Learning from Home
In case we're not able to get into school, we will update this page with things you can do to support your learning. To get you started, have a look at...
- Times Tables Rock Stars - children know their logins and have them in their Home-School Diaries. Start with the games that say "teacher set", then go for others if you fancy a challenge. For Year 4 children, the Sound Check game is particularly useful
- Newsround - great to watch the latest updates, as well as explore the other articles and videos that are on there.
- First News - a newspaper produced especially for children. There are 28 pages in this edition, so you might want to save this and read it in a few stages!
- "50 books all kids should read before they're 12" - some book idea inspiration. You might be able to borrow some from Southcote Library, or find them on Kindle (free app, Amazon account needed).
- There are some great TV documentaries - some recommendations here, and an A-Z from CBBC iPlayer. You might like...
- Deadly 60 - Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world's deadliest animals
- Deadly Dinosaurs - Steve Backshall is on the hunt for the most deadly animals to have ever walked the earth - dinosaurs
- Horrible Histories - Historical sketch show, based on the successful books by Terry Deary.
- Lifebabble - The Lifebabble team tackles difficult, awkward and serious issues important to young people, with honest answers to awkward questions, advice, inspiring stories and a dose of humour.
- Hey You What If? - quirky look at some interesting science questions
- Do you and your child need help focusing on some tasks? Here are a few handy apps which might help.
If you need anything, please feel free to email Mr Jeffreys firstname.lastname@example.org I can't promise to get back to you instantly, but I'll do my best to reply pretty quickly!
We'll post some more maths ideas each day, but here are a couple of YouTube playlists which use the White Rose Maths problems. These aren't all for year 3-4, so you might find some quite easy and others a bit harder! Most of them have someone chatting through their workings, so you can pause them and do your own workings to compare your answers.
Each of these are playlists so have lot of videos in them - feel free to click around to find your favourite!
Fun science ideas to try at home
There are lots of ideas out there for fun science experiments to try at home. This year, we've already covered the following topics: plant life cycles; states of matter (solid, liquid, gas); and the water cycle. We're just starting to learn about forces and magnets. This might help your child to talk to you about some of these topics!