School Closure Information and Resources
In response to new announcements, you will have now received an update letter about what we are doing as a school and the plans going forward. You can also access the letter HERE.
We will continue to provide and post our home learning information on our website on this page to allow parents easy access to resources and instructions. Whilst we understand that working at home is very different to what can be done in a school, it is essential that children receive some structure in the day and also continue with their learning at home, even if only some of the tasks are attempted. We have really appreciated the positive feedback from families who have engaged in what we have done and what teachers have provided in terms of a weekly plan and clear guidance of tasks.
Please check this page and the generic links below to other learning resources which you may find useful; all of which will link into what the children would have been learning in class or will be moving on to next. We will update this work weekly and will do everything we can to support you at home.
Summer Term - Term 6
Please find below the weekly learning for all year groups - as before, just click on the relevant date for the week and the link for your child(ren)'s class where you will find an outline of work set by each class teacher, as well as the relevant resources for the week.
Virtual Sports Week
Well done to everyone that participated in the Virtual Sports Week organised by Mr Hayes. You will find below a participation certificate to keep a record of your achievement.
Bitmoji class photos
Click on the class and it will open up the image in a new tab. You can then save the image to your device if you wish.
Virtual Sports Week - starts Monday 29th until Friday 3rd July.
*Exciting News* - Calling all artists of ACK
J. K. Rowling is releasing a new book called ‘The Ickabog.’ It is her first children’s book since the legendary Harry Potter series. She has decided that she would like children to illustrate it! Just click on the picture below to get started - it will take you to the website with all the details and also the story, which will be released in chapters each day. The link tells you where to send your illustrations and gives clues each day as to what needs to be drawn. I know we have some amazing artists at ACK and wouldn’t it be fantastic to see some of your artwork published in the book later this year? You can of course e-mail your teachers any of your entries too as we would love to see them as well. We really hope you enjoy the new book and the challenge!
All company logos and pictures below are hyperlinked, so all you need to do is click on the image and it will open up a new window and take you directly to the site.
Online family hub - access articles, top tips and sun safety activities to make sure children are practising sun safety in your back garden or during daily outdoor exercises.
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
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PFIZER HOME LEARNING RESOURCES WITH 'SCIENCE IN A BOX'
Twinkl are offering support for parents during the shutdown. Watch the video below which explains how to get FREE access to all of Twinkl's resources. Visit the site to sign up and redeem the offer code given in the video and then access advice to parents, school closure packs and interactive resources.
Home Learning Packs
These packs are a fantastic support for home learning - they consolidate concepts taught previously in the year and come complete with learning reminders to read and then questions with answers. Each day covers one maths topic or one english topic and are available to freely download for each year group.
To supplement lessons in school, teachers frequently use Classroom Secrets. Classroom Secrets Kids is the brand new site by Classroom Secrets. At the moment, everything is completely free to access while they are in beta, and all you have to do is sign up.
Home Learning Packs
The Great Indoors - inspired indoor activity ideas from Scouts.
Science, Maths, Computing and D&T resources for home learning
KS1 & KS2 games on different subjects inlcuding Maths and Science
A website with simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five. Also contains app suggestions.
PBS Kids games - take a break and play some games
100 things to do indoors
In response to the ongoing situation, Phonics Play have made their site free to use during this period. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources, all you need to do is log on using the following details:
A great site to play games and practise spellings - choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words. All words are read aloud (make sure your sound is turned up) and provided within a sentence for context.
Free online phonics and reading game -
• Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
• Computer version is 100% free
Free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. Just register or log in to start reading.
A free collection of stories to listen to from Audible.
Storytime with David Walliams - free story everyday at 11am on his website.
Fun downloadable activity packs to boost reading and writing for pleasure.
Free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
Free online books delivered by Renaissance (the same people as Accelerated Reader).
Join in daily Letters and Sounds Phonics lessons on YouTube throughout the summer term. Designed and delivered by experts, the lessons use the Letters and Sounds programme and have been funded by the Department for Education.
Let 'The Maths Factor' and Carol Vorderman support your child's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Usually £2 but FREE for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.
From the innovators who bring you Times Tables Rock Stars, comes a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract.
NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.
Use the same username and password you would normally use for Times Tables Rock Stars.
Keep up with applying maths learning in a fun context. Log in the same way we do at school.
Third Space Learning have a wealth of information on Maths ideas and support for parents.
This website provides resources, ideas and suggestions for how you can support your children at home in mathematics. Parents will also be invited to join online training sessions, giving you all the information you need to help your children at home.
Daily live workouts at 9am each weekday with Joe Wicks.
PE at Home from Mr Hayes.
Dance Mat Typing - a fun way to learn touch typing.
There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.
Dr Chips daily dose of science, engineering and computing activities to do at home. You'll find a timetable for the 'Daily Doses' for the week ahead. To join any of these and watch live as he demonstrates the activities, simply visit the YouTube link and he will appear (fingers crossed) at 10:00am GMT each day.
Art tutorials on Youtube
Colouring pages online from Disney
TRAVEL TO TOKYO HOME LEARNING - free activities, challenges and learning resources for parents to do indoors or in the garden with their children. Don’t stop getting active!
Want a break from Learning?
Do keep an eye on our newly installed bird box over the coming weeks to see if we have a little bird family start to move in soon. Click the link below, which will take you directly to the page to see the live feed. Note: You will need flash player installed and activated to view on a web browser, but will work easily on a mobile device.
Very exciting news - two Great Tits were spotted in the bird box today at 11.20am looking as though they were sizing up the place. We hope they decide to come back and start building a nest!
We also had another visitor this afternoon from a Blue Tit: