum it encourages students’ creativity and helps teachers fulfil the requirements of computing in the curriculum for pupils in KS1 and KS2.
There are 4 sections to try!
Year 1 and Year 2
JIT Turtle is aimed at the youngest learners and starts to introduce all of the important concepts of programming. Pupils begin by simply clicking an on screen turtle or sprite to move it, turn it or put a pen up or down. As well as moving the sprite it builds up a simple program as a series of commands in a separate window. As a user becomes more confident they can move to advanced mode where the turtle does not perform the actions until the program is run. This is a perfect compliment to motorised floor turtles or other activities.
Year 3, 4, 5, and 6
The Visual programming engine is a familiar, block based programming tool which works on any modern computer or tablet. Starting with the simplest of programs, pupils can progress to a high level of sophistication which will keep them engaged and motivated. Teachers can share scripts with the class easily creating differentiated learning activities. There are 3 differentiated levels which enable pupils to work independently without unnecessary clutter and distraction of script that they do not understand or need.
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
The Logo programming engine enables pupils to build varied and mathematically challenging scripts. The differentiated levels allow pupils to continue on from JIT turtle applying what they have learnt in a new context. Level 3 encourages users to work independently or for teachers or pupils to create examples for sharing with the class
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The BBC micro:bit has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games. The BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in – clever!
Have a go and see what you can create!
An introduction to their home lessons can be watched by clicking here.
There are also resources for children in Key Stage 1 with some good videos to support parents at home with mathematical concepts and methods.
I hope you are all well. Myself, Miss Ho and Miss Jenkins are missing you all so much – we can’t wait to see you all.
Please keep in touch with us either by sending me an email to
or sending us photos of what you are up to on our Facebook page.
I have been keeping up to date and watching who has been going on Lexia – Well done Sophie H for reaching the next level.
Please try and go on Lexia if you have your login details.
A few parents have asked me for some ideas to help with Maths in Year 3/4.
A nice idea is telling the time. In year 3 and 4 we need to:
1. Tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
2. Estimate and Read time to the nearest minute;
3. Use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
Here is an excellent resource for helping with Time
You are all brilliant at writing descriptive settings so here is an amazing picture from Harry Potter that you could use to write a descriptive piece of writing.
If you were in one of the boats describe what you can see and hear. Also describe how you are feeling as you approach the castle.
This may help you – please feel free to magpie !!!
The narrow path had opened suddenly on to the edge of a great black lake. Perched on a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers.
Our fleet of little boats moved off all at once, gliding across the lake, which was as smooth as glass. Everyone was silent, staring up at the great castle overhead. It towered over us as we sailed nearer and nearer to the cliff on which it stood.
Once you have finished writing take a photo and email it to me or perhaps if you are on a laptop you could type it and email it to me.
The most important thing is that we all stay safe so please don’t stress about any of the work that I have suggested it is only there as guidance incase you are looking for something to do.
Take care and see you all soon.
Have you ever read Rob Biddulph’s story ‘Odd Dog Out’? If you haven’t then click this link to hear the story read by the very famous TOM HARDY. It’s a story about being different and how these differences should be celebrated.
As well as writing the book he also illustrated the story and his illustrations really capture young and older readers attention.
Rob Biddulph has created some fantastic videos for you to learn how to draw. He will be posting videos onto his site every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. He already has four videos ready so you can get started straight away. You can upload your artwork as Rob would love to see them use the hashtag #DrawWithRob and upload to I am @RobBiddulph on Twitter, @rbiddulph on Instagram and robbiddulphauthor on Facebook.
Oh, and please subscribe to his YouTube channel too.
Click on the image below to take you straight to his website. Happy illustrating. I would also love to see your artwork so if you’d like to send me your works of art then please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello there, Parents and Carers!
As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their studies at home.
Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Early Years to Year 8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.