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Welcome to our Home Learning Zone

This is where we will set activities for you to complete at home, together with providing the necessary support and guidance you may require.  Check out our Class Pages for more activities and resources.

 

Within this zone you will see; 

 

Video Centre where you will find videos of activities and guidance on how to approach tasks.

 

Class Blog which is where we will communicate with you. You can access your class blog and post questions or comments you have about the activities you are completing.

 

In order to access the blog and start to communicate with your teacher you will require your blogging username and password which your teacher will provide.

 

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Here are some books to help children cope with the current situation due to Covid-19 (suggested by Insider 2020). You may wish to purchase the books or search for an audio/video version on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

Children will understandably have a lot of questions about the pandemic and "Coronavirus: A book for children" can help answer them.

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the artist behind the popular series "The Gruffalo," the book breaks down many of the concepts in a way for young readers to understand them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrice Karst's bestselling "The Invisible String" helps children visualize the unbreakable connection between loved ones as a piece of string.

A favourite among teachers, social workers, and therapists, the book is meant to soothe children coping with separation anxiety and loneliness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a chaotic world, Susan Verde's "I Am Peace" — a story about a boy trying to manage racing thoughts and uncertainty about the future — can offer children a sense of calm.

The book focuses on teaching readers to live in the present and to vocalize their feelings. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the title suggests, Nikki Giovanni's beautifully illustrated
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I Am Loved" is a collection of poems that focuses on reassuring children of the most important thing they need to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabi Garcia's "Listening to My Body" guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the physical sensations that characterize them.

The book seeks to help children develop an emotional vocabulary to more accurately express — and understand — their emotions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Curious George Discovers Germs," written by H. A. Rey — follows the titular monkey as he comes down with an illness and has to stay in bed and rest.

Children learn about germs and how to avoid them, as George takes a trip through his own body in a dream. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kira Willey's "Breathe Like a Bear" is a collection of 30 mindfulness exercises created to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions.

The book's quick, easy exercises can help children find calm and ease their anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Camille Andros' "Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure," a mystery illness is hurting animals in the forest.

Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, sets out to find a cure — showing children that no matter how small they are, they can make a difference in the world.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Medicspot is calling all Seven Sisters Primary School children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing. Find out how you can enter and win £500 for Seven Sisters Primary School here: www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash


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Tune in at 9.25am each day or catch up on CBBC iPlayer for video lessons by celebrity supply teachers.

Click here to watch episodes.

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Museum of London

Free live streams for schools

For three weeks from Monday 6th July 2020...

 

Museum of London will be streaming for schools and families live via Facebook.  You'll get a tour of their Fire! Fire! exhibition and a chance to ask questions to their museum expert.

 

Dates, times and topics:

Monday 6 July, 2-2.30pm

Part 1: How the fire began
Monday 13 July, 2-2.30pm

Part 2: How the fire was stopped
Monday 20 July, 2-2.30pm

Part 3: How the fire changed London

 

Click here to be directed to the Museum of London website for more information.

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Home Learning Useful Links

Click on images to be taken to websites or copy and paste URL.

 

     

 

 

https://www.thenational.academy/

An online classroom and resource hub.

A variety of high-quality videos and lessons plans available to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

There to help with homework, revision and learning. 

Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

 

 

 

     

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Daily lessons for primary and secondary home schooling covering English, Maths, Science and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Helping every child with Maths. 

Free teaching resources for effective Maths learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Watch to find out what how to keep your child's phonics learning on track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Listen to some of the world’s best poems read out aloud.

If you are feeling brave, read/recite alongside the reader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 can put their phonics knowledge to the test with fun games and activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.pobble365.com/

A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.raspberrypi.org/learn/

Free online projects for young people to learn coding and develop their digital skills.

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Alongside resources on our Class Pages here are some activities, websites and ideas to keep you and your child entertained during COVID-19 school closure.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

(Two-Year-Olds, Nursery and Reception)

 

 

Creative ideas for families:

 

1.   Music and Singing

i) Online music workshops for children aged 0 to 7 and their bigger people. Stomping In The Woods Video 1: EleMouse! By community musician, by Ruti Lachs: http://www.activemusic.ie/

ii) Uplifting sing-a-long every morning with Rebecca Deniff from Music Tots, Whitby – both live streamed and recorded for you to listen / sing-a-long to with your little ones afterwards: https://www.facebook.com/musictotswhitby/

iii) Made with Music – providing a virtual early years class every Thursday using story books, props, favourite songs and more, with musicians Kathryn and her family: https://bit.ly/39x7SAO

iv) Concerteenies with Music in the Round presenter, Polly Ives. This live music series for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups which usually takes place in various theatres in the Midlands is now freely available online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsErPP9-JhLN8qJIjtK4AnQ

2.   Art, Design, Materials and Mixed Media

i) Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, brings their stunning Galleries Day to the world’s living rooms, online for the first time, with 300+ artists available to view, many with 360 degree views within the gallery spaces: https://www.artsy.net/feature/alserkal-art-week.

ii) A myriad of amazing resources from experienced art teacher, Sarah Crowther, with great ideas on photography, drawing, mark making, painting and art lesson ideas for your home or school: https://theartyteacher.com/art-home-learning-inspiration-for-art-teachers/

iii) Creativity for Wellbeing by arts facilitator Richard Potter – many arts activities, either easy or more challenging, to help you explore (almost) every art or craft form under the sun – perfect for creative families: https://www.creativity4wellbeing.com/easy-activities.

iv) Teacher Tom, who spoke at an Earlyarts conference a few years back, writes a super daily blog on the many creative and educational activities his children taught him when he ran his preschool. Here’s a few ideas on the subject of art: https://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/art.

 

3.   Dance and Movement

i) Dance artist, Jo Cone, is facilitating superb weekly family dance sessions that can easily be done in the home with nothing more than a blanket and a pair of socks… or ten! Join in here: https://www.facebook.com/peekaboomoves/

ii) Sadlers Wells will be offering a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online over the coming weeks, for you to enjoy at home: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/ or some fabulous family workshops for you to join in with together: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/take-part-family-dance-workshops/

iii) ‘We Belong’ by dance artist, Takeshi Matsumoto, is a contemporary dance film made with and for stateless children in Thailand, exploring their sense of belonging, identity and growth: https://www.sevencircles.one/we-belong

 

4.   Museums

i) Creativity at Home – one beautiful activity to do EVERY week from the Glucksman contemporary art museum in Cork, Ireland, based on their collections: http://www.glucksman.org/events.

ii) A fabulous messy-drawing activity book from The National Portrait Gallery, featuring portraits of famous thinkers and doers of our time, for embellishing with your own creations: https://www.npg.org.uk/assets/files/pdf/learning/NPG_activity_book_playful_portraits.pdf

iii) Kids in Museums have put together some of the fun digital activities that you can enjoy from home: https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2020/03/10-museum-activities-to-keep-children-entertained/

iv) How do you turn a series of dusty collections into the ‘most joyful museum in the world’? Find out how many top museums have redesigned their programmes, inspired by the things that most excite and engage young children: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jan/19/museum-science-lab-playground-children-fun-architects

 

5.   Story and Theatre

i) The Scottish book trust bring you the online experience of the Long Nose Puppet’s adaptation of Polly Dunbar’s beautiful book, Arthur’s Dream Boat: https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-on-demand/polly-dunbar. Plus you can get creative with LNP’s education pack, courtesy of Z-Arts here: https://www.z-arts.org/arthurs-dream-boat-sails-right-to-your-home/.

ii) Alive & Kicking’s education packs are now freely available for all to enjoy: https://www.aliveandkickingtheatrecompany.co.uk/teachers. Passwords:

  • The Museum Of Untold Stories: moustail – Years 1 to 6
  • Gawain: greenbelt – Years 5 to 6
  • Granny’s Underground Garden: worzlum – Years 3 to 4
  • The Princess Who Couldn’t Play: Leonora – Years Reception, 1 and 2
  • A Genie Comes To School: opensesame – Years 1 to 2
  • Crowheart: briganti – Years 3 to 4

 iii) Traveling Light Theatre, in partnership with The Egg, bring you their beautiful early years performance of The Snow Mouse – a magical journey into the winter woods as a young boy and his mousey friend tumble, slide, laugh and explore the snowy wonderland together: https://vimeo.com/204511734.

iv) Treehouse Theatre specialise in interactive performances and workshops. With a love of history and great story-telling, why not enjoy their beautifully read bedtime stories, bringing famous tales alive in your imagination: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGf_tfJZW4T3wnPCRV8NBg

v) And, for a bit of adult sanity… Enjoy four amazing live performances by outstanding actors at the National Theatre, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous Treasure Island, every Thursday in April. PLUS NT are also opening up their world class collection of educational performances for pupils at home:  https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home

 

Get inspired from home by BBC's Tiny Happy People

 

Click here for activities to build your child's communication skills.

Explore simple activities, play ideas and find out about your child's amazing early development.

 

Current favourite activities for you to try at home:

 

1. Make a recycled toy

Making a toy together is a fun way to be creative but also a great way to develop a child’s conversation skills.

 

2. Make your own jigsaw

Have a go at making your own puzzle by cutting up an old cereal box. Chat together about how the different pieces fit together.

 

3. Sound effects story time

Children love it when you add sound effects during story time – especially animal and monster noises!

 

4. Make paper planes together

Making paper planes can help children’s turn taking and communication skills. See who’s planes can fly the furthest.

 

5. Have a dance party!

Why not start each day with a dance together?

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