The Coronavirus pandemic has made us all have to think differently about how we go about our lives and reconsider what in the past we would take for granted. Through the pandemic, Crondall Primary School introduced a way to support children remotely using the SeeSaw learning platform, which enabled children to have easy access to their own learning space where teachers, parents and children could interact. Since September 2020 this has been used weekly to support our homework policy.
We recognise that due to Covid-19 there may be times when children are required to stay at home, this could be due to one of the following:
- the household having to isolate
- their school bubble having to isolate
- a local lockdown
- a full national lockdown
Our aim is to ensure that children who are unable to be in school still have access to high quality learning that reflects what the children are learning in school. This blended learning approach should enable children to move between home and school learning successfully.
Please see our policy on remote home learning which sets out our expectations and approaches to home learning.
Useful links for supporting your child’s education at home
In addition to the home learning we can offer we have compiled a list of resources to help you continue your child’s education at home:
- BBC Bitesize Learning activities for all ages.
- The Oak National Academy Learning materials and teacher lead classes for all ages.
- Top Marks Free learning games and activities for children aged 3-14
- Toy Theater Educational online games
- BBC Live Lessons Live lessons in a variety of subjects for children in KS1, KS2 and KS3
- Cbeebies Radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
- BBC School Radio Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 covering music, dance, history, collective worship, literacy and maths.
- Phonics Play Interactive games and resources for parents.
- Times Tables Rock Stars All KS2 children at Crondall have access to this site and you should have log on details. Simply log on and get playing!
- Maths Zone Lots of maths games that children can play.
- Maths Chase Maths Chase is a completely free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games! The site features many simple learning games which children can play at home.
- Calculators.org Free math and Science resource offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools.
- Mystery Science Free science lessons
- Nature Detectives A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
- KidsGardening Fun activities that provide opportunities for families to learn together, while encouraging love for nature and the environment.
- Calculators.org Free math and science resource offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools.
- Red Ted Art Easy arts and crafts for little ones
- Change4Life 10-minute ideas for keeping your kids active indoors.
- Kids’ workouts to do at home Joe Wicks guides you through some kid friendly workouts you can do in your own home.
- Disney Dance-Along These Disney dance-alongs are a perfect, and fun, way to get active with the kids.
- National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes for younger kids
- Duolingo Learn languages for free. Web or app.
- Scratch Coding games
- 5 Minute Mum Simple, easy five minute games and activities for little kids aged 1-5 (but can be adapted for older children too)
We do not have access to devices/internet – what do we do?
We can supply paper copies on request. However, we know that technology is key to supporting your family if you have to self-isolate. We have a potential fund that we hope to access that could give us a limited number of laptops to families in need. Please let us know if you would like us to apply for one on your behalf. The school has also applied for and successfully received internet data that we can distribute over isolation periods.
What support and help can I receive?
Please contact the school so we can share how we can support you and your family at this time.