School Closure – Continuing Your Learning

As per direction from Government, the school will be closed from Friday 20th March.

These school closure pages have been created as a way of helping you to continue your child’s learning whilst away from school. Below you will find some generalised information and resources which are applicable to many year groups. Each year group also has an individual page where teachers will continue to post work which we expect the children to complete each week. We have sent home exercise books to record their work in (however we also welcome other forms of work such as art books, photographs or videos).

If you have a safeguarding concern during this time please contact North Somerset Safeguarding Board

Don’t forget, the Weston-super-Mare Foodbank is available should you need extra support during the school closure.

It is expected that children continue their learning during this time, and as such we have made the following provisions;

Whole School Activity – during your time away from school we would like ALL pupils to complete an engineering challenge ‘What would you do…..’
This is part of a nationwide competition which asks children to design a solution to an everyday problem. For example, a previous winner designed a bench which rotated so that you did not have to sit on a wet bench after rainfall!
Unlike other home learning tasks we are not specifying a week in which to complete this, but we do expect it to be completed during the closure.
Further information can be found here.

Purple Mash – All children have access to Purple Mash Learning resources and you can find their login details in their yellow reading log book. Here the children (and parents) will be able to access all available resources relating to various subjects and topics. Mini Mash is also available and is designed specifically for children in the Foundation Stage.

Your class teacher will also set work to complete via Purple Mash, and these can be found under the ‘2Dos’ tab at the top of the site. You will only be able to see work set for your class here.

School also subscribes to Spelling Shed, Times Table Rock Stars (KS2), and Numbots (KS1). If you have lost your login details they can also be found in your yellow reading log.

There are many other websites that we use in school which have a lot of free-to-use content. We have suggested some below, but there may be other suggestions on your School Closure Class Page.

Twinkl is a great website which we already subscribe to at school and they are currently offering free access and free resources to parents who may be affected by a school closure. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Quizziz We are also going to be introducing a new website called Quizziz where teachers can create a quiz about their class’s learning and invite pupils to take part. Details of these quizzes (and the link to follow) will be on your School Closure Class Page.

Oxford Owls – free e-books
Topmarks, BBC Bitesize and Crickweb – are great, interactive websites with games for every subject and every age-range!

Code.org and Barefoot Computing both provided many, many computing challenges – both using a device, and ‘unplugged’

Whilst we appreciate that there is an awful lot of screen time involved in this learning, there are still many other things to do which do not involve a digital device!

Don’t forget to;

-Read (and be read to) every day
-Practise your handwriting
-Continue to work on mental maths strategies
-Get some exercise
-Investigate science, maths, reading and understanding by following recipes to cook something yummy!
-Learn your class poem
-Practise telling the time on an analogue and digital clock, and also working out periods of time between.
-Continue to learn days of the week, months of the year etc.
-Weigh and measure – e.g. how many yogurt pots of water fill a jug/kettle? How much water does your kettle hold?
-Write a letter to someone
-Sketch the view from a window
-Learn and re-tell a Bible Story
-Write a new prayer (Can you write a 5-line prayer? Or a 7-line prayer?)