Upper KS2 Home Learning
As a school, we are aware that many of our families are currently following the government's advice and self-isolating. From Monday, the school will be closed to many children as part of the government's planned response to the current situation. To support you with continuing your child's learning over this period, please see below a number of useful apps and websites you can access to support your child.
We will be updating this webpage with new ideas over this period, so please do check in to see what new materials and resources we have made available.
Thank you for your ongoing support with your child's education. Take care of each other and hope to see you all again soon.
Weekly maths lessons online!
At school we follow the small steps of progress published by White Rose Maths.
They are producing home learning links. These include videos to explain learning and worksheets that can be downloaded to complete with answer sheets to help mark them.
Please check back each week to see what your child would have been learning if they were in school as these will be updated regularly.
We are using the EPIC website or app to give children access to a huge number of books online. It includes comics, read-to-me titles, audiobooks and books to read independently from a vast range of topics and genres. The children in Year 4 have described it as being like Netflix for books - there are even educational videos on there too!
All parents should have been sent the code to log your child into their class account by email. If you did not receive the email, can you please notify the office so they can check the email address we have on file for you is correct? The classroom account is only available between 6am and 4pm. During the current international situation, with so many schools closed or planning for closures, the app as provided free unlimited access until the end of the academic year. This includes weekends and evenings. If you would like to have parental access to this, and to unlock the account so that it is available weekends and evenings, please email the office with permission to share your email address with the app.
Get reading and let's see which class can read the most books!
4W have a head start but I wonder if anyone can catch them up!?
To log in simply visit the webpage https://www.getepic.com/students
Enter the class code
Select your name and get Epic!
IXL LEARNING - English and Maths
In the past, we have used IXL to support maths at home. Children will have full access to the website for the next 90 days.
Please support your child in working through the maths and English objectives within their year group. Moving forward, we will be letting you know on this page what the focus for the week would have been in normal teaching so you can mirror this at home where appropriate.
Usernames and passwords will be sent by email as school closes.
Look for the last rule you learnt in school and just keep playing until you know all the Year 5 and 6 words and rules! We don't subscribe to this site, so you'll need to play the free games - sorry!
Usernames and Passwords
We have had a lot of requests for password resets from TTRockstars across school. To make this easier for parents, we have changed all passwords and usernames to a common format. Your child's username will be their first name and initial of second name (no capital letters). The password will be their year group
eg johns year5
The expectation is that all children know all their times table facts off by heart from 1 x 1 = 1 to 12 x 12 = 144 by the end of Year 4. We know that there are many children who would still need time to calculate this, rather than recalling is as a "learnt by heart fact" as is the expectation. To support our children in developing the level of number fluency they need to be best prepared for an Upper Key Stage 2 curriculum and beyond, we subscribe to ttrockstars. This is a great way for your child to practice their multiplication and division facts. All children have accessed the website in school before to know how to use it.
Try to practice little and often - short blasts of learning everyday are better than one mega blast once a week in retaining and recalling these key facts.
The school access to share projects safely with each other has been emailed out as school has closed.
Scratch is a great resource to allow children to tinker with programming and develop thier understanding and skills.
Children can create their own projects with or without an account. If they wish to save and share their creations, they will need an account, which you can quickly and easily set up for them for free with an email address or they can log in with the school account.
The best way to learn is to play around and experiment. We'd love to see your creations when you have completed them so please do share them with us.
PE-Staying healthy at home
During the next few weeks, we are all going to be spending more time at home than usual.
Whilst in our house its very important that we keep ourselves fit and healthy.
There are lots of websites out there that can help.
All you have to do is click on the links below and give the activities ago:
Travel to Tokyo Challenge
We can still log our activities and even play some of the fun games at https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo
Joe wick’s PE lessons:
Each day Joe Wicks will be running a live PE lesson at 9am. Don’t worry if you miss it, you can catch up later with the whole family at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Cosmic Kids Yoga:
Looking to get stronger and more flexible? Why not tray some Yoga. Just find a video you like at https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
For a daily challenge why not play the Alphabet bingo game! The rules are highlights below.
Useful sites for parents
Please click on the links below to access free online home learning activities.
Dear Parents/Carers the following websites have free audiobooks to stream for your children: