Learning at home
Whilst our children are at home, their teachers will still be working hard to help them keep learning and make progress. Class Teachers will be setting them a range of activities to complete using the Purple Mash platform.
Children will be receiving their individual log-on's on the 19/3 and 20/3 and staff will be setting them challenges from the week commencing the 23/3.
Pupils should log on daily and complete the "2do's" that they have been set. To access their page, click on the image below:
In addition, teachers may also put some ideas for work or post a video message to the children on their class page so please keep an eye on there too.
We will also be sharing daily links from our friends at Pacesetter Sport, who'll be sharing some videos to help our children keep their bodies and minds healthy.
Whilst we hope that this work will help our children to continue learning whilst they are at home, unfortunately, as we're sure you'll appreciate, it cannot replicate the Quality First Teaching that we provide in our daily teaching. For the benefit of their well-being, we advocate children also spend time away from the computer: playing board games, reading books, playing in the garden, making dens - all fabulous learning opportunities!
ONLINE SAFETYWhilst our children are at home with you and distance/remote learning 'kicks' in further, please use the guidance on our online safety page to help keep the children safe.
- Sign up to @BorrowBox to access free e-books and e-audiobooks from Northamptonshire Libraries
- Choose an activity to complete alongside your daily reading session.
- Borrow an e-book from the Oxford Owl free selection
- To find out more about Read, Write, Inc - the phonics program we follow, click here and subscribe to their YouTube channel
Read, Write, Inc produce videos on this YouTube channnel. Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).
- Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
- Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
- Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds
After the Easter holidays, the channel will:
Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons
Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 Sounds
From Monday 20th April, they are releasing Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon. Three stories will be published each week on our YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, we are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.
Most films will be available for the period of school closure.
Literacy guru, Jane Considine, will be delivering daily English activities via webinars for pupils to complete at home during the school closure. Join the mailing list to receive alerts and information by clicking here.
- Access the Oxford Owl free Maths resources
- Test recall of the multiplication tables with this game (similar to the new Year 4 times table check)
- Just Dance Videos – free online dance videos to current and classic songs which can be completed in a small space.
- Ten Pieces: Ten Pieces resources bursting with ideas for how to get children to engage and be creative with classical music
- House of sound: A series of short films exploring the science of sound, music and musical instruments
- Nursery rhymes: Great versions on old classic nursery rhymes for younger learners (Reception/year 1)
- San Francisco Symphony Orchestra: SFSKids includes: a fun and playful series of educational modules presented as immersive environments and using animal avatars as guides; the ability to explore various linkages between composers, instruments and music compositions; interactive online tutorials to learn about music basics; the opportunity for users to compose and notate their own original music; and much more.
- New York Philharmonic Orchestra: Great graphics and fun games (like the clarinet scavenger hunt) make this New York Philharmonic website great, especially for instrumental students.
- London Symphony Orchestra A video performance of Ravel’s Bolero in which the listener can experience the orchestra from multiple points of view