Home Learning

 ‘BUG CLUB’

Dear Parents/Carers

As part of our Home Learning offer during this time, 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 an additional source of free reading material for your child at this time.

This will involve you/your child being given access through a log in to an individual account based on their first and last names. Please contact us by email office@yattonschools.co.uk straight away if you do NOT want us to use these details and/or if you wish to opt out of this.

The teachers are currently in the process of allocating books to all children. You will very shortly be receiving your child’s log in details with further information about how to access your child’s online books!

 

Information on YATTON SCHOOLS HOME LEARNING from Monday 23rd March

*HOME LEARNING UPDATE Friday 17th April

An LSP-wide approach to home learning for the remainder of the time that schools are closed has been developed.

Over a number of days children are encouraged to: read each day;  complete a mental and oral task (eg, X tables rock stars, revision of number bonds, counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 10s etc) and a maths task; complete a writing task; complete phonics or EGPS (English, grammar and spelling) tasks or practice. We will also provide some wider curriculum tasks / topic activities that you may choose to access. Work will not be marked but where appropriate you may be able to access answers to home learning so that children can self-check or you can look at it with them.

The LSP has provided some tips and guidance on how to approach home learning with your child:Parent Guide on How to Support Home Learning

Each year group will continue to provide learning packs which we hope you are finding useful. We would like to continue to emphasise, though, that there is no expectation for the children to complete all of the learning activities we are putting on the website. We are mindful of the challenges and pressures that home schooling creates for everyone and especially those parents who are trying to work from home as well. The resources are there for you to choose and use as you wish – we would hope that you find time to have fun with your children, to exercise and, most important of all – look after each other and stay safe and well. Don’t forget that being creative, doing some art, cooking, gardening, etc, all ‘count’ ‘towards ‘learning’!

Teacher email : We really encourage you and your children to be in touch with the teachers – they are here to answer any of your queries about the home learning and would love to hear all about what you are getting up to at home while you’re not in school. 

This page will have home learning opportunities for you to access and will be updated regularly. Some home learning for Reception (EYFS) children will also be sent out via Tapestry.

We will try to provide learning that can be done online and not – as we are aware that some parents will also need to be working from home online. Books for the children to record their learning in whilst they are at home are being provided to children.

In addition, we have created a list of additional websites you might choose to access – see the ‘Other resources’ section below. This includes information on how you can access ‘Twinkl’ materials free of charge at this time.

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

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 14. 1st June)

A Song a Day 

*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!

Nature Detectives

Exciting weekly nature-related activities from Mrs Okeden! *Updated 18th May

Art at Home

Click on the links for an art tutorial by Miss Williams and for details of her art competition:

How to paint a watercolour whale                 GMY Gallery Competition                     Good Morning Yatton Gallery ‘The Sea’ 4th May

Learn the Recorder with Miss Lloyd!

*LATEST UPDATE 21st May*   Catch up with Miss Lloyd’s weekly videos on how to play the recorder by clicking here

Easter Egg Competition

*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.

Please click on links below to access the Year Group learning:

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Other Resources 

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.

Website links and apps for parents

Pace

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.