In light of the government’s new rulings on social distancing, we will be providing our home learning provision completely online going forward, in order to limit the need to come into school for further work.
We will continue to provide work on paper only for children who do not have access to the internet, or are finding online access difficult. For these families, we will continue to provide a pack of home learning resources, available to collect from the infant school each Monday during term time. Please follow social distancing precautions carefully when visiting the school: only one family at a time in the school reception and queue leaving a 2 metre gap if you are waiting outside. When you arrive in the reception, look for the box labelled with your child’s class, take a pack of work and tick your child’s name off the list for the week. If you are able, please come to collect work at the following times:
Early Years - 9:00 – 10:00am
Year 1 - 10:00 – 11:00am
Year 2 - 11:00 – 12:00pm
Year 3 - 12:00 – 1:00pm
Year 4 - 1:00 – 2:00pm
Year 5 - 2:00 – 3:00pm
Year 6 - 3:00 – 4:00pm
Early Years Home Learning
Whilst we are closed, the Early Years’ Team will continue to communicate with you by email. Each week you will get planned activities to carry out with your children.
• You will be given a book for when your child needs to record any of the activities and also to do their mark making and writing.
• In the email, there will be phonics, number, shape, reading, and creative and science activities, along with suggestions on how to keep your child’s well-being high and to help them manage their feelings with all the changes going on.
• We will also be directing you to some links for online work on various websites. It is important for you to continue to support your child in these uncertain times for their development.
We look forward to seeing all their lovely work.
Whilst this period of closure continues, please stay safe and keep learning. Let us know if you need any support and we will make every effort to be there for you and your families. Please email the school and we will support you in carrying out these activities. Hilary
This week's activities
Previous week's activities
Parents of Nursery children if you want to log into Oxford Owl where they have some phonics activities and some e books the user name is
nursery stoneydown and the password is nursery20
This week's activities
Please see the literacy plan for 30.3.20 for Oxford Owl Reception class logins and other website links
Previous week's activities
Reception activities 23.3.20
KS1 and KS2 Home Learning
- We have subscribed to Serial Mash which is an online library of books and quizzes for ages 5 through to 11. The children will be set chapters to read through their ‘2do’ list on Purple Mash and they can also choose extra books from the Serial Mash link on the Purple Mash home page.
- KS1 also have a class link to Oxford Owl, which will give children access to a range of levelled eBooks. Please see the password label in your child’s book.
- Audible (Audio stories)
All children’s stories (of all ages) are currently free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
- Phonics Play
Free access to a range of phonics games and resources. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources
- Each week, each child will be set 4 MyMaths tasks online. These will be a mixture of revisiting previous learning and new content and will be set by the class teacher. MyMaths has both online lessons and follow up tasks enabling the children to learn and practise new content. Teachers will be checking this and giving feedback to each child online.
Your child's MyMaths password has been sent home in their home learning book.
- On Fridays, Year 4 will be set a times tables test on Professor Assessor.
- If your child is unable to work online for whatever reason, we can provide print-outs of appropriate maths resources. The work will be available to collect each week from the office on a Monday as explained above.
- In addition, please see the White Rose website for a variety of online lessons and resources:
Each week children will be asked to complete 2 English tasks:
- The first will be set on Purple Mash through the ‘2do’ tab. This is to be completed and handed in online. Teachers will look at the work and give feedback.
- The second writing task is to be completed on paper in the children's home learning book. We will set these writing tasks on Purple Mash through the blog but ask for the work to be completed on paper. In order to send it in, children can photograph their efforts and upload them to the Purple Mash noticeboard area for their class. See the blogging section for details on how to upload a picture.
It is important that the children continue to try their best with presentation, punctuation and quality writing just as they would at school.
Spellings and Grammar
One spelling and one grammar task will be set each week on Purple Mash.
Science, foundation subjects, PE and fun!
Watch this space! The teachers will be planning how to get the children involved in competitions and challenges in a variety of ways. Details of all new work and projects will be explained to the children via the Purple Mash blog and also updated on the Home Learning page of the website. We will also be sending home further details in the weekly newsletter.
Daily Blog with the Teachers
Each day, our teachers will run an online blog via Purple Mash with their class to check-in with news and share what’s going on for the children. This will provide an exciting focus for the day’s learning and allow us all to remain connected during this difficult period. In KS1 we would like parents to join the blog with their children.
Through the blog, the teachers will suggest ideas for new tasks and projects and provide answers to questions or worries. The children will be able to post onto the blog at any time to share their work and news but these posts will not go live until approved by a teacher. During the set hours for the class, the blog will be live and the teacher will be available to respond directly. See the blog timetable for your class for more information.
Online Blog Daily Timetable
Year 3 and 4 - 9:30 – 10:00am
Year 1 and 2 - 10:00 -10:30am
Year 5 and 6 - 10:30 – 11:00am
Please note, it is important that the children use the blog as a learning platform and remain polite and kind as they normally would at school, and only share information which is appropriate.
How to upload a picture onto your blog post
What is Purple Mash?
Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
In order to access Purple Mash click on the link below.
Your child has their own log in and password which has been sent home in their exercise book.
- Look at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
- Find out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
Other websites and online learning opportunities
There is a wealth of websites out there providing great educational resources, many of them free of charge, to parents and carers at this time. Here are a few of our favourites below. We will be adding to this list so keep checking into the website to find out more.