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Home Learning

We have created this special area to support children in their learning at home during the current Covid-19 outbreak. If you have any questions or would like to share your child's learning with us then please do contact us via our new teachers' email: teacher@occoldprimaryschool.org and write the name of the teacher you wish to make contact with in the subject line.

We appreciate that these are challenging times but rest assured that we are still here to support your child's education (although a little more remotely!) and we are continuing to work hard to bring you the best possible resources for home learning. It may seem a bit overwhelming to suddenly find yourself home schooling your child but you are doing a great job and don't forget that the staff of Occold Primary are here to support you as best we can.

If you are finding everything a bit overwhelming at the moment then here is some good information and support from mind mental health charity:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/ 

Looking forward to seeing you as soon as possible. But until then, here are some useful resources:

 

Check out our teachers' YouTube channel. Our videos provide a mixture of extra activities and resources linked to work in your home learning pack.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvXcOLHTRGVTPjnXaldQSQ

During 'term time' we are posting daily ideas and links to cool resources on our school Facebook so now is the time to follow us if you don't already!

https://www.facebook.com/Occold-Primary-School-2187141367985373/?ref=settings

Each child has a login (in your home learning pack or email Miss Rowe) to use the Purple Mash website. This brilliant learning platform has thousands of educational activities and the teachers set '2do' tasks for children to complete. It's a good idea to regularly check this website so that you don't miss anything! 

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Spelling Frame (Year 1 -6) is a great website, it's free and you can practise all of the spelling patterns included in the National Curriculum through fun games and activities:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Phonics play (Reception - Year 2) is a great way to keep practising phonics and currently has free unlimited access:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Miss Jeni and Miss Rowe are updating their writing blog with daily activities for children (or adults!)

https://writingbox.home.blog/

Pobble 365 (all ages) is a great tool for English learning. There is a new picture for each day and a selection of writing prompts beneath:

http://www.pobble365.com/

The Literacy Shed (all ages) is crammed full of resources, including short videos with ideas for related work (aimed at teachers so children may need a bit of adult help getting started on this one)

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

White Rose Maths have created superb resources for home learning, including video explanations, activities and answers. You will be receiving hard copies of the activities in your home learning packs:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

NRICH (all ages) provides a wealth of mathematical activities and is particularly good for challenging inquisitive young mathematicians:

https://nrich.maths.org/

Maths Frame (Year 3-6) has more than 200 interactive maths games. Lots of stuff is free on here but if you want more access then email Miss Rowe for her login:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

Hit the Button (Year 2-6) has quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling, halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers and is great fun!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

The BBC Bitesize website includes games, articles and videos about all of teh primary curriculum subjects:

Key Stage 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Key Stage 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Audible have made a range of children's books available to listen to for free:

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

The Royal Institution: Science Christmas Lectures are well worth a watch. They are aimed at children and past episodes cover a wide range of science topics:

https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch