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Google Classroom Policy

Below are links to the Home learning page for each class.

You will find  an overarching best fit curriculum that each class will be working to this half term during at home learning. A new timetable will be published weekly for any children who are isolating or unable to attend. 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

On this page you will find a long list of resources that can be accessed while school is closed.  Feel free to use.

If you would like any guidance or support with your childs home learning, please contact us at the following email address: contact@sleafordchurchlane.lincs.sch.uk

We would love to see what you have been doing, so please feel free to send us any pictures. 

Department of Education:

Links for English, Maths, Science, PE, Wellbeing and Special Educational Needs. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send

Government:

No one expects parents to act as teachers or childcare providers. Or to be able to provide all the activities that a nursery might. While children gain a lot from nursery, things that parents do at home can help their development more.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

BBC:

The BBC are delivering live lesson for years 1- year 16 in a range of subjects. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/about-live-lessons/zbc9jhv

EYFS:

The BBC have a few links for EYFS too which you may find helpful... I know I have!

Listen and play activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listen-and-play-index/zrrvhbk

Teaching Resources. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/early-years-teaching-resources/zhhf92p

Activities to try:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/activities/zjh8hbk

 

Hi mama:

At home activities that will help keep your child entertained, while promoting learning outcomes across developmental domains. 

https://www.himama.com/resources/coronavirus-tips-daycare-closure

Small Talk:

Little ways to make a difference in your child’s speech.

https://small-talk.org.uk/

Hungry Little Minds:

This website is brilliant and has broken activities down into age groups. This website provides links to other websites also that aids all areas of their developments.

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Integrated Learning Strategies:

This website contains short video clips of exercises to aid integrated learning development:

http://www.ilslearning.com/cross-the-midline-crossing-the-midline-exercises-using-arms-and-legs-for-brain-integration/

School Trips and Virtual Tours:

Why not go on a trip somewhere from your own living room? The activities you could do with this is endless... you could create your own habitats, design and make your own zoo, make your own art gallery showcasing your own amazing art, create fact files, create and present, create a fact file, design your own business etc:

Over 60 Virtual Tours and Trips

Aquariums

Baltimore National Aquarium

Baltimore National Aquariumhas a selection of Live Cams (Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef) and also offers a floor-by-floor, interactive Virtual Tour.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Watch live cams of their rescued dolphins, Winter, Hope and PJ, as well as an otter, pelican and turtle camera.

Georgia Aquarium

Find live cams forJellyfish, Beluga Whales, Piranhas, California Sea Lions, African Penguins, Southern Sea Otters, theIndo-Pacific Barrier Reef, anunderwater Puffincam and the Ocean Voyagercam.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Be delighted by the antics of their sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of their jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Art Galleries and Museums

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

(More suitable for Years 5 and 6, due to the theme)

"Civil Rights Photography" — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.

National Gallery, London

Get a dose of art and culture thanks to the virtual tour on offer from theNational Gallery in London. Tour the rooms and wings and zoom in on the artwork to see some of the highlights.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.

Tate Art Galleries

View and find out about over 70,000 works of art from the various Tate Art Galleries around the UK.

There is also a Tate website dedicated to children where they can explore, make or take part in games and quizzes.

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvrewith this virtual trip. 

Click here for a more general view of the building.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.

Van Gogh Museum

At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, you can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work.

Famous Places, Landmarks and Buildings

Angkor Wat

Travel to Angkor Wat in Cambodiathrough 3D simulations of temples and 360o videos.

The Acropolis

Visit the ancient citadel of Athens, Greece: The Acropolis, with a virtual tour offering 360o views and explanations of some of the fascinating history.

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium

Barcelona’sCamp NouStadium: visit the entrance, the pitch, the boxes, the locker room and more.

Canterbury Cathedral

Get a sneak peek of Canterbury Cathedral's incredible architecture and beautiful artefacts in this extensive tour which offers a floor plan, where you can select the rooms you're interested in for 360o camera views.

Cities and countries by You Visit

 Use YouVisit to explore cities and countries from all over the world.

London   Rome    New York   Istanbul   Rio De Janeiro

CyArk

CyArk are a non-profit organisation who record and share the most significant cultural heritage sites. Find recordings and virtual tours of famous sites including Mount Rushmore National Memorial,Ancient Corinth in Greece, Brandenburg Gate in Germany, Tower of London in Englandand Rosslyn Chapel in Scotlandto name a few.

Eiffel Tower

Take a virtual tourof the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris.

Here you can see a 360o panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Giant’s Causeway

Explore the rugged landscape around the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of theGreat Wall of Chinais beautiful and makeshistory come to life.

Airpano provides a virtual journey of the Great Wall of China (as well as many other places around the world) through photos and videos.

Machu Picchu

Take a virtual tour of Peru’s 15th century Incan citadel: Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s fairy tale castle. The fairy tale look of the castle is rumoured to be Walt Disney’s inspiration forthe castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella. It is also the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland.

You can also have a look inside each room of the castle.

New Orleans

Go on a completely immersive and interactive tour of New Orleans. Ride in a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue. Visit Cafe du Monde and Commander's Palace or take a plantation or swamp tour. Stroll through the Convention Center or some of the major hotels.

Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan is an ancient city and World Heritage Site with jaw-dropping architecture and amazing views. Watch these live streams to see the spectacular site.

Palace of Versailles

A virtual tour of thePalace of Versaillesin Franceincludingstories, artwork, rooms and gardens.

Tour the city of Versaille, starting at the palace.

Pyramids of Egypt

Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Pyramids of Egypt. You can even see the Sphinx and inside the Mastaba Tombs.

Roman baths

Take a virtual walk through the iconic Roman baths, in Bath, England. Explore the Great Bath, heated rooms, plunge pools and the terrace. You can even take a virtual tour of some of the museum exhibitions.

Royal Residences Tours

 Explore some of the rooms of Buckingham Palace: an iconic building and official residence of The Queen; the Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse; or Windsor Castle: a royal home and fortress for over 900 years.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be enjoyed with an interactive 360o virtual tour, with photos, videos and audible wonder to guide you.

Son Doong Cave

Explore the world’s largest cave:Son Doong Cave in Vietnam.

Stonehenge

Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with 360o views from inside the monument. Select the hotspots to find out more.

Taj Mahal

Stroll along the iconic gardens of the Taj Mahal in India or view some great aerial shots of the monument and the surrounding city of Agra.

Yellowstone National Park

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. TourYellowstone National Park

History Museums

Anne Frank’s House

Take a look around and discover the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museumfor 3 floors of fun,thanks to Google Maps! 

British Museum, London

 British Museum London: While there’s no walkthrough experience, the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.

National Museum of Anthropology

Visit the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artefacts.

Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, find answers to your big nature questions and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Take a room-by-room tour of select exhibits and areas within the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, including past and current exhibits. This virtual tour also features a handy map, so you can move between floors easily and select the exhibits you specifically want to see.

The Vatican Museums and City

The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour of their 7 museums.

Here’s a 360o experience of Vatican City itself, including St. Peter’s Square.

Music and Film

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

·        The great conductors and soloists of our time

·        Hundreds of concerts covering six decades

·        Free interviews and concert introductions

·        Exciting documentaries and artist portraits

·        Free Education Programme concerts for the whole family

The Kennedy Center

Watch extraordinary performances, covering a range of music and dance genres, from the Kennedy Center's digital stage.

Children can also create Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; explore 30 different resource collections on topics such as Africa, Ancient Civilisations, Innovators, Inventors & Explorers, Science, Space and World Arts and Culture; or explore media and interactive tools on over 100 themes from African Drumming to Swing Dance.

Science Centres

Liberty Science Center, New Jersey

Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room.

Science Museum, London

Ignite your curiosity with a virtual walkthrough of London’s Science Museum. You can also search theirentire collection.

Space and Planets

Aurora Borealis

View the Northern Lights, natures most amazing light show, from Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. The live camera allows you to scroll backwards to see the previous nights show, each day.

Mars

Explore the surface of Marson the Curiosity Rover.

Nine Planets: The Solar System

Take a virtual tour to explore our solar system, the night sky and outer space in real-time.

NASA

Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the NASA Mission Operations Room, home to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Alternatively, why not let your creativity take flight at NASA STEM with engineering activities, online games and even videos to get you moving and training like an astronaut?

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museummaintains the world's largest collection of aviation and space artefacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. Here, you can take a virtual tour of the museum.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Huntsville

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

Zoos and Animal Cameras

Atlanta Zoo

Atlanta Zoo have set up a Panda Cam.

They also have a little selection of learning at home resources.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Check in at 8p.m. (due to the time zone difference) for a daily Home Safari on the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Facebook Live Feed. A different animal will feature each day and the zoo keepers will set a simple follow up activity, too.

Duke Farms

Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles.

Explore

Explore have numerous live cams from all around the world, organised into easy to navigate themes and categories.

They also have some free lesson plans and activities linked to their more popular nature cameras.

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo has 6 Animal Cams including giraffes, gorillas, elephants, leafcutter ants, rhinos and chimps. The elephants are often very playful!

Kansas City Zoo

4 animal cams at Kansas City Zoo: king penguin, gentoo penguin, polar bear and Masai giraffe

San Diego Zoo - kids

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 

This zoo probably has the most live cams available: pandas, baboons, penguins, polar bears, apes, koalas, giraffes, burrowing owls, elephants, tigers and condors.

Wolf Conservation Center

This collection of webcams allow you to enter the private lives of "Ambassador" wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around den sites.

FarmFood 360

This Canadian site, FarmFood 360, offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

 

Discovery Education Virtual Trips

This website has several virtual trip options covering a range of topics. A few of the topics include Polar Bears and the Tundra, Social Emotional Skills,  STEM and Manufacturing. Each virtual trip comes with a companion guide, too.

Art: 

Children love drawing, why not try the BBC link below:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

PE:

During this time, it is vital (more than ever) to keep active, why not try one or all of the links below... healthy body, healthy mind:

Carre's Grammer School Outreach - School Games

Virtual Athletics Competition (Monday 27th April - Friday 8th May)

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Oti Mabuse:

https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos

Andy Wild Workout:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz

 

The following web links provide home learning books in the core subjects (Maths, English and Science. Just clink on the link, select your child's/ children's year group, downlaod and print- if you do not have a printer, contact school and we can do this for you!

Classroom secrets:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Hamilton trust:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. 

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Plan Bee:

Covers Year 1 to Year 6.

https://www.planbee.com/free-teaching-resources/free-home-learning-packs

Third Space Learning:

Covers Maths Year 1 to Year 6.

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning-resources/ 

Teacher's Pet:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. They cover both core and non-core subjects. 

https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/tag/home-learning/

Scholastic:

Covers EYFS to year 6. 

https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning/keystage1

White Rose Maths:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Lincolnshire County Council- Education Department:

LCC department have shared a padlet covering mainly core subjects (there is some topic on there too). They have covered Year 1 to year 6. Click on the link and select a folder. 

https://padlet.com/peccles61/term1summer2020

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1flpWDzNeG9rADnx3hdGM_0GzLGRa3_-m

 TES:

Provides mainly core activities for EYFS through to Secondary level- just click on the level of schooling your child is in and select and download your resource.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/teacher-essentials/home-learning

 

The following web links provide home learning activities in non-core subjects (Maths, English and Science. Just clink on the link, select your child's/ children's year group, downlaod and print- if you do not have a printer, contact school and we can do this for you!

TTS: 

Covers EYFS to Year 6. This contains core and non-core subjects mixed together in the pack.  

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Twinkl:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. This contains core and non-core subjects mixed together in the pack.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/wellbeing-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents

Teacher's Pet:

Covers EYFS to Year 6. They cover both core and non-core subjects. 

https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/tag/home-learning/

Teaching Packs:

Covers both core and non-core subjects. There is no specified age, so please choose whatever you wish. 

https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-home-learning-pack/

Barefoot:

A website to support computing. Computational thinking is about learning to solve problems, with or without a computer. These problem solving skills not only support the computing curriculum in primary school, but also play a part in other subjects, from maths to PE, and can even be applied in everyday life! 

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning?mc_cid=b8b438bf50&mc_eid=554b412c61

BT Home Learning:

A wesbite providing digtial skills and how to become responsible digital citizens. 

https://www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow/parents/learning-at-home.html

The Muddy Puddle Teacher:

One of my favourite websites. This websites is full of endless activities that you can do outdoors, whether it is on your walk or in your garden. All resources are currently free, but you will need to sign up (currently free). 

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/

Toucan:

Toucan boxes provide STEM boxes to your day (purchased). Not only this, but they have a variety of free activities that are updated weekly.

https://www.toucanbox.com/activities

Child Net:

This toolkit provides three resources that offer practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping your child safe online. They help to support you with any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support. 

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

Mailchi:

This websites contain links to support the talk for writing strategies- resources are all free. If you would like to give a donation via their website, you can do this too.

https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/batch2

 

If your child has Special Educational Needs (SEN), you may find the following links useful:

 

In addition to Twinkl, TTS, Teacher's Pet and Classroom Secrets, the following links and resources may be useful:

Chatter Pack:

An AMAZING variety of resources :-)

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-l ist-for-home-learning

The Sensory Projects:

The resources are loosely grouped into those aimed at people with additional educational needs, those specific to learning about COVID 19 and the changes it is implementing in our lives and those aimed at students who attend mainstream schools.  I have vetted the resources to ensure all are free, some are usually subscription services but do not appear to be asking for credit card details - of course I am only human so do still assess for yourself, I can make mistakes. 

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

Apple for the Teacher:

A range of subjects covered... looks fun too!

https://applefortheteacher.co.uk/product-category/sen/

Nessy:

Nessy programs are designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently, including:

  • Mainstream
  • EAL
  • Homeschool
  • Students with dyslexia

Your child/ren should have a username and password already. If not, please contact the school and we try our best to sort this for you. 

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

Speech Link:

This website is full of games and activities for you to use at home to encourage your child’s talking and listening. Some activities are aimed at developing your child’s understanding by using everyday activities. The speech activities develop your child’s listening skills. The language activities focus on supporting understanding of language. They are broken down into different key areas.

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents/activities

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Please make sure that you ALL look after your mental health and wellbeing!

Wilderness Foundation:

A website that covers mindfullness, well-being activities and reflection zones. 

https://wildernessfoundation.org.uk/wildtime

 

NSPCC/Childline support around Coronavirus

Mental health and wellbeing

Children and young people may be worried about the impact of coronavirus, social distancing or self-isolation. Those who already have mental health difficulties such as anxiety might be finding things particularly tough. Talk to them about what’s happening, check how they’re feeling and keep them as well informed as you can.

> Find out how to have difficult conversations with children

Tell children and young people where they can go if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while school is closed.

Childline provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful:

Information about Coronavirus

Calm Zone – activities to help let go of stress

Games to help take your mind off things

Information and advice on a range of topics including feelings, relationships, family and schools

Peer support message boards

Childline Kids, our website for under 12s.

Childline can also give confidential help and advice. Calls to 0800 1111 are free or children can get support online. Supporting and reassuring young children

MINDHEART – CHILD FRIENDLY STORY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (we used this at school last week)

Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English.

Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Read the book: Covibook

BBC Newsround Advice/Support:

Newsround Link

Fun and Simple Activities to do at home with kids

Online Education Resources

Think Ninja

CAMHS:

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. I hope that you find it helpful.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

Mentally healthily schools:

This websites is full of resources to promote children’s mental health and well-being and to also support school staff and parents. These are produced and updated fortnightly.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/?utm_source=place2be.org.uk&utm_medium=referral

And next comes:

This website helps with anxiety in your child, a calm down kit can be a great way to teach your child self-regulation skills and coping skills. This collection of free calm down kit printable will help you make the perfect calm down box for your children in no time!

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2018/01/free-calm-down-kit-printables.html