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HOME LEARNING PACK
At St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the children with the best possible opportunities to learn, whether they are at home or at school. As such, we have provided a home learning pack for each child to work through in their time away from school. If you need to contact us or ask any questions regarding your child’s education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your child’s name and year and it will be forwarded to your child’s class teacher. Thank you in advance for your support and rest assured that your child has the relevant resources to continue having an effective education.
NEW – HOME LEARNING PACK FROM 22/06/20
- This is an amazing online compilation of new short stories written by a wide selection of popular children’s authors, dedicated to Hospital staff and providing a positive message of hope at these challenging times.
Additional resources – 11/05/20
HOME LEARNING HALL OF FAME
Congratulations to everyone in Year 6! You have managed to answer 100,000 IXL questions between you this year! We are very proud to have been awarded this certificate in recognition.
We are very excited to have received these wonderful photos of our Year 6 children learning at home. These superstars have been working hard to complete persuasive writing and their reading comprehension. We would love to see some more photos of Year 6 learning at home, so that we can add them to the Hall Of Fame; please send your pictures to: email@example.com.
In addition to helping with home learning packs, you can support your child by helping them to access these useful websites:
- IXL – this website allows the children to practise lots of mathematical and literacy skills. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Busy Things – children can login to busy things to access a wide range of activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:
- Espresso – children can login to Espresso and access a wide range of games, activities and videos:
NEW from Espresso – click HERE to go on a Summer Adventure and explore our incredible world (use the Espresso login below when prompted
ESPRESSO Username: student21406 Password: mary13
Other useful Websites for all children – no login details required
These websites are free for all and do not require you to login.
- BBC Bitesize – lots of activities available for all ages and subjects
- KS2 ENGLISH
- KS2 MATHS
- KS2 SCIENCE
- BBC Teach – video clips arranged by subjects
- Primary Homework Help – lots of useful information on different topics and learning areas
- Children University Manchester – Information and activities across the curriculum
- Oxford Owl – activities, games and information across the curriculum
- CBBC Games – games and activities for KS2 pupils
- BBC Newsround – news and current affairs for children, with games and activities
- Blue Peter Badges – a variety of activities for children
- DK Find Out – a variety of activities for children
- Story Time – Oliver Jeffers reading a book and discussing it
Audible – a wide range of free stories for children to listen to
Subject specific resources
- White Rose Maths – daily lessons with matching worksheets (and answers!) – please refer to the Home Learning Pack for which day to study each lesson on
- White Rose Maths – Problem of the day
Art and Design
- Tate Kids – Art and Design focused activities and games
- Science Museum Games and Apps – a selection of science-focused games and activities
- National Geographic Interactive Mapmaker – interactive atlas and online mapping tools
- National Geographic Kids – there are lots of nice activities and quizzes for primary aged children
- World Geography Games – games and quizzes for children
- Code Studio – excellent online coding courses and games
- Hour of Code activities – a selection of coding and programming activities
- Scratch – a free creative computer-programming platform
Children’s Workout / PE Lesson – every day at 9:00, Joe Wicks is presenting a half-hour exercise session for children on You Tube
PE and sport activities at home – this document is full of great ideas to help you keep active at home. It includes links to many great websites with further activities and resources.
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Newsround – CBBC Coronavirus news and advice for children
Risk Taker Activities – this resource challenges children with many activities that they can enjoy at home
Thoughts and feelings book Covid 19 – this booklet has lots of ideas to help you to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious
Help and Support for Parents
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Please can you keep the school up to date with any concerns you have regarding your children’s mental health and wellbeing. If your child is finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives, or a family member is ill or has died, please let us know. St Mary’s school are here to work with you to support our children’s emotional needs in any way that we can. Here are some links to places where families can find additional support:
Change 4 Life – this website is full of useful advice, healthy recipes and fun activities to keep you active at home
Every mind matters – mental health advice from the NHS including a section on looking after children during the coronavirus outbreak
Government guidance for parents and carers – supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Corona virus guide for children – this guide has been produced for Autistic children and offers a simple and visual guide to what is happening
How to wash your hands safely – BBC Newsround video
Children’s Commissioner – a guide for children and links to resources
Childhood Bereavement Network – support around dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for all children, specifically those that have experienced the death of someone important to them
Bereavement Services – this document summarises arrange of Bereavement Services for children
Supporting bereaved children – this document contains guidance and advice
Talking to your children about the news – advice and guidance to support parents in discussing Coronavirus news with children
E – Safety
Please continue to be aware of what your child is doing online, especially at this time when they may be spending extra time learning and socialising online. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Internet matters – support to keep children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – support to keep children safe online
Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
Parent Top Tips Safe Online Corona – this is a handy poster from the London Grid for Learning which summarises E – Safety advice
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Year 6 have continued their community project by visiting the Elderly Care Wards and seeing the amazing artwork that they created with the elderly last summer. The artwork has been displayed in a number of galleries and is now available to see in the hospital. It is a beautiful portrayal of the diversity of Lewisham market and all those who shop there.
Year 6 also used this opportunity to visit the elderly, sing some carols and hand out gift bags. The singing had an amazing impact on the patients and staff with many joining in or tapping along to the music. Music lies deep in people’s memories so the sound of children singing was very moving for some. The children were fantastic – well done!
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Year 6 enjoyed an amazing trip to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill where they were able to consolidate their learning of life cycles. We explored the Butterfly House, observing butterflies in all stages of life and took part in a butterfly-inspired workshop, finding out all there is to know!
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On Monday 10th December, Year 6 Carol singers sang at the Alexander Care Home in Rushy Mead, Lewisham. The children sang a wide variety of both carols and Christmas songs. The residents joined in the singing and some got up and danced! The staff and residents were very happy with the children’s performance.
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Year 5 & 6 visited the Imperial War Museum. The children and adults discovered a lot of interesting information about World War II. The main topics were The Blitz, The Allpress family and their contribution to the World War II during the German bombings and the World War I remembrance exposition.
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We stopped at the Devils’ Punch Bowl and had our lunch. It was a lovely warm afternoon. Once we arrived, we were allocated our rooms and settled in. After dinner we all sat around the camp fire and sang songs and danced to the music. The food is very good and everyone is enjoying it.
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For their dedication and hard work throughout the whole year, the Year 6 class has been rewarded with a trip to Lewisham Park. Children spent most of their day out, playing games together and having fun.
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Our children enjoyed the delicious breakfast offered by the school in order to boost their confidence for their exams during the SATS week!
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During the Spring half term holiday, Miss Dias and Mr Ifrim has supported some of the Year 6 children to boost their learning.