Home Learning Activities
optional summer holiday activities
home learning activities for all year groups
8th June 2020
This week we have launched our improved home learning offer, following feedback from parents and the new-style Gusford Home Learning with weekly updates is now live on our school website. You will find these on the Year Group pages of our website:
The Learning by Questions activities are already proving popular with Key Stage 2! Check out the website year group pages each day for the daily code you need to access these tasks specifically chosen by the class teachers.
I want to say that we are thankful for all the hard work that you are putting in, as parents and carers, to support the learning of your children while they are at home and for the updates and communication you are sharing with us on Twitter and the year team emails. Please keep sending photos of your projects so that we can share some of them in our new Weekly News.
Please remember you can email either the school office on admin@ or the specific email address for your child’s year group (eyfsteam@, y1team@, y2team@, y3team@, y4team@, y5team@, y6team@) and we will endeavour to answer any queries as soon as we can.
Summer Term Home Learning Activities
Spring term & easter holiday home learning activities
Alongside the work we have set as a school, if you have internet access, and your child has the use of a tablet or laptop, they might like to join in with the online lessons on offer at the Oak National Academy or BBC Bitesize. Follow the links below to try these out.
To support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy launched on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.
BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework!
Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices. From April 20th Bitesize will be publishing daily lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling.
Bitesize guides are written by teachers and subject experts and are mapped to follow the curricula of the UK.
Useful Websites with Home Learning Resources
NATRE - Free RE resources for Home Learning
White Rose Maths - Home Learning
Twinkl Home Learning Hub
Talk for Writing
Pobble 365 - Writing Prompts. 1 picture everyday
Online resources to support pupils with SEND
ChatterPack is a voluntary-run, special educational needs and disabilities hub.
We wanted to do something positive to ease the burden on schools and families during this undoubtedly worrying time. So, we asked the education community to send in links and ideas for free home learning and the response has been phenomenal!
Whether you're a teacher of any age group who is making plans for home learning, or a parent/carer needing some ideas so you can plan ahead, hopefully, some of the links will help.
DfE recommended list of online education resources
The Department of Education have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for:
They are currently being offered for free.
Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.
They may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, and the can be used alongside the resources we have shared above as part of our continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.
safeguarding arrangements during school closure
If you have an urgent concern about the safety or welfare of your child, or someone else's, during the current school closure, please contact Customer First immediately via https://cypportal.suffolk.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home. If your concern is not urgent but you would like to speak to a member of school staff, please contact the school DSL team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
If you think you may need help feeding your family during the closure, please contact Suffolk FIND for advice regarding food parcels.
If you are concerned for your child's mental health and wellbeing during this period, please visit the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway via the link below.
Remember that it is vital that all of us, children and adults, are following social-distancing guidelines at this time. Please ensure that your child is at home with you or with a safe and trusted adult. We realise that many children will be staying in touch with their friends via online gaming, messaging and social media sites. Please be mindful of the potential dangers online and ensure that you are continually checking and monitoring your child's internet usage.