St. Andrew's CE (VA) Junior School

Promoting excellence within a caring, Christian community

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Email: admin@standrews.calderdale.sch.uk

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School will be closed to most pupils from Friday 20 March.

Home Learning

Please see the document below for more information on how to support your child at home with their learning.

Pupils have been provided with CGP study books and Abacus text books. If you have yet to collect your child’s pack, you can do so by coming into the main entrance of school. There should be no need for you to come in contact with any staff at this time. The door will be open from 9am-3pm.

Teachers have left a message for their pupils in the documents attached at the bottom of this page.

We are trying to cater for the needs of all pupils and their IT facilities at home, so there will also be suggestions for a range of open-ended, non-screen based activities linked to school topics.  These are likely to be research-based, creative, practical activities or a relaxing read.

Parents who have a general or urgent query, we ask you to still use the email address: admin@standrews.calderdale.sch.uk.  Teachers may not be able to answer your admin or urgent queries, or respond within the timescale you may be expecting.

Teachers are beginning to use Google Classroom to support some learning at home. More information on this can be seen below. Due to the number of potential messages staff could be receiving, we ask that parents and children are patient when waiting for a response.

Above all, whilst children’s learning is important, the health, safety and well-being of all our community comes first.  Parents must not feel pressured to create formal learning environments and timetables as recently seen on the news and some social media sites, or even complete all the learning tasks – they are there for you to use as you need. Teachers will of course, look at work sent in on Google Classroom and celebrate work completed when school re-opens but teachers are not expected to mark any work and give feedback to pupils. We will do our best to do what we can, when we can.

We want all of our pupils to have positive experiences at home through these difficult times. Your family’s health and well being is the priority.

We are all in this together and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

We will continue to update this page on our website and also Google Classroom often so keep visiting to for new ideas.

Study Books

Should school close each child has been provided with CGP study books. Years 3-5 have one English and one Maths book. Year 6 have a new maths book and the rest of the study books they have been using in class. We advise our pupils to complete one task from each book each day if possible.

Online resources Classroom secrets

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Packs of work are available to download. Children can work through these packs.

Classroom secrets Kids

Each pupil has been given the login details for this website: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ . Details should be in each child’s planner.

TT Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/ Each pupil has their own login details for this website.

Accelerated Reader
Children can now temporarily complete reading quizzes from home. They will need to use this link https://Ukhosted64.renlearn.co.uk/2250255 and use their usernames and passwords they use in school.

Google Classroom

St Andrew’s is using Google classroom to help with home learning. Go on the internet to Google and type in ‘Google classroom’. Children can log in by typing their first initial followed by their surname followed by @standrewsjun.co.uk. Tasks and activities have been set to be completed online. There are no deadlines but all work is set by the class teacher. The site will be viewed regularly by the class teacher.

It is strongly encouraged that, once you log in, you change your password. You can do this by clicking on your account and finding ‘manage my account’. A good suggestion would be to make your password a combination of two or three random objects e.g. bearpostglobe. It is very important that you remember this password.

Any activity on Google Classroom is monitored by the teachers so it must be used appropriately.

Handy websites:

White rose maths–  teachers in school base a lot of lessons on their ideas and resources. If you only use one maths website- use this one.

Twinkl

Phonics Play

STEM learning– Primary resources for home learning

Teach y0ur monster to read

Draw with Rob

Met Office

Maths- master the curriculum

Carol Vorderman’s Maths School

Daily maths lessons– we really like this site!

Diversity dance class

Year 6 children have access to Prodigy

Fancy something to write about?  Visit Pobble for their picture of the day.

David Walliams is reading his books daily.

PE with Joe Wicks– a new video uploaded daily. Start your day with a workout. Parents can join in too! Your children will love this and it might burn off any excess energy they have.

Books can also be downloaded for free from this e-book website.

Oxford Owl provides more information on how to support your child with their learning.

 

 

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