Home Learning

Home Learning during Lockdown at CVPS

At CVPS, the home learning offer has been live since Monday 23rd March via the online learning platform Seesaw https://app.seesaw.me/#/login for years 1-6, or on the individual class Facebook page or Tapestry for EYFS (Nursery and Reception classes) https://tapestryjournal.com/?loggedOut=1 Please message the class teacher separately to receive an individual log on for your child.

All teaching staff have been planning and preparing lessons for their own classes and responding to feedback with between 75-90% of children logging in daily and completing work assigned to them.

If your child is struggling to engage, please contact the class teacher who can create an individual piece of work specific to your child’s interests or send a personalised video. We have completed this a number of times which has resulted in an excellent response rate.

As a reminder, please note that from 8th June, if your child is in nursery, reception, year 1 or year 6, we will not be providing any home learning activities as school will be open for children in these classes.

– If your child is in nursery or reception, please read the ‘home learning help’ section in the ‘Nursery and receptions EYFS schedule) to get a list of approved websites and resources.

– If your child is in year 1 or year 6, we encourage parents to visit the ‘independent reading’ and ‘independent activities’ sections in the ‘Year 1 to 6 schedule’ to support your child to learn from home.

– If your child is in year 2, 3, 4 and 5, home learning activities will still be set through Seesaw.

Nursery and Reception(EYFS) schedule

Home learning help
The range of videos we regularly use are available on our Padlet page here. This includes a list of Department for Education approved websites and resources that can be used for free.

Circle Time and Morning Wake up Shake up

We have ensured that the children are receiving the same routine at home, as they do in school, as much as possible. These will be shared through our Facebook page and Tapestry Learning Journal. Each day children are provided with daily songs and counting activities that they would have participated in during circle time at school. Children will also have a daily workout routine to participate in, using ‘Sticky Kids’ and other familiar songs for the children to follow the actions.

Literacy

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set a literacy task through Tapestry/Facebook that involves reading and writing. We have ensured both Reading and Writing have been covered through the carefully designed activities daily pitched at the children’s ability. All children were provided with a whiteboard, whiteboard pen, pencil and workbook. The workbook provided the children with the relevant guides to support them with writing, in which they would usually have access to in class(formation rhymes for each sound, RWI sound mat).

Numeracy

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set a Numeracy task through Tapestry/Facebook that involves Number and Shape Space and Measure. All children were provided with a whiteboard, whiteboard pen, pencil and workbook to allow them to carry out the daily tasks. Inside the workbook each child received we ensured we placed a copy of the formation rhyme for correct formation of numbers 1-10.

Read Write Inc. (RWI)
Approximately 30 mins to complete.

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set work through Tapestry which will include a video from the teacher, a story or reading comprehension tailored to the level your child is currently working at. The children were also provided with a set of RWI formation sheets, which can be used in their daily session to
encourage correct formation of each sound as well as writing a sentence including their daily sound.

Reading
We have ensured the teaching staff record a story for the children daily to provide the children with the opportunity to listen to a familiar adult reading on a daily basis.

Other Areas
Staff have set activities such as “life skill” activities the children would usually develop throughout their time in school.
Staff have ensured to carefully allocate activities to support the children’s holistic development as well as challenging them effectively.

Years 1 to 6 schedule

Independent reading
Children can access an online library through MyOn which the school has a premium subscription to.
https://www.myon.co.uk/

They will need to use their Accelerated Reader username and password to access. Please note all usernames and passwords should be in lower case. Children can then complete online Accelerated Reader quizzes on MyOn books or books from home using the link below.
https://ukhosted80.renlearn.co.uk/6710432/

Please note that this link is specific to the school and must be used. You will not be able to access by using a standard website search for Accelerated Reader.
All of the above links are available for the children to view in the Seesaw ‘activity’ tab

Guided reading OR Read Write Inc. (RWI)
Approximately 30 mins to complete

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set work through Seesaw which will include a video from the teacher, a story or reading comprehension tailored to the level your child is currently working at.

Literacy
Approximately 45 mins- 1 hour to complete

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set a literacy task through Seesaw that involves reading and writing. These tasks vary from class to class but previous lessons have included creative writing, non-fiction writing, stop motion story re-telling, comic strip making and drama re-enactments.

Numeracy
Approximately 45 mins- 1 hour to complete

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set a maths task through Seesaw that involves arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving.
These tasks vary from class to class but previous lessons have included measurement of baking products, estimation of weight through laundry tasks and calculation of daily shopping in addition to the usual ‘5 a day’ arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving questions we normally set.

Afternoon sessions
Approximately 45 mins- 1 hour to complete

Each day, a member of the teaching staff will set an afternoon task through Seesaw that involves either Science, history, geography, PE, RE, PSHCE, art or computing.

Independent activities

IDL
Every Wednesday morning, we encourage children to become independent learners and ask them to log on to IDL which is an online literacy and numeracy site that the school has a premium subscription to.

Their independent progress is assessed weekly and we award an IDL champion for each class. IDL can be accessed through downloading the IDL2 Mobile app or by accessing through Google Chrome by going on www.idlsgroup.com and then logging in.

TT Rockstars
https://ttrockstars.com/

In addition to IDL, we ask the children to complete TT Rockstars weekly which is an online site for learning times tables and related division facts.
Children will need to log in with their username and password.

BBC Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Children are encouraged to access the BBC Bitesize website which contains a range of lessons and activities planned for specific year groups. Please support your child to access the site and help them select the correct year group to access appropriate activities.

Oak National Academy
https://www.thenational.academy/

This is a Department for Education approved website which contains a range of high quality lessons covering a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

Additional online learning resources
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

The Department for Education has collated a list of approved resources and websites that are suitable for home learning. There is a range of appropriate links that are available for free and we encourage you to use these to support your child to learn from home.

Aaron was learning about ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. We researched information and created top trumps for each. Aaron is playing his game with his family.

A letter to myself

Willow – painting a sky scene with a black skyline

Oscar showing his Eco building that he designed

Lucy made animal puppets

Kevin explaining the functions of each part of the digestive system using all the key vocabulary

Katie explaining what she designed and created in our forest school lesson. She uses excellent oracy skills to explain how she made her wand and looks like she had a lot of fun

Kain – Making the gingerbread house out of lego

Teapot by Izzy

Isobelle telling the time

Evan – Creating_ performing and writing the story Hansel and Gretel

Enjoying Year 3 from Home

Connor explaining and show his Eco building that he designed

Archie playing the cups to explore syncopation