Learning at Home
Welcome to our Learning at Home page!
Now we have school open to more children, we still want to continue to support all our children and families whether they are at home or at school. There are lots of learning ideas here and there's plenty on the class pages too - links at the bottom of the page!
Don't forget to check regularly for new challenges and ideas!
This half term, we are going to have a weekly theme that will link to some of the learning at home and also some of what the children returning to school will complete. This week's theme is:
HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND
SPORTS & FOOD
Don't Give Up: Make sure you've watched our staff video - we miss you all!
Lockdown Legacy - A Gallery of Silver Linings
We hope all members of our school community (children and adults) will submit a creative entry to our gallery to celebrate the positives that have come out of lockdown. Full details can be found in the flyer below and we can't wait to have the gallery ready to share in September:
Children from Reception to Year 2 will have tasks set on the Phonics Play website. The tasks can be found in the EYFS Weekly Challenge letter (sent each Monday) or on the Year 1 and 2 class pages.
Children from Year R to Year 6 will have books assigned to them to read on GetEpic Reading and there will be quizzes to complete too. There are also thousands of other books to choose from to read! Log-ins can be found in the Summer term Curriculum Newsletter.
You may also want to read this book about corona virus with your child:
Each week, there will be a new writing task on our Weekly Writing page. These tasks are for children from Year 1 to Year 6. See link below:
All children from Year 1 to Year 6 will have tasks set for them on MyMaths that teachers can monitor. You need the school username and password plus individual log-ins to access the learning portal. These are being provided to families individually by phone call or e-mail.
School username: thepines School password: thepines
Also, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can use Numbots to practise their number skills. This uses the same log-in details as Times Tables Rockstars which children from Year 2 to Year 6 can use to practise their times tables.
Each week there will be a new home learning challenge grid on each phase webpage. These grids include activities and tasks linked to a whole variety of curriculum areas and are great fun to do.
BBC Live Lessons
The BBC are broadcasting live lessons each day for children across the primary age range and in a variety of different subjects. There are guides and activity sheets to go alongside many of them. You can check them out and take part here:
Also, there are lots of videos and lessons online already:
More Learning Ideas
We are recommending some external links to help with ideas for learning at home as well as having a whole host of extra learning activities for each year group that can be printed:
Stay In Touch
If you would like to share photos of your child learning at home or of any of the work they produce, please send an email to Learning@thepinesschool.org.uk By sending a photo to this address, you are giving permission for the photo to be posted on our school website or on Twitter. Our class e-mail addresses are also live for you to stay in touch.
Have a look at photos of our fabulous children working hard at home by clicking on the link below:
The Home Hero 2.6 Challenge
During the week of 27th April, we challenged you to take part in the 2.6 challenge. Find out more by looking at the assembly:
Well done to everyone who completed the challenge - see below for photos!
Some top tips for making learning at home successful:
~ Make a space for learning where the child can concentrate
~ Set aside some regular time for learning each day
~ Some children may find it helpful to have a 'timetable' - see link below for ideas
~ Ensure there are sufficient breaks and that learning is done in short, manageable chunks
~ Don't worry if your child is not able to complete a task
~ Try not to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of educating your child at home - we are here to support you and remember that every family in the country is in the same situation
~ Tackle this challenge together as a family - make it shared learning where possible
~ Be kind to each other and have some fun!
If you do nothing else...
Regardless of what other activities your child may complete, the most important thing they can do is READ! Read widely: read from different sources, read for information, read different styles, read to promote imagination, just READ!
If you need ideas of other books to read, have a look at these recommendations:
There are also learning ideas on individual class pages: