30 DAYS WILD RANDOM ACTS OF WILDNESS
Why not take part in 30 Days Wild with The Wildlife Trust. A Random Act of Wildness is any thing that you can do in an average working day to bring a little nature into your life. They can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours! We've got quite a few ideas below - but you can make up your own, too! Let us know if you complete all of the challenges! Enjoy!
From today (Monday 20th April) the BBC will unveil its largest education expansion in a generation, with TV shows and podcasts reflecting the summer term National Curriculum. You will be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of the Bitesize website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. In launching Bitesize Daily, the BBC have worked with several educational organisations including the RSC, the Premier League, Twinkl, TES, Pearson, SAM Learning, Sparx, Oxford University Press and children's publishers including Puffin Books, Nosy Crow and Macmillan. This week’s timetable for Years 1 and 2 can be found below. To access BBC Bitesize please click the following link.
Yorkshire Sport Foundation are working with physical educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Each short #ThisIsPE video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help children to continue their skill development in PE during this period when we are having to stay at home, to save lives. Videos are posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home. Click here to access the resources.
The We Are Adventurers Team, who work with us in school, have produced daily outdoor learning challenges that can be done in the garden to help children engage with nature. Each session comes with some additional learning ideas so that you can build on what the children have learnt. Please note that just like at school, the activities will require adult supervision.
Click on the 'We Are Adventurers' image below.
Read, Write, Inc is now providing daily updates on Facebook/Twitter for regular tips to support reading and writing at home.
Poetry Time films
One Poetry Time film will be posted on YouTube per day. This will stay available for children and parents to enjoy (and join in) again and again.
Parent and carer hotline
Read, Write, Inc. now has a hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Oxford Owl for Home from Oxford University Press
Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.
Countdown legend and maths whizz Carol Vordeman has created The Maths Factor, a site where she teaches children basic skills from 4 to 11 years. The subscription-based site is now free for users during the closure period. Along with short lessons and exercises, there are educational games children can play on the site to help them learn.
Many youngsters (and adults!) will no doubt be desperately missing visiting Chester Zoo. The zoo's animals are being well cared for and looked after by keepers while the gates are closed, but if you're having withdrawal symptoms, don't worry - you'll still be able to catch up with your favourite animals, because the zoo is hosting an all day live virtual tour with hourly slots featuring a range of different animals. Click here for further information.
Please ensure that you carry on listening to your child read as much as possible at home. They don’t just have to read their school books they could read their own books, comics, recipes and magazines. Oxford Owl is a great website that has interactive Oxford Reading Tree books. The website is completely free; you just need to sign up to it. Click on the Oxford Owl below for further information.
Here is a link to a useful website with a focus on developing phonics.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Please click on
1. Free Phonics Play.
2. Parents and then…
3. Interactive resources
To keep your children active go onto Youtube and search for ‘Go Noodle’, ‘Just Dance’, ‘Cosmic Yoga’ or ‘Joe Wicks – Body coach, Active 5 and 8 minute moves’.
http://www.ictgames.com/ has a large variety of Maths and English games.
https://www.funology.com/funology-science-experiments/ has science experiments and art and craft project ideas