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Home Learning

In the case of partial or full school closure due to the Covid pandemic, year groups will provide home learning as follows; 

  

  • Every year group will receive one piece of literacy and one piece of numeracy work per day which we recommend is completed in the morning.

  • There will be two further tasks for the afternoon e.g Humanities, ICT, Topic, Welsh, Science, RE, Art as well as a Health and Wellbeing task which will be PE/mindfulness/PSE related.

  • If in Year 2 - Year 6 all work will be scheduled at 7am.

 

Nursery / Reception - A grid of activities uploaded to their class page on school website. You can send a picture to class teachers with completed work to their school email address.

 

Year 1 - A grid of activities uploaded to their class page on school website. Teachers will ensure work can be completed via Just 2 Easy. Children will need their HWB logins to access this.

 

Year 2 - Year 6 Daily lessons will be set via Google classroom. Children will need their HWB logins to access this. Teachers will provide work which does not need printing off. Guidance on how to login to Google Classroom can be found below. 

 

Sumbission and Marking

We encourage children to complete work on the day it is set, however due to varying circumstances at home, we will allow up to 12pm the following day. Work submitted after the 12pm deadline will not be marked. For example, work set on a Monday will have a deadline of 12pm Tuesday. Work set on a Friday will have a deadline of 12pm the following Monday.

 

In case of partial / school closure your child's teacher will monitor their school emails during normal school hours only. These can be found on the class pages and teachers can be contacted for enquiries related to the suggested activities.

 

Children in Year 2 - 6 will be undertaking work through their Google classroom page where teachers and children can make use of all G Suite for Education apps. Furthermore, all children can download all Microsoft Office 365 apps including Powerpoint and Word for free using their HWB account. More information can be found here https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft#how-to-get-office-at-home

Google Meets

For smooth running of the sessions, please ensure the following when joining;

  • Children enter “on mute” with the microphones turned off.
  • Children make use of “raise hand” if they wish to say something.
  • Children only “unmute” their microphones if the teacher asks them to do so.
  • Children have the option to change their background but we ask that this is only done once.

 

Useful Websites for Home Learning/ School Closure

The following list has been compiled by teachers as a general list of suggested websites to visit with your children at any time. These websites are particularly useful when learning at home or during school closure days.

 

General Websites 

Primary Homework Help | Online Games For Kids - BBC Bitesize

This website is useful for pupils in Years 3-6. Select country and year group and there are activities for a wide range of subjects.

 

Primary Homework Help for Kids - by Mandy Barrow

This website has activities for Foundation Phase up to Year 6. Simply click on the subject area to practise.

 

Crickweb | Welcome to Crickweb

Crickweb is a fantastic site full of games and home learning activities. Simply select your child's age and there are many activities to try.

 

Oak National Academy Online Classroom (thenational.academy)

Oak Academy is an online free classroom, with almost 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects ranging from reception to year 11.

 

DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

Explore a wide range of topics and facts. More suited to KS2 pupils. 

 

Just2Easy - (Available through HWB login via the menu button) Provides a range of child-friendly tools. Children can also access J2Blast and practise their times tables and spellings as well as compete against children from our school and other schools. Let's get Gwauncelyn at the top of the score chart!

 

ICT Games

ictgames || html5 English Games Page

This site has numerous phonics, literacy and maths games to work through.

 

Numeracy 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

Many games for pupils of all ages

 

Home | CoolMath4Kids

Although an American site, there are fantastic games here to practise your maths skills.

(Y2 - select 1st grade, Y3 - select 2nd grade, Y4 select 3rd grade, y5 select 4th grade, Y6 select 5th grade)

 

Times tables games - Learn them all here!

Select the tables that you need to practise and play away!

 

Maths Games for KS2: designed by a teacher for teachers - Mathsframe

 

Transum An excellent bank of maths resources, mainly for KS2. Select your topic and practise.

 

Literacy

Online stories https://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/ 

 

Oxford Owl Reading Scheme Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home - Oxford Owl

 

Nessy Nessy’s YouTube offers an easy, engaging way to keep children learning during this difficult

period. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCywhh5mhHMqsf5deT1nJ1uA

 

Funology Crafts, Projects, Science Experiments, and Recipes for Moms with Young Children – Funology

 

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles (im-a-puzzle.com)

 

Humanities

National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com) 

Plenty of exciting geography videos and games to explore.

 

BBC - History For Kids 

More for KS2 pupils to explore different periods in history.

 

Expressive Arts

Tate Kids

Many arty activities for the children to explore, including a free drawing page.

 

Staying active

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Stay fit with Joe Wickes

 

BBC Supermovers (videos with songs for children to practice literacy and numeracy concepts) 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

 

Early years videos 

https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/ 

 

Games for kids and early years activities - CBeebies - BBC

Phonics (Foundation Phase children)