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For the latest information from the Department for Education

on opening school on 1st June (this information added 12th May)

Click here: Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers


 

 

Please take the time to read this it will give you some ideas for activities and working at home with or without the internet.

Thank you, Mr Brown.


INFORMATION/ADVICE LINKS click on the links below

  • CORONA VIRUS SCAMS West Yorkshire Trading Standards newsletter about COVID-19 related scams.
  • PDAP  Information and telephone number for Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership who provide specialist high quality support, advice and safe accommodation for all victims of domestic abuse aged 16 or above.
  • WELL-BEAN CAFE The Well-Bean Café is a safe and confidential 7 day service offering mental health support to anyone in crisis living in Kirklees, currently operating as a phone service only. 

​ NSPCC advice and support for parents and carers


14th May 2020

Design a Book Token Competition

 If you win your book token is printed for each child in the class and worth £10. 

 Click on this link to get the information for the competition:

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class  

Click on this link to nominate our school to win £5000 to spend on books for the school library

 https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools


29th April 2020

Wormeries competition is now closed, all entries have been submitted, we will post a bulletin when we have received the results.


27th April 2020

Don't forget that the closing date for the Wormeries project is this Wednesday 29th April. Click on the worms to get the information.

We still need your entries too for the Rappaman project, click on the image to get the information.

20th April 2020

                               BBC BITESIZE Home Activities - VARIOUS SUBJECTS: BBC BITESIZE Finally... | Facebook

From Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer. 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.  As well as dedicated programmes covering Maths, Science and English, there will also be lessons featuring other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art. The links below will take you to the information sites.

 

 

for parents: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h

Daily lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

KS1 (years 1 and 2)  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

KS2 (years 3 to 6)  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Oak National Academy

From today, Monday 20th April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to Year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy. 

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources, backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the Coronavirus lockdown and closure of schools. The learning resources have been created by more than 40 teachers across the UK and cover all of the key topics. The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets which will be updated each week. 

To access the Oak National Academy resources, head along to their official website using this link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom (just click on it and it will take you there). From there, you can view lessons by subject and year group or you can follow their planned weekly schedule for your child's year group.

 

Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen. 

Important note 

Please note that we are offering a range of suggested resources for you to use if and when you would like to. We hope to provide you with a wide range of links and activity ideas through our website and DB Primary so that you have options to choose from and dip in and out of with your children to keep them busy. There is no expectation that everything we are suggesting has to be completed.

 


Have you heard about Captain Tom Moore?

You might have seen or heard about him on the news. Here's a little bit about him:

Captain Tom Moore recently completed 100 laps of his garden to raise Money for the National Health Service Charities. Captain Moore, a soldier during World War II, wanted to raise £1000 for the charities however he has currently raised over £20m! What a tremendous effort! Well done and thank you Captain Tom. Click here for the Post Office link to download a card you can colour in or you can send a message to him.



16th April 2020 Projects launched for children to do whilst at home:
 

                           

WORMERIES

See the tab under Home Learning to find out all about it, or click on the worm and it will take you there.

RAPPAMAN

See the tab under Home Learning to find out all about it, or click on Rappaman and he will take you there.


                                                                                 

Learning can happen in many ways and doesn’t have to be a written activity.  If you are struggling to engage your child at home, just pick on activity to do each day and make it as fun as you can.

Listening to your child read every day is ESSENTIAL.  If you run out of books at home, try the Oxford Owls website for a wide range of free ebooks.  There is also a range of questions you can ask your child about what they have read available below.

Learn to TIE YOUR SHOELACES!

Lots of children wear shoes with laces but are unable to tie them.  This is a life skill that takes time and practice.

If at first you don’t succeed - try, try again!

Telling the time

Take the batteries out of a clock and help your child to practice reading the clock at different times.  Start with o’clock, half and quarter past and then move onto 5 minute intervals.

For older children, you could practise writing the digital time as well as using an analogue clock.

Times table practice

Pick a times table:

x2, x5, x10

x3, x4, x6, x11

x7, x8, x9, x12

  1. Practise them in order
  2. Practise them in random order
  3. Practise the division (inverse)

e.g., 3 x 4 = 12 so 12 ÷ 3 = 4

Counting games

Using household objects or drawing a number line, you can have lots of fun practising counting up and down in jumps of different sizes  Also have a go at changing the starting number so you don’t always start at 0.  For KS2, remember to extend this below zero and look at negative numbers.

Also rehearsing the days of the week and months of the year is great practice.

Cooking & Baking

Not only do we use our basic skills of reading and understanding time and measure, we also use other basic skills such as cutting, chopping, peeling, weighing & washing.

Cooking is also great to talk about scientific concepts such as health, nutrition and reversible/irreversible changes such as melting, freezing, burning, mixing etc.

Board games

A classic way to practise essential maths and reasoning skills as well as developing our social, emotional and communication skills – being able to take part in healthy competition.

Games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Guess Who, Snakes & Ladders, Ludo, Chess, Draughts, Backgammon & many more are excellent for developing lots of skills in a fun way.  If you don’t have any board games – make one!

Card games

If you have a deck of cards at home there are lots of card games you can play that can strengthen maths and problem solving skills. Rules for most card games are available on the internet but playing Snap, 3 of one/ 4 of the other (Rummi) and higher or lower are simple but effective.

Kim’s game – memory test

Place a range of different household items on the floor/table and ask your child to memorise the items – then cover them up and remove an item.  Can your child identify the missing item when you uncover them?  Make this harder by increasing the number of objects or by removing more than one each time.

Map work

From drawing your own maps to looking at maps in atlases or on the internet, you can help your child to develop their knowledge and understanding of the physical world.  Knowing the names of local towns/cities and UK counties and then travelling further to countries around the world, capital cities and continents.  This could then lead to finding out about wildlife, cuisine and culture from around the world.

Diary

Write a daily diary about your time at home, including feelings and emotions.

Time capsule

These are unprecedented times and preserving our memories could be an interesting activity for you to engage your child.  Find a container and put in things from your time at home together: pictures, writing, photographs, newspaper cuttings etc.  Seal the container (make sure it’s waterproof) and bury it in your garden for someone to find in the future.

Family tree or famous people

Creating a family tree of your family using photographs is an excellent way to explore the idea of history and chronology (time).  You could extend this to pick a famous person from history and find out all about them or even look at important events in history.  Your child might be interested in the Royal family or World War II for example.

Current affairs

Talking to your child about what is going on in the world can be an interesting activity leading to different reading and writing opportunities, such as making their own newspaper or writing a non-chronological report about something that interests them.  Just remember that in these uncertain times, children may be feeling anxious, worried or distressed about the Coronavirus and therefore certain topics should be covered sensitively and appropriately considering their age and understanding.

 

Questions for Reading at home

Questions to ask before you read

Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?

What makes you think that?

What characters do you think might be in our story?

Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?

Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?

Questions to ask during the reading

What do you think will happen next?

What can you tell me about the story so far?

Can you predict how the story will end?

Why do you think the character did _______?

What would you have done if you were the character?

How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)

As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?

As you read, what are you wondering about?

Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?

Questions to ask after reading

Can you remember the title?

In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?

Were your predictions about the story correct?

If there was a problem, did it get solved?

What happened because of the problem?

Why do you think the author wrote this book?

What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?

What was your favorite part of the story?

If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?

Can you retell the story in order?

If you were __________, how would you have felt?

What is the most interesting situation in the story?

Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?

Why did you like this book?

 

 

 

If you require any information or any help at all with any of the home learning,

please can you email school on

office.nields@kirkleeseducation.uk

 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time, take care, be safe and kind.

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