Great Arley School, Thornton-Cleveleys

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24th May 20
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Home Learning

These pages were last updated 18th May. Check out the subject pages, especially the maths area!

This section of our website is devoted to home learning. It is here for parents to access and each page is full of ideas for activities that you can do with your child or activities you can set up to support your child’s continuing learning at home.

We have broken up the learning into subjects. Each activity has a rough guide about the age level of the target audience. Many activities are for all ages, even adults will enjoy them! There is a selection of activities that can be done without the need for internet access and there are many websites to support learning. We believe that the websites are all providing free resources during any possible school closure, however not all have been quality assured and are included for parents to explore.

We have invested in Education City for home learning for our pupils. And Twinkl, a very popular resource, has allowed free access to all their resources during the coronavirus outbreak.

Education City is a home learning platform that provides engaging educational games for our children in English, science and maths. Every pupil has a username and password, which they have brought home, along with guidance on their level of learning and most already use this. Please see below for the stage that each class is working at.

www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools - twinkl has opened up their resources online to all schools and parents during this period of possible school shutdown. Access to resources will be password free. Just create a username (an email address is required) and password and use offer code uktwinklhelps to sign in.

Home learning ideas for pupils with Special Educational Needs

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Advice and Guidance from Lancashire's fabulous Specialist Teaching Service

Create a Visual Timetable

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Use the primary timetable template and pictures below to create your own Visual Timetables. Visual timetables enable pupils to understand what they are doing when over a period of time. They give structure to the day and can reduce anxiety levels. Symbols are used to represent the tasks, activities or lessons in an easily understood order.

Alternatively, adapt the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 example below, to suit. You could also find your own pictures to represent the activities.

Information for Classes

Primary 1 (Miss Rose)

In our lessons we use EYFS and KS1 resources. On Education City we are working in the Leopard and Snake zones. We are working on Phase 2 and 3 phonics.

Primary 2 (Miss Parker)

In our class we use KS1-2 resources. On Education City we are working in the Horse zone. We are working on Phase 3 phonics.

Primary 3 (Mrs Barnsley)

In Primary 3 we use KS1-2 resources. On Education City we are working in the Snake zone. We are working on Phase 3, 4 and 5 phonics.

3CO (Ms Oates)

In Ms Oates class we use KS2-3 resources. On Education City we are working in the Mouse zone, but if it's too easy or too hard it's ok to move to another area. 

3CB (Mr Butler)

In our class we use adapt a range of KS1-2 resources. On Education City we are working in the Snakes to Racoon areas.

3KA (Mrs Aspden)

In 3KA we use KS1-2 resources. On Education City we are working in the Horse area.

3CW (Mr Wilson)

We tend to use KS2-3 resources in our lessons. On Education City we are generally working in the Mouse zone, but if it's too easy or too hard it's ok to move to another area. We have our own individual log-ins and zones for each subject. These have been sent by Dojo too.

3/4 LHH (Mrs Hayhurst)

In lessons we use KS1-2 resources. On Education City we are working in the Snakes and Racoon zones.

KS4 (Years 10 and 11, Mr Spence and Mrs Easton)

We have been given our own sheets with details about Education City. We have our own individual log-ins and zones for each subject.

We should also do activities on BBC Bite size Secondary in Careers, PSHE & Citizenship, Music, Learning for Life and Work, Art and Design.

Also for careers, we have our own log-ins for Kudos Cascaid and for music we have our own log-ins for WeLMS Charanga Music School

We can also do Times tables rock stars; we have our own log-ins for that too.

BBC Bitesize Daily programmes

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Daily lessons for homeschooling - BBC BitesizeBBC iPlayer and the Red Button are hosting Bitesize Daily programmes each weekday for learners aged five to 14.

Expert teachers have worked to create these fun-packed programmes full of learning and inspiration. Each programme will include a combination of core subjects like English, Maths and Science, as well as other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and French. There are a number of programmes for different age groups which are available here

Click here to watch Bitesize Daily on iPlayer

 

Flamingo Chicks online activities and resources

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Flamingo Chicks have recently been featured on This Morning, Sky News and Channel 4 and are offering a virtual learning and activities for children with additional needs and their families including:

  • STORIES: with themes of dance and inclusion written by our volunteers and read by celebrities
  • RESOURCES: A compilation of free, regularly updated online resources
  • SMILE CALLS: via Skype, WhatsApp or Facetime for families needing a boost 
  • SOCIAL STORY: helpful for explaning the Coronavirus to children with additional needs

To find out more visit flamingochicks.org/athome/