Home Learning

General Home Learning

We are aware that some  pupils will need to quarantine before returning to school and we expect these children to keep up with their learning by completing the appropriate activities on Oak National Academy. This work is to be completed in their Home Learning books as well as the homework set by the classteacher (see the Class page for more information).  Each class will have a weekly Homework/ Home Learning Blog where pupils can upload their work using the Homework Uploader (instructions below) and communicate with their classteachers.

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Remote Learning Plan

We have developed a Remote Learning Plan and full details will be shared when it is necessary for us to revert to this. A summary is below.

Building on our previous experience, we will be moving to the use of Google Classrooms. This will enable daily interaction with their class teachers and the use of video explanations of the tasks by the classteacher. To support those families with limited devices we have purchased Chromebooks that pupils can borrow. However, as much as the technology is essential, we are looking to provide activities that can be completed away from the screen, with lots of reading and written work to be completed in books as well as physical activities that can be completed indoors. The work set will match the school curriculum and will mirror the school day so there is consistency and routine, and it will be easier to return to school after the designated period of remote learning.

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to our COVID Fund-your donations have benefitted everyone in our school family and helped us to ensure that, if we need to use it, our remote learning offer is ready immediately and addresses the needs of our school community.

 

The Department for Education has complied a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

DfE Guide to Coronavirus Online Education Resources

Westminster LA Guide to Coronavirus Online Education Resources

Reading

Whilst you are working at home the most important way to keep learning is to keep reading.

At St. Vincent’s we want children to love reading. Below are some suggestions for books to read at home.

Booktrust Book List for 0-5 Year Olds

Booktrust Book List for 6-8 Year Olds

Booktrust Book List for 9-11 Year Olds

If you would like more ideas for great books, linked to your age and interests, try using the Book Sorter. You can also add your own recommendations!

Click here for the Book Sorter

Don’t forget to share your reading on the Reading Blogs. News Post: We Love To Read 

London Grid for Learning Resources

The school is part of the London Grid for Learning which has some excellent resources.  Your USO username and password have been provided in your Home Learning Pack. Any links below that require the USO log in have * next to them.

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Here are some useful links to resources for Home Learning:

General

  • BBC Bitesize-new daily lessons starting Monday 20th April 2020
  • Twinkl – while schools are closed, Twinkl is offering for parents to sign up for a free account to access the full range of worksheets, resources and educational games.
  • J2e *
  • Busy Things *
  • PB Bear’s Interactive Adventure*
  • The Kids Should See This
  • Cbeebies Radio
  • Toy Theatre – educational games
  • DK Find Out
  • Shopify Time Capsule-try making a COVID-19 Time Capsule to help you to remember this moment in history
  • London Learning at HomeThe Mayor has launched London Learning at Home to bring together the city’s free learning and cultural resources that children can access from home. Search for resources by age range, subject, key stage and level of adult supervision needed.
  • Summer Camps Trust Lockdown Activities One of the great things about most summer camps (and part of the reason why The Summer Camps Trust is keen to see many more British children taking part) is that they show young people all sorts of ways to have fun and be active which cost nothing and do not involve electronics.
  • Nature at home The Ecology Centre and Sayers Croft Paddington Rec. have put together some ideas for keeping you connected with nature.The activities are suitable for all ages and living spaces, and use minimal resources, so there is something for everyone. Some activities can be done entirely indoors, some are suitable for daily walks and a few require outdoor space. All activities have step by step guides and resource lists.
  • National Theatre In response to the school closures caused by Coronavirus, National Theatre is now offering username and password access to the National Theatre Collection. For a temporary period, plays can be accessed remotely ensuring students studying from home can still watch them. Your access details are:  https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com Please contact the school office for a Username and Password.

Religious Education

  • Catholic Icing -a variety of craft activities for pupils to complete at home.
  • Wednesday Word Children’s Area
  • Wintershall Some wonderful religious activities including stations of the cross
  • Be Inspirational This website has various resources for both KS1 and KS2 including some lovely Holy Week activities with Scripture pieces for each day with accompanying videos, artwork and thoughts.

English

Scholastic, who run our regular Books Fairs  have shared some free downloadable home learning resource packs that may be of interest:

Maths

Science 

Geography

History

Languages (especially German!)

Art

Music

  • Sing Up– This has some of the songs we have sung at school on it with backing tracks and words.
  • Out of the Ark Some more old favourites to sing along to
  • BBC Bitesize
  • The Royal Opera House   Make the most of a rare opportunity to watch  a performance free from the comfort of your home
  • BBC Ten Pieces – 40 pieces of music with an introduction and full performance
  • Filmed On Stage  Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the coronavirus outbreak-updating daily

Physical Education (P.E.)

 

Why not go on a virtual tour of a famous museum from the comfort of your home?

British Museum, London, Virtual Tour

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

The J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

 

Always remember the importance of internet safety

The internet is an amazing resource which enables us to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However the internet is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.

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If you want to learn how to stay safe online while playing games, visit this website, http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for fun games and activities. There are different sections and games depending on how old you are.

Some other useful websites for children:

http://www.digizen.org/kids/

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Some safe search engines:

http://primaryschoolict.com

http://www.kiddle.co