If you are finding it difficult to cope and need support during the school closure please let us know, we may be able to help. Click here for information that might help support you at home.
In this current hot weather, people are often tempted to cool down by taking a swim in reservoirs or rivers.
However, cold water can be a killer and we'd like to raise awareness of these risks amongst your school community.
Cold water shock can lead to hyperventilation, increased blood pressure, breathing difficulties and heart attacks plus water temperatures remain just as cold in summer as in winter.
We are supporting the ‘Float to Live’ safety message from the Royal National Life Saving Institute (RNLI). In their hard-hitting video, they deliver advice on how to react should you become stricken in cold water.
Everyone who falls unexpectedly into cold water wants to follow the same instinct, to swim hard and to fight the cold water. But when people fight it, chances are, they lose. Cold water shock makes you gasp uncontrollably and breathe in water, which can quickly lead to drowning.
If children find themselves unexpectedly in the water, the message is to float until the cold water shock has passed and they will be able to control their breathing and have a far better chance of staying alive.
It is important that we share water safety advice with our young people to prevent further incidents occurring and we would be grateful if you could share this advice with your students and wider school community.
Below IS advice from the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and links to two youtube videos which might be of use for virtual assemblies and for sharing in newsletters.
- Yorkshire Water twitter post
Make a Miniature Book
The British Library is encouraging children and families to create miniature books. You can find out more here along with all sorts of other creative ideas.
The library is asking children to share their homemade miniature books with its Twitter account @BL_Learning using the hashtag #DiscoveringChildrensBooks, or send them by email to email@example.com. It will commission an illustrator to create a virtual bookshelf to display the work.
Design A Van For Ocado
Are you good at designing/drawing? Then why not have a go at this competition to design a van for the Ocado online supermarket? Parents will have to submit the design so everyone can get involved. If you're interested the link is below:
Some fun and educational material that everyone can access from home. This content will be released weekly, each Monday, at
www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/home-learning/ . The material is open access so no usernames or password are required.
Each week families can work through the following selection of activities.
- A fun, theme-based worksheet looking at aspects of healthy eating. They are designed to both inform and to encourage discussion
- A delicious PhunkyFoods recipe to make together using simple, healthy ingredients
- Phunky15 creative exercises which can be adapted to create your own classroom and done anywhere around the home
- Mindful Moment activities with guided instructions to help all the family relax
Activities will follow a different PhunkyFoods theme each week - kicking off with Eat Well. The theme-based worksheets and Mindful Moment activities are differentiated according to age.
BBC Daily Lessons
The BBC has put together a timetable of lessons that can be followed by clicking HERE.
Handy Guide To Oxford Owl
To help you get logged in, follow this guide:
Free Audible audio books. Click HERE.
What is Coronavirus? A book to discuss with your child
Links from the DfE
The government has produced a series ideas sheets to help parents during the closure period. The links are below.
Do you love Harry Potter? If you do here's a link to all sorts of activities that will help you to learn.
For something a bit more games-based try this Harry Potter Escape Room challenge.
Free Reading Resources for Parents and Children
The links take you to external websites from which you can access the app appropriate to your phone/tablet.
Watch these videos on the famous children's book then go out on your own bear hunt! Families are putting bears in their windows so that children can go out and find them while on their daily walk.
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Decorated Egg Competition
Why Not Try This?
A book to read to your child...
Things to try...
Key Stage 1
Some things to try at home...
Here are some activities for you to be doing during the school closure.
Summer 2 Learning Links
Log into Oxford Owl and read the stories, then have a go at these questions.
Key Stage 2
Rivers and Canals
Click HERE for a link to the Can and river Trust website for things to do at home.
Our Changing World
Year Four - links for home learning
Daily lessons with video, work and answers
At the bottom you can access the ‘Power Maths’ Text books too!
Can do one task a day for free