We all know that this is going to be an unsettling, challenging and unique time for all of us, and that currently, we are unsure as to when school will reopen. With this in mind, we have tried to come up with a list of tips, ideas and websites that might be useful to you.
Please check your child’s class page to find work set by their teacher.
Our top tips:
Help your child prepare a daily and weekly timetable. It may help to follow the usual school timetable but perhaps working to the child’s preferred hours.
Give your child encouragement. These are challenging times. Such a sudden change will be unsettling for many children.
If your child gets stuck on a topic, see if you can offer practical solutions, such as finding a website with further information.
Review your child’s progress daily. Make sure they are sticking to their timetable, are not cutting corners and are producing work to the standard of which they are capable.
Your child may complete their work more quickly while schooling at home. Perhaps reward them with time off to do an activity they enjoy such as kicking a football in the garden/yard or watching a favourite TV programme.
Try to spend some time outside. Every day, no matter the weather. It doesn’t have to be long. Have your kids play in the mud or splash in the rain, or go on a walk. It will be good for everyone’s health! If you really can’t manage much, stand in the yard or garden or open a window for 10 minutes or follow an exercise/dance video (See below).
Limit screen time Use this VERY sparingly and only after completing tasks or as a last resort.
Find time to play!
The Government have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
Children Under 5 – learning resources
Parents with children under 5 – some links to support you with learning for your little ones.
Foundation of Light Resources
As we are always looking for new ways and activities to keep us busy whilst staying safe at home, we have signed up to the Foundation of Light who are creating weekly activities and resources for you to try at home. This week’s resources includes a sequences of activities that you can try to develop your throwing and catching skills, who inspires you to be the best you can be and lots more. We will add new activities every week. We hope you have lots of fun!
1_Travelling_KS1_Activity Sheet_Out of this world!
1_Travelling_KS1_Delivery Notes_Out of this world!
2_Travelling_KS1_Activity Sheet_Blast off! movement cards
2_Travelling_KS1_Delivery Notes_Travelling stardust
2_Travelling_KS1_Star Marks_Travelling Stardust
3_Travelling_KS1_Delivery Notes_Space Travel
4_Travelling_KS1_Delivery Notes_Mars Maze
5_Travelling_KS1_Delivery Notes_Roving Reporter Review
6_Travelling_KS1_Star training_Movement Medley
Pieces of me
Plastic pollution. timeline
Travelling Moves – Agility Balance and Coordination
Design a Football Strip
Bounce Chest and Shoulder Pass Star Mark Cards (1)
Catching Star Marks Card (1)
Inspire worksheet with drawing
PSHE Be Inspired
Stay safe Colouring page
Throwing and Catching Lesson Plan
We love stories! Reading stories, sharing stories, acting out stories, we just love stories! As we can’t be together to enjoy them, the staff are putting on their story teller hats to entertain you while you are at home. Click on the link to enjoy some of our tale telling. Perhaps it will inspire you to become South Stanley story tellers too!
BBC Bitesize – General activities for KS1
Sounds-Write – This is the phonics scheme we use in school. This resource is to help parents guide their children while learning.
Twinkl – General activities. Free access code: parentstwinklhelps
White Rose Maths – This is the maths scheme used in school
More links and ideas will be added soon.