Learning From Home
Updated 21st April 2020
In an attempt to reduce the disruption to children’s learning as much as possible, staff at Robert Shaw have created further Home Learning Packs for each year group. These will be available to collect from school from Monday, 20th April 2020 between 9am and 3pm. Please contact the school office if you have any difficulties doing this. The latest learning packs will be uploaded to the page below soon.
The BBC have released 14 weeks worth of online learning material – videos explaining concepts, worksheets and quizzes – for all ages. It is a highly recommended resource, so please take a look at www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
In addition to the BBC, Oak National Academy have an online platform with live lessons for pupils to join and a resource bank to access materials at a time to suit. This is a UK Government backed resource.
Please keep visiting this section of our website for update learning material in the coming days and weeks. When no new learning material has been uploaded, please use the links to websites suggested for your child’s year group.
General Learning Resources and Links
Please find a link below to a document which lists web links and ideas for learning at home. These websites and resources have been checked by teaching staff for suitability for our children.
Additional Learning Resources
Please find below lots of links to online learning resources and materials. They have been organised by subject areas:
Audible has hundreds of free books available to read and listen to. Visit https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Children’s author, David Walliams, will release a new audio story each day. Visit https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Pobble365 release a new picture each day to inspire creative writing. Visit http://www.pobble365.com/ to check out their new picture!
Talk for Writing is a brilliant strategy for getting children to write with confidence and accuracy. They have released new materials to support writing at home. Visit their website: https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
White Rose have launched their ‘Home Learning’ website, including resources and support for families. Their resources are trusted and used in schools. Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Times Tables Rock Stars. Why not learn and practice your times tables with this amazingly fun website. Pupils have been given their usernames and passwords for this website. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school
Primary Homework Help is a website that has been recommend by one of our parents, please visit http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/science/index.html
For some fun and interesting science investigations, head to https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary all of which can be done outside – no mess inside the house. Remember to send pictures or videos to your teachers via ClassDojo!
History, Geography & Culture:
Google have made it possible to explore different museums around the world, including art galleries, history museums as well as places of importance. Visit this link to discover more https://artsandculture.google.com/
The Natural History Museum’s website has lots of learning resources. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part.html
Visit the Children’s University of Manchester for information, tips, resources and ideas for a range of projects and topics.
Severn Trent Water are providing weekly topics focused around water, science and environmental issues. Please visit them find out more: https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/education-zone/education-zone/
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has released activities for families that can be done in gardens. Visit their website to find out more: https://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk/get-involved/teachers/education/activity-ideas
PE & Fitness:
PE with Joe takes place live on YouTube daily at 9am. Previous videos are there to play back – if you think you can! Visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl
Cosmic Yoga has lots of videos to help children (and adults!) relax and unwind at home. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Rockley Music and Drumba will be holding daily drumming workshops (no drum sticks required – hands, wooden spoons etc…!) Visit their YouTube channel for sessions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHU4pI3NlGu6JQJc2uuWeg.
PSHE, Citizenship & British Values:
The National Justice Museum has lots of free activities linked to crime, punishment and justice. Visit them for ideas: https://www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk/education/free-resources/
The British Red Cross have created a ‘Kindness Calendar’ activity, where children are encouraged to think about kindness and acts of kindness. Visit https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/kindness-calendar## for more information. Also find a blank kindness calendar to print here Power Of Kindness Calendar Blank Calendar
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND):
Dragonfly Impact are a group set up to support parents and families whose children have SEND. They have a Facebook page with lots of tips, support and resources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonflyontrack/
Ask Lion is Nottingham City Council’s website with lots of advice for parents, please visit https://www.asklion.co.uk/kb5/nottingham/directory/service.page?id=oajFqJzmQi4
The BBC have available pieces of classical music for children of all ages to listen to and enjoy. They also provide learning resources for the musical pieces. Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces.
Mental Health & Well-being
Nottingham City Educational Psychologists have produced helpful guides packed with information, support and activities to help children and parents’ mental health and well-being. Nottingham City EPS Coronavirus Support For Parents Emotional Wellbeing Support Strategies For Children
Each week, new resources will be added that are based around pictures. There are also lots of ideas for learning from home.