Throughout the national school closure brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, we will do everything we can as a school to support you with home schooling your children.
We will provide guidance for you with learning strategies, as well as useful links to resources and activities to support their learning. If you feel there is something missing that you'd like to know, please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow the links to your child's class for tailored information about their stage of learning.
Audible from Amazon
While the schools are closed, Audible from Amazon are providing free access to stories for children. Children can instantly stream from a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet to help them continue dreaming, learning and just being children.
Tasty morsels from your Education Library Service
The Norfolk Education Library Service currently has plenty of resources available for parents who now find themselves home schooling their children. The link below provides details about what the public library is offering and includes some online activities to keep the younger members of your family amused.
Keep Everyone Active!
Staying active is just as important as encouraging your children's academic learning, so, with that in mind, here is some information to help you:
real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme that supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1, with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and thousands of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from Monday 23rd March 2020) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months.
The details you need to access real PE at home are as follows:
Click here to view more information about support, including a user guide and FAQs.
You can see what real PE at home looks like by clicking here.
The Body Coach - PE with Joe
Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, is hosting a free workout aimed at children (although adults can join in too!) from Monday-Friday at 9am on his YouTube channel. As he says, 'exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.'
You don't need any equipment, just tune in at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.
For more details, you can read Joe's blog post here.
Chance to Shine - Spreading the power of cricket
For pupils who are at home, Chance to Shine have some weekly skills challenges for them to do at home with their parents.
Their Cool Catcher challenge is easy to do and needs very little equipment. Check out the explanation guides here:
To support numeracy learning whilst keeping active, parents can also try the Cool Counter lesson with their children.