September 2020 For children who are unable to attend school and need to do their learning at home (eg, due to Covid self-isolation), links to learning resources will be provided on the year group pages below from week beginning Monday 7th September. Although the activities may not often match exactly the tasks the children will be doing in the classroom, they will follow the same general topics and learning objectives. Learning and information for Reception (EYFS) children will often be sent out via Tapestry.
Teacher email: We really encourage you and your children to be in touch with the teachers – see year group pages for contact details.
This page will continue to have links to more general learning resources as well as links to organisations and materials you may find useful sources of support, especially at this time.
Parents: You should have received emails providing instructions and log in details for accessing Microsoft Teams.
This will be used primarily if or when your child is not able to be in school if they are self-isolating, a bubble closes or in the event of a wider school closure. However, from now on there may also be other occasions when your child might be expected to take part or access some activities on Teams or we may wish to communicate with you or your child via Teams or use it for some meetings when it is difficult to meet in person. Further guidance is available here – but please note that we are not planning to use all of these features, at least at first!
Year Group Learning
Please click on links below to access the Year Group learning and contact information:
We are currently trying our best to provide plans and activities that are most suited to your children’s year group and stages of development. There are many more general resources available online that you may wish to access. Please click on the link below for a list of websites and apps that you may choose to explore. We anticipate that this list will be updated regularly as we become aware of new home learning resources.
Log in information – IMPORTANT
As communicated before, we have subscribed to ‘Bug Club’- a fantastic resource for every reader across the school. From Reception through to Year 6, it enables children to access a personalised set of books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an online format. Not only will pupils have the opportunity to read on an alternative platform, but their understanding of what they have read will also be a key focus. We want to offer it as a source of free reading material for your child at this time.
On your year group Home Learning Page, your year group overview refers to a link https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/ in the ‘Reading’ section. This is the link to the Bug Club website. You will need to log your child into their individual account in order to access the selection of books your child’s class teacher has allocated to them. Details of how to do this and further information about Bug Club can be found in this guide we have put together for you:
If you have any difficulty accessing the Bug Club, please email your child’s teacher or the school office and will provide further help for you.
NUMBOTS and TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS
We have signed up to Numbots and Times Tables Rock Stars!
NumBots is an online game and playing little and often should significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. NumBots letter for parents
Times Tables Rock Stars is aimed at the Junior children and is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! TTRS parent information
The children have been shown how to login and should have brought home a username label. They might need some help navigating to the website and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes or so regularly.
Please ask your child’s teacher if you’re struggling to login or for any other queries about Numbots or Times Tables Rock Stars.
Coronavirus Parents, we have been sent this link to an e-book on Covid-19 which you might find useful if you are looking for a way to talk with your child about the virus and what is happening: What’s Going On – explaining Covid-19 to younger children. Here is a child-friendly video guide that you may choose to share: Konnie Huq’s Guide to CoronaVirus As always, it’s best for you to check it out first before showing your child.
The School Nurse Team is here to provide support to children, young people and families in North Somerset. Click on the link to find out about the services it can provide at this time: School Nurse Poster
Mental Health and Wellbeing If you are looking for help in supporting your family’s mental health and wellbeing you may find this document produced by Backwell School useful. It includes links to various agencies and organisations that can provide support. Mental Wellbeing Help
WE Well-being: click on the link to access excellent resources and toolkits from this charity supporting well-being: WE well-being
Educational Psychology Service Please click on the link for information about the services the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) can offer during these difficult times, including how to access their helpline: EPS Helpline
Online Safety Parents, we are aware that children may be spending more time online than usual at this time. You may wish to read this advice on keeping your children safe online: 6 Top Tips to Keep Children Safe Online during school closure
‘Real PE’ at home – online learning resources. We use ‘Real PE’ in school – we have now been sent a link so that parents can access an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. Click here for more information and log in details!
Maths: For information on how we teach the different methods of calculation in school, please click here to access our Calculation Policy.This illustrates the progression of the various strategies we teach the children from Reception through to Y6.
Computing / ICT: Here are some ICT lessons for each year group.
Bible Stories: Many children have been enjoying having the opportunity to open their Bibles each week and read a Bible story.While they won’t have access to their Children’s Bibles, if they wanted to read a version of the stories they would have been reading in school, please click here to share the links with them if you wish.
Biggest ever UK Assembly? 30th April: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. Click here for more information:Church of England Assembly information TES link for assembly
Prayers: The Church of England has produced some child-friendly prayers which you may choose to share with your child at this time – click here
*UPDATE ON HOME LEARNING FOR TERM 6*
PLEASE READ THIS UPDATE ON HOME LEARNING 8TH JUNE 2020: Home Learning Letter Term 6
As part of our mission to ‘inform, educate and entertain’ (!), click on ‘Good Morning Yatton’ for links to our latest videos:
Good Morning, Yatton! (latest Episode 20 16th July and Episode 21
We hope you have enjoyed our ‘Good Morning Yatton’ programmes. The main purpose of them was to try to stay connected with everyone in these strange times and provide opportunities for the children to share with each other what they have been doing – and hopefully make people smile a bit here and there too. They have continued to evolve and it’s been a joy to see Y6 children being back in school to take a lead in the last few episodes. Many many thanks to the wonderful Rob Cox of West Coast Films for all that he has done for us in the high quality production of the programmes – amazing! We don’t know what the future holds – who knows?! – GMY may return in the future in some format – we are looking to explore ways in which children themselves can develop film making skills to create their own programmes.
*NEW* Yatton Schools’ Choirs
We are very proud of our school choirs! Please click on these links to access their latest video recording:
Also, our Junior School choirs have helped write and perform their own Covid19 song with Ali and Owen Francis Black (as featured on BBC Radio Bristol!). They have set up a fundraising page for the coronavirus appeal at Southmead Hospital. Here are the details, including a link to the song: Bristol Buskathon – Covid-19 Holiday song
We may not be able to hold our Summer Showcase in school this year but does that stop the children and families of Yatton from performing and displaying their talents? Of course not! Enjoy:
*Updated 11th May
For those of you missing the singing we do together in school, Mr Hackeson has found a song a day for you to enjoy!
Exciting weekly nature-related activities from Mrs Okeden!
Art at Home
Click on the links for an art tutorial by Miss Williams and for details of her art competition:
*LATEST UPDATE 21st May* Catch up with Miss Lloyd’s weekly videos on how to play the recorder by clicking here
*See who has won the Easter Egg Competition! Although the competition has now closed – so you can no longer vote – you can still have a look at all of the fabulous entries by clicking here
Here are some fun things you may wish to try over Easter as a family:
Easter Traditions – Family Fun ideas: Click here (purely for fun, if you want to try anything!)
Junior children: YACWAG Competition – click here for more information about entering YACWAG’s ‘Nature As Your Neighbour’ competition. No entry fee for children. Deadline extended to 30th June. With Yatton library closed, entries should be submitted digitally wherever possible, but if necessary paper entries can be sent to Nature As Your Neighbour, 33 Court Avenue, Yatton, BS49 4EP.
Thank you so much to Pace Print of Clevedon who have been producing the home learning packs for those families who do not have access to the online resources and generously providing all the paper free of charge.