Coronavirus (Home Learning)

As of Friday 20th March 2020 school closures across the country have been announced by the Government, we are currently unsure how long these closures will last.  At Garswood, we have prepared an extensive list below of online learning facilities to aid and advise home learning, these include....

  • News feed of Government information
  • Suggested timetable
  • Online communication platform (TEAMs)
  • Live video streaming links for lessons
  • Educational websites we alaredy subscribe to
  • Educational sites made available during school closures
  • Educational sites that are always free to access
  • Suggested Educational APPs for Smart phones and devices
  • Printale hard copy learning resources
  • Online accredited safety course for parents

Please feel free to use these sites, applications and resources to support learning at home.

 

News Feed:

  •  9th March 2020 - Number of cases and risk in the UK: click here.
  • 3rd March 2020 - Coronavirus Action Plan: click here.
  • 28th February 2020 - Guidance for Educational Settings: click here.
  • 25th February 2020 - Travel Advice: click here.

 

Click below to find Government guidance on....

 

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings.

 

Suggested Timetable:

If children have been required to self isolate at home please feel free to use and adapt our suggested home learning schedule. We have attached a Word document version in the attachments below which you can print off or edit on screen to suit your families needs. 

 

 

Teams:

At Garswood we have set up an account for all children using Microsoft TEAMs.  This application is GDPR complient and will allow us to upload files and folders unique to each class and more specificlly add links to particular websites, video lesson links and folders of work for particular days if you require them. There is also a facility on this application to have a conversation between class pupils and their class teacher (Visible to all class users at all times and monitored by the school, and authority). We have disabled the chat facility so that children and staff cannot 'chat' one to one in doing so protecting all members. 

We have attached a word document below (see image) with full guidance on how to access the application from home. Usernames and passwords have now been created and a guide e mailed out to you.  Please don't forget that when you first log onto TEAMs please add @sthelens.org.uk to the end of your username.

 

e.g. for username

gar-16-js1, their log on name would be

gar-16-js1@sthelens.org.uk

Office 365 also includes free access to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint if needed. 

 

 

Click here to Get Started

 

The conversation tab will be used to upload speciifc lesson links and can be downloaded onto your home desktop. Watch this space!

If you have any questions or some troubleshooting advice, there are several documents in the files at the bottom including the letter sent out to all, guides and video links.  There has also an email address specifically for Garswood TEAMs garswood-teams-help@sthelens.org.uk ; there are technicians and teachers available on this address to answer any questions.  Alternatively you can ask any questions in the conversations tab on TEAMS.

Good luck!

 

Internet Matters!

Please take some time to look through this website for parents before your children undertake screen time learning or socialising.  There are guides, resources and presentations available to help us all understanding the bigger online world. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Please also log onto our Teams class pages for further, more specific Internet safety packs and teaching as well as further parent packs wth tonnes to keep us all informed.

During this time of virtual learning, communicating, gaming and interacting it would be great if you could refamiliarise yourself with the online parents guides for all the social media platforms, games and sites we have available on our online safety page. This will give us all the information we need on age restrictions, and parental controls we can put in place to keep our children safe.

And finally...... If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you can enrol yourself in our parents Internet Safety course from the NOS.  A very worthwhile accredited course and you get a certificate too!

Stay safe

 

Curriculum Sites:

Garswood Sites we already subscribe to...

You will have already been provided with log in details to these sites if suitable for your child's age.

 

RM Maths (maths)https://www.rmeasimaths.com/

 

Teach your Monster (phonics)https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Night Zoo Keeper (writing)- https://www.nightzookeeper.com/

 

My Lexia (reading)https://www.lexiacore5.com/register

 

TT Rocks Stars (multiplication) - https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Subscription sites offering free access:

Below are some of the educational websites who are kindly offering free access during any School Closures.  This is an option for those children and parents who wish to keep educating at home.  These websites are not only educational but lots of fun and a good way to keep busy.  These sites normally charge a lot of money and we appreciate their generosity allowing learning to continue during this time.

 

Twinkl (all areas, all ages) -

Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your 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

 

White Rose (Specific maths, all areas, all ages)

White Rose maths is preparing packages for parents to use at home including video tutorials and access to premium content.

The first lot of resources will be released week beginning 16th March 2020

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/

 

Purple Mash (all areas, all ages)

How Purple Mash can support home learning

  • Unlimited pupil logins allows teachers to:

  • Set work remotely

  • Assess children’s work and provide feedback

  • Cloud-based, Purple Mash can be accessed, anywhere, at anytime, on any device.

  • Access to 1000s of cross-curricular resources.

  • Fully mapped curriculum and schemes of work.

  • Access anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Over 100 books in the ever-growing library.

  • Ability to adjust text size, background colour and font options

  • https://www.purplemash.com/garswood

 

Power Maths (maths, all ages)

Exciting news! Power Maths have allowed access to free Power Maths resources via their demo site. Available to access below is our Year 1- 6 Textbook B's Spring term content  – simply use the links below: 

 

Year 1 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 2 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 3 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 4 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 5 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 6 Maths - Spring Term E Book

Year 1- 6 Textbook Summer term content is now also available – simply use the links below: 

 

Reception Maths  - Summer Term E Book

Year 1 Maths - Summer Term E Book

Year 2 Maths - Summer Term E Book

Year 3 Maths - Summer Term E Book

Year 4 Maths - Summer Term E Book

Year 5 Maths - Summer Term E Book

Year 6 Maths - Summer Term E Book

We understand that this is a new way of teaching and learning for many  families. So Pearson have also created a video to help children and their families make the most of using the Power Maths content online.

The link below provides a video for parents to access to guide them through how to use the above resources.

Parents Video Link

 

 

Other useful sites:

TTS Packs (all ages, all areas)

TTS are offering downloadbale packs for chidlren to work on online or print off if needed (see documents opposite)

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

 

Teach Starter (All areas, all ages all learning packs)

https://www.teachstarter.com/

 

Classroom Secrets (All areas and learning packs)

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

 

BBC Bitesize (All areas, all ages)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Nrich (Maths, all areas, all ages)

https://nrich.maths.org/teacher-primary

 

Maths Shed (Maths, all ages)

https://www.mathshed.com/

 

Literacy Shed (English, all ages)

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

 

Robin Hood Mats (Learning projects home, all ages)

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/

 

Pick a Tale (Stories, all ages)

https://pickatale.co.uk/

 

Deepening Understanding (All areas, all ages)

https://www.deepeningunderstanding.co.uk/

 

Muddy Puddle (Outdoor learning, all ages)

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/

 

Top Marks Maths (Maths games, all ages, all years)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

First News (News, Junior ages)

https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/remote-learning-resources/

 

Phonics Play (Phonics, KS1)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Read Theory (Comprehension, all years)

https://readtheory.org/

 

My Mini Maths (Maths games all years)

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

 

Tynker (Computer coding, 5+)

https://www.tynker.com/

 

123 Home School (All areas, all ages)

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

 

3P Learning (All core subjects, all ages)

https://www.3plearning.com/distance-teaching/

 

Maths Score (Maths Facts, all ages)

http://www.mathscore.com/

 

Active History (History, all ages)

https://www.activehistory.co.uk/

 

All Kids Network (all areas, all ages)

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

 

Master the Curriculum (Maths, all ages)

https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/

 

Bamboo Education (Alexa skills, all ages)

https://bamboolearning.com/resources

 

Bark (Online safety, all ages)

https://www.bark.us/technight

 

Bedtime Maths (Maths, all ages)

http://bedtimemath.org/bedtime-math-for-families/

 

Beeline Reader (Reading, all ages)

https://www.beelinereader.com/education

 

Big History Project (History, all ages)

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

 

Book Creator (Creative writing, all ages)

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://bookcreator.com/2020/03/support-for-schools-affected-by-coronavirus/&sa=D&ust=1584027992022000&usg=AFQjCNGcPShPyHX9FQQy1HeINquyrOZ8fQ

 

Brave Writer (Writing, all ages)

https://blog.bravewriter.com/2020/03/13/needing-support-due-to-covid-19/

 

Classroom Cereal (Grammar, all ages)

https://www.classroomcereal.com/

 

Classroom Secrets (all areas, all ages)

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

 

Common Lit (Reading, all ages)

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

 

Conjuguemos (MFL, Juniors)

https://conjuguemos.com/

 

Dream Box learning (Maths, all ages)

https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

 

Dream Scape (Reading, all ages)

https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

 

Duolingo (MFL, all ages)

https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Dyslexia Academy (Dyslexia support, all ages)

https://dyslexia-academy.learnworlds.com/

 

Edhelper (Maths workbooks, all ages)

https://www.edhelper.com/teacher-education/Daily-Free-Learning-Workbooks-for-Teachers-to-Share-with-Parents-while-Schools-are-Closed-Kids-will-actually-do-these.htm

 

Epic (Reading, all ages)

https://www.getepic.com/

 

Everyday Earth (Geography, all ages)

https://www.everyday-earth.com/

 

Fluency Matters (Maths, all ages)

https://fluencymatters.com/even-more-free-ci/

 

Geopolaris (Geography, all ages)

http://www.geopolarised.com/

 

Khan Academy (all areas, infants)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217

 

Little Twisters (Yoga, all ages)

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

 

Brainbox games (All areas, all ages)

https://brainbox.games/

 

Mindful Poetry (Poetry, all ages)

https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

 

Mystery Science (Science, all ages)

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

 

Num Bots (Maths games, all ages)

https://numbots.com/covid19support/

 

Phet (Science, all ages)

https://phet.colorado.edu/

 

Phonics Hero (Phonics, infants)

https://www.phonicshero.com/

 

Prodigy (Maths games, all ages)

https://www.prodigygame.com/

 

Read Works (Comprehension, all ages)

https://www.readworks.org/

 

Scholastic (Learning packs, all ages)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rzu1pxpcvvpc47/FREE%20VIRTUAL%20LEARNING%20RESOURCES%20PROVIDED%20BY%20SCHOLASTIC.pdf?dl=0

 

Spelling City (Spelling, all ages)

https://www.spellingcity.com/

 

Story board (Story Creation, all ages)

https://www.storyboardthat.com/

 

Stories online (Stories, all ages)

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

The Good and the Beautiful (all areas, all ages)

https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

 

Unit for Literacy (Comprehension, all ages)

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

Writing Legends (Writing, all ages)

https://www.writinglegends.com/

 

Wonderopolis (all areas, all ages)

http://wonderopolis.org/

 

Reading Plus (Reading, all years)

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

 

UKMT maths challenge (past papers, upper KS2)

https://www.ukmt.org.uk/competitions/solo/junior-mathematical-challenge/archive?utm_source=Online+Resources+13%2F03%2F2020&utm_campaign=c01edb0108-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_13_02_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8404e5a0e4-c01edb0108-129934208

 

Silly School Trips (Writing competition, 5-7 years)

https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/KS1/silly

 

Oxford Owls (all areas, all ages)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

APPS for Tablets and Phones:

We have also attached a document with some great education APPS for you to upload on devices at home. The price (most are free), suitability and subjects are in the table along side them.

 

Online Safety:

Please be extra vigilant when children are using devices and online content at home, please see our online safety page for parents guides on many of the popular social media sites and games.

We also have online advice for parents at Garswood and are delighted to announce that Garswood Primary have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents & carers.

What you will learn:

Delivered wholly through video, you will learn about a wide range of online dangers across three main areas:

  • Unsafe communications
    Online relationships; fake profiles; online bullying; online grooming; child sexual exploitation; sexual violence & harassment; sexting and live streaming.
  • Effects to mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle
    Online vs offline identity; social media & mental health; device addiction; online challenges; overspending; online gambling and radicalisation.
  • Managing online information
    Online reputation; age-inappropriate content; fraud (online); fake news; targeted advertising; personal data and the dark web.

You will learn about each online danger, what the risks are around each danger, potential signs and what parents, carers and trusted adults can do to help ensure their children stay safe online.

The course can be taken at your own convenience at home, and is ideal to occupy you during school closures.

 

Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:

 

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/garswood-primary-school

 

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the Internet.

 

Contact:

Good luck and stay safe everyone, we might be working remotely but we are always here and are always available.  If you have any school requests, teacher questions or general enquiries please email us at the central Garswood email:

garswood@sthelens.org.uk

with the member of staff you wish to contact in the subject box.  We may be in self isolation but Garswood will always operate most effectively as a team and that isn't going to change.  Thank you so much for your support during this time.

See you all soon.

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Contact the School

Garswood Primary and Nursery School

Hamilton Road
Garswood
WN4 0SF

Main Contact: Marie Chadwick, School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678290
Fax: 01744 678294
garswood@sthelens.org.uk

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