We will continue to provide home learning through Google Classroom. It is wonderful to see the learning the children are completing at home and to be able to provide teacher feedback. You can complete learning tasks set by the class teachers and make your own Google Slides presentations, Google Docs etc on anything that interests your child and submit these or upload photographs of any home learning which you choose to do. The stream section within Google Classroom enables your child to keep in contact with all their friends from your year group and their teacher. Please remember that anything written in stream can be seen by all adults and children within that classroom. https://classroom.google.com/h
We will create and share links to SMART Learning Suite Online activities created by us; these will be in the classwork section of Google Classroom. The login is the same as for Google Classroom and simply needs to be repeated when prompted. These can also be marked and feedback given by the teacher. Some activities are self-marking and give instant feedback. We plan to share links for either a year group or whole school Monster Quiz, SMART Response or Shout Out Activity. These activities need to be joined and run at the same time as children interact or compete against each other individually or in teams. We will provide notice of when such activities will take place.
In addition SMART have created a Parent Dashboard which they are continuing to add to regularly.
https://t.co/HeVRBJVLLs This has some really fun and engaging learning activities which are grouped by ages.
Interesting websites to explore during our school closure
During our school closure, please explore some of the fantastic learning opportunities below. Use the opportunity to follow your child’s passion and interest. Please share your amazing learning with your teachers on Google Classroom. Your family could also share your learning on Twitter @benhurstprimary. We would love to see what you are doing!
TWINKL – Printable resources for all age groups. Code: CVDTWINKLHELPS
Classroom Secrets – Free home learning packs for YR to Y6
Phonics Play – KS1
National Literacy Trust
Purple Mash – A range of online cross curricular activities
Sentence Stacking – Daily online writing lesson based on a video clip
Master the Curriculum – Free Y1 to Y6 mixed objective activity booklets
Primary Stars – KS1 free home learning packs
Oxford Owl – Suggested outdoor learning ideas.
PE with Joe Wicks – Daily lesson at 9-00am
David Walliams Daily Audio Book – A different daily story read aloud
100 things to do indoors – Free download of ideas
National Geographic Kids – All about our world
Science with Maddie Moate – Daily at 11-30am but can be viewed anytime
The Maths Factor
Music with Myleene Klass
Tinkercad – All kind of making activities
Nature Detectives – Activities for the garden
Blue Peter Badges – If you have a stamp and nearby post box!
The Imagination Tree – Creative art and craft activities for EYFS
Cloud Stop Motion – Make motion movies using drawing/modelling
Minecraft Code – Coding skills
Hour of Code – Algorithms for codinf
At Benhurst Primary School, homework activities are a vital part of our home/school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.
Our homework is designed to:
- Consolidate and reinforce basic skills and knowledge, especially in English and Maths.
- Provide opportunities for parents and children to work in partnership and to share and enjoy learning experiences.
- Ensure consistency of approach throughout the schools
- Provide opportunities as children get older to develop skills of independent learning. This is particularly important in Year 5 and 6 as they prepare for their journey towards secondary school.
Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed.
It is paramount that you support your child by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!
Our creative, topic-based curriculum is studied in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and is inspired by the Cornerstones for Education curriculum. Each of the topics studied is based upon an exciting theme and teachers help learners to choose how they want to approach learning about a new topic. All of our topics focus on developing knowledge and skills through a series of creative ideas. Engaging learning, developing learning, innovating ideas and expressing opinions and ideas are the foundations to our topic-based approach.
To support our curriculum, children and parents are invited to choose from the range of options in the attached letter regarding fun, interesting and engaging project ideas. Children may choose to complete as many of the suggested homework ideas as they would like!
Please send into class any home learning completed so that we can celebrate the ways the children have continued their learning journey outside of school. Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their projects.
Additional information on our learning this week
Thank you for all your support with your child’s home learning.