Home Learning @ Spire
Due to the recent closure of school, we will be updating this page with work / ideas and support materials to ensure children have access to learning.
**NEW - Click Here for our new Mental Health / Wellbeing Pack**
**NEW - Click Here for our new Water Safety Pack**
Work Packs (click on the link below)
Year 3 & 4 Workbook 2 - 2nd April 2020
Year 3 & 4 Workbook 3 - May 2020
Click this link to load our first online School assembly. Remember to subscribe to the School You Tube account whilst you are there.
Click Here for Assembly 2 - Monday 30th March
Click Here for Assembly 3 - Monday 6th April
Click Here for our Easter Raffle - Wednesday 15th April
Click Here for Assembly 4 - Monday 20th April (including the staff toilet roll challenge and 'look through the classroom'!
Click Here for Assembly 5- Monday 4th May
Key Learning Websites
Commencing on 20 April, the start of the summer term for most children, BBC Bitesize Daily, as the service will be called will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK. Together, this comprehensive package (including daily lessons) is aimed at minimising disruption to children”s education and providing rhythm and routine in these challenging times. Click here to access their website
You can access Times Table Rock stars using this link https://ttrockstars.com/
Click on this link to access The Maths Factor.com which is run by Carol Vorderman and is now free while schools are closed instead of £2 a week.
Click on this link to access home learning packs, provided by Hamilton Trust
Click on this link to access I See Maths resources, provided by Gareth Metcalfe.
Click this link to access Corbett Maths, which has videos, worksheets and problems.
Click this link to access Khan Academy, which has videos and activities.
Click this link to access Prodigy Maths, this has games and resources.
Click this link to access Maths Apprentice, this site puts Maths into real life contexts.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/hometime Click on this link to hear famous authors reading pieces of their work such as Cressida Cowell, reading 'How to train your Dragon'.
https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources Click on the link to go to free comprehension and other English activity packs. There is no need to print out the work - children can read the texts online and answer the questions on some spare paper.
The National Literacy Trust has created a 'family zone' page with lots of ideas and activities. Click here to access.
Classroom secrets are allowing a free sign up until the end of April. We use this in school, click here to sign up and get free reading and SPaG resources.
Oxford Owl is offering support and help with Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Click here for tips and activities.
This link will take you to 101 free science experiments from Sublime Science - the winner of BBC's Dragon's Den!
Youth Sport trust have lots of activities on this website. Click here to access.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIiUcuDyc15vcbZG0VnGqMw?view_as=subscriber - Daily ”Get up and Move” workouts along with personal challenges with Liam and India from SHAPE. Suitable for all ages.
https://activeforlife.com/200-activities-you-can-do-with-kids-at-home/ - Fantastic Canadian physical literacy website with games, activities and lesson plans for toddlers to teens. Over 200 hundred ideas to develop physical literacy in a fun way with limited equipment and space.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - Amazing collection of fun and wacky videos including physical activity, brain teasers, dance moves, cross curricular learning
https://dancesteps.co/ - Live online dance classes for all ages (including adults). Suggested donation via Paypal but otherwise free
https://creativesteps.co/courses/remote-learning/ - A complete learning package to deliver dance at home. Includes progressive, easy to follow lesson plan, you tube videos, embedded music. Differentiated for EYFS, KS1 and KS2
https://app.smilingmind.com.au/ - A brilliant resource to use to develop mindfulness mediation. Suitable for all ages. Easy to follow and various programmes for different ages / categories. Collect points and minutes and you complete each section.
https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures?dm_i=3VTU%2C142C0%2C3JG43Q%2C3WORB%2C1 - Host of online and downloadable resources covering a range of topics with football theme. Includes Maths, English, PE and fun activities.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KN50fal7f45fx2DqG7ttg/search?query=super+movers - Online videos covering all National Curriculum subjects including the Super Mover series linking physical activity with learning in Maths / English
https://www.youtube.com/user/Chancetoshinecricket - Chance to Shine is a free to access cricket teaching resource for primary teachers. The C2S YouTube channel will have a weekly cricket / physical literacy challenge
Follow this link to access Tutorials for Stop Motion Animations - we used I Can Animate Lite in School.
Can you spell your name by completing the fitness challenge for each letter of your name? Done that? Now try to the names of your friends or favourite celebrities. Click this link to access the document.
You can sign your child up for free British Sign Language Online course, usually worth £75 to complete. Your child will even get a certificate upon completion. Click here to access.
Pobble have some good challenges for children:
Derbyshire Music Service has put online music lessons / activities for children online. Please click this link to go to their homepage.
A collection of short Youtube lessons and worksheets.Watch the clip and then complete the worksheet. Should you require any further assistance mention it to your class teacher and Mr Smithson will liaise to assist you with your learning.
SEN Resources and Information
If you need more help with your child's learning at home, please let your child's class teacher know,when he /she calls to check in. Class teachers and Mrs. Barnett SENCO ( Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) will liaise to help support you at home.
Autism Information and Advice have launched a YouTube channel which will be updated weekly with videos featuring activities which can be done at home.
Phonics / Early Reading Resources
SEN / PSHE / Well-Being
Click here to visit Sheffield Children's Hospital Resource Page with lots of useful advice for parents with additional needs and more general support.
The Anti-Baddies – Resilience Toolkit for Children
A new wellbeing and resilience toolkit for children to use at home whilst they are off
school is now available. It includes suggestions of activities and a badge system to
track progress. The toolkit can be found here.
A Nurse Dotty Book on Coronavirus
Molly Watts has written and illustrated a short story to help explain the coronavirus to
children in a bid to reduce fears and anxieties around the outbreak. The Nurse Dotty
book can be viewed here.
These challenges are for adults - but many can be done as families: