ROCKCLIFFE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Online/Home Learning

If your child/ren are unfortunate enough to be off school isolating then we will provide work for them to undertake whilst they are off school.  The information on what will offer was shared with parents in early October 2020 but is listed below for your reference.

The following links taake you straight to some useful resources.  Passwords for these resources can be found in your childs homework diary or reading record.

Phonics

Seesaw login page.

Numbots Login Page

Times Tables Rockstars Login Page

Office 365 for access to Microsoft Teams. Logins are similar to robert.smith@rockcliffe.cumbria.sch.uk (ie. forename.surname and then the schools email address) 

StudyLadder login page

EYFS

Each day Mrs. Pieroni will set a Literacy and Maths task for all children on SeeSaw.  Alongside these tasks we ask that parents complete the following:

Reading – Children should share or read a book with their parents.  Using the pictures as a guide, discuss what is happening and how characters might be feeling.  This could be as simple as “Mum looks cross; why might she be cross?”,“Why is the mouse looking scared?” or “What do Gruffalos eat?”

Number – Practice counting each day.  This should be with physical objects e.g. “Could you find me four packets of crisps?” or “Could you get six potatoes?” Along with counting by rote firstly up to five, then ten and then to twenty, helps children get to understand the basic number system. Don’t try them all at once, make sure that your child can count forwards and backwards from the lower starting point BEFORE they move on.  Regular practice is essential to ensure that basic skills are met.

Writing – Make sure that your child uses a pencil for mark making each day.  This should always include their name.  Ensuring that children adopt a tripod grip is an essential part of learning to write.

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Description automatically generatedChildren develop their writing style as they get older.  The diagram to the left shows how pencil grip develops.  By the time children are in F2 (Reception) then a tripod grip is what we are aiming for.

 

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Phonics – We will ask you to support in school learning by watching https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw This helps parents by ensuring that letters and sounds are accurately pronounced.  We’ll suggest clips that match learning in school.

Other projects – Mrs. Pieroni will also set additional projects that reinforce other aspects of your child’s learning in the Early Years.

Year One and Year Two

Literacy and Mathematics.  Each day we will upload an activity for each subject, via SeeSaw, for children to undertake.  Instructions will need to be passed to children by their parents as to what should be attempted each day.  Sometimes this will be a worksheet, sometimes this will require them to work on paper and occasionally it will be an online activity.  These activities will broadly match what we are doing in school that day.

Along with the daily Literacy and Maths tasks we also expect that children undertake the following:

Reading – all children should read to the parents for at least ten minutes per day.  Please discuss with your child what the characters in any story are doing.  This helps develop comprehension skills.

Handwriting – your child should write daily.  This should be as neat as they can manage.  Letters should be a consistent size and sit on the line.  Two or three sentences per day in their neatest script is sufficient.  Don’t forget you can practice individual letters that are badly formed too!

Numbots – Each day every child should spend ten or fifteen minutes on Numbots practicing basic skills.  They can also practice skills on BBC Bitesize Karate Cats Maths.

Phonics (Year 1)  – We will ask you to support in school learning by watching https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw   This helps parents by ensuring that letters and sounds are accurately pronounced.  We’ll suggest clips to you that match learning in school.

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Spellings - These will continue to be set, and children should practice using Look/Cover/Write/Check each day.

 

Foundation Subjects - We will set children tasks that are similar to the Foundation Subject learning which will be undertaken in the classroom. This may be a worksheet, a project or work from Study Ladder.

Year Three.

Until the end of the Autumn Term, children in Year Three will follow the pattern of learning that has been outlined above for children in Year One and Two.  The only exception to this will be that they practice Times tables using Times Tables Rockstar’s rather than following Numbots.

From January their home learning will be the same as outlined below for children in Years Four, Five and Six.  The Year Three children will receive their Office 365 passwords shortly before we break for Christmas.

Years Four, Five and Six

Literacy and Mathematics - Most mornings we will invite children to watch the lesson inputs for Literacy and Maths lessons.  We have installed webcams that will focus on the whiteboard/interactive screen and the class teacher only, allowing children to watch and listen to the lesson input as they would in the classroom. Inputs generally last around twenty minutes or so and this will ensure that your children have the same input as everyone else in the classroom.  Your children may be asked to interact with the teacher during this input through Microsoft Teams so you will need to ensure that they have access to an iPad, Laptop or Smartphone with an internet connection.  At the end of the input the connection to school will be ended so that your child can work on the set task.  Many of these tasks will require pencil and paper.

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Tasks will either be verbally explained or based around a worksheet (which will be emailed to the children).  All tasks need to be completed either online or on paper and then they need to be scanned (or photographed) and digitally returned to school for marking by 3.30pm. This needs to be the children’s work with support from you, the parent, ensuring that they have done their best.

Along with the daily Literacy and Maths tasks we also expect that children undertake the following:

Reading – all children should read to the parents for at least ten minutes per day and find time for silent reading too.

Handwriting – your child should copy a piece of text daily for fifteen minutes.  This should be joined up and corrected if it is not neat enough.  This also helps develop writing stamina.  Practice makes perfect after all.

Times Tables – Each day every child should practice their tables on Times Tables Rockstars.  Fluency is achieved with regular practice.

Spellings - These will continue to be set, and children should practice using Look/Cover/Write/Check each day.

Foundation Subjects - We will set children tasks that are similar to the Foundation Subject learning which will be undertaken in the classroom. This may be a worksheet, a chance to view a further input from the class teacher via a Microsoft Teams link (when appropriate), or work from Study Ladder.