Lockdown Learning

Dear Parents/Carers,
With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during school closure.  

We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.

We also have our School Learning Zone with carefully selected resources mapped to different subjects across the National Curriculum.

As with any internet access adult supervision is necessary when using these resources.

Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Thomas' Leesfield C of E Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

SEND Regional Network

The network is keen to provide support for children, families and practitioners during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The letter contains information about temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus and guidance to help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Please select the document below.

File icon: pdf SEND Regional Network Letter Issue 52 - May 2020 [pdf 464KB] Click to download

Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness and Gratitude

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, supported by the Mental Health Foundation who have chosen the theme of ‘Kindness’.  The Mental Wellbeing Team have based this week’s theme upon this, and also incorporated gratitude. Over the next week the team will be tweeting about resources and ideas as well as sharing the amazing work going on in our Oldham settings.

File icon: pdf Kindness & Gratitude Children & Families - May 2020 [pdf 946KB] Click to download

Lockdown Survival Guide

Please select the document below.

File icon: pdf Lockdown Survival Guide May 2020 [pdf 432KB] Click to download

Oldham Story Festival

For more information please select the flyer below or to participate please click on the picture link.

File icon: pdf Oldham Story Festival Flyer May - June 2020 [pdf 4MB] Click to download

Saddleworth School Voices of Hope

Saddleworth School needs your help in capturing the hope and community spirit of our area during these difficult times. Your work will be entered into a competition and as well as receiving a trophy and prize, all finalists and winners work will be featured in a published booklet available to all entrants!  Please select the document below to learn more.

File icon: pdf Voices of Hope Flyer [pdf 235KB] Click to download

Science Activities and Ideas - Spring into Spring

Welcome to this collection of ideas to help support you with home learning activities. There are lots of suggestions, as well as useful facts. You may wish to dip into this selection, modifying and adapting them to your child’s interests and to your context. There is an overarching theme of spring but this is a catalyst and your activities could lead into all kinds of new directions.
These learning opportunities are about shared experiences and about having fun. Nature activities may be limited to your garden, window box or a book but so many new skills and insights can be acquired.  Be creative and utilise what you have around your home. Always risk assess carefully and ensure children are supervised. Have fun with descriptions and incorporate a lexicon of language, a wonder of words and a fountain of fabulous facts.  Nature is really incredible and even if we cannot be really close to it, we can marvel at its magnificence.

File icon: pdf Spring into Spring Early Years Activities and Ideas - May 2020 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spring into Spring Primary Activities and Ideas - May 2020 [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Groundbreakers Assemblies

Hi Everyone
 
I am really thrilled to be doing something practical to support you all in these strange times.
 
I have taken as the theme of the first assembly “Whose Hands”, looking at what the phrase “You’re in safe Hands” means. I will aim to keep each assembly short and sweet so that it can be sent out easily to your children at home as requested, as well as being used in school.
 
I will send out a link towards the end of each week for you to access the assembly for the following week, but don’t worry if you don’t want to use them all. The assemblies will certainly stay on Facebook and Youtube for the foreseeable future. If you are browsing the videos, the one’s suitable for a school assembly will be clearly marked as “Assemblies”.
 
Assembly 1
 
Assembly 2
 
Please feel free to give me feedback. 
 
Hope you enjoy
Mary
Groundbreakers

 

 

Oldham Libraries - Free Resources

Oldham Libraries may be shut but children and adults can still get FREE ebooks, audiobooks, magazines straight to a phone, laptop or tablet, as well as websites that can help with learning from home.
 
Join online today for instant download, you will get a temporary borrower ID
 
 
Login and from your account you can search the catalogue, and browse and download books using the library webpage today
 
 
Or download the BorrowBox, RB Digital and uLibrary Apps
 
BorrowBox for audio and ebooks
 
ULibrary for audiobooks
 
RB Digital for magazines, ebooks and audiobooks
 
If you or your child are already library members we can help you login
 
Forgotten number? We can find it
 
Need help downloading books? We can help
 
Overdue books? We don't mind and we don't fine!
 

Oldham Library Service Family Support

With some children remaining at home, the home learning environment and parental engagement will be more important than ever.  To support families, Oldham Libraries are delivering an exciting online offer. From ‘Ask a Librarian’, live rhyme time sessions, quizzes to plenty of creative activities that you can do with your family, there’s something for everyone. Check the libraries website for the weekly programme through this link . You can also follow Oldham libraries on social media.
 

Dave the Dog and Nurse Dotty Story

A story to help explain to younger children about the coronavirus and help them with their worries.

File icon: pdf Dave the Dog Story - Explaining Coronavirus to Younger Children [pdf 7MB] Click to download

The National Literacy Trust

In addition, the National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. The portal~provides ideas and guidance for activities from birth to 12 years of age which can be shared with families. You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audio books, videos and competitions.~ For more information follow~ click the following link.
 
 
DfE has also published today a set of resources for learning, aimed at parents. You may want to share the list with your staff team and parents, as appropriate.

Bounce Forward Raising Resilience - Free Parents Online Course

I am pleased to inform you that Bounce Forward Raising Resilience - Free Parents Online Course has now been set up for ALL PARENTS in Oldham. It can be acessed vis the link https://bounceforward.com/bounce-forward-raising-resilience-oldham-open/  Parents will book on the course directly with Bounce Forward.
 

File icon: pdf Bounce Forward Raising Resilience 18th May 2020 [pdf 3MB] Click to download

The Power of Kindness Calendar

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference.  The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts.  This would be a lovely thing to do over the Easter break.

File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-blank-calendar [pdf 538KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-my-kind-acts [pdf 107KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-supporting-activities-for-learners-7-11 [pdf 79KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf power-of-kindness-calendar-supporting-activities-for-learners-11-18 [pdf 110KB] Click to download

E-Safety EYFS and KS1 - Reception Class and Years 1 and 2

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

File icon: pdf E-Safety Newsletter - May 2020 [pdf 253KB] Click to download

Reception Lockdown Learning

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

Year 1 Lockdown Learning

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Year 2 Lockdown Learning

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

E-Safety KS2 - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

File icon: pdf E-Safety Newsletter - May 2020 [pdf 253KB] Click to download

Year 3 Lockdown Learning

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Year 4 Lockdown Learning

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Year 5 Lockdown Learning

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Year 6 Lockdown Learning

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Free Audio Books for Children

Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages for as long as schools are closed. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids! All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link: (copy and paste into your web browser).

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

BBC Bitesize Online Lessons

From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

We’ve worked with our colleagues in other parts of the BBC and education experts from around the UK to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.  For more information please click on the picture link.

Harry Potter at Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

Science Sparks

If you’re looking for a great science experiment you’ve come to the right place. Science Sparks is bursting with easy science experiments for kids of all ages.  Discover our fun facts, cool science experiments, FREE science printables, awesome science fair projects and super STEM challenges!

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days. Keep the kids busy with these daily audio treats, perfect for tea-and-biscuit breaks.

Freddy Fit Workouts

Eating a balanced diet isn’t the only thing you need to do to keep your body healthy. Exercise helps strengthen your bones and muscles which can help you stay fit and active when you are older. Freddy recommends doing at least 1 hour of exercise every day to keep us fit and strong.  Please select from the documents below and visit the Freddy Fit website by clicking on the picture link.

File icon: pdf Freddy Fit Daily Worksheet 1 [pdf 7MB] Click to download
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Dream Big Sports

To support the wider community we have sourced a number of FREE activities and resources, to be used with your children to keep them active whilst staying at home.  More links will be added to the page each day so simply click on the articles, have a read and give them a go!

PE with Joe

With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.  Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.  You don't need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

Youth Sport Trust

It is the mission of the School Games to provide ‘more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their Personal Best’. This includes competing against oneself and others to improve personal performances with a focus on the process rather than the outcome (on the learning and values development of the young person rather than just the result). For some inspiration, watch some personal challenges created by young people, have a go yourself, or create your own.

We have a range of activities for you to try, created in partnership with Complete PE, and you can download any of them from the list below. Find a daily activity by following us on Twitter @YouthSportTrust.

Year 5 and 6 Pupils - British Sign Language Course

During this difficult time, as more of us are finding ourselves in self-isolation or spending longer periods at home, we would like to provide the opportunity for you to use this time to learn British Sign Language. Our 20hr CPD certified course can be studied at your own pace and is a comprehensive introduction to BSL.

£3 – if you are a full time student or finding things tight right now.

Please click on the picture link if you are interested in doing the course.

Online Celebrity Classes

Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Thomas' Leesfield C of E Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.