Dear Pupils & Parents,
Below you will find a link to a competition being run by the organisation which has given us excellent volunteer readers who read with lots of children in our school. Over the summer they are running a competition to read a book and write a review. If you would like to enter here is some information about the competition or you could click on the link.
Good Luck and happy reading over the summer.
School Readers - New Books to hear
As you know we have some fantastic people who come into school to read with our children. The charity which they belong to is "SchoolReaders." This charity has asked some of their members to read stories for children to listen to. I have added the links below. Just click on the title:
Week 5 Schoolreaders Storytime
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson
Reading Age 6+
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett
Reading Age 5+
The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? Optional activity
Reading Age 6+
Week 4 Schoolreaders Storytime
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks
Reading Age 5+
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett
Reading Age 7+
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Reading Age 6+
e-safety resource packs
The Great Indoors
While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.
David Walliams Daily Stories
Those stuck at home with their kids may be able to relate to ‘The World's Worst Children’. I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets!
Youth Sport Trust
This wonderful website has a number of resources for parents and schools https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0.
Lawn Tennis Association
They have created a number of videos which teach tennis/ball skills at home
Online Music Class
Children don’t need to have their own instrument to be able to participate, though there are interactive elements with items from around the house.
Music with Myleene Klass - 1pm lessons
White Rose Maths home learning:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ ‘The White Rose Maths team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Y1-Y8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.’
UCL Institute of Education:
free online learning resources ‘We have compiled a list of resources helpful to teachers, school leaders, parents/carers and young people. All of these resources are either free/have been made free during the period of school closures.’
Online Dance Lessons:
Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is hosting free online dance classes for children and adults alike, to make sure people are still moving despite being in lockdown.
Natural History Museum:
They have produced a fully virtual tour of their museum, so while stuck inside, you can see visit the amazing collection.
Rosetta Stone - Learn a new language!
While inside, what better time than to get your teeth stuck in a new language. You could brush up on your French skills or trying something totally new.
Visit the Opera or Ballet
The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera.
Maths support at home
We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can.
Audio Books for all - Audible Stories
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids 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.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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