ONLY THOSE PARENTS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO ALTERNATIVE SHOULD BE SENDING THEIR CHILDREN INTO SCHOOL. THIS INCLUDES CLA AND EHCPs AS IT BECOMES UNMANAGEABLE TO STAY OPEN FOR THOSE WHO REALLY NEED IT!!

Curriculum Ideas

Online Resources

Your children should have passwords for MyMaths, IXL and TT Rockstars. These will be available for the children to use and provide regular access to Maths and English resources. If you need any assistance with passwords please email Mr Parkinson, our E-Learning Leader.

jparkinson@orchardsjunior.school

If any of the following activities require the use of social media, they will need to be supervised by an adult.

Twinkl

The website Twinkl, which we often use for resources in school, has opened a ‘Home Learning Hub’ which will provide fantastic resources. they have created tabs for the different age groups so you can explore each of these different areas. Click on the image below to find out more!

Activities for Throughout the Day!

The following images have a timetable of daily live activities/lessons that may be of use! There is a wide variety included here so you will need to select carefully to ensure there are no clashes!

MyMaths – Extra Guidance

Online Maths Resources and Games!

The TopMarks website has a wide variety of maths games and activities. There are activities ranging from ages 3-14 so if there are older or younger siblings this could prove useful.

Linguascope

We have a subscription to Linguascope where the children can practice all sorts of languages at home through fun games!

Year 6 Homework Grid

Please see below an up to date grid for children in year 6. There are also some extra activities that your children might like to explore!

The Maths Factor

We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.

Send a Message to the Elderly

Guild care are asking if children would like to send a message to the elderly people in their care homes whose visitors are very restricted now.

They have suggested the following activities:

  • Draw a picture or create a piece of artwork
  • Write a letter – a bit like the postcards of kindness we have done!
  • Make something – but you need to be able to send it!
  • Do a video dance, or sing a song!

If your children choose to complete one of these items please email or post them to Guild Care so that they can share them with not only their residents but also with anyone they visit as part of their homecare service. The address is:

Guild Care Centre, Methold House, North Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DU

Guild Care are also encouraging families to visit their shops where they will be giving away a free toy, jigsaw puzzle or DVD to keep the children entertained.

http://www.guildcare.org

Become a Pen Pal!

Write a Day by Day Diary

We are living at a time that will be talked about for many years to come. Why not keep a diary that details what you have experienced? These are historical events we are witnessing so will be first hand experiences for future generations.

Extended Project

The children might like to undertake an extended project. They could choose a topic they are interested in, research it using the internet and books and create a project! This could include writing, pictures/drawings, powerpoint, video presentation – however they want to present their information!

They could also:

·         invent a new game/sport activity, 

·         write a song/poem, 

·         produce a piece of art – drawing, sculpting, textile,

·         conduct a science investigation

Phonics Play

This website is going to remain free whilst the schools are shut – follow this link below:

Sora – an app for reading

We would encourage the children to spend 20-30 minutes per day reading. The children were given a letter by their class teacher recently that had instructions on how to access the Sora app for reading. This resource allows the children to borrow a ‘virtual book’ and then read it on the device where the app is stored! There is a vast selections of books for the children to choose from, from a variety of genres.

BBC Bitesize – Key Stage 2

This website offers a variety of resources for the children. We often use some of the links in school so the children will be familiar with the format of the website. It is very informative, and some of the activities have appropriate games to finish on too! Click on the image below to find out more!

Reading Activities

Below is a selection of different activities that will help children with the comprehension elements of the books they are reading.

Chicken House – Create a Story!

We have an EGG-CITING creative writing challenge here for you and your students! Are you ready to Create a Story?

Maz Evans and her author friends – Holly Rivers, Emma Shevah and Christopher Edge – want to inspire children to hatch their own creative stories.

On this page you’ll find a fun, must-watch video featuring these talented authors, as well as some resources to help run the activity in the classroom, an assembly, a library group or a book club. Here’s to inspiring the next generation of writers!