Home Learning Hub
We are now using Google Classroom to set homework to the children on a weekly basis here at King's Gate Primary School.
Should there be another school lockdown in the future - much of our learning will be loaded onto Google Classroom for the children to access.
Each child has been given log in details and should be familiar with how Google Classroom works through homework activities being set over the coming weeks.
The Oak Academy
This is a website/ hub created by the government to support teaching in all year groups. You will have received an email about this from us.
Teachers may refer to this in the home learning grids. You are free to use this with your child as you wish. It covers appropriate objectives for their year group.
The British Red Cross- Kindness Resources
Here are some resources that help your child to think about 'Kindness' especially in times such as these:
Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does
This is a fabulous website with ideas for Early Years and Year 1. One particular idea that we like is 'Worry Dolls'.
Early Years Story Box- free story book and activities for young children to help them to understand Coronavirus:
Joe Wicks (Body Coach)- Live PE lessons @ 9am Monday to Friday:
David Walliams has released an audio story a day for 30 days:
Here are a variety of websites and resources that you will be able to use. Many of the sites have been opened up to all for free and so we thank the providers.
National Geographic Kids- activities and quizzes for younger children.
National Geographic @ home - activities for all ages.
Duolingo- learn languages for free. Web or app.
Nature Detectives- A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Blue Peter Badges
Twinkl- This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Below are some useful websites that you can use with your child to help them with their learning. Click on the icon to load the website.
Each child has been given their own individual Purple Mash username and password. Please use this to log on to the site to have full access to all of the resources. This will also allow your child to save any work they have completed. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you can not find your child's log in details (see example below).
National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) has produced advice and support for parents as will as videos and lessons:
Classroom Secrets have produced downloadable Home Learning Packs for each school year group. You do not have to have a subscription to access these materials.
Department for Education - Letters and Sounds Phonics Lessons for Home Learning
The Letters and Sounds website now includes recorded lessons to support with phonics teaching at home.
Wiltshire Libraries E-Books
You can borrow ebooks, audio books and magazines from Wiltshire libraries. These can be read on any device. You can do this if you are a member already and you can also sign up as a member.
If you are unsure of how your child should pronounce a sound, this is a great resource. You can also find Mr Thorne on You Tube. The children really like these videos.
We have a subscription to Letter-join. Letter-join is the website that we use to teach the children pre-cursive and cursive handwriting. There are video clips which show you how a letter or join should be written. You can print sheets if you wish. Letter-join can also be put on an iPad.
Username: jk5846 Password: home
We have a subscription to Phonics Play and this has a variety of games for your child to play. If they are in Reception, they should be working on Phase 2, 3 and 4, in Year 1 they should be working on Phase 4 and 5, and in Year 2 they should be working on Phase 5 and 6.
Username: pewsey Password: king
To keep your child reading at home, you can use Oxford Owl. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2, this document will help you to find the appropriate phase of books for your child. You can look on the back of their reading book to see what phase they are working on:
Audible are offering a series of stories for the children to listen to.