COVID 19 (Home Learning)- Online learning using Seesaw
At Ashurst we understand these are challenging times and we value the importance a quality education for all our children. If your child is isolating or has been sent home as part of a bubble then please use the daily timetable below to give you a guide and structure for home learning. Work will be set on the Seesaw app which all parents have access to and this will used by the class teacher to communicate in setting activities and providing feedback.
Please also read the second page with advice and support, including further websites to support home learning. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office if you need any further support.
We have been overwhelmed with your positive feedback in using the Seesaw app for home learning and thank you for the amazing job you are doing in supporting your child.
Teachers will also use the new Seesaw app to upload learning.
Home Learning Resources Websites and Support
Click the link here for Government home learning websites:
Click on the link below to access Government recommended lessons and timetable
BBC Bitesize sets a timetable out and covers various subjects.
Please also use the following links to support learning at home.
Reading Plus - https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login - Year 6 only
Spag. com - English https://www.spag.com/
Times Table Rockstars Maths https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
Supporting your child with reading
Reading or 'Really Reading'- Maddy Barnes
Click on the link below to support your child at home with reading:
Maths Home Learning
Please click on the links below to help support your child with maths learning at home.
Science online Learning
History online learning
NEW -Art Exhibition - A video has been created showing a tour of the Youth Open exhibition, which can be viewed via this link:
Watch the video and evaluate the art work- how does it make you feel? What pieces do you like and why? Use the art work in the exhibition to inspire you to create your own art exhibition. If you are happy for us to share your art send them to Ashurst twitter and we will share them to make our own Ashurst Art Exhibition online.
Can you spot your work in the collection?
PE Home Learning
Please take a look at the variety of ideas below to keep your children active while home-learning.
Home Games & Activity Ideas - In this booklet, you will find a variety of fun activities that you can do at home, inside or out, and using very little equipment. The activities can be adapted by age and skill levels. You can use your imagination to adapt the games to make them easier or harder or to use different rules or equipment. Use rolled up socks instead of balls, brush handles for lines, pillows for targets or a book instead of a racket.
Physical Activity Useful Links - In this booklet you will find an extensive list of website links, that are all free membership, to keep your children engaged in all aspects of physical activity
Family Well-being and Support
Family well-being and supporting your child with coping with the coronavirus. Click on the link below where a book is available online in six different languages.
Covibook - an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing.
Young Minds - Talk to your about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parent Helpline to support family well-being:
NEW - Read this book relating to the current situation we are all facing and enjoy.
Click on the link to the view the book below, linked to worries about Coronavirus.
Mental Health and Well-being
During this week we will have three new novel studies coming on Monday, our SEL lesson on ‘Social Awareness’ for Tuesday, Brain Breaks on Wednesday, SEL Fun on Thursdays, and a blog on our theme of the week #self-management on Friday.
A detailed plan for this week is as follows:
Welcome to our second week of Barnardo’s SEL Materials to support children’s mental-health and well-being at home.
You will find the SEL resources available via ShareFile : https://barnardosuk.sharefile.eu/share/view/s2b81e5c227743389
Day we launch resource on social media →
SEL Study Guides for Popular Books
SEL Lessons & Activities
SEL Brain Breaks
SEL Activity Sheets
SEL Blogs for Parents & Activities
Week 14: WC: 20th July
The Colour Monster Goes to School
Lesson 14 – Relationship Skills
Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak. Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
SEND: apps and games
(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)
Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.
Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.
Sensory App House Ltd
Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.
Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.
Subscription sites offering free access:
Below are some of the educational websites who are kindly offering free access during any School Closures. This is an option for those children and parents who wish to keep educating at home. These websites are not only educational but lots of fun and a good way to keep busy. These sites normally charge a lot of money and we appreciate their generosity allowing learning to continue during this time.
AMAZON is offering free children's audiobooks to help parents keep children happy and occupied during the crisis. The online giant owns Audible – a service where you can stream and download audiobooks – and has pledged that selected stories will be free 'for as long as schools are closed'. Amazon Audio Books
Twinkl (all areas, all ages) -
Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
White Rose (Specific maths, all areas, all ages)
White Rose maths is preparing packages for parents to use at home including video tutorials and access to premium content.
The first lot of resources will be released week beginning 16th March 2020
Purple Mash (all areas, all ages)
How Purple Mash can support home learning
Unlimited pupil logins allows teachers to:
Set work remotely
Assess children’s work and provide feedback
Cloud-based, Purple Mash can be accessed, anywhere, at anytime, on any device.
Access to 1000s of cross-curricular resources.
Fully mapped curriculum and schemes of work.
Access anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Over 100 books in the ever-growing library.
Ability to adjust text size, background colour and font options
Emile Education (all areas, all ages)
is a multi-award winning app and online program that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in. The content is suitable for 4-12 year olds.
It is has a smart system that determines the player’s ability (via a Rating Game) and then allows them to play games and compete at their own level.
Teachers can track progress and assign specific games or questions.
Emile makes use of the latest games-based learning approaches and engages students so that they answer thousands of questions.
Emile works seamlessly on mobiles, tablets, laptops and computers.
Other useful sites:
The Youth Sport Trust have produced some great resources that you can use to keep youngsters active during the school closures.
These fun and engaging activities can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX9GnyQdxaf5NUXnlP-PCQ4ssc2tjnRUr
Joe Wicks 'The Bodycoach' is running daily workouts at 9am from Monday on his YouTube Channel 'The Boyd Coach TV'.
TTS Packs (all ages, all areas)
TTS are offering downloadbale packs for chidlren to work on online or print off if needed (see documents opposite)
Teach Starter (All areas, all ages all learning packs)
Classroom Secrets (All areas and learning packs)
Maths Shed (Maths, all ages)
Literacy Shed (English, all ages)
Pick a Tale (Stories, all ages)
Deepening Understanding (All areas, all ages)
Top Marks Maths (Maths games, all ages, all years)
Read Theory (Comprehension, all years)
My Mini Maths (Maths games all years)
Tynker (Computer coding, 5+)
123 Home School (All areas, all ages)
3P Learning (All core subjects, all ages)
Maths Score (Maths Facts, all ages)
Active History (History, all ages)
All Kids Network (all areas, all ages)
Master the Curriculum (Maths, all ages)
Bamboo Education (Alexa skills, all ages)
Bark (Online safety, all ages)
Bedtime Maths (Maths, all ages)
Beeline Reader (Reading, all ages)
Big History Project (History, all ages)
Book Creator (Creative writing, all ages)
Brave Writer (Writing, all ages)
Classroom Cereal (Grammar, all ages)
Classroom Secrets (all areas, all ages)
Common Lit (Reading, all ages)
Conjuguemos (MFL, Juniors)
Dream Box learning (Maths, all ages)
Dream Scape (Reading, all ages)
Duolingo (MFL, all ages)
Dyslexia Academy (Dyslexia support, all ages)
Edhelper (Maths workbooks, all ages)
Epic (Reading, all ages)
Everyday Earth (Geography, all ages)
Fluency Matters (Maths, all ages)
Geopolaris (Geography, all ages)
Khan Academy (all areas, infants)
Little Twisters (Yoga, all ages)
Brainbox games (All areas, all ages)
Mindful Poetry (Poetry, all ages)
Mystery Science (Science, all ages)
Num Bots (Maths games, all ages)
Phet (Science, all ages)
Phonics Hero (Phonics, infants)
Prodigy (Maths games, all ages)
Read Works (Comprehension, all ages)
Scholastic (Learning packs, all ages)
Spelling City (Spelling, all ages)
Story board (Story Creation, all ages)
Stories online (Stories, all ages)
The Good and the Beautiful (all areas, all ages)
Unit for Literacy (Comprehension, all ages)
Writing Legends (Writing, all ages)
Wonderopolis (all areas, all ages)
Reading Plus (Reading, all years)
UKMT maths challenge (past papers, upper KS2)
Silly School Trips (Writing competition, 5-7 years)
Oxford Owls (all areas, all ages)
Online Safety - supporting Parents during home learning:
Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home, please see our advice on E Safety under Parent Zone.
Please use the link below which provides a presentation for parents about online safety.
What you will learn:
- About 'Risks'
Please find below the URL you need to visit.
Keep your child safe online
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
- Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
- NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
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