During this difficult time for our families, friends and staff, we want to continue to support learning, so much of our work is moving online.
We will use our Class Dojo channel to share work tasks, activities and ideas to help you fend off boredom! Below is a model timetable, with forthcoming events around which you can plan your week.
Although none of us wanted to be in this position, we are determined to use our considerable creative skills to rise to the challenge and support our community.
EXPECTED / HOPED FOR (depending on circumstances)
Just as before, we expect children to read every day, hopefully with an adult or older sibling. To support you we have signed up to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ *
Oxford Reading Owl have allowed all children access to our current scheme. Children can read all of their books, listen to the books through an audio recording and answer questions afterwards to test comprehension. It’s brilliant, highly recommend.
Click ‘My Class Login’ at the very top of the page.
Try Class name: misstyers Password: Class2
OR Class name: nibley3 Password: MrsLewis
OR Class name: nibley4 Password: MsSurridge
Then select your child’s age group and have a browse at all the books on offer!
Younger readers – Miss Allen has this for you:
www.phonicsplay.co.uk * If you set up an account they will let you have access to all of their subscription areas.
Username march20 Password home
Play Flashcards – you should include the phase 2 and 3 words.
Tricky words – include the phase 2 and 3 words.
Children can then choose a few games to play on here to practice reading in the phase 3 section.
EVERY DAY OPPORTUNITIES
Everything else we are sharing is offered to provide distraction, entertainment or to maintain our sense of community. We don’t want families to feel overwhelmed or guilty. Take on only what is reasonable.
Mrs Dixon has added her own page of skills-based activities here
Why not wake and shake with Joe Wicks and nearly 1,000,000 (1 million) other households?
On Tuesdays Mr Batchelor will be setting a computing or coding ‘2Do’ challenge from within Purple Mash. Wherever possible, this will continue the learning journey begun in class.
Once a week a member of the support staff from within the school will be setting a surprise challenge.
Follow ‘Open The Book’ together on a Friday and celebrate a birthday or two. We expect you all to sing along!
I hope to have some guest presenters. Watch this space!
Mr Tuttle has released online guitar resources here www.rtguitars.co.uk * and is offering online lessons via Facetime/Zoom. I have sent informtion direct to the children having lessons, but contect me if you want extra information.
Some online art lessons!
Professional illustrator Mo Wilems invites you into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. You are invited to send in your drawings and questions for Mo. Note that the daily drawing/doodle lessons are 1pm ET which is 5pm our time. However they remain online to be streamed afterwards. See – https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems *