Learning from Home
*****20th July: What's New This Week *****
In addition to the normal links and guidance here are some things we have added to the page this week.
Our weekly reflection to share with your children is called 'Wow moments and moments of hope' from the Prayer Spaces team, to support us when thinking about our transitions. Check out our wellbeing page for some activities and discussion ideas around this theme as well.
Don't forget the STEM challenges (sent to us by one of our fantastic parents) if you haven't tried these yet. They are challenging, rewarding and a lot of fun.
Hampshire have also produced some exciting cross curricular activity packs for home learning. They are for all ages and this week's is called 'Music all around'' You will find the link below.
In school we have a team of people who come in and share stories from the bible with our children. This is called 'Open the Book.' Since they have not been able to come in, they have produced some videos for the children. The first is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58SlKdl1Hb8&t=2s (Jesus & the marvellous picnic)
https://youtu.be/_VoWYPMSXyI (Jesus' parable of the big party)
https://youtu.be/NSVwTV7q5cM (Jesus and the children)
Welcome to our Home Learning Page!
We know how important it is to carry on with our learning, even though most of us are at home. Here are some of the best places you can go in order to continue your learning journeys.
Learning Wall – We have created a shared and moderated notice board (posts require approval so don't worry if they don't appear straight away!) if you want to share any learning or activities you have been doing in your households over lockdown. No matter how small the learning activity, we want to see what you’ve been up to.
Rev Katrina – We are delighted that Rev Katrina is keen to keep in touch. This is the link to the Anna Benefice YouTube channel:
On this site Rev Katrina will be uploading a new story every week.
On the children and families page of the website:
http://www.annabenefice.co.uk/children--families.html are this month's activities for Messy Church. So have a look.
Don't forget our home learning email address is email@example.com, which is another great way to let us know what you've been up to.
We know that home learning will be looking different for every student at Clatford and so, in addition to the areas above, we have included lots of links on this page to support you and your families in their learning. We hope you find some of them helpful.
This Week's Reflection
Hello everyone! If we were all in school, we would be exploring, discovering and making a wide range of objects. This is STEM. It stands for Science, technology, engineering and maths. We would love you all to still have the opportunity to carry on with this at home. So… each Monday I will set you a new challenge. Each one will include something for you to build using things that you normally throw away. You will probably need an adult to help you with the actual building as you will need sharp scissors, but you can have a go at the thinking and planning on your own.
I really hope you enjoy these. Please do send us your photos, and remember they will not all work, some may go horribly wrong! That is fine. Sometimes it takes inventors and scientists thousands of attempts to create the finished project. You can do it!
The first challenge is to create a car powered by an elastic band....good luck!
Thank you so much to all of you that sent in photos and videos of your rubber band powered cars - they were fabulous. It was so awesome to see not only those that worked, but those that didn't and how those children worked out and adapted their designs for next time - brilliant!
This weeks sees us leaping into the world of parachutes! It is your opportunity to keep that treasured egg safe! Lots of you have tried this before so I am expecting some amazing designs! Please do send us your photos and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org even if your parachute goes a little bit wrong!
Stay safe, remember you will need an adult to give you a hand with some of the equipment.
Thank you so much for all your fabulous parachutes - again with a varying degree of success! I am absolutely loving them. This week we go into the water...what could possibly go wrong! I would like you to design and make a paddle boat, that will propel itself independently across the water. Good luck!
The Marble Run
Hello you amazing designers! This week I am challenging you to create a marble run. Now those of you that came to construction club will remember that we already had a go at this using playdough! Lots of the problems that you came up against could be solved when you use more substantial materials. I would love to see how you get on...how creative and daring can you be? As always, remember to have an adult with you if you are using any tools.
Have fun and I look forward to some more awesome photos and videos.
Linked to this is the Hampshire Primary Cross-Curricular Home Study Projects
On this section of the website please find a range of links that you might choose to use to help in your home learning.
This week the BBC have released their home-learning activities, with a range of famous faces. They have daily lessons that are organised by year group and have links to further ideas for learning. This is a great place to start as they have a varied curriculum and are well suited to the different age ranges. They also link well to the White Rose maths resources and lessons.
In school we often share the news with the children, and one way that we do that is through the First News newspaper. They are currently offering free PDFs of their newspapers and activities to go with them which might be worth checking out. https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/act-sheets-samples-discover/
Hampshire library Service have now added many of their eBooks online for free during this time. It is a great reading resource. Follow the links and download the app to have access to the books.
The Day Explorer - This current awareness resource can be accessed from home and contains articles, news and quizzes about current issues all in a format designed for Primary aged children. Your children can access this from home with their school username and password which is detailed below. There is even an option at the top of the website for parents to sign up for a daily newsletter called The Day Home with news articles and ideas of things to do during lockdown.
To access go to www.thedayexplorer.co.uk
Mrs. Lundie has been incredibly busy preparing a selection of activities that could be useful across a range of different year groups. It is important in this time that your child keeps going with their reading and writing and, alongside the work on the class pages, there are lots of things here to support you and your child in their learning. Check out the documents section below.
White Rose Maths are producing daily activities and curriculum tasks for each year group in Maths. Very high quality and absolutely free.
As well as Mathletics and White Rose, Nrich produce lots of exciting problem solving and investigation activities which are organised by age range.
As well as the wonderful videos that Mrs. Isaac produces and puts on our youtube channel you can also find some lessons, recorded live, on this website.
Please look on our documents section (below) for our schoolwide Art Challenge! In addition to that and i
For many years we have taken children to the Gilbert White Study Centre on the river Selbourne. They are now producing a range of ideas for outside geography learning that children could be doing as part of their home studies. http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/downloads/
We are definitely still a singing school and one thing you can do to support your child’s singing, and well-being, is to check out this range of great free singing resources from Singup. Singup has supported the school for a long time with its resources and they have a range of styles and complexities to suit singers of all ages and confidences. Definitely one for parents to join in with! Again you do not need to sign up for anything just click on the playlists.
Please see the document section (below) for extra activity ideas provided by the Hampshire music serrvice.
Singing Assembly, week 3 - https://youtu.be/i_q7JveSlUg
BBC Ten Pieces At Home - Activities & Interactive Workshops
Above, you will find weekly activities for primary schools, home educators and parents to share with their students. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative ...
Out of the ark Music@Home
At Clatford we believe that Computer Science (coding) and ICT are great for developing thinking skills with children of all ages. Barefoot computing, who have supported the school with training in the past, have released many of their resources online to support children’s coding skills at home. Most of them are straightforward and they are all organised by age group so you should be able to find some good activities for your child. You do not need to register to use these resources. https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearningmc_cid=b8b438bf50&mc_eid=b18d8188be
One of our parents has given me the link to this site, which has lots of programming activities on it you can try at home:
Don't forget that if you have started learning Scratch programming at school, you can continue your learning here:
Google's own internet safety site - Be Internet Legends
Lovely visual reminders of how to stay safe at this current time along with a wonderful booklet for children to explain the current events.
Chromatography Science Rainbow Making!
Do you have any paper towels or kitchen roll at home? Or even better, any coffee filter papers? If so, then this is a great experiment that you could easily try at home.
Step 1. Cut a small rainbow shape in the towel/ kitchen roll you are using
Step 2. Fill 2 saucers with water to use later.
Step 3. Using the Rainbow colours.... Richard, Of, York, Gave, Battle, In, Vain colour, using felt pen from the bottom of the rainbow up to the edge where the shape starts to curve round.
Step 4. Now to see the magic! Place the edge of your rainbow paper onto the edge of your saucer of water, just so that the tips of the paper touch the water...…. and watch your rainbow grow!
Have fun! We really enjoyed testing this out today in school, with different variants and methods.
Happy St. George's Day!
Today is St. George's Day and so I thought you may like to partake in a few activities to celebrate a small aspect of our National Heritage.
The following link can be used to access some lovely activities to keep you busy and help you think about St. George and all your St. George Housemates.
Have fun all and stay safe and well.
Mrs Lundie x
Tim Peake is ready to answer your questions!
In January 2016, Tim Peake travelled to the ISS. Travelling with him were many bags of rocket seeds! These seeds were to form part of a very interesting science experiment. Tim wanted to see if seeds grew at different rates and different sizes if they had been to space. Tim then sent some of these seeds tour school! Along with lots of other schools, we grew these seeds and sent him the results. He would now like to answer any questions that you have. I explain this a little more on our Clatford home learning YouTube channel.
You don't have long....you need to submit your questions to; email@example.com by tomorrow evening (12th May).
It would be amazing if some of your questions were read out and answered when Tim talks live On Monday 18th May, when he will be holding a live chat all about Rocket Science as part of his new YouTube series Tim Talks Space.