All posts by Anthony Scrafton

Home Learning


Dear Parents/Carers

We really appreciate the support you have shown during these unprecedented times. In the event of a school closure, we will continue to communicate with you regularly and will update you with additional work via email as and when.

All children will be given a home learning pack and log ins for specific online learning activities. Whilst we appreciate that everyone will be managing their children differently and that many of you will have to manage your own workloads from home, we know that many of our children work better with some structure.

We have seen something similar on Twitter and thought it may be helpful to share.

Before 9:00
Wake up
Eat breakfast, make bed

9:00-10:00
Morning Walk/Exercise
Joe Wicks also does some great morning work outs for kids.

10:00-11:00
Learning Time
No electronics/Work Packs/Reading

11:-12:00
Creative Time
Lego, Drawing, Cooking, listening to music

12:00
Lunch

12:30
Jobs to help in house

1:00-2.30
Learning Time
Online Activities/Sumdog/Bug Club and Activities from websites overleaf

2.30-3.30
Afternoon Fresh Air

3.30-5.00
Relaxing Time
Could try some yoga from websites

Normal evening routines, keeping bedtimes the same as if at school.



Additional resources to support learning at home:

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages

BBC Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Some of it is old and it is no longer update but there is so much that is still available.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Creative computer programming platform

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com/

A variety of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids


Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening Activities for KS1 and younger

Nature Detectives

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

A lot can be done in a garden, if you have one or if you can get to a wood or wide space

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/

Geography Games for Primary Age children

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/

Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

You usually have to pay for many of the resources on this site but they are currently offering a free monthly subscription.

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

Mindfulness

https://www.cosmickids.com/

Stories, yoga and fun.


If there is anything else you need from us whilst school is closed, your class teacher can be contacted on their mobile school phones.


All the very best from all the staff at Pears Family School