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Home Learning

As school is now closed until further notice for the majority of our children we have put together a range of activities and resources that you can access and do at home. Please see the homework grids and activities for individual classes - there is lots on there to keep you busy and some tasks can be done more than once. You can practise spellings and phonics as well as reading. Please check this page regularly as new things are being added each week! If you require a hard copy of a home learning pack please contact the school office.

Activities for Summer

Online Safety at home

Think u Know has created short videos for parents and carers providing information for online safety at home. The information has been specifically created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closures of school. Each fortnight they will be releasing presentations.

Think u Know Home Activity Work Sheets

Think u Know Online Safety Info for Parents

Home Activity Packs for ages 4-5

Home Activity Packs for ages 5-7

Home Activity Packs for ages 8-10

Home Activity Packs for ages 11-13

Road Safety

Please click on the link below for information on road safety and to view online resources that have been put together by the Road Safety Officers at Stockport Council who would normally come into school to speak to our children each year.

Road Safety

Summer Reading Challenge

Please click on the link below to view information about the Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Activities and resources for EYFS children with English as an Additional Language

#COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on Covid-19

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 EDS - Advice for EAL families with children in EYFS & Preschool.pdfDownload
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Quizzes 

Miss Weekes has very kindly made some fun quizzes for you to do at home this week. The children who have been in school have been taking part and thoroughly enjoyed them! Why not create teams and have a go with your parents or brothers and sisters, maybe you could even have a video call quiz with your grandparents! There are 3 quizzes for you to do, Disney, football/sport and general knowledge; there is also a template answer sheet you can print off or you can make your own.

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Short Stories by Author Mr Hegarty

These short stories have been donated by Author Mr Hegarty for our pupils to read and enjoy. They are not available to buy in hardcopy. Mr Hegarty hopes that they will spark the imagination and excitement of the reader as they did for him when he was writing them for his Grandchildren. 

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 The Insideouters No 1 Fluff has a Birthday Party.pdfDownload
 The Insideouters No 4 The Insideouters Take a Holiday.pdfDownload
 The Insideouters No 9 - Peter The Penguin Saves The Day.pdfDownload
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There are some links below to websites that offer free activities as well as some apps you can download.

Coronavirus Explained: A book for Children

 A free digital information book explaining the coronavirus which has been specifically designed for primary school aged children and has been illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. 

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Twinkl

Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in our school so pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

There are lots of useful games and printables on this website.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Children should know their login for this - they can practise their times tables in a fun way!

Purple Mash

Children have a login for this and can use this app/website to develop computing skills as well as a wide range of cross-curricular activities.

David Walliams Free Audio Books

 Listen to a new book each day with David Walliams free audio books. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

World Book Online

World Book Online have just made their huge collection of over 3,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click here to access them.

Words for life

www.wordsforlife.org have a range of online activities, here are a few ideas taken from their website...

Where's Wally“Where's Wally is one of our favourite ever books and this activity pack contains loads of great stuff – word searches, colouring sheets, crosswords and the chance to make your very own scene to hide Wally in.”

Where’s Wally Activity Pack 

DFC Comic Library (For 7 - 11 Year Olds) - "Comics are a great way to encourage reluctant readers to enjoy books.  The DFC Library is a collection of comic books written and illustrated by some of the top comic creators.  All six creators have made six brand new activities for your children to do – they will learn how to draw characters, design their own robot, build a bus and create world.”

DFC Comic Library

Write Your Own Play - "Choose your setting, your scenario and your characters and away you go! Write your own play with Innovations Learning"

Write your own play - Innovations Learning 

Clangers Magazine (for 3 - 5 year olds) - "Let's take a look out into space - there it is! A new magazine is out and it's home to some very special inhabitants. It's an intergalactic learning journey where the reader helps the Clangers to solve their latest problem and it's sure to capture the imaginations of those children who wonder, "What is out there...?" Clangers Magazine is a place for children to discover, wonder, play and explore. It's jam-packed with things to read, make and do to help little ones develop their early language and communication skills.”

Clangers Magazine

Free Apps For Reading (EYFS and KS1)

  • Collins Big Cat
  • Cbeebies
  • Cookie Next Door
  • Busy Things

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is an online resource to help you develop your child's communication skills. https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

100 things to do before you are 6

100 things to do before you are 6 – Free to download poster. https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-youre-six/

50 Fantastic Ideas to Try at Home

50 Fantastic Ideas to Try at Home is a bank of activities for early years childrenhttps://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

Additional Apps and Websites for mixed Key Stages

Websites and Apps for Key Stage 2

Staying Active

Go noodle and youtube offer some fun routines that can be done in the house - the children can impress you with their dance moves! I’m sure they will be able to tell you their favourite routines but here are some ideas to get you started (available on youtube).

  • Banana Banana Meatball
  • Can't Stop the Feeling
  • 34 Minutes of Kidzbop Dances

Social and Emotional Health and Well-Being

ELSA Support - Free resources to support teaching staff and parents to help children cope with the current coronavirus outbreak.

Elsa Coronavirus Support

Stories with Marie

PewTube is the Stockport Parish YouTube Channel where you can find news, stories, services and praise. They will be putting on a new pre-school/EYFS suitable story every Sunday for the children of St. Thomas' from Marie.

PewTube

Creativity and Confidence at Home

I’m happy to be able to share with you the second video in the “Creativity and Confidence At Home” series. In this new collection of messages – introduced by Cbeebies’ Rebecca Keatley, celebrities discuss their inspirations, give advice and set challenges to complete at home.

Perhaps you could complete Anton Du Beke’s dance challenge and send him 15 seconds of original choreography set to their favourite music? Or maybe they can get active around the house by taking part in Olympic champion, Amy Williams’ fitness challenge?

Children will also hear from a cohort of celebrated professionals including celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal on introducing taste and explorer Levison Wood on what inspired him to travel the World.

All this is topped off by celebrities including; international cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall and ITV’s The Dales Amanda Owen - all giving ideas and perspectives on how to use all this extra time at home: https://vimeo.com/409475949

Finally, in an extended video – visit Jay Blades of BBC’s The Repair Shop in his workshop as he gives a beginners guide to upcycling: https://vimeo.com/409499633

Just in case you missed it – here is a link to the first video of the series. It features messages from David Suchet; Twist and Pulse; Paul O'Grady; Sir Ben Ainslie; Dame Kelly Holmes; Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber: https://vimeo.com/403968451

Helpful Hints and Activities for Coping with Self-Isolation as a Family

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