Remote learning information
Please find below a link for parents and carers regarding how we are supporting the education of children remotely. If you require further information please contact the class teacher via class Dojo, Microsoft Teams or the school office on : 01270 902054.
New-Remote learning information document for parents /carers
Remote tips for parents pdf-click below
Pupil expectation Poster
Go through this poster with your child to remind them of their expectations while online
Click below to find the PDF
Tips for remote learning for pupils
Microsoft teams 365
Cranberry have launched the use of Microsoft Teams. This useful learning platform allows teachers to set work and provide pre-recorded lessons with children in their class. Teachers have provided logins for all children in their classes. If you do not have the details or you require support with teams please email the school office at email@example.com or ring 01270 902054. We shall try to answer any technical problems as best as possible.
Check out some useful links for parent/carer support on accessing Microsoft Teams. There are many more online!
Additonal support guide for Microsoft teams (click below)
New to remote learning-accessing through XBOX and playstation
It has been reported that parents and children can access learning platforms and educational games through personal games consoles.
Please use the link below to read how you can do this.
Please find below links for online learning.
NEW-Plan BEE resources for children working from home
Click below to access downloadable resources for ks1 and 2
Oak National Academy home learning
Click on the links below to access learning resources for your child in the event of school or bubble closures. Each key stage holds lessons and videos in English, maths and foundation subjects.
Click on any link suitable for your child
Weekly Assemblies from Christchurch
Week beginning 11th January www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPkxffYcHmE
Week beginning 18th January https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpGylHUaqTc
Week beginning 25th January www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHjnb7vg4cc
Week beginning 1st February www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iFrbus0_YM
Week beginning 8th February www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfwUWSYC5A0
Week beginning 22nd February www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKqb1yV7dso
Week beginning 1st March www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Xptd0mE_0
Week beginning 8th March www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ9HkUENc94
Assemblies from Alsager Community Church
Spring 1 2021 https://youtu.be/rC6PRftpuS0
Additional online Resources across all subjects
- LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage dropdown to highlight resources that are age appropriate for home learning.
- Busy Things – Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children’s LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
- Twinkl – Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole curriculum. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
- TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.
- Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
- Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.
- Brain pop – Make any room a classroom
- Downloadable packs – packs for every year group
- Clicker – Writing support for all ages
- Premier League stars – Learn across the curriculum with sporting stars!
- Brain Pop – lots of games and activities to support all subjects
- BBC radio – Fantastic resources to listen to
- PlanBee – sign up to get resources to support learning across the curriculum
- Play Book Bingo – Competition open until 30th August 2020….
- Take the 30 day creativity challenge
- Oak Academy (online resources and lessons) Parents information Online classroom
- BBC Bitesize Primary school online lessons
- Premier League Primary Stars Learn across the curriculum with some well known faces
- Toy Theatre Educational games across the curriculum
- Dorling Kindersley Find Out – Got a question? You can probably find the answer out here!
- 20 Virtual Trips– From Aquariums to zoos!
- Take a trip around Buckingham Palace
- Britannica school – learning from The Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Join the Friday Family Challenge – from Premier League Stars
- Explore the world with The Horniman Museum
- Investigate the Family Learning Hub from IXL
- TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
- Times Table Rockstars are offering full free access to times table practice.
- NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
- Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
- Maths playground – Interactive maths games
- ICT Games – interactive Maths games.
- CrickWeb – interactive cross curricular activities
- Mathsframe – Hundred of maths games
- Sumdog – Online games and activities – all free of charge at the moment.
- Emile – Online maths activities.
- The Maths Factor – Free online maths lessons from Carol Vordeman
- Lego Maths – See how much you can learn with the simple Lego brick!
- Times tables quizzes (with answers!)
- More times tables games
- ThirdSpaceLearning – click here for instructions to set up your free account
- Chess – Learn to play the ultimate strategy game
- White Rose Maths – Maths for every year group
- My Money – Resources to support using money from Young Enterprise
- The Fiver challenge
- Join the Maths World Cup
- Teach your monster to read – Suitable for children from Nursery, Reception and KS1
- Authorfy – Masterclasses with authors and creative writing activities
- First News ihub – KS2 children have logins for this – access reading comprehension activities with instant marking and feedback
- ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities
- Phonics play Phonics games and activities- currently free access to the whole site
- Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
- Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)
- Oxford Owls Free e books for children aged 3-11
- Love my books – activities for children from 0-9 and links to you tube book readings.
- Epic books – free access to lots of books for children of all reading abilities
- David Walliams – listen to David read a story every day
- Audible – Free stories to stream in 6 languages
- Teach your child to Read Free e books with guidance, (previously £47)
- Reading for Pleasure Ideas to support you to love books!
- Classic Reads Read along with some classic full length stories
- Authors telling stories – listen to real authors read their books online
- Roald Dahl activities – Exciting things to do indoors with all of your favourite characters
- Harry Potter at home – Bring the magic of Hogwarts to your front room….
- Go on a Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen
- Discovering Books – Learn to draw the Gruffalo,create a miniature book and make a talking animal
- Talk for writing – units for every year group.. Easy to follow, fun to do! Batch 2
- LitFilmFest – films made by children for children
- Books Trust – fun at home with authors and illustrators
- Globe TV treat yourself to a little Shakespeare…
- SpellingFrame – Learn and practise spelling rules
- First News – free downladable newspapers (Links with ihub for KS2)
- 500 word story writing competition – If you could go absolutely anywhere, where would that be and why?
- Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
- Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects for KS2.
- Scratch – children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
- Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.
- Learn to code and more with Rapberry Pi (Parents’ guides and support here too!)
- Learn Digital Skills with BT
- ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children with Home Activity packs and parents’ guides updated fortnightly.
- BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.
- NFU Education – Science and STEM resources.
- Topmarks Science
- Wow Science
- Plants and Growing food – Find out more about where our food comes from
- Watch animals – LIVE from Edinburgh zoo. (Penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas)
- Experiments you can do at home
- Find out about Space – all of NASA’s resources are now free to look at
- More animals – this time feeds from Australian zoos
- Primary Science resources – ideas for all National Curriculum topics
- Take part in the City Nature Challenge 2020
- Zoo School! Join educators from London Zoo fro games, activities and live tours!
- STEM resources (science, technology, engineering and maths) KS1 KS2
- National Geographic Kids – games, competitions and interesting fact files.
- Mapping activities
- Local area scavenger hunt
- Weather activities
- Fieldwork lessons– live online with downloadable supports
- Kew Gardens virtual tour – See a whole world of wonders from your sofa!
- Weather experiments from the Met Office
- Duolingo Keep up with your French learning – tres bon!
- BBC French – Get active with your greetings! Bonjour!
- British Museum Take a trip round the British museum and see presentations.
- How has life changed within living memory? Learn History with Mr T
- Live History lesson from a WW2 Bunker (needs Facebook access)
- Tutankhamun virtual tour
- Explore famous galleries and picture collections
- Online drawing lessons
- Make your own playdough and create your own sculptures
- Draw with Rob – Learn some amazing drawing techniques a step at a time
- Get creative with hand and foot prints
- Visit the Picasso exhibition at the Royal Acacdemy
- Draw with John Simple tutorials to improve your art skills
- Join Katherine’s Art Club
- Take part in the Hockney Art Challenge
- Have a go at some Paper Crafts
- Exciting opportunities from the National Society for Education in Art and Design For Reception and KS1 &2
- Free live musical events
- Music from The Royal Albert Hall- See what’s going on – for free!
- Have a singsong – with words and music. Updated weekly!
- Junior music at home
- Mindful Monsters Magical family moments
Active activities! – Aim for 60 minutes of activity each day…..
- BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
- Cosmic kids – yoga and mindfulness fun for children
- Joe Wicks Body coach – Online PE lessons at 9am
- Go Noodle – movement and mindfulness for the whole family
- 10 Minute movers simple and quick activities to keep active
- Change4life reasons to get moving…!
- 5 a day fitness Use the Username EPS3 and the password O1Puzkq1
- Easy sports activities Download and give them a go
- Yoga at home
And lastly, if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.
Do you want support to talk to your child about Coronovirus and school closures?
This is a great book written by doctors for children and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Room on a Broom)
See these resources from The Educational Psychology Service
See these resources from Unicef
Help from The Clay Centre
Specialist support here if your child has autism
Advice from Dr Catherine Sykes
Supporting adults and children to manage their anxieties at this time
Supporting your child with Home Learning
While we are not in school teachers will be setting work regularly for children to access on interactive platforms.
Purple Mash may be used to set work which teachers can mark remotely. Children have got passwords for this. Use the link here
Children also have access to a number of online maths and literacy websites which they should have passwords for.
If you would like support in accessing anything online or would like clarification of any passwords please contact the office or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help. Please be patient with us as we will be helping a lot of parents at this time!
Please take care when working online. Click here for guides from National Online Safety
Advice for Parents from the Education Endowment Foundation here
Need some structure?
Timetabling your day will be really important while you are working from home. It is easy for the day to become lost, and hard to keep track of what you have been doing.
Click below for a sample timetable that might work with your family. You do not have to use it, but it is there to help you structure your day if you wish.
Top tips for parents from Triple P
Having trouble managing snacking?
This is a difficult issue at the best of times but with everyone at home so often it could become a real challenge.
Try setting up a ‘snack shop’ This helps children understand what they are eating and use money in a real life situation. (You can always use play or fake money if that makes life easier!)
Home learning Resources
Non-screen time activities
Fun things to do at home (Just ‘host’ for those in your house!)
30 day Lego challenge – Print and do!
The Great Indoors – ideas from The Scouts
Indoor Treasure Hunt – What can you find?
Nature time – Activities to do with Nature
New screen free ideas!
Off line excitement