Home Learning Resources for Each Year Group
Resource packs that have been created for each year group to help children learn from home
Directory of Videos/ Activities
There are lots of things being released daily and so we will start a collection here. These will be added to daily. There are lots of great things around at the minute to help at this time. Keep checking this page as it is updated daily Monday - Friday.
The Rainbow Children
This poem was sent to Mrs Jacques by a parent who thought it would be nice to share with others. It's a lovely poem and well worth a read.
A child friendly explanation about what is going on right now. It can be hard to explain to our little ones, this may help.
Download it using the link below...
Today's drawing challenge brought to you by Milly.
Head over to the drawing blog on Purple Mash to share your picture.
Brought to you by our science co-ordinator Mrs Malik....
Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. If you see a link, you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials.
New Blog Alert - Physical Activity Challenges
Miss Pennington has set up a brand new blog on Purple Mash. On her blog she will be setting daily challenges for everyone. Remember it's important to keep ourselves moving and healthy, especially at the minute!
Are you up for the challenge?
Today's daily dose from our very own Lisa...
Today's daily dose of David Walliams...
CHESTER ZOO LIVE TODAY
Chester Zoo announced that it would close its doors to the public from March 21, in line with government guidance on large gatherings and social distancing, but have announced a virtual trip to the zoo will be shared on the attraction’s Facebook page throughout the day on Friday, March 27.
A Chester Zoo spokesman said: “As you cannot come to the zoo right now, we will bring the zoo to you!
“Join us live from 10am when we will be throwing open our 'virtual gates’. So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa.”
People can ‘visit’ the zoo live from 10am on Friday morning and will tour various habitats every hour until 4pm.
The full schedule of videos are as follows:
10am: Red pandas
11am: Rothschild's giraffes
12pm: Asian elephants
2pm: Sun bears
2.30pm: Sumatran tigers
2:45pm: Humboldt penguins
Friday's Art Challenge
Great history learning opportunity for all ages...
Create your own time capsule
We love this idea and though it is a great opportunity to create a piece of history that could be shared in years to come.
Maybe you could share your capsule on our Purple Mash blogs.
Are you up for today's drawing challenge?
Check out the new drawing blog on Purple Mash. There you will find daily drawing challenges that children (and adults too!) can complete independently. Remember to share your masterpieces with everyone.
Phonics Play Free Subscription for Parents
During this time Phonics Play are offering a period of time where you can access all the games for free.
The games are really good for Reception and KS1 children.
Click on the following link:
Login using the following details:
During this extremely difficult period of time we have set up blogs to help us communicate with each other while anyone is off school or if there comes a time when chool has to close.
How to access the class blogs:
1) Log into Purple Mash using the logins that have been sent home.
2) On the top menu bar click on sharing and then shared blogs. The blogs that are available to you will appear.
3) Click on the one you want to view and it will take you to that blog.
There is a shared blog between Mrs Jacques and the children of St James', this has the heart icon and it is titled 'How are you? How am I?
There is also a blog for each class. Only the pupils in the class will be able to see it and the staff in that class.
Adding messages to a blog:
1) Click on the blog you want to add to.
2) Click the green plus button in the top right of the screen
3) Type in your message and add pictures from a gallery. (See screenshot below)
You must give your post a title and then add content, the summary box isn't essential.
3) Save your post by clicking the purple save button at the bottom.
4) Before your post becomes visible to the class, a teacher will have to approve the post.
Below are links that will take you directly to the relevant class blogs.
*YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO PURPLE MASH FIRST OR YOU WILL GET AN ERROR MESSAGE*
*YOU CAN ONLY ACCESS YOUR CLASS BLOG OR MRS JACQUES' BLOG*