In these difficult times, we are asking our pupils, parents and carers to access the internet for everything: Lessons, important contact information, ideas to keep fit and well etc.
So can we also ask you to take the time to remind yourselves and your children about internet safety. Now more than ever it is important to understand the dangers of using the internet, whether it is buying something online, using internet banking or showing the children fun videos to keep them entertained.
The website link below have created simple 15 minute activity packs to encourage online safety.
Click on the link below, which will take you to our Online Safety Page for further information.
THANK YOU - AND KEEP SAFE!
All children in Years 1 to Years 6 now have an account on this amazing maths app. As of Thursday 25th April these accounts now can also be used to use Doodle English, Doodle Spell and Doodle Tables. All are available from your preferred app store.
The PDF document below provides additional help in setting up and starting to use the apps.
Supporting Home Learning – Science
ASE Coronavirus Hub
Year 1 – (Age 5-6) – Materials – Four activities in one lesson document
Year 2 – (Age 6-7) – Materials – Five activities in one lesson document
Year 3 – (Age 7-8) – Light – Six lesson plan documents and one overview
Year 4 – (Age 8-9) – Living things and the habitats – Six lesson plan documents and one overview
Year 5 – (Age 9-10) – Living things and the habitats – (still to be published)
Year 6 – (Age 9-10) – Living things and the habitats – Six lesson plan documents and one overview
The Great Bug Hunt Competition
A simple, curriculum linked habitat competition open to children and their parents during lockdown (following ‘Stay Home’ guidelines). This would be particularly useful for Y2 and Y4 children.
PSTT and Science sparks resources for schools
This provides some excellent practical learning opportunities with clear guidelines and basic science background for parents. It is focused more on the skills of Working Scientifically rather than specific concepts and units of science.
Wild Days from Earth Watch
Great for home learning and mixed-age groups. Use the link below:
Pupils can now access Espresso for free using the website details and password above.
If you Google "World of David Walliams" you can have access to free audiobooks for the next 30 days
Carol Vorderman's website "The Maths Factor" has been made free to access.
Phonics play, which is used in school everyday, have updated their website to allow it to run on iPads and android devices as well as PCs and laptops. Not only that, but they've set up free login details which allow you to access all the features for free. The Username is march20 (no spaces). The password is home. Thank you phonics play!
Reception Year 1 and Year 2 and Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to Mrs White for allowing us to buy more than 300 new phonic based reading books to supplement our existing home readers.
As part of this purchase, we have also received a year's free subscription to Collins Connect that allow children to access any one of over 250 e-texts to read either on their own or with an adult.
To log on to our pages simply click on the Collins Log on link below and then type the following into each box:
Date of Birth: 1(day), January (month)
First Letter of Surname: A
Year group: 1
Complete this and you can start reading at once.
If you have any suggestions for content, please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email account, in addition to sending us photos of your own home learning successes or experiences, which we will add to the website here.
Remember you have the St Veronica's family firmly behind you during these challenging times.