The change in government guidance now means that fewer children are having to self-isolate (in most circumstances only when they have a positive case of COVID -19) or are having to wait for a shorter period of time for a negative test result.
If a child is awaiting a test result for a period of 1-2 days the following resources should be accessed by the children (links and resources are provided below):
- Read for 30 minutes each day. This could be a book sent home through school, your own book from home or a selection of texts from the Oxford Owl E-book library (see reading information under the ‘Resources (1-2 days isolation) section of the Remote Learning area). In addition, we have kept our World Book Day story recordings if the children would like to hear a member of staff share a story. These can be found under ‘Share a story with a member of staff’
- Access the activities and ‘Resources (1-2 days isolation)’ suggested in the resources section of the Remote Learning area, including an English task from the Oak Academy website and the current week of home learning from White Rose
- Access further websites suggested in the further websites section of the Remote Learning area
- Undertake a piece of creative writing using the Pobble365 website and associated resources
- Complete some form of physical activity, this could be in the garden or using one of the physical activity challenge cards available on the website
- The ‘Well-being & Emotional Support’ section of the website also provides mindfulness resources, including meditation resources to listen to
Oak National Academy
Below you will find the link to the Oak National Academy website for each year group. These classroom lessons are around an hour-long. They’re delivered by a teacher from the Oak National team, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It’s all easy to use, there’s no login or password, you can access our lessons on nearly any device, and the children only need materials they can find at home. When using these resources for only 1-2 days, we recommend accessing lessons from within your child's year group for the foundation subjects. You could perhaps choose a subject that the child is interested in or, alternatively, browse the subjects for things the children have already covered in school as revision. In addition, included are links to a short 5 lesson English unit for each year group. This would be suitable for a short period at home of 1-3 days.
White Rose Maths
Click here to access the White Rose Maths website which includes all their home learning videos and resources. When using these resources for only 1-2 days, we recommend following the current week and the resources within. In most instances, this will be similar to, or revision of, topics we have covered in school. Alternatively, the further websites tab has links to daily practise materials for Maths, including hit the button and daily arithmetic.
Reading is the gateway to many other areas of learning and it is of paramount importance that the children regualrly read to help develop their confidence, fluency and comprehension skills. Below you will find resources to help support parents/carers at home, including access to online resources for reading and phonics
Oxford owl e-library
Due to our subscription with Oxford owl, we have access to a range of e-books for the children to read at home.
e-books from the Oxford Owl e-library, sorted by age
RWI phonics and banded books
Click here to access a document which provides interactive books and slideshows appropriate the where the children are within the RWI phonics programme. The slideshows will allow the children to practise their sounds and the speed can be adjusted according to the child's confidence.
The BookTrust have a fantastic section on their website called HomeTime. It includes readings from authors, drawing guides from illustrators and also games, quizzes and competitions.
To access the HomeTime area, use the following link:
We encourage children to write creatively in school using a variety of writerly skills. Throughout each of our writing units, we continuously discuss the purpose and audience and how we can achieve our intended impact upon a reader.
Pobble 365 - click here to access
Pobble 365 is a brilliant website which provides a writing stimulus every day of the year. Alongside this, each picture has discussion questions, a sentence challenge and sick sentences to improve. For those who are unsure what to write, the website also gives a story starter to help get the children writing. We recommend using the resource in the following ways:
Key Stage 1
- Create a list using your senses e.g. what can you smell?
- Write a list of nouns and adjectives from the picture
- Write 3 sentences about the picture
Key Stage 2
- Look at the picture and think about the discussion questions - maybe discuss with someone at home
- Read the story starter
- See if you can improve one of the sick sentences
- Sit quietly for a 45 minute writing session and write about the image
- At the end of the session, read through the writing and edit for spelling, punctuation and word choice (could the language be improved?)
These resources were produced by the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership during lockdown 1. Although older weekly resources, they still contain useful ideas of activities which can be done at home.