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Home Learning Gateway (September - )

 

To help keep the layout of this page a little more manageable, we've moved resources from the initial period of school closure to the archives (March-MayMay-July). We appreciate that, even when edited, the layout can be difficult to navigate on smartphones and tablets, but we are actively pursuing a solution with our website provider.

 

During a period of school closure for any class, this page is the central hub for home learning resources.  Clicking on each class icon below will jump to the relevant section on this page. Please be aware that the gateway is a work in progress and is constantly being updated. 

Make sure you read the class teacher's weekly Timetable document first: it will explain the resource packs in more detail, as well as providing links to relevant websites. 

To help us keep this gateway manageable, activity documents have been compressed into ZIP files, usually one for English, Maths and Other/Project work. Depending on the device you use to access them, this may require you to take a couple of extra steps to unzip them (using a suitable app) so that you can view the original documents. You can check out Miss Grubb's guide to accessing Zipped documents on an iPad here.

Important: We'd also like to remind families that, as a school community, we've worked hard over the years to build our pupils' Online Safety skills and understanding. In this new context, with schools actively encouraging increased access to the internet at home, we'd respectfully ask that you regularly check your internet security settings, controls and permissions across all devices and platforms. ParentzoneInternet Matters and the UK Safer Internet Centre provide useful resources. 

Use of the school's Welearn365 online learning platform to access resources, as directed by class teachers, is still subject to the school's Acceptable Use Agreement and Online Safety policy. See here for further details.

 

 

 

Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5O Year 6L Year 6P

 

 

 

You can access these general learning sites which offer free resources across KS1 and KS2.

 

The BBC Bitesize site links to resources in all subject areas.  BBC Bitesize Daily lessons can be viewed on BBC iPlayer or the Red Button, freeing up a device. Check out the schedule. Twinkl are offering free access to resources. You'll need to create an account and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS  KS2 students have access to TTRockstars - check your HSCB for your login details.
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PhonicsPlay resources are free during this period. Sign-in details here. Times tables games. Challenge yourself across 10 different KS2 maths topics with the BBC's Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica This British Council website helps students who are learning English as an additional language.

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As well as reading the AR books you borrowed from school, there's now a library of 6000 books to access online!

See Mrs Warrington's AR messages and user guides here.

 

Links to sites to help you stay active and healthy while off school.

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Read Write Inc Phonics lessons are now streaming online.

PE with Joe Wicks: a daily 30 minute workout, Monday to Friday.

Resources for teaching pupils   at KS1 and KS2, organised by subject and age-group.

A selection of immersive audio experiences is available at Now>Press>Play when you enter the password: nowpressplay

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Book your place for a Zoom session featuring Makaton signed nursery rhymes and action songs. You can find lots of fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ideas to try at home here.

 

Warwickshire Library are running a free digital library service.

The Hamilton Trust provides theme-related resources and weblinks. They are also producing weekly packs for download.

 

 

Maths

We often hear from parents that it's not taught the same way as in our day! You can access our whole-school Maths Calculations Policy here. It lets you know how we teach Calculations at Eastlands, with skills progression from Year 1 to Year 6.

 

Nursery 

 

  
Online Safety Letter 

 

Reception

 

Online Safety Letter 

 

Year 1

 

Week 1 Timetable  English Resources      SPAG Resources 
Week 2 Timetable

Online Safety Letter 

 

 Both Key Stage 1 classes deployed SeeSaw during Lockdown, so we'd like to build (Y1 Polar Bears) and maintain (current Y2 Tigers) children's familiarity with this platform by setting weekly homework tasks as SeeSaw assignments.

 Children have unique sign-in details and QR codes on a sticker in their Home School Communication Books. You can read more about our choice of SeeSaw in our Parents Guide and explore in more detail here.

 

Year 2

  

Week 1  Timetable  Resources 
Week 2 Timetable  Resources 
Online Safety Letter 

 

 

 Year 3

  

 

 

Remember: all resources are also made available to students via Google Classroom, with materials linked to daily assignments. Where possible, you are encouraged to use Google Classroom, as elements of the work can be edited and submitted online, queries raised via the Class Stream and your child's confidence in using the platform grows.

 

 In the event of a period of "class lockdown", information on how to access Google Classroom and Purple Mash is available here.

 

Year 4

  

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Remember: all resources are also made available to students via Google Classroom, with materials linked to daily assignments. Where possible, you are encouraged to use Google Classroom, as elements of the work can be edited and submitted online, queries raised via the Class Stream and your child's confidence in using the platform grows.

 In the event of a period of "class lockdown", information on how to access Google Classroom and Purple Mash is available here.

 Year 5 Orangutans

  

 

 

Remember: all resources are also made available to students via Google Classroom, with materials linked to daily assignments. Where possible, you are encouraged to use Google Classroom, as elements of the work can be edited and submitted online, queries raised via the Class Stream and your child's confidence in using the platform grows.

 In the event of a period of "class lockdown", information on how to access Google Classroom and Purple Mash is available here.

 Year 6

 Online learning resources will be uploaded to Google Classroom.

 In the event of a period of "class lockdown", information on how to access Google Classroom and Purple Mash is available here.

 

 

 

 Accelerated Reader (AR)

 

A message from Mrs Warrington:

 

During these unprecedented times we at Eastlands are going to do our very best to ensure our children keep on learning until the time we all return to the classroom.

One important feature at Eastlands is the Accelerated Reader programme. Most classes have children coming home with reading books during the school closure period. By visiting the AR website children can continue to quiz after they have finished reading each book. We encourage you to keep to this reading-quizzing routine.

After their books are finished and quizzed on, if possible, could you help your child to pick a book (from home, if local libraries are shut) that best matches their ZPD range eg: 3.2 or 1.8. You can use AR Bookfinder UK:  this site will search whether books you have at home are on the AR system (there are over 200,000) and then find its AR level.

I would suggest to go no more than 0.5 either side of their current level.

For example:

If your child is 3.8 then they can read between 3.3 and 4.3. I would prefer children not to read too many below their level as this does not help them to make progress but I understand you may have a limited supply of books at your disposal in some cases. They can record their scores in the Home School Communication Books if they want to. I am available via email (warrington.s@welearn365.com) for any queries regarding AR and I will be checking on all classes over the course of the closure.

 

 

Accessing books online: the myON library

To help support teachers, students and parents to 'Keep the UK and Ireland reading' during Lockdown, Renaissance Learning has been offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News. That was all set to stop at the end of this term, but...

I have received some great news: we have been granted free access to MyOn to all pupils during the summer holidays. When the children return to school they will be reassessed and be back on to the Accelerated Reader programme.

How to login:

Go to myon.co.uk and enter your login information, as follows:

School Name: Eastlands Primary School
(type the first few letters of your school and select from the drop-down menu)
Your Username and Password will be sent to parents by text message.

Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!

Here's my guide to getting started:

myON Guide [Word]   myON Guide [PDF]

 

Please note: Although initially we hoped that books accessed through myON could then be quizzed on by children, we've since discovered that our current subscription level does not allow this. We will keep you posted if this situation changes. In the meantime, we've noticed that some books available through myON can be quizzed on. It would be a case of finding a book on myON and then copying and pasting the title into AR Bookfind to see if it's quizzable. It's far from ideal, but it might work for some books.

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