Dear Parents and Carers,
All of us at Alderman Payne hope that you are able to keep well and safe over the coming weeks. During this unprecedented time we would like to keep you informed about resources, remote learning opportunities and updates. We will be using various platforms to do this:
1) Text messaging
3) Remote Learning Platforms - Tapestry for Apple Class, Class Dojo for Blueberry Class, Google Classroom for Mango & Avocado Classes
4) The school Website
As new resources become available, we will upload them onto the website or our Remote Learning platforms. Please remember that if you need to contact the school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, one of the most important things at Alderman Payne is safeguarding your children, especially online as sometimes they are using online technology independently. Therefore, check out these Top Ten Remote Learning Safety Tips for Parents and Children and Staff.
Thinkuknow is the Online Safety Program from the National Crime Agency. They have introduced a set of activities to support children and parents to be safe online. Please see the sections below for the activities that relate to your child.
PE with Joe
Want to do something active with your child at home? Then join us every morning at 9am on Body Coach TV for a complete a 30 minute workout session with the Body Coach, Joe Wickes. Just click the link!
Free RWInc Ebooks
The Punctuation Show
Click the link to watch the Punctuation Show live on Facebook on Tuesdays at 10.15am.
Join the Fitzwilliam Museum for Look/Think/Do activities relating to art.
20 Learning Apps for Stir Crazy Children
The Guardian published a list of 20 apps for stir crazy children learning from home! Take a look and see what you can find!
Live Ballet Lessons
If you're interested in your child participating in ballet lessons, Ballet Coach TV is doing live sessions each week:
Free Story every day at 11am
David Walliams will be reading his books at 11am for the next 30 days.
The Great Indoors from The Scouts
The Scouts have got lots of ideas for fun creative activities to do indoors - Leafy Hedgehog, Snap Happy and To Foldly Go are just a few!
Maths with Carol Vorderman
Free access to MathsFactor from Carol Vorderman.
Make Veg fun with these activities - visit the VEGPower website to learn more.
Hand Washing Challenge
This is a hand washing competition that closes on 30th June. Click here to see details on how to enter!
Another exercise program that we use in school is 5-A-Day. They have given parents access from home for free. Please click the attached document to find out more about 5-A-Day and to get the Log In details.
Daily Phonics Lessons from RWInc
For our KS1 children, Read Write Inc are producing daily lessons for Phonics teaching. There are 3 different lessons a day (at 2 different times) and a Poetry reading at 2pm each day. Read the information in the document below for times and details.
Daily Maths Lessons for KS2
I See Maths is running lessons daily for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. The lessons are in the form of a video, that children can pause and work out answers and can be accessed at any time of day. There are also some independent tasks for children to complete afterwards. This would be a good resource for parents to continue their children's learning from home. Please click this link for the website: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
Links to Useful Websites
All the links that were mentioned in our School Closure Home Learning Packs can be accessed here. Just click the name and it will take you to the website.
Click here for more information.