Mrs Kelly 2020 - 2021
I hope you are keeping well and staying safe. I am missing you all.
I have been sent some great stuff for you to do at home so thought I would create this page to share it with you.
A slide show to show you what school will look like from 8th June. See below.
Top Tips for returning to School
Below is a list of Top Tips to be aware of when preparing to send your child back to school. Also there is a lovely book for you to share with your children.
The latest is a video from Bertie about how to make a face covering from one of his snood, fabulous idea Bertie!. Please see below.
In these challenging times someone in the UK might need one of them.
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
This looks like a great activity to take part in. Let me know how you get on.
Time Capsule Ideas
You will find some worksheet with ideas to record things on and include in a time capsule. When we are back together we can put these in a special container and bury them in the school grounds.
As Ramadan is due to start at the end of this week - I thought it may be helpful to share with you a full Ramadan presentation aimed at Primary schools and a Ramadan worksheet. See below.
It's the same presentation that is used by Imran Kotwal, who has visited our school, during his Ramadan workshops. It's pretty straightforward and based on the most common questions that children have asked There is also a section on Eid.
There is a link to a lovely song called Ramadan moon in the presentation which develops religious literacy for the topic.
Bible stories starting Monday 10am. You can send in any prayer requests too.
There are some stories to read, quizes and puzzles. Have fun!
Try Explore More which allows children of all ages to work and have fun together. They will delve into stimulating fictional worlds taking on empowering challenges to become the ‘expert’ in the story, solving problems as the story unfolds in their own space and time.
Keeping a Journal
We are all part of this living history and it will be talked about for generations to come. Schools are closed, sports cancelled......on a global level. The best thing children can do is to keep a journal over the next weeks. It could be handwritten, typed, drawings, photographs. Record events as they happen, day to day activities, how life has changed, fears and feelings. They could even make a video, interviewing parents. When it is all over store these in a safe place to be shared in the future with children and grandchildren. Make your own primary source of history just like Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys!
I know how you all love heartsmart so here is a link with some activities for you to do at home with your families.
Please see the link The Anti-Baddies Resillience Toolkit below for some advice and support.
There is some French for KS1 and KS2 pupils to do at home on the Primary Languages Network.
Click on Premium Member Dashboard
Click on Student Home Learning (right hand side)
Click on KS1 or KS2 French
With free computational thinking workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lessons - Barefoot has everything you need to get started on your Computational Thinking journey.
Barefoot have just launched a new home learning page.
Visit www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning to find out more.
With just one click (and no need for logins), parents/carers can work together with their children through popular lessons made into easy activities, fun ‘mini missions’ and interactive online games!
Online Safety- Think you know CEOP
Home activity packs
This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Stay Safe Online
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)