Resources to Support Remote Learning
There are lots of resources available to support you on your remote learning journey. We have added some of these below and endeavour to keep this updated with anything that becomes available.
Half Term Activity Ideas
Another half-term, another lockdown - but it's still possible to make the most of the break. Why not make the most of the holiday by planning out some indoor and outdoor activities to keep your child entertained? Whatever the weather, you'll find a range of engaging half-term ideas and things to do to make the most of every day.
CBeebies - Five alternative half term activities
If your children complain about being bored in the school holidays, or you're looking for some inspiration to get them off the sofa, then look no further! We’ve listed some simple ideas that are not only fun and engaging, but will also teach little ones important life skills.
RSPB - Wild Challenge
Wild Challenge is free and fun! Get up close and personal with nature with our enjoyable activities.
Chinese New Year - Friday 12th February
Valentines Day - Sunday 14th February
Pancake Day - Tuesday 16th February
Using Your Gaming Devices to Access Teams
We are aware there are many challenges with remote learning, including the use of (or access to) devices. Some of you will have a PlayStation or Xbox and these can be used to access Microsoft Teams. See below for information on how to do this (although the guide is for Google Classroom, the method is the same for Teams). You can also watch the following clip on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/teams
FREE throughout school closures, Twinkl Go! is a collection of thousands of interactive educational resources which can be accessed and completed on any device, with no apps to install.
Again, FREE throughout school closures, these Go! Collections are ready-made, curated collections of Go! Resources which cover most ages and subjects.
Home Learning Hub
Here you’ll find daily, FREE activities for different age groups and subjects. New content is added each day, including videos, games and activities.
BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize
To support the BBC content beginning on Monday, Twinkl will be providing aligned resources to use each day. There will shared on the Home Learning Hub, in daily blogs and schedules. Best of all, every resource you’ll need to go alongside the BBC lessons will be FREE to access and share.
Twinkl Video Content
Twinkl will also be providing video content each week to complement the BBC’s offering. Covering a range of topics and curriculum areas. These are available in the Home Learning Hub and through the Twinkl YouTube channels, again completely FREE to access.
Twinkl Newsroom delivers the news for kids today. Our daily kids’ news reports are child-friendly and a perfect way to help children to explore the news with new content every day. Each news report comes with a range of curriculum-friendly teaching resources.
Twinkl Kids TV YouTube Channel
For quick, easy and highly-engaging lessons, songs and videos teaching phonics, times tables, SPaG and more, you’ll find everything you need on our Twinkl Kids TV YouTube channel. Each video links back to the Twinkl site with guidance and resources for parents. Accessible through any device or stream YouTube via the TV - perfect for learning at home.
Third Space Maths Hub
Practise Reading at Home
Oxford Owl has a FREE eBook library for children ages 3-11 to help develop their reading skills at home. Your children will recognise some of their favourite characters from the books they have read at school! All the eBooks are FREE to use but parents will need to register with Oxford Owl, or log in if you have registered previously. Please note, our eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.
Home Learning with the BBC
With many students now once again learning from home, BBC Bitesize is here to help...
The BBC are providing lessons for children learning from home. Click the image below to access the site:
Looking for Reading lessons?
Click the image below to view previous book club lessons.
BBC TV EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
You can always RECORD the episodes to view at a later date/time.
Full story here: BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history
You can also find support and advice on well-being on Bitesize Support.
PE With Joe
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is once again delivering PE lessons to children.
How do you take part in ‘PE with Joe’?
All you have to do in order to participate in the online workouts is to head to Joe Wicks’ YouTube page, The Body Coach TV, at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The workouts are approximately 20 mnutes long - a perfect way to start the day!
You can visit Wicks’ YouTube page here.
Oak National Academy
Nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects, from Reception to Year 11. Although we are not using Oak Academy in the same way we did in the summer term it is still available for children to use. Select your child's year group and there is a daily schedule of activities for each subject.
We have created a whole school account on Language Angels to allow children to access the site from home using a desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Please follow the link: https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ and select Pupil Games Area and use the log in details provided below:
Log in: almondhillpupil Password: onlineaccess
Select your device and choose the unit you wish to work through and you will be taken to a variety of games and activities for your chosen unit.
Free English and Maths Materials.
Hamilton will be providing free packs for English and maths for each year group so that these materials can be available for parents and children at home.
You can find the links for their learning packs below – these will be updated regularly.
All children have access to TTRockstars (providing we were given parental consent) this is a fun and interactive way for children to learn their times tables and should already be a part of their home learning routine. Encourage your child to keep practising and beating their previous scores! Look out for upcoming battles...
Please contact your child's class teacher if they are having problems logging on, the school office are unable to help with this.
Think u Know - Online Safety
Think U Know have developed a range of 15 minute activities to help support parents and children with online safety. They cover a range of topics including:
- Watching videos
- Online gaming
- Social media
- Sharing images
- Cyber security
Home activity packs
These home activity packs a have been created to cover different areas of online safety for each age range, using the Thinkuknow resources.
CGP is open - and here to help!
You can order from CGP as usual
All books are in stock and orders should arrive the next working day, but there are some delays in the delivery network.
Ready-made Bundles for home learning
The CGP Home Learning Bundles contain a selection of books for screen-free study at home. All the crucial skills are covered for every year of Primary (and Secondary) — with up to 30% off the price of buying the books separately.