We hope that you are all well and staying safe.
As we approach the end of what would have been the Easter Holidays, we now turn our attention to what would have been a new term at Holy Trinity.
Firstly, we’d like to take this chance to thank you for all that you are doing at home to support your child’s learning.
I am sure that many of you have completed, or are near to completing, the work that has already
been sent home for you, such as the project work and Literacy/Maths books.
From next week, beginning on Monday 20th April, there will be weekly work set for each year group. The work can be accessed through the school website www.holytrinitycalne.co.uk.
You will find the ‘Home Learning’ menu on the main homepage. Under this menu, are sub sections for each class.
Every week there will be daily online maths lessons with accompanying videos to help you complete the work, literacy and comprehension tasks, and ‘Pick & Mix’ activities to do in the afternoons. There are also TT Rockstars competitions set to begin next week.
Each year group’s webpage is setup specifically for that class, with links to the correct online maths resources. Please ensure you select the correct year group for your child.
Each class also now has their own email account. You can send completed work to this address, or you can ask questions about the work if you are unsure about something. Your child’s class teacher will respond, but they may not be able to do so straight away as they may be working in school.
You will find the address for the email at the bottom of the year group page.
If anyone requires additional materials, such as paper or pencils, to help you complete this work, or if you require the work to be printed out, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a pack of work/materials to be left in the school office for you.
Please also check the Calne Community tab for any community projects that the children can become involved in and also how they can be involved in our continuing school newsletters.
We have put together some lists of really good learning sites for you to look at and try at home. There is a variety of fun, creative resources for your children to use that will stimulate their learning and engage them. We have tried to choose the best resources for each year group, so that they are easy for you to find simply by clicking the link you want.
Please click on the link to download, Reception learning sites
Please click on the link to download, KS1 learning sites
Please click on the link to download, KS2 home learning sites
Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize
We hope that the children are enjoying our home learning provision. The teachers have received some brilliant pieces of work and have enjoyed communicating with parents via the class emails. Some new learning platforms have been released this week by the DfE and BBC to support parents with home learning. We will continue to provide work each week, in the same format as the children have had this week.
These learning platforms are for parents, who would like their children to do more home learning and should not be replace the provision that Holy Trinity already provides. Below is a brief description of Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize.
Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy, is an online learning tool, which has been created by 40 teachers across the country to provide 180 classes for children from reception age to year 10 across a range of subjects including maths, arts and languages.
The online classroom offers free access to teachers delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All the lessons are ordered so children learn along a clear plan. New lessons and resources will be provided each week.
Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources – such as BBC Bitesize – to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen. Next week, Oak National Academy hope to launch materials for pupils not able to access all aspects of what is currently being offered.
BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize)
There are two elements to this:
Bitesize Daily Lessons
The newly-expanded Bitesize website will offer daily lessons in all core subjects, tailored for every age group from Year 1 to Year 6. The lessons will draw on the best of our existing BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach content, with activities and input from the broader education sector who have generously thrown their weight behind our work.
The Bitesize website will offer a newly-created maths and English lesson for each year group every day, as well as a lesson in another curriculum topic.
To access the schedule and get an overview for each year group for this week, please follow this link.
To access the daily lessons for this week, please follow this link and then select the relevant year group.
Bitesize Daily on iPlayer
Bitesize Daily programmes - 20-minute shows each designed to target a specific age group (KS1, LKS2, UKS2, Y7, Y8 & Y9 - will be available on BBC iPlayer, on any device, and on TV via the Red Button. They contain a maths, English and another subject focus in each episode.
The lessons have been designed in consultation with teachers and education experts and will be presented by teachers, experts and by well-known BBC faces, including Karim Zeroual and Katie Thistleton. There will be some subject-specialist presenters too, for example, Bobby Seagull and Rachel Riley for maths, and Matt Barton for English.
To access the next two week’s schedule for primary, please follow this link.
To access the next two week’s schedule for KS3, please follow this link.
Be a chess champion...
Chess in Schools and communities (CISC) along with Chesskid is offering primary pupils access to lessons, puzzles and videos. There are tutorials on chess pieces and the rules of the game. Please follow the link to find out more:
Collins the publishers have made over 330 Key Stage 1 books free to access for children, along with free worksheets. Please use this link and follow the login instructions to access this resource
PE Home Learning
Please click on the link to download, PE Home Learning_
Helping to keep the children active
If you need any help to get the children active or activities for even younger children, then look no further than these Active Communities resources. We have collated a host of fun activities for you all to try out at home, including:
- PE with Joe – available weekdays live at 9am on his YouTube channel
- The Youth Sport Trust has a variety of activities that can be completed at home and can be adapted to suit a range of ages and abilities
- The FA’s free SuperKicks app is available with hundreds of challenges with various levels built in for young people to try
- Gymnastics HQ have developed a series of activity plans to keep active and practising your gymnastics
Early Movers has practical ideas to help with babies and young children’s physical development.
Free Colouring Sheets from Mr Dunn
Mr Dunn, has kindly, made available free colouring sheets of his own illustrations, on his website (link below)
Music with Mr Garcia
Mr Garcia, our drumming teacher, has prepared some KS1 music activities. You don't need a musical instrument.
Please click on https://davidjgarcia321.wixsite.com/music/ks1
KS2 activities to follow..
The Wiltshire Music Hub have prepared the following resources:
Please click on the following link to download, Primary music resources
Please click on the following link to download, Music at home activites KS2
Wiltshire Local Authority have created a parent pack. To download a Wiltshire parent pack, please click on the following link, Looking After Yourself
There are some great ideas on the scouts website
Wiltshire Cricket have created a small Cricket-based activity book for children to use whilst they are at home!
The activity book has a wide variety of activities, including:
- Fitness Challenges
- Maths Activities
- Cricket Practices
- English Language Activities
- Research and Geography Tasks
AND MUCH MORE!
Please click on the following link to download, Activity Book (April 2020)
Please click on the following link to download, Activity-Book-March-2020
This Premier league website has lots of ideas for helping children to get active as well as fun videos and games for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing. Please click on the following link to access, https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning