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Covid Distance Learning

A large number of parents and teachers will be feeling stressed, overwhelmed and under pressure by the work being sent home for children around the country.

Let’s get some perspective. We hope this can help with that somewhat.

1) Stop trying to be superheroes.
This is not home-schooling (Home-schooling is a choice where you considered and you planned for it, and made a choice to not attend school).
This is an unprecedented emergency situation impacting the whole world. Let's keep perspective. It is absolutely not possible to facilitate distance learning with a primary aged child and work from home at the same time. The very idea is impossible. If you're trying to do that, stop now. You can manage activities where your child learns, but your focus is your job, and survival. Again, unprecedented.

2) Appreciation of the situation
Schools had very little notice, no prep time and we're told 'continue to deliver lessons as normal, then send the children home and also give them work to do. Do this whilst not knowing when the children will return'.
Some classes work will look different and be a little different. Please do not compare and criticise what our teaching staff have done. Your child's teacher spent a number of hours (in utter panic) gathering things to send home. They have done their best. To which I, as Headteacher, am duly grateful.

3) Too much/too little
If you feel our school has sent home lots of work. ‘We’ve got pages and pages, hours and hours’ and ‘my school has given us millions of websites to go on’ and will wonder:
‘How am I supposed to get through it all?!’  ----  You're not, don't try.
It's not a competition, or a race.
These are suggestions and ideas. Use them if they suit you, don't if they don't. 
Even if everything were equal in terms of support, time and number of children etc children learn at different rates. In their class there's a wide range of levels in all subjects, there are different paces and there are many children working on differentiated level of work. It's almost impossible for teachers to differentiate at the moment. Don’t worry, you can do it by expectation and by time.

4. Trying to get them to sit and work is so difficult
It will be. You are in a different environment than a classroom. Some parents are focusing on: Lego, cooking (where they could write their own recipe/menu for dinner), playing a board game, Matheletics and playing outside. -All of this is learning. Very valuable learning.

5. Give yourself and them a break.
Plan your day together. Let the children help shape the day. This can be built in with fun and rewards. Work out a timetable for the PC. Work out when the children can play in the garden. Work out when you can play a board game altogether. Plan in when you can watch a movie together.

6. How can I get three different lots of work done with 3 different children of different ages?
You can't, stop trying. If they're old enough, try to get them to do little bits independently. The key here is ‘little bits’.
Otherwise try to do something they can all engage with, reading a story together, some free writing, baking, etc.


So what's the bare minimum you'd expect?
For us…survival mode.

An ideal day for our children in our school?
- A bit of reading every day (independent or to them or via audiobook etc) maybe just as they get into bed at night – usual time.
- some free writing now and then. If they'll keep a diary or something, great. If not, would they draw a comic?
- Practical hands on maths. Be that via cooking, cleaning, outside or some maths games physical or digital.
- Some fine motor work. Lego, cutting, playdough, tidying up small toys.
- Physical exercise everyday: possibly Joe Wicks daily workouts: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
- Helping with the gardening, hoovering the house
- Some art/music where possible through the week. Doesn't need to be guided.
- Stretch goal, if old enough getting them to independently work on a project is great for keeping brains ticking over. Get them researching in a book or online and putting together something to present to you or family.
- If younger, lots of imaginative free play, the more independent the better.

See the following website for great ideas for being at home:
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-homeschooling-five-ways-to-keep-your-kids-learning-happy-and-healthy-11959988

Parents:

You are doing enough. You have lovely children and you are supporting them through a difficult time.

Look after yourself. Minimising stress is absolutely vital in a time like this for mental health.

Don't let this be something that stresses you. Only you can control that by accepting it is in your circle of control, you are the primary educator and this is all your call.

Work out when you, as parents can get a well-deserved glass of wine! How do you think teachers get by?

Activities:

Please find below some suggested activities for each class for the final weeks of the Summer term: 

 

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS

 Home Learning Challenges

 

 

Home Learning Challenges 

Creative Ideas 

 

1MS  Home Learning 

 

Home Learning 

Talk for Writing  

Music 

Measuring 

Creative Ideas

 

1/2H

Y1 Home Learning 

Y2 Home Learning 

 

Y1 Home Learning

Talk for Writing 

Music  

Measuring 

Year 1 Creative Ideas

Y2 Home Learning 

Talk for Writing 

Music 

Pictogram Challenge

Year 2 Creative Ideas

 

2C

Home Learning    

 

Home Learning

Talk for Writing 

Music 

Pictogram Challenge

 Creative Ideas

3CO      Home Learning

 

Home Learning

Creative Ideas

 

3/4P

  Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Resources 

 Creative Ideas Year 3

Creative Ideas Year 4

4A Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Resources 

 Creative Ideas

4/5N

 Home Learning Year 4

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Work Year 4

Creative Ideas Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

Creative Ideas

 Puberty information for parents 

Further information 

5B

 

Home Learning  

Talk for writing 

 

 

 

Home Learning  

Creative Ideas

Puberty information for parents 

Further information 

 

5/6B

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Year 6 

 

 

Home Learning Year 5 

Creative Ideas Year 5

Puberty information for parents 

Further information 

Home Learning Year 6 

World Water Day 

GAP

Sex, Relationships and Puberty 

Creative Ideas Year 6

 

 

6H Home Learning Year 6 

 

Home Learning

World Water Day

GAP 

Creative Ideas

 

 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Coronavirus Booklet

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

 

In addition to this, children are encouraged to learn their multiplication tables and to write a story based on a subject of their choice.  We encourage children to read as much as possible and to complete independent research linked to the curriculum.  Curriculum details are on our website at: https://www.cranwell.lincs.sch.uk/curriculum.asp and we are currently on Spring Term Cycle B and then Summer Term Cycle B after Easter.

 

Thank you for your continued support at this time.

 

Lincolnshire Helplines  

Internet Safety 

Covid 19 Safeguarding Policy

Internet Legends Letter

Internet Legends Family Activities 

Internet Legends Code for Parents 

Speaking to  your child about the Cornavirus

Coronavirus - A Book for Children

Other Activities

Lego - 30 Days of Play

Non Screen time activities

On line resources.

Below are on-line resources that children can access if children are at home.  

Mathletics- https://login.mathletics.com/   Use your Login details

Education City- https://www.educationcity.com/    Use your Login details

BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  

Twinkl- Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  Register and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Phonics Play- www.phonicsplay.co.uk  Free resources are available

Times Tables Rock Stars- https://ttrockstars.com/   Use your Login details

Plazoom - FREE resources packs for Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 - https://www.plazoom.com/

themathsfactor.com- https://www.themathsfactor.com . Carol Vorderman's maths school. Now FREE for children aged 4-11 until schools open. 

Daily mathematic lessons for all age groups https://whiterosemaths.com/ 

Phonic youtube channels- Mr Thorne and Geraldine the giraffe  https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris  

 Daily phonic lessons  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

Reading  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Please see below links to three stories read by a volunteer from the charity Schoolreaders, who provide free volunteers to listen to children read 1:1 in primary schools. As the volunteers can’t go into schools at the moment, they have arranged for some volunteers to do reading videos instead.

 

Week 9 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a Martian appears from the darkness – could this be the start of an unlikely friendship? And will the boy ever manage to get home again? 

Reading Age 6+ 

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright
Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Searching for Treasure’ by Annabel Pitcher.  From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell.

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  

Reading Age 8+

Week 8

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen
He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo!  Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead.

Reading Age 6+ Optional activity

Schoolreaders Storytime –  ‘The Hope-o-potamus’ by Greg James and Chris Smith   Reading Age 8+

Week 7

Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson Reading Age 6+   

The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell Reading Age 8+

Week 6

Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2 Reading Age 7+

‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 5

‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson Reading Age 6+

‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 4

‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 7+

‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 3

‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee Optional activity  Reading Age 7+

‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple Reading Age 10+

‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen Reading Age 6+

Week 2

‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James Optional activity Reading Age 5+

'Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne   Optional activity Reading age 8+

‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett Optional activity Reading age 3+

Week 1

'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey Optional activity  Reading age: 5+

'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre Optional activity Reading age: 3+

'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen Optional activity Reading age: 5+

Schoolreaders is a charity that operates entirely through donations, contributions and gifts. Thank you to everyone who is supporting this valuable work.   Registered Charity: 1159157

 

Please find below some suggested activities for each class from Monday 15th  June - 26th June 2020:

 

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS

 Home Learning Challenges

 

 

Home Learning Challenges 

Creative Ideas 

 

1MS  Home Learning 

 

Home Learning 

Extra Resources 

Creative Ideas

 

1/2H

Y1 Home Learning 

Y2 Home Learning 

 

Y1 Home Learning

Extra Resources 

Year 1 Creative Ideas

Y2 Home Learning 

Talk for Writing 

Year 2 Creative Ideas

 

2C

   

 

Home Learning

Talk for Writing 

 Creative Ideas

3CO      Home Learning

 

Home Learning

Creative Ideas

 

3/4P

  Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Resources 

Father's Day 

Creative Ideas Year 3

Creative Ideas Year 4

4A Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Resources 

 Creative Ideas

4/5N

 Home Learning Year 4

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Work Year 4

Creative Ideas Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

Creative Ideas

 

5B

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning  

Creative Ideas

 

5/6B

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Year 6 

 

 

Home Learning Year 5 

Creative Ideas Year 5

Home Learning Year 6 

Creative Ideas Year 6

 

 

6H Home Learning Year 6 

 

Home Learning

Creative Ideas

 

 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Coronavirus Booklet

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

Please find below some suggested activities for each class from Monday 1st June - 12th June 2020:

 

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS

 Home Learning Challenges

Two weeks 

 

Home Learning Challenges 

Two weeks 

 

1MS  Home learning 

 

Home Learning 

 

1/2H

Y1 Home Learning 

Y2 Home Learning 

 

Y1 Home Learning

Y2 Home Learning 

 

2C

    Home Learning 

 

Home Learning

 

3CO       Home Learning

 

Home Learning

 

3/4P

  Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Resources 

4A Home Learning

Home Learning

Healthy Eating Pack

 

4/5N

 Home Learning Year 4

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Work Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

 

5B

 

  Home Learning 

 

 

 

Home Learning  

 

5/6B

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Year 6 

 

 

Home Learning Year 5 

Home Learning Year 6 

 

 

6H Home Learning Year 6 

 

Home Learning

 

 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Coronavirus Booklet

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

 

Week 3 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen

For brave hunters and bear-lovers!  Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee

Winston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity
Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple

Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good.

Reading Age 10+

Week 2

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James
Meet the extraordinary Baby Brains. He reads the paper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. He’s so clever that some scientists ask him to go on their next space mission. Optional activity
Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne 

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters! Optional activity

Reading age 8+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett

Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon. Optional activity
Reading age 3+

Week 1

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey

The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all? Optional activity

Reading age: 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre

If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Optional activity

Reading age: 3+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen

A book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it. Optional activity

Reading age: 5+

Schoolreaders is a charity that operates entirely through donations, contributions and gifts. Thank you to everyone who is supporting this valuable work.   Registered Charity: 1159157

 

Previous learning Monday 11th May - Friday 22nd May 2020

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS  Home Learning Challenges

Home Learning Challenges

Extra Creative Ideas

1MS  

Home Learning 

Extra Creative Ideas

1/2H  Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

2C

    Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

3CO       Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

3/4P

  Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas Y3

Extra Creative Ideas Y4

4A Home Learning

Home Learning

Plant resources 

Extra Creative Ideas

4/5N

 Home Learning Year 4

Home Learning Year 5

Home Learning Work Year 4

Extra Creative Ideas 

Home Learning Work Year 5

Extra Creative Ideas

5B

 

 Home Learning 11/5

Home Learning 18/5

 

Home Learning 11/5

Home Learning 18/5

Extra Creative Ideas

5/6B

Home Learning Year 5 11/5

Home Learning Year 5 18/5

Home Learning Year 6 11/5

Home Learning Year 6 18/5

Home Learning Year 5 11/5

Home Learning Year 5 18/5

Extra Creative Ideas

 

Home Learning Year 6 11/5

Home Learning Year 6 18/5

Extra Creative Ideas

6H Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Coronavirus Booklet

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

 

 

 

 

Home learning for the week beginning 4th May 2020

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS  Home Learning Challenges

Home Learning Challenges

Extra Creative Ideas

1MS  

Home Learning 

Extra Creative Ideas

1/2H  

Home Learning

Year 1 Word Problems

Year 2 Word Problems 

Extra Creative Ideas

2C

    Home Learning 

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

3CO       Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

3/4P

 Home Learning 

Extra Resources

Home Learning

Extra Resources

Extra Creative Ideas Y3

Extra Creative Ideas Y4

4A Home Learning

Home Learning

Earth Day Reading Comprehension

Extra Creative Ideas

4/5N

 

Home Learning Work Year 4

Extra Creative Ideas 

Home Learning Work Year 5

Extra Creative Ideas

5B

 

 Home Learning 

 

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

5/6B  

Home Learning 

Year 5

Extra Creative Ideas

Home Learning 

Year 6 

Extra Creative Ideas

6H Home Learning

Home Learning

Extra Creative Ideas

 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Coronavirus Booklet

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

 

Previous learning: Monday 20th April - Friday 1st May 2020

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS   Home Learning Challenges
1MS   Project Work
1/2H  

Home Fun

Home Learning

2C Home Learning Home Learning
3CO Home Learning Home Learning
3/4P  

Home Learning

Extra Resources

4A Home Learning Home Learning
4/5N

 

Home Learning Work Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

5B

Home Learning Week 1

Home Learning Week 2

Home Learning Week 1

Home Learning Week 2

5/6B  

Home Learning Wk 1 Year 5

Home Learning Wk 1 Year 6

Home Learning Wk 2 Year 5

Home Learning Wk 2 Year 6

6H Home Learning Home Learning
 Covid 19 - Time Capsule

SEND:

SEND Support

Non Screen Activities

Lincolnshire Sleep Clinic 

NHS Healthy Minds Relaxation Booklet

Minister Ford's Open Letter to SEND Parents

TES Supporting Children and Young People with anxiety

 

Previous Learning (pre Easter Holidays):

Class Activities downloadable in Word Activities downloadable in PDF
EYFS Home Learning Challenges Home Learning Challenges
1MS   Project Work
1/2H Home Fun

Home Fun

Home Project

2C   Home Learning
3CO Project Work Project Work
3/4P  

Activities

Extra Resources

4A Activities Activities
4/5N

Home Learning Work Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

Home Learning Work Year 4

Home Learning Work Year 5

5B Activities Activities
5/6B   Home Learning
6H Home Learning Home Learning
SEND Support

 

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