With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during any potential school closures. A Home Learning pack has been sent home with each child, along with an exercise book. The links below include the answers to the questions, practical activities and a copy of the home learning pack should your children lose it.
We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.
There is also a 'Support for home learning' document that has been put together by Lancashire County Council to support families having to work with children at home due to school closure. There are various links and examples below that the children can follow. (The full document is available below - Home Learning).
These newsletters from the Lancashire SEND Specialist Teacher Service have lots of suggestions and practical ideas for parents and carers of young people with SEND https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/online-education/#section5
Pupil usernames and passwords have been shared to the following sites via you child's class teacher.
Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stjohnol12
Numbots https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/10322 By TTRockstars and username details are the same as above.
Classroom Secret Kids https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/my-account/
Phonicsplay is also providing free home access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
In the interest of providing children with opportunities to connect with their peers and teachers, blogs have been set up for KS2 via the Purple Mash platform. We encourage children to continue with mindfulness activites used in school, such as Cosmic Kids, https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga as well as Mindful Gnats, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYpy8lovY8MfA6biHtn4-_A Mindful Gnats is also available to download free on the App Store or Google Play. A 14 day home challenge from the ELSA can be found at https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-home-challenge.pdf, providing activites to support children's wellbeing from home.
Wellbeing is affecting children and families across the globe, please familiarise yourself with our Mental Health and Wellbeing Page to access actvities and organisations to support wellbeing during the pandemic.
There are also a series of learning projects and activities planned out over a weekly basis available via the following link -