Primary



Dear families,

We continued to be amazed by the quantity and quality of the learning we have seen on our Virtual Classrooms this half term; we appreciate the efforts of all those who have supported this and have continued to do so right until the end of the half term. This provision is providing children with structure, stimulation and social contact, things which are hugely important at this time.

Virtual school will restart after half term and will remain in place for as long as it is needed; this will be a fresh start for families to engage more consistently with this fantastic provision.


For phase two pupils:


Google Classrooms will remain accessible throughout half term but streams will be closed and no marking or feedback will take place. From Saturday 30th May, existing content will be archived but will remain accessible on request (please email your child’s class teacher if you would like to access this content). New content will be uploaded from 8pm on the 31st May, ready for opening from 9am on the 1st June.


For phase one pupils:


Tapestry will remain accessible throughout half term but no marking or feedback will take place. From Saturday 30th May, existing content will be archived but will remain accessible on request (please email your child’s class teacher if you would like to access this content). New content will be uploaded prior to the 1st June.


We wish everyone a safe, happy and restful half term break.

Here are some fun things for the younger children to do over the half term break.



Weekly Learning Letters

Please note; these are for the week beginning 1st June 2020

Preschool

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6



Fascinating Fact

Did you know….



PACA Challenge

Read Read Read! 

There are so many resources online to support with reading; you can listen to your favourite stories, follow favourite authors, learn to illustrate and so much more…Have a look at Scholastic Books Club for KidsJeff Kinney is the author of the month; he wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid.



Let’s all learn…

Let’s all learn some jokes! Michael Rosen has some good ones!



Keeping Fit

You may be following Joe Wicks, or perhaps you have found a new way to keep fit.We would love to hear what you are doing to keep active at home. Email us at parents@psca.co.uk




Action for happiness Calendar

It can be hard at times being away from your friends and having to stay indoors, but it is the best way we can all stay safe for now.Take a look at the Action Calendar: Meaningful May, it will give you and your family lots of ways to stay healthy and happy.

Follow the link to find more information and happiness! https://www.actionforhappiness.org




Website Links

1. The BBC’s Bitesize website – The BBC’S Bitesize website covers all areas of the curriculum, with animations, interactives and quizzes.

2. CBeebies (for younger children) and CBBC (for older children) – CBeebies and CBBC give access to the whole range of the BBC’s media content, including great educational programmes plus games, quizzes, and the BBC Newsround website (great for reading and keeping up-to-date).

3. Oxford Owl – Oxford Owl has resources to help with English and maths, but is particularly good for the 250 free ebooks available.

4. Cool Math 4 Kids – Cool Math 4 Kids is great for practising number facts and calculation skills through games.

5. National Geographic Kids – National Geographic Kids has a wealth of resources related to the foundation subjects, particularly science, history and geography. It has some stunning images and interactive games.

6. BBC History for kids – The BBC History for kids website has now been archived, but still contains fantastic resources covering the primary history curriculum, using games and quizzes to engage children.

7. Nasa Kids’ Club – Nasa Kids’ Club is, as the names suggests, very specifically focused on space. But it’s a very engaging website for finding out more about this fascinating topic.

8. Scratch – With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

9. Tate Kids – Tate Kids is a great place to learn about famous artists and be inspired by them to make your own masterpieces.

10. Phonics play – http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.html

11. Times Table Rockstar – https://ttrockstars.com/

12. Literacy Planet – https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/

13. Prodigy Maths – https://www.prodigygame.com



Support for children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

1. Read and listen to the news in English https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

2.Learn and practice English with British Council –
https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

3.Games to learn English –
https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com
 
4.Library of bilingual books –
read.mantralingua.com paste the following access code 4599813112289105. Access runs until 3 weeks after registration.

4.Audio books –
https://stories.audible.com/discovery

5.Learn English or any other language: Arabic, Polish, Spanish, French, Russian included – https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/