We are regularly adding content to the website to support home learning and have shared some useful advice and guidance to help you create a positive learning environment.
Google Classroom and Meet
We used Google Classroom as our primary remote learning tool throughout the third national lockdown. However, we will continue using Numbots, Times Table Rockstars, Purple Mash, Lexia (for those with an account) and Tapestry for EYFS.
Each day, the staff updated Google Classroom with Home Learning tasks. There was a range of Phonics, Maths, Literacy and Topic based activities. The activities will included: live lessons, video links, practical activities or worksheets. Please do not feel you need to print the worksheets but use these as a guide for your child’s learning.
From Monday 11th January 2021, each day your child was provided with a live 30 minute lesson. The timings for the lessons will remain the same to avoid any clashes with other classes. These are as follows:
– 09:00-09:30 EYFS
– 09:30-10:00 Year 1 and 2
– 10:00-10:30 Class 3
– 11:00-11:30 Class 5
– 11:30-12:00 Class 4
The link for the Google Meet live lesson will be found each day within your child’s Google Classroom. If your child is unable to attend a session, please do not worry. The additional Home Learning activities for the day will be accessible all day via Google Classroom.
This will be part of our home learning offer and further supported with relevant resources – www.elvingtonprimary.org.uk/general/covid-19-remote-blended-learning-curriculum-continuity
The aforementioned would be re-implemented in the event of a bubble/whole school closure.
Elvington Staff Videos
Staff have created videos covering a number of areas from bedtime stories; lessons on angles; the science behind handwashing; phonics; reading comprehension; Aesop’s Fables; circuit training; mathematical magic; making a cheesecake and many more…
These videos will hopefully maintain a connection with your child/ren and their teacher. In case you missed these recordings when they were first released, they are now available on this website. Click here to see them.
Resources to support Home Learning
Oxford Owl have added to their free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old, available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read.
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group for each week, and have now added plans for the Summer term with some of their resources available for free. Click here to find out more.
To support parents and carers with home learning, the subject experts at STEM Learning (based at the STEM Centre, on the University Campus) have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access.
Barefoot Computing have developed a range of resources with fun and creative activities to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum – without the need for screen time!