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Home Learning

         

While your child is at home, it is best to keep them occupied, making sure they know that learning is still important. We appreciate this might be difficult in these unsettling times, but maintaining as much normality as possible is important. If possible, try and get into routines where some learning is happening; add breaks and keep similar timings for learning so that it feels like a school day.

We are pleased that to support children’s learning, we already have several online options available for our pupils. These include Purple Mash to support English. Maths and wider projects, Bug Club to support Reading and Times Table Rockstars. Project based work to support the arts and wider interests will also be issued. Staff will allocate tasks to pupils via these online portals and packs of work will be available for children who are not able to access online work.

Encourage your child to forget about what’s going on by immersing themselves into a good book – reading has been shown to promote positive mental health. Each child has been allocated 4 reading books from school together with allocated books on Bug Club.

Continuous Learning projects  *✨

Weekly Continuous Learning projects ( a.k.a. Home Learning packs) prepared by teachers for our parents/carers.  Please click the link below to access the year group projects:-

PROJECT WORK 

Power Project’ which is linked to a specific learning topic or theme, which the children can work on over a period of time.

HOME LEARNING PACKS

Here are the links for Home Learning packs prepared by your teachers at Olton.

Listed below are some links which will help you find appropriate resources for your child’s learning:

For SEND learning resources –  SEND learning resources – Covid-19 Support

       MATHS

  • Purple Mash Olton Primary Purple Mash. ‘To do’ activities set on Purple Mash. These can be updated remotely, so staff can add additional tasks to this each week as necessary.

  • White Rose Maths are going to produce resources to support with Maths learning. 
  • Olton Primary – Times Table Rockstars programme (Year 1 and up), so the children can be learning and rehearsing times tables.
  • The Maths Factor was created by Carol Vorderman and following the Government’s decision to implement widespread closures to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, the usual £2 weekly fee to access the website content has been removed making it free for all to access.  The activities are matched to the National Curriculum and are suitable for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. You can sign up for free using the website link above.

  • NumBots (free access until 27th April 2020) login to TT Rock Stars and press the NumBots logo in the corner.
  • Khan Academy Some fantastic resources for teaching maths skills.
  • Numberblocks – Sing and learn all about numbers
  • Number fun portal Videos, songs, games and activities covering the primary maths curriculum
  • Top Marks – Number Games
  • Third Space Learning Advice for parents on home learning and get a free account to access some useful maths activities

     READING

WRITING

COMPUTING

  • Hour of Code Activities– lots of hour long programming tutorials based around popular games (including Minecraft, Angry Birds, Star Wars, Frozen…)
  • Blockly Games more coding games
  • Scratchprogramming tool – again, good tutorials and the ability to make your own game.
  • Purple Mash – Computing challenges

SCIENCE

GEOGRAPHY / HISTORY

MUSIC

  • Smart music – Offering free access until June 30th to tools that support music practise online

LANGUAGES

  • Duolingo  – Learn a language for free – there is also an app free to download

ALL SUBJECTS

Fun things you can do as a Daily Activity

  • Chatta Club – Sign up for daily activities – Free access during covid-19
  • PBS kids  – Sign up to get daily tips and activities to help kids play and learn at home

To give your brain a break

  • The body coach  – Will be hosting a daily PE class for children of all ages at 9am Monday to Friday through his Youtube channel
  • Just Dance – Dance along videos available to lots of songs through their Youtube channel
  • Make your own toys
    Get creative and make your own simple toys – should be able to view the video without signing in to Facebook on this link or by googling “Oriental Cuisine making simple toys that every child likes”
  • 30 day Lego challenge
    Lots of fun ideas to keep them busy if you have Lego at home – scroll to the bottom of this link to download a printable version of the 30 day Lego challenge
  • Mo Willems
    A children’s author doing writing and drawing lessons online. A new video is posted everyday.
  • Scouts
    Over 100 indoor activities to keep kids learning new skills and having fun
  • The Louvre museum
    Take a virtual tour of some areas of the Louvre museum
  • Supermovers
    Lots of fun videos that are linked to the curriculum and get you moving
  • Go noodle
    Lots of videos and activities to encourage moving and mindfulness
  • Cosmic kids yoga
    Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids 3+
  • Calm
    Lots of calming, mindfulness and meditation resources for kids and adults
    Anna Freud Centre
    Advice on supporting young people’s mental health during times of disruption
  • Headspace
    Some free meditations – more available on the app and if you subscribe
  • Young Minds
    Mental health support and questions to ask, answers to common worries.
  • Brain Pop
    A video to learn about the Coronavirus for older students.

    Help your child prepare to go back to school

    This short video explains what children can expect when they go back to school following the coronavirus lockdown period. Thank you to Warwickshire County Council who kindly shared the footage with Solihull Council.

Back to school support    Parenting offer with virtual group

Covid-19 Support – Resources/Information

A range of resources to help families during the Covid-19 outbreak

Home-schooling helpline for parents – The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that STAR Academies Trust has launched StarLine – a national helpline for parents who are home-schooling in England. The free telephone helpline aims to offer confidential advice to families from qualified teachers and parenting experts, including advice on behaviour and timetabling, as well as help for those looking after children with special educational needs or disabilities.