Parent/Carer Support: Updated 11.5.20
These are challenging times for our community, but the academy is committed to doing all it can for pupils and parents. We will be providing as much academic and pastoral support as we possibly can throughout this period via this page, emails to and from school, Dojo messager and where appropriate keeping in touch calls.
Please use the following presentation to help communicate the current situation clearly with your children.
Communication with school
The academy has numerous ways that you can keep in touch with us. Please feel free to use these avenues to keep up to date with developments, answer any queries or to clarify anything you need to know.
For short messages continue to use the Class Dojo system, it is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to answer short queries and points of clarification.
For longer messages, something where you may need an attached file, or more detailed information use the year group email system.
or if required firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to the Principal
No matter what the eventuality the academy will be staffed to some level and in extremis, please feel free to come to the office to seek support. If you are a family in receipt of free school meals allowance (NOT universal free school meals for infants) the academy will operate a food bank facility. The academy will be able to provide you with a small (a few meals at least) amounts of dry and tinned goods. If you need this service, please email Mr Martlew directly in the event of school closure to arrange a collection time.
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Parental Pastoral and Wellbeing Support
Finding yourself in isolation or faced with unforeseen circumstances is challenging for everyone - below are some links to support you.
Pupil Wellbeing Support
Pupil Academic Support
Self Isolation Support Links
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home Free e-books for ages 3 to 11, phonics guides, maths games and activities, advice and support for learning at home. Register quickly and easily for free to access books.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - comprehension & inference skills
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun FREE interactive books to read online, along with quizzes and games (NB: If this link does not work, try typing it manually into the web address bar)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVraNWFZ0XO_BsszfyqNYXQ/playlists Ark Oval's YouTube channel - classic stories to listen to, read by our staff
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - FREE decodable books which match our phonics programme. Create a free account quickly and easily, then find books to match your child's current stage. Click on 'Levels' and select 'Read Write Inc Level.' Then select the colour group that your child is currently in to access books.
http://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html Decodable comic stories that can be printed or read on screen.
https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html ‘pop’ sounds in bubbles – a fun way to consolidate sounds
https://learn.readwithphonics.com/school/phonics-games - lots of games to reinforce sound and word reading
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ Online games to support phonics learning
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Phonics games.
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ Information on our phonics programme and parent video tutorials on how to pronounce sounds.
English & Maths
http://www.pobble365.com/ A HUGE collection of inspiring and beautiful images to develop comprehension. Ideas for writing attached to every picture. Suitable for all ages.
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/ English games including reading, spelling, grammar and vocabulary.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Maths and English games, as well as guidance for parents.
http://www.ictgames.com/ Maths and English games.
https://uk.ixl.com/ Interactive maths and English skills for all ages.
http://snappymaths.com/ Free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the teaching and learning of mathematics facts and skills in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
https://mathszone.co.uk/ Tablet games and interactive activities.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/ Maths games and tutorial videos explaining concepts.
https://www.mathsisfun.com/ Maths games, resources and worksheets for various ages.
http://www.timestables.me.uk/ Times tables practice
https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/ Times tables practice
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/science/ Resources and lessons to develop children’s scientific knowledge and skills (science).
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Resources and games to improve children’s scientific knowledge and skills organised by topic and year (science).
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/at-school/subject-guides/science-at... Science topics by year group, ideas for science at home and further links to support parents.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize BBC Bitesize is an incredibly engaging and rich source of learning for age three and up in all areas of the curriculum.
https://world-geography-games.com World Geography Games brings entertaining, educational quiz games to test and improve your geographical knowledge.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb Resources and games for KS1 geographical topics, skills and knowledge.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/topic/history.shtml History topics are listed with useful links and websites.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00sp0l8/horrible-histories TV show exploring significant people and places in time (history).
http://www.haringkids.com/lesson_plans/ All art skills and stages can be developed through these ideas inspired by Keith Haring.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/school-year/subject-guides/art-and-... Art skill by key stage, ideas for art at home and further links to support parents.
https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-design/ One free sample art lesson and resources for each year group.
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ ICT online games
https://studio.code.org/s/iceage/stage/1/puzzle/1 Online coding games.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/hectorsworld/ Internet safety for younger children.
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/ Internet safety advice for parents by age.
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-active-your-way/ Ideas and activities by age for keeping fit and active (PE / PHSE).
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/about-change4life Advice and guidance for a healthy lifestyle for adults and children (PE).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmpfb9q KS1 PHSE videos and content for KS1.
such as numbers, words and phrases.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zhyb4wx Spanish resources for KS1.
https://www.sats-papers.co.uk Year 2 & Year 6 past SATS papers
Home Learning Support Packs
(Refreshed every two weeks)
During the Easter period we will be reflecting this in the learning set . We will continue to post learing on Purple Mash and various other online resources but as with any "holiday period" we feel that the key feature of our currciulum that can be most readily accessed is creativity and experience.
As such the work books are reflective of these areas. If you wish to suppliment this with some structured reading, writing and mathmatics lessons. we would highly recommend the BBC BITESIZE online lessons and resources.
We have supplimented this with an online learning channel to give you access to phonics materials and a selection of simple stories and chapter books to enjoy with your child. We will be extending this
WORKBOOK SET 3 - 1.5.20