As this academic year is drawing to a close, some of you may be considering buying uniform for the new academic year 2020-2021. We do have a limited stock of uniform in school, such as navy sweatshirts and cardigans and white polo shirts all with the school badge on. If you would like to buy these please speak to the staff in the school office.
However, Initial Images are now stocking Ashley Primary School uniform where you will find a range of sizes and garments. It can be ordered and paid for by phone on 0191 4558128 or you can visit the website where online orders will be available soon.
Have a look at the Institute and Engineering website for some great ideas of really fun activities to do at home.
Here is Elen from Year 5 doing a ‘Jelly Bean’ challenge. I’m not sure I will have been able to resist eating the Jelly Beans mind!
Good morning. Hope you all had a pleasant weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. Here are the links for this week’s activities.
Mr. Rich has posted the worksheets on the Year 4 Home Learning page. These activities correlate with the BBC Bitesize Maths activities.
Classroom Secrets has posted another pack of activities. We are now working at week 9 but it is worth looking at any previous weeks you may have missed if you are wanting any extra activities.
This week’s BBC Bitesize schedule. If you have been looking at The Vikings/Anglo- Saxons on the Year5/6 schedule stick with this as The Mayan’s are covered in Year 6 usually at Ashley – however it will not do any harm to do this lesson if you choose. White Rose materials for Maths will be on the Ashley website as usual. There is once again an alternative if you completed the money activities earlier in the home learning program.
The children also have access to Timestables Rockstars, Purple Mash, Mathletics and Education City.
Please feel free to contact myself or Mr. Rich, if you have any questions or just to say hello by email or class dojo
Have a great day!
Our local authority Languages Co-ordinator, Mme Smith, has very kindly shared some easy to access resources/links which you can use from home to continue practising your French language skills.
Click HERE to access the guidance.
Each unit has a series of video links, or links to songs which will help to reinforce pre-existing learning, as well as introduce new topics.
So that you know the units your child would have been studying, I have included a copy of our Modern Foreign Languages overview below, however in brief:
Year 3: units 1 – 3
Year 4: units 4 – 6
Year 5: units 7 – 9
Year 6: units 10 – 12
Of course, this is variable depending upon continuation of units across year groups according to a review of prior learning.
Please feel free to explore these resources from unit 1 onward; according to your child’s needs and preferred interests!
Amusez-vous bien !
Miss Sanderson 🙂
I have found some websites that offer good Literacy and Maths materials and are suitable for
both KS1 and KS2.
https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning – This website is part of the Premier Football League.
Good Evening, I hope you all had a good weekend despite the fog!
Here are this weeks activities.
Mr. Rich has posted the worksheets on the school website on the y4 Home Learning page. Don’t forget, this also correlates with the BBC Bitesize maths.
BBC Bitesize offers new daily lessons covering all y4 curriculum subjects.
This is a good website with videos that offer good explanations and modelling for children. This site however, does not coordinate with White Rose or BBC but you can choose a selection of different topics.
If your child fancies a challenge instead of the literacy on BBC, this is a great alternative. You could find out how something works and either record a short video (if you are feeling brave), write an explanation or design a poster using subheadings and conjunctions such as : firstly, finally etc., and technical vocabulary. Remember you may need a glossary to explain the meaning of some words. It would be great to see some posted or emailed to me.
This website has some great explanations that may give you some ideas.
Challenge: Write an ‘alternative’ explanation using your imagination (illustrations or diagrams too).￼
Interesting Apps and Websites
National Literacy Trust
To help children tackle home-schooling, the National Literacy Trust has launched ‘Family Zone’, which is a free website where parents can go to get ideas for engaging activities that will help their children’s reading, writing and language development. Choose from audiobooks, live stories with author Steve Antony, and activity sheets based on popular children’s books such as Where’s Wally?
For more information visit literacyfamilyzone.org.uk
Not your traditional homeschooling app, Gimi provides financial education to children while helping them keep track of their allowance and chores – so a win-win for parents and kids during lockdown! Designed for children aged seven and over, the free app has lessons themed around earning, saving and spending with animated videos. A virtual piggy bank fills with the weekly allowance set by parents, and you can define rewards for specific tasks.
For more information visit gimitheapp.com
Oxford University spinout Edplus is bound to keep kids engaged with its unusual TikTok style format using video questions. As well as allowing learners to test one another, the likes of Olympic Gold winner Rebecca Adlington have also recorded their own video questions – if that’s not motivation enough to learn then we don’t know what is! The app uses an adaptive-learning algorithm to personalise questions on subjects including Maths, Science, English and Languages.
For more information visit edplus.app
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For those learning a language, there’s no better place to start than with Duolingo. Available as a website or a free-to-use app, Duolingo is not just for adults, with special lessons that can help walk kids through written and spoken languages such as French, Spanish and even English. With personalised learning, rewards and regular quizzes to help reinforce their learning, it’s a fun place to start.
For more information visit duolingo.com
Struggling to get your child to read? Google’s Rivet is a free AI-based kids app helping get kids excited about reading. With over 3,500 free digital books for kids, a personalised library and game-like features, Rivet has plenty of material to keep children entertained.
For more information visit rivet.area120.com
Everyone has heard of TED talks, but now they can be used to help you teach your kids at home. Suited to everyone from reception to University, Ted-Ed announced it is helping support students, parents and teachers by creating free video-based lessons on a daily basis. Whether your child is studying business and economics or needs to learn about science and technology, the lessons cover an array of topics. With subjects such as ‘The mysterious life and death of Rasputin’, perhaps parents may be interested in learning a thing or two from their kids, too!
For more information visit ed.ted.com
BrainPOP is an animated website to keep kids interested and entertained with movies and games while learning about topics including English, Social Studies and Arts and Music. There are also webinars parents can watch to learn more about how to use BrainPOP for remote learning.
For more information visit brainpop.com