Extreme Reading Challenge
Check out the Extreme Reading Challenge we've set this week! Go to Children, Class Pages, and then click on the Extreme Reading Challenge. We're so excited to take part and even the staff will be joining in! Any photos will be posted on the class page so we can all enjoy them!
While the school is closed, please check your class page for the latest activities set by your teacher. These will be updated and a link will be sent out every Friday for you to access your new learning activity grid.
Please don’t feel an obligation to use but for any parents that would like further enrichment / support, these are the websites we would recommend.
Latest message from Mrs O'Shaughnessy:
Another week has gone by and we would like to share some more links with you. We are seeing some brilliant pictures of children’s work so please, as usual, keep sending them in.
A maths link by the genius Gareth Metcalfe – online reasoning lessons for both KS1 and 2. We invest heavily in his resources at school as we believe they are so good, so free ones are always a bonus!
Reach out to reporters – brilliant resource to nurture curiosity
https://www.reachoutreporter.com/ - video stimulus to explore the wider world
Short videos to inspire writing for children of all abilities. Each video follows the same format of posing a topical question, watching a short video and then responding to question stimuli to write a 200 word response. These are a perfect way to engage learners with exam style question prompts or build up focused writing stamina.
Enjoy and remember to share your work!
Anna O Shaughnessy
We hope everyone is having a successful second week at home. Thank you to everyone who has kept in touch with us sharing what you have been up to and some of the learning activities you have been taking part in. We love seeing them and have been busy uploading to the class pages on our website – if you haven’t already done so, log on and see if you are on there. Please keep the photos coming!
In addition to the weekly planning / teaching / learning grids which we are sending out at the end of each week, for each year group, we would also like to share 3 online learning tools with you that we feel may further enrich your child’s learning at home. Both teachers and parents have been sharing ideas and resources which we are finding invaluable and it is our aim to share with all parents across the MAT. Please don’t feel obliged to use we are just sharing some good resources if they are of interest!
This is a link to a resource which offers a wealth of ideas for parents which I think you will find really useful - it gives a bit more of a focus rather than lots of bitty activities. It’s main advantage is that it has ideas for activities and relevant links to resources, which can be aimed at one child and then differentiated up or down for older or younger siblings. There is also inspiration for self-led projects which opens up a whole host of activities
Whilst always trying to promote reading, the following website is excellent. Below you will find videos of books being read aloud, a writing response activity for each book, text-dependent questions, and a comprehension quiz.
You can have your child listen to the book or read the book independently with the sound off. The choice is yours.
After your child reads or listens to the story, DOWNLOAD the text-dependent questions, writing activity, and quiz for your child to answer.
Lastly a maths link – this is excellent for children of all ages – using a pack of cards to support learning in adding, sequencing and place value learning in 16 exciting games.
Just before I close, keeping children safe online is everyone’s responsibility and would urge every parent to access the following NSPCC website which covers every aspect imaginable
It really is so important and in such challenging times, knowledge is power as they say.
Please keep sending your photos and enjoy family time over Easter.
Anna O Shaughnessy