School work to do from home
This page will be updated on a regular basis with hints, tips and homework plans for the children in each year group. We will also include any other help and tasks that we feel could benefit the children. If you have any queries or issues then feel free to email or text the school as you normally would as lines/emails will be manned.
Maths - Alternative Plan
Please find following the letters and information which have been issued to date regarding COVID-19.
W/C - 25th May 2020
W/C - 18th May 2020
Letter from Mr Beadnell on 22nd May
The Charles Causley Trust have launched their 2020 Young Person's Poetry Competition. The competition is open to all children and young people aged 5 – 18 and their website gives full details of the different categories and how to enter. Please visit them at https://causleytrust.org to find out more. Entry is FREE and prizes will include vouchers, books, and other writing-related treats! Plus, winners will be invited to a prize-giving event hosted by our Patron, Patrick Gale, in October 2020 at the North Cornwall Book Festival.
The theme of this year’s competition is Environment.
In the current circumstances, we hope our competition can be used as a creative and inspiring resource for children still attending school and for those who are home-schooling. Extra time at home or school could be a great opportunity for children to think about the environment and get down to some wonderful creative writing!
Please visit us at https://causleytrust.org to find out more.
W/C - 11th May 2020
Letter from Mr Evans, CEO of The Blue Kite Academy Trust.
Please find following the link for information issued by the Department for Education regarding the returning to school on 1st June:
W/C - 4th May 2020
We have received communication from Swindon's Chief Fire Officer - it has been emailed to you but I thought it would be helpful to keep the website address here for future new additions: https://www.dwfire.org.uk/education/
Swindon Town Football in the Community have also devised an Activity Pack which they have kindly shared with us - Activity Pack
29th April 2020
Swindon Scrapstore - As you are probably aware Swindon Scrapstore are doing a fantastic job supporting elderly and vulnerable families in the Swindon area, both with food parcels and resource boxes to help with school work and home schooling. We are pleased to confirm that they are now also able to provide resources via their online shop - www.store.scrapstore.co.uk - here you can find resources at much lower prices than normal. They can also arrange delivery - keeping social distancing rules. Have a look - we think you'll be amazed at what is on offer! If anyone would like to discuss resources available with them they are available via their website - www.scrapstore.co.uk or via social media - Facebook and Twitter.
27th April 2020
We have been sent some great information about managing children's wellbeing during the lockdown. The first is a book which has been written for children explaining what Coronavirus is. A copy for you can be found here. We have also been given a guide for parents if your child/ren become ill. Do you have a plan if you become ill during the Lockdown? Please find attached a draft contingency plan to give you an idea of what information to include. The same could be needed if you have pets at home - the RSPCA have created this form.
Emergency Household Supplies from Swindon Borough Council
Family Support Pack from Swindon Borough Council
We have been given a link for a children's guide to coronavirus for your information.
This link is to a brilliant resource giving ideas of activities and questions to do while watching films.
As a school we also have access to iLearn2 which is a website with online learning packs. They have enabled access from home - please follow these instructions:
- Go to the website: www.ilearn2.co.uk
- Browse the activity packs and choose one to do (or we choose for each year group)
- Make a note of the number of the pack
- Go to loin and enter the pack number
- You can then access the activity video and have a go at the learning activities
We also have access to FirstNews online which the children should be aware of. However, the access details are:
- Download the app for First News
- Tap the options icon at the bottom of the screen
- Tap login
- Tap "I have a print subscription" (from the publisher which entitles me to digital access
- Enter the Web ID: 575D6278
- Return to the start page and tap download under this week's issue
Ruskin have arranged free access to Brainpop - another website with full curriculum work packs which can be accessed from home. Just follow these instructions:
- Go to the website: https://www.brainpop.com/
- Click on the link to Login and use these details:
- Username: ruskin2020
- Password: April0120
Here are some fun worksheets that you and your children can do
David Walliams is releasing an audio book every day for the next month! Definitely something most children will enjoy!! You can access them her:
Wiltshire Cricket have spent some time creating a small Cricket-based activity book for your children to use whilst they are at home! A new activity pack has now been issued and can be found here!
The activity book has a wide variety of activities, including:
- Fitness Challenges
- Maths Activities
- Cricket Practices
- English Language Activities
- Research and Geography Tasks
AND MUCH MORE! We have attached the activity book here.
DANCE - if you have a child interested in dance and fitness following are some links that you may find helpful!
Online music lessons - 1:1 Music Lessons are available with Swindon Music Service - details are here
Into Film Resource is also a wonderful resource which gives ideas for activities and questions to do whilst watching films.