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Walpole Cross Keys Primary School

Remote Learning

During this period of school closure, it is important that every child continues to learn and make excellent progress. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for everybody, we have designed a remote learning offer that we hope will allow all pupils to work independently while continuing to receive the benefits of our knowledge rich curriculum.

Thank you in advance for all the support you will give your children to learn remotely.  We know this is a challenging time for all our families and our thoughts are very much with you.

Our Remote Learning 

We have developed our remote learning to make it as flexible as possible for our families as we are aware of the many different situations our families are facing.

  • Communication will be through Class Dojo
  • Work will be uploaded either the night before or by 9.00 every morning
  • We provide up to 3 hours of work every day for EYFS and KS1 and 4 hours a day for KS2
  • We are following our usual Knowledge Rich curriculum
  • The offer is the same at school as at home
  • Work will be commented on as a group and individually if appropriate
  • Staff will respond to class dojo during working hours
  • Yours child’s teacher will contact them weekly to discuss their learning via telephone
  • All work your child produces is tracked.  We encourage all children to complete all the daily learning so they are ready to return to school.
  • Remote assessments will continue to take place
  • If your child has musical tuition they can still access this remotely (please contact your school office via class dojo)
  • Assemblies will take place where appropriate and uploaded to Dojo. Class shout outs will continue
  • Family challenges where the whole family can get involved in an activity
  • Tuition will take place where appropriate

Below is an overview of the work that we provide:

Nursery and Reception

English – Talk 4 Writing – activity with recording from the teacher where appropriate

Reading via Myon

Phonics – Ruth Miskin videos

Maths – recorded videos from White Rose where appropriate

Knowledge curriculum – with recording from the teacher where appropriate

PE – Joe Wicks

PSHE – 2 live zoom meetings 

Year 1-2

English – Talk 4 writing /reading –with recording from the teacher where appropriate

Reading via Myon

Phonics – Ruth Miskin videos

Maths – recorded videos from White Rose where appropriate

Knowledge curriculum - with recordings from the teacher where appropriate

PE – Joe Wicks

PSHE – 2 live zoom meetings per week

Year 3 - 6

English – Talk 4 writing/Reading – activity with recording from the teacher where appropriate

Reading via Myon/Accelerated reader

RWI spelling

Maths – recorded videos from White Rose where appropriate

Knowledge curriculum –with recordings from the teacher where appropriate

PE – Joe Wicks

PSHE – 2 live zoom meetings per week

If your child has Special Educational Needs you will be contacted by the Primary SENCo or Primary SENCo assistant on a weekly basis.

Different work will be set for pupil’s with an Education Health Care Plan and differentiated activities will be set for those children requiring extra support.
 

Parents should take a photo or upload the work into the designated folder on Class Dojo.

Any issues with regards to being able to access Class Dojo please contact the Headteacher.

  • Please communicate via Class Dojo if your child cannot complete the work that day giving the reason.
  • If the standard of work being submitted by the pupil is a concern then a phone call home will be made.
  • Where work is not complete and there has been no prior communication the procedure is:
Work not complete Action 
1st Day Message on Class Dojo
2nd Day Phone call home from class teacher
3rd Day Phone call home from a senior leader of the school
  • Where no contact is made via the weekly phone call or the above a home visit will take place.

Good Routines

We understand that during this time what is possible in one household regarding routine will be different to that of another.

  • Add additional short breaks during learning time if your child is finding concentrating for long periods difficult
  • Try to keep to a regular timetable
  • Include on the timetable all learning, free time, exercise, dinner, music lesson, etc this will aid your child’s focus for the day

Please contact your headteacher if you feel you need additional support.

 

Additional Activities and Resources 

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the closure of schools from 5th January 2021,  we have put together some additional resources  and activities to help with learning at home

Helping your child to understand Coronavirus 

To help your children understand  Coronavirus, there is a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. To download please click here.

If your child is worried or anxious about the Coronavirus please click here  to download the picture book 'Everybody Worries' by John Burgerman. This is a book designed specifically for children concerned about the virus.

Reception 

RWI

As you know phonics is a vital part of children’s learning in EYFS and KS1, and it is our hope that your child can continue to engage with practising phonics during this period of school closures.

The links below contain the  following resources to enable you to support your child at home:

RWI - Home Learning Information For Parents 

Set 1 sounds pack

Set 1 ‘word time’ words

Set 2 sounds pack

Set 3 sounds pack

Links to Read Write Inc speed sound lessons made available by Read Write Inc through their youtube channel:

Read Write Inc speed sound lessons

Fred Games to support children’s oral blending skills (hearing the sounds and being able to put them together in a word)

Top Tips sheet for reading stories to your child

RWI - Parent FAQ's

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack


If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

 

Year 1 

RWI

As you know phonics is a vital part of children’s learning in EYFS and KS1, and it is our hope that your child can continue to engage with practising phonics during this period of school closures.

The links below contain the  following resources to enable you to support your child at home:

RWI - Home Learning Information For Parents 

Set 1 sounds pack

Set 1 ‘word time’ words

Set 2 sounds pack

Set 3 sounds pack

Links to Read Write Inc speed sound lessons made available by Read Write Inc through their youtube channel:

Read Write Inc speed sound lessons

Fred Games to support children’s oral blending skills (hearing the sounds and being able to put them together in a word)

Top Tips sheet for reading stories to your child

RWI - Parent FAQ's

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack


If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

 

Year 2 

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack


If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

 

Year 3

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack

 

If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

 

Year 4

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack
 

If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

 

Year 5

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack

 

If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

Year 6 

Sharing a Story

Please continue to share stories with your children.  If you would like some new stories please click on the link below:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Handwriting 

Handwriting is something that should be practised, to enable this please click on the link below for some useful ideas and ways that you can do this at home:

National Handwriting Pack


If you have any queries regarding any of  the published resources above please contact the school direct.

Having fun and keeping active!

Although the schools are closed and there are lots of home learning activities to do to maintain your education, it doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Below are links to websites that will help to keep you active from fun workouts, yoga and dancing.

Click on the links below to get you up on your feet and jumping around!

Premier League Primary Stars
https://plprimarystars.com/

C4L Shake Ups: 
https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

BBC Super Movers: 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Movement & Mindfulness: 
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Imoves: 
https://www.imoves.com/

QuestR: 
https://www.questr.org/schoolclosure

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo

Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!
A yoga adventure based on the movie, Trolls. Join Jaime on an adventure in yoga poses - as we help the Trolls bring happiness to the world!
https://www.youtube.com/user/cosmickidsyoga

Recommended Websites

Oak National Academy - Online Classroom
https://classroom.thenational.academy/

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Phonics – reading and spelling

Accelerated Reader:

Story with David Williams- https://worldofdavidwilliams.com/elevenses/

Maths

Suitable for all ages:

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all. 

Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access will be given if school’s are closed.

Setting up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all. 

Children’s website about all things space. Suitable for all.

Education quizzes on different subjects. Suitable for all.

Norfolk County CouncilResources and help for those educating children at home

Keeping Safe Online whilst Home Learning 

Think U know have created a web page to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child. 

Please click on the link below to access the resources on their web page:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

Wellbeing and Support

Please see below some key links to services which families may find a useful resource to support their physical and emotional health and well being:

Just One Norfolk: Health Advice & Support for Children

If you need additional advice, help and support during this challenging time Children and Young Peoples Health Service have set up a website, Just One Norfolk, to help. Please click on the link below to view:

Just One Norfolk

or call:

Just One Norfolk call centre on  (0300 300 0123)

Norfolk CYP 

CYP Norfolk deliver a range of community-based children and young people’s health services across Norfolk, for children aged 0-19. For more information see below:

https://healthwatchnorfolk.co.uk/services/cyp-norfolk/

http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkCYP

Health Unlocked

This is an online community for Norfolk parents and carers, run by Norfolk Children & Young People's Health Services (provided by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust). For more info visit http://www.healthunlocked.com/one-norfolk-parents

Children and Young Peoples Health Services – Norfolk – Essential Services

During this challenging time the Children and Young People’s team are still providing a service to our community. For details of what you can access please click on the leaflet below:

Essential Services Leaflet