Home Learning

Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this page so there will be new things to keep the children busy & learning at home!

 

How much learning should my child be doing at home?

We want to reassure parents that there is no wrong or right amount of home learning your child is doing or how this is approached.  For some parents, sticking to a 9am to 3.15pm learning timetable is right for them and their child; for others, an hour a day of project or online learning is more appropriate, or it may be much more ad hoc. You may be a family that is sticking with all the learning the school have provided and completing it all – or you may be enjoying just following the children’s own interests to research and explore new subjects.  Again, both approaches (or a mixture) are fine. The government is clear that this should be “home LEARNING” and not “home TEACHING” on both parents’ and schools’ parts.  Ideally, we would like the children to be doing “something” every school day – to continue to enjoy reading and keeping doing some writing and number work – but we know this is not going to always be possible for lots of different reasons. We know that some days you might just not be doing anything at all and that’s OK too!   At this time, what is most important is that you and your families take care of yourselves in the way that you feel is best; if you do need any further clarification or learning support please do email your class teacher.  We will be sharing lots of suggestions with you but you don’t have to do them!

 

Learning from 1st June

From 1st June, some of our children will be returning to school and for most of our teachers this means they will be teaching new classes!  For those children remaining at home, we will continue to post the Oak Academy lessons each week, along with any other learning recommended by your class teacher.  Teachers will continue to support families at home by email and would love to hear from you or to help with any queries but please bear in mind that they will have a full-day teaching commitment in school too so they may not be able to get back to you straight away!

 

Online Learning

Children have access to the following sites (click to access) –

       

                        

 

Recommended websites and things to do

     

 

Click here for Reception video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics include:

  • Space Adventure
  • Shape and Space
  • Growing a beanstalk & “Jasper’s Beanstalk”
  • Printing paintings

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

      

 

Click here for Yr1 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics include:

  • Poetry
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Who was Neil Armstrong?

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

      

 

Click here for Yr2 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics include:

  • Haiku poetry
  • Measuring
  • Shadows

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

       

 

Click here for Yr3 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics include:

  • Adventure Stories
  • Angles & shapes
  • Stories about Jesus

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

      

 

Click here for Yr4 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics includes:

  • Story characters
  • Angles & symmetry
  • Light

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

      

 

Click here for Yr5 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

This week’s topics include:

  • Story writing
  • Decimals
  • Rocks

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

      

 

Click here for Yr6 video lessons for week beginning 1st June

Topics this week include:

  • Letters
  • Fractions
  •  The end of WW2

This week’s assembly is about “resilience”.

 

General websites

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/

Reading / Phonics www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.phonicsbloom.com

home.oxfordowl.co.uk  – Oxford Reading Tree site with e-books & activities

Maths
www.themathsfactor.com – maths lessons online with Carol Vorderman!
PE

Movement & Mindfulness

www.gonoodle.com

PE with Joe Wicks, designed to do at home!  Mon-Fri at 9am

Geography world-geography-games.com – Geography gaming!
Science mysteryscience.com – Lots of fun science experiments
Challenges There are lots of different challenges to try at home on these documents!  Most of them are suitable for any age.

          

World of Work Week
This week, 23rd March, should have been our World of Work Week!  What can you find out about different jobs?  What job would you like to do when you are older?  What would you need to be good at to do it well?  You could write about the job or draw yourself doing it!

There are some interesting clips to watch about different jobs here – click to watch.

Travel to space! You can see the International Space Station flying overhead in the evenings – go outside for some star spotting or to see if you can see it fly by!  What can you find out about stars and space?
Boat Race The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race was cancelled this year so why not build your own boats and hold your own!
Scavenger Hunt! Instead of an Egg Hunt, why not see if you can find these things indoors or in your garden?  Click here for the list of things to find.  You could write a list of what you find or even take some photos!

First News

All our KS2 children enjoy reading “First News” every week and you can still read it here!

Click on the date below for this week’s edition:

5th to 11th June

1st to 7th May

17th – 23rd April

10th – 16th April