Learn from Home

Here you can find some information for assisting with home learning, along with online safety, advice and a couple of guides on how to use Microsoft Teams.

The 'Key Online Learning Resources' tab is where you will find the main resources and links. Please expand each section below to view the contents.

Key Online Learning Resources

Here are some key online learning resources and websites that we are using to support our home-learning during the current school closure.

Each one has a daily programme available to children in all year groups.

 

BBC BITESIZE - all subjects

You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

BBC Bitesize daily i-player lesson

BBC Bitesize daily lessons

 

MATHS

In school we use White Rose maths and they have produced a scheme of work for each year group for use at home. These maths resources will also link to BBC Bitesize from May. To use the lessons:

  1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  2. Watch the video.
  3. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
 

White Rose maths - home learning

 

Other websites to support maths learning at home:

National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics - video lessons for primary age children: www.ncetm.org.uk

I-See Maths - information, resources and links for the daily home maths lessons: www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons

 

ENGLISH

Live 9:30am each weekday, @RadioBlogging broadcasts FREE LIVE English lessons packed full of interactive games/teaching including language games, creative writing and response reading. There’s a blog included for your children to submit their writing! There is also an opportunity to listen again and access previous shows if the live lesson was missed.

radioblogging.net

 

Other websites to support English learning at home:

Authorfy Classroom - Author videos and cross-curricular schemes of work to use at home: authorfy.com/masterclasses

Authorfy 10 Minute Challenges - For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out the '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators - a new challenge is added to this page every single day! authorfy.com/10minutechallenges

Literacy Trust Family Zone - free activities and ideas to keep your children busy at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development: literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone

 

Other subjects:

Art: The Tate Kids - make, games & quizzes, explore: www.tate.org.uk/kids

Mrs Darlington - Art SLE in our Trust - art and craft ideas to try at home: Mrs Darlington's YouTube channel

 

Computing: Barefoot Computing - Enjoyable activities for families to do at home with their children: barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

 

Music: Ten Pieces - weekly activities to share with children. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music: bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/weekly-activities

 

General/All subjects:

Oak National Academy - an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers. We provide high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources.

Oak National Academy - online-classroom

 

Off School - a free website full of ideas for home learning and fun activities. Head to the Activity Zone for 100s of films, created by teachers, across loads of great topics and themes! https://offschool.org.uk/

 

Department For Education - list of online education resources for home education that offfer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages: government/publications/list of online education resources for home education

Online Safety

Dealing with Anxiety at Home

Great Websites

Other Useful Websites

Student Access to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an online platform used by all schools at Discovery Schools Academy Trust, it allows remote collaboration and working between users. This service is already used widely amongst staff and we are now rolling this out to students to allow remote teaching.

Please click on the links below to find out how you and your child can access the Team platform:

Student Access to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Overview

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