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.
The Department for Education have launched a scheme which temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children can access online learning at home. Please see the link below for more information on how to apply for this increase of data
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.
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:
- Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
- Watch the video.
- Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
- Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
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
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.
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
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
Oak National Academy - an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers. We provide high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources.
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
Dealing with Anxiety at Home
With children potentially working in a completely different environment at home, below are some resources for online safety that you and your child can view together.
Also, within each year group above you can find age specific advice.
Other Useful Websites
Below you can find various online activities at 'CBeebies':
myON - Renaissance have released over 7,000 books free on myON to support you while schools are closed. Most of these books are on Acclerated Reader so the children can take quizzes after they have read them.
How to access and use Teams online at home
For Students using IPad.Download Teams App for IPad Download Word App for IPad How to download and sign in to Teams on IPad Video Attach Pictures and files to Assignments on IPad Video Work on and Hand in Assignments on IPad Video
Using a console.Using an XBox or Playstation to log into Teams Video
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:
Discovery Live - Monthly Webcast
Half hour Web Cast via TEAMs hosted by David Briggs
DfE Expectations for Remote Learning
‘Schools are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of their existing offer and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision by the end of September.’
This event will discuss and explain how the schools within the Trust have created a contingency plan and a home learning pack to allow them to support the staff, the parents and the children during periods of lockdown and remote online learning. There will time for questions and answers throughout the event as well as a final session at the end of the presentation.