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28/03/20

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Floella Benjamin

Telling one of my favourite stories for my Babies and their kids. The story is ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ which tells you expensive designer clothes aren’t everything. It’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it! Enjoy ❤️https://t.co/mEFrnyIAqc https://t.co/E9DfYzPevK

28/03/20

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Clarence House

📞If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. ☎️ If you are not in immediate danger, please call one of the following 24 hour helplines: England: 0808 2000 247 Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414 Scotland: 0800 027 1234 Wales: 0808 8010 800

28/03/20

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Clarence House

"If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone. “Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic violence charities. Please stay safe and get help."

28/03/20

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Clarence House

“I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family. “It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you."

28/03/20

Thank you so much for doing this.

28/03/20

Beautiful and inspiring

27/03/20

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lemn sissay MBE

Some good news: Poems for The NHS by the workers in The NHS to raise money for The NHS with an introduction by https://t.co/AGFxd7DjKG

27/03/20

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Tes

Gloves, goggles and masks ‘lying dormant’ in schools are being offered to help protect NHS staff on the front line https://t.co/cUyxAYB1AZ

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27/03/20

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charlie mackesy

One day we will be able to hug each other again and pop round for a cup of tea. We will look back with grief and pain but also what brought us back together and reminded us what really matters. One day we will be free, but different, kinder and better. https://t.co/lENH3wAoop

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27/03/20

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Kevin Lufc Blueman

Chalked on a drive near me in Leeds. How so very true right now are those words 💙💙 https://t.co/IZw4fk8cHv

27/03/20

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NHS

That was emotional 💙

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27/03/20

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Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives

On behalf of the whole country, I want to thank all the incredible nurses, doctors, NHS support staff & carers who are working flat out to fight coronavirus 👏 To help them, and protect the NHS, we need everyone to stay at home https://t.co/kpdQ5KHQiy

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27/03/20

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SF Said

All reading is reading. If a child is enjoying reading something - PLEASE LET THEM! Never dismiss the things that they love as too young, or too silly, or not educational enough. Because those are the things that will make them lifelong readers. (Art: Bill Watterson) https://t.co/kc5qodacPf

26/03/20

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BookTrust

Woohoo! https://t.co/P7Z2FSLGxP

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26/03/20

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Colin West

This is a great idea! You put a bear in your front window so children can spot it when out for their daily walk. https://t.co/O1849SvHeS

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26/03/20

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Chris Towers

This cheered me up https://t.co/n9e01ALjcR

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26/03/20

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Roydon Primary

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26/03/20

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Kensington Palace

To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by : thank you. https://t.co/XnaUPJyDoX

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25/03/20

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Jay-Louise Knight

😜 https://t.co/y5rmOkdKaS

25/03/20

How lovely. Well done girls (and mum).

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Home Learning

Teachers have prepared tasks and activities for children to consolidate their learning. The work packs we sent home can also be accessed by clicking on Work Packs in the menu on the left hand side of this page.  They do not include any new learning because this would require teaching.
 
After Easter, teachers will consider how best to communicate new learning. Teachers have begun to use Class Dojo to set learning for pupils in a more personalised way now that there is an extended school closure. 
 

What is a typical school day?

One parent has asked for an example of a typical school day so their child can continue with some kind of normality and routine. Whilst you cannot and do not need to emulate a school day while your child is at home, here is some guidance of the school routine they are familiar with. 
 
Pupils start the day at 8:45 and spend the first thirty minutes self-registering what they want for lunch, completing a morning task e.g., a maths task, spelling or handwriting, and teachers use this time to run intervention sessions with small groups or individual pupils based on their assessments of the previous day.
Pupils in Reception and Year 1 and some pupils in Year 2 are then taught reading in phonics groups (Read, Write, Inc.) from 9:15 until 10:10. The majority of pupils in Year 2 and all pupils in Year 3 usually have their English lesson at 9:15.
At 10:15 pupils in Years 1 to 3 have assembly. Reception don't start joining routine assemblies until after Easter.  Assemblies vary depending on the day. On Mondays, there are whole school assemblies about one of the three rules, on Tuesdays pupils have class assemblies where they usually discuss current affairs or they have an assembly in the hall led by one of the two Reverends from St John's Church. On Wednesdays the 1215 Committee go to classes to lead assemblies, on Thursdays pupils have story assembly either in class or in the hall, and on Fridays, we have our celebration assembly, highlighting all the achievements of pupils throughout the week. 
Pupils in Years 1-3 then have playtime from 10:35 until 10:55, including a fruit/milk break. Reception have their fruit and milk at any point during the morning. Reception start going out to play with the rest of the school from after Easter. 
At 10:55 until lunchtime (11:45 for Reception and 12:00 for the other classes), classes usually have their daily maths lesson.
Lunchtime ends at 12:45 for Reception and at 1:00 for the other classes. In the afternoon there could be one lesson of 1.5 hours or two shorter lessons e.g., of 45 minutes each. These are typically science, music, art, history, geography, PSHE, PE, Spanish, RE, DT, Computing lessons.
At 2:30 classes stop for a class story. This is a protected time in the timetable. 
Depending on the age of the children, they start getting their things ready for the end of the day between 2:50 and 2:55.
 
If children are well, beyond the work packs, they should read as much as they can and those looking after them should read to them, again as much as possible because the benefits are priceless. There are also online storytime sessions, including the following:
 

Astronauts reading stories from space.

https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his stories and talk about some of the things that went into making it; it will be added to his website.

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/

 


 

As well as the work packs:

 
Twinkl.co.uk have kindly produced free  home learning packs for children in self-isolation or in the event of a school closure. These can be accessed here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure Go to the website and then click on the appropriate year group. 
Twinkl have also offered every teacher and parent a one month ultimate membership totally free of charge so children can have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption. Setting this up is easy-  go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.
We use White Rose Maths Hub for our maths curriculum. They have announced that they will set up resources for teachers to set work for pupils who are not able to go to school, from next week. Here is the website: https://whiterosemaths.com/
Pupils in Years 1-3 have access to Purple Mash where teachers set To Do tasks linked to pupils' learning.
Pupils in Years 2 and 3 also have access to Times Tables Rock Stars online.
Phonics Play is another website that has announced that all of their games and resources are currently free. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ It will be great for home learning for pupils in Reception and Year 1 in particular, because the children always love the games and they would be practising reading real and alien words. 

Kids Classroom Secrets have also announced free access to their online learning activities: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

Carol Vorderman's website, The Maths Factor is giving parents free access while schools are closed (usually £2 per week): https://www.themathsfactor.com/


 

Here are some other free websites with activities you may want to consider for your child(ren):

www.khanacademy.org/

www.freerice.com/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.storylineonline.net/

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

www.hourofcode.com/uk

https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/50-youtube-channels-for-home-learning/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Free+Resources+for+Home+Learning%21&utm_campaign=AC50YoutubeChannels

 


PICTURE NEWS

Picture News is an organisation which creates weekly projects for children. They have kindly offered to do this for free during the period of school closure for most children. They produce projects for EYFS (we would include Reception and Year 1) and older children. The resources have the date in their title so it is clear which resources are part of the same project. We hope parents find them useful to work through with their children. Please click on the relevant bars on the menu on the left hand side of this page. 


 

Clicker 8
As a school we have five licences for a computer software programme called Clicker. Crick Software who make Clicker have offered free home access to all our parents and teachers for the next six weeks, in order to help with home learning during this difficult period.  They have offered to extend the free access if required. Go to www.cricksoft.com/home-installation for all the information you need to get started, including installation instructions and helpful hints for getting the most out of the software.  Clicker 8 is compatible with Windows/Mac machines (full system requirements can be found here). I have just tried installing it myself and it works perfectly. When you are asked for the serial number, enter the following in the four cells: 8G3EM     PMLXH      4QXVC      5VB4W. Once you have installed Clicker 8 spend some time viewing the tutorials. It is a very useful programme for all year groups but particularly for Reception to Year 2 pupils and any pupils in Year 3 who may struggle with reading and writing. I will also add this information to the Home Learning page on our website. 
 
If you have any issues installing Clicker 8, the following could be helpful:
 

 

The Essex Primary Headteachers' Association have created a website with links to resources for home learning for those children and adults socially isolating: 

https://essexprimaryheads.co.uk/story/2000165/links-to-online-resources-and-activities-for-children-and-adults-

 

Keeping a Diary

It may be cathartic if children kept a diary during the school closure. Writing something down is in itself, one way of dealing with a stressful, worrying situation. Who knows, your child's diary may be a historical source one day!

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