St. Andrew's CE (VA) Junior School

Promoting excellence within a caring, Christian community

Tel: 01484 712895 | Fax: 01484 381069
Email: admin@standrews.calderdale.sch.uk

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Our before school and after school childcare will restart on Wednesday 9th September. Please contact the school office to book a place for your child.

Home Learning

Please see the documents 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.

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 using 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. You can directly message your child’s class teacher via Google Classroom.

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.

My Maths

Each child has been registered onto this site. Go to www.mymaths.co.uk.

The school username is: standrewsj

The school password is: triangle.

You should have received a text message with individual log in details for your child. Their teacher will set tasks to be completed at home. Teachers can then assess how pupils are doing and use this information to support them in school. Teachers can leave feedback on their work too.

If your child has been set a task by their teacher it will appear in the Homework area. There is a link to the lesson if they want to revise first, and a link to the homework itself. When your child completes both pages of an Online Homework the scores will be saved to the database. Their teacher will be able to see how well they did and leave feedback. If a green star appears next to a topic, they have good skills in that area. If an amber star appears they still have some difficulties. If a red star appears they need to go back and relearn the topic. If you want to work with your child, an effective strategy is to pretend that you have forgotten how to do something and ask them to show you how. Putting your child in the position of “teacher” is good for their confidence and gets them to talk about their thinking. You will need to enable Flash Player to work on the device you are using.

Guidance for families of school children learning at home

Oak National Academy– A fantastic website full of lessons including maths, English and foundation subjects.

BBC Bitesize– Daily lessons

CGP worksheets and tests

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.

A story to help pupils understand more about the virus and how they can help

Handy websites:

Piece Hall Learning

Resources to help support home routines

Space related educational resources to use at home

Ant and Dec assembly with NSPCC

Water safety- Drowning prevention week

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.

MyOn– Download lots of books for free. You can quiz on these books once read too.

Third Space Learning

Twinkl

Phunky foods– ideas on eating and cooking with your children at home

Book Trust

PSHE Home Learning

Prevent- information to help parents teach about hate crime

Phonics Play

Talk 4 writing– ideas to get your child writing at home

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

iseemaths

Daily maths lessons– we really like this site!

Diversity dance class

Art ideas from The Artworks- Halifax

Musical podcasts narrated by David Walliams

Shakespeare Week

Art and craft ideas

Yorkshire Water– information about the water cycle and water activities you can do at home

French learning– we use this website for our resources for our French lessons

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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