Godinton Primary School

Home Learning School Closure- Key Information

 

Message from Miss Talbot

Welcome to the Home Learning page of our school website. Here you will find all the information you need to support your child at home during the period of school closure which began on Monday 23rd March 2020.

We know that the current National situation will present some challenges to families so please be assured that we are here to help every step of the way, whether that is with accommodating the children of key workers on site, providing guidance on home learning tasks or supporting with practical arrangements such as free school meal vouchers. Please contact the school if you require any assistance.

We are immensely grateful for everyone's cooperation during this challenging time. On behalf of all the team at Godinton, I wish you and your families well and look forward to the time when our school community is back together again.

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks - Unexpected Adventure Trails

Our ‘Unexpected Adventure Trails’ are the home learning tasks set for each year group, every fortnight, by the class teachers. The trails include a range of tasks for the children to complete and cover different curriculum subjects. The children can select which activities they work on each day and can approach the tasks in different creative ways.

Please click on the links below to access the ‘Unexpected Adventure Trails’ for your year group. Here you will also find Year Group Newsletters and supporting documents to assist with the tasks set on the Adventure Trail grids.

Year R Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

 

The trail tasks should be completed in the children’s work books. Don’t forget to keep up with a daily diet of Mathletics, spelling and phonics practice, daily reading and number facts / times tables practice. In addition to the tasks set by the teacher in Mathletics, it contains a wealth of games including a ‘Multiverse’ section for times tables practice. There are also games available on Purple Mash.

For more information about Mathletics, click here.

 

 

 

Weekly Updates for Parents

Please find below, Miss Talbot's weekly updates for parents which contain information about school closure, weekly challenges for the children and useful links to websites and information sources to help parents during the closure period.

 

 

Useful Documents to Support Home Learning

The following documents have been produced to help parents support their child's learning at home.

 

 

We have compiled lists of useful online resources to support different areas of the curriculum as well as EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage - Year R), Special Educational Needs and Disability and children's wellbeing. Please click here to visit our Subject Based Online Resources page.

 

 

Please have a look at our school calculations policies to see how different mathematical calculations are taught at Godinton and the progression of these skills.

 

 

Please visit the page on our website which is designed to help parents support their child's learning at home.

 This includes information on times tables tests, recommended reading lists and spelling lists.

 

Other Useful Websites to Support Home Learning

Parents may find the following websites useful in supporting learning at home:

BBC Bitesize - has produced a daily series of online lessons for each year group, covering a range of subjects and topics. From Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on the BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am. Each 20-minute lesson will cover a different age group from ages five to 14, and will be brought to you by experts, teachers and some very familiar faces from the world of TV, sport and beyond. IPlayer can be used to catch up on any programmes that have already been transmitted.

As every school’s curriculum is different, you will find that the lessons may not match the topics being studied by your child – none the less, they would be worth engaging with if your child has completed all the tasks set on their Adventure Trail grid.

 

Twinkl - The Twinkl website which offers all sorts of educational resources. Twinkl is usually a subscription service, however during the period of school closure they are offering free access to all their resources. To access this, parents will need to set up a free account and enter the code: CVDTWINKLHELPS   Visit the Twinkl offer site to activate this access: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

The site includes a huge range of resources for parents to explore and use with their children at home such as topic packs, reading activities, and resources such as flashcards or fact files.