Useful Websites (home learning)
With many children and young people not attending school we understand that these are challenging times for families and carers and you may be wanting to access online resources to help your child to continue to learn and keep busy whilst they are at home with you.
We have put together a list of websites and activities that you may find useful to do with your children; some educational and some just for fun. We all know how difficult it can be to keep children entertained but we hope these may go some way to helping keep little minds busy.
You are able to access Espresso from home, which is a website used in school to support learning. Open the following link (click here) and at the top of the page login with the following:
username : student27941
password : meadows
BBC Bitesize have a lot of online learning content for all ages from Primary to Sixth Form Click here...
Twinkl are an online learning support organisation who in the current situation are offering FREE home learning resources for parents/carers to access from home
EYFS - Click here...
KS1 - Click here...
KS2 - Click here...
National Geographic Kids is a great website for fact finding and learning about animals, nature, geography and science. Click here...
Active at home - here are some links to help keep kids and families active over the coming weeks Click here...
The Body Coach Joe Wicks is currently streaming live PE lessons each morning at 9am on his You Tube channel - not just for the children, why not have a family PE lesson and see who gets out of breath first?!
The National Careers Service has some helpful information for our Sixth Formers on practically skills like applying for a job, writing a CV, filling out an application form and interview advice Click here...
For those students who communicate using Makaton, you may find it helpful to share this video with them which explains the Coronavirus using Makaton
Makaton video - click here
This is a lovely idea... Join the Rainbow Hunt ! Children can paint a picture of a rainbow and put it in a window in the house where it will be seen by passer-bys. Take a walk with your children, practising safe social distancing, and see how many you can spot. We're all in this together
Maths Home Learning
Mrs Ball would like to share a Maths website called White Rose Maths which has prepared 5 maths lessons for each year group which you can access from home (click here), and will be adding more as the weeks go on.
IT and Safer Internet Learning
Be Internet Legends
Be Internet Legends is a multifaceted programme developed to teach children the skills they need to be safe and confident online.
French home learning
Mr Pritchard would like to make you aware of a website called Linguascope which is used in school to help students to study and learn French. Your child can login using the details below and can practice their French speaking skills at home. Mr Pritchard is always amazed at how well the students learn French and how much they enjoy it.
Click link to the website www.linguascope.com
Username : themeadows
Stoke City FC - Every Player Counts - Home Study
A number of students were accessing the Every Player Counts programme before the lockdown began, and Stoke City have sent us some online videos so students can continue to practice at home, should they have a garden or safe space to do so in.
Below is a link to a video and session plans for Google Drive which we would like you to work on and please could you share some video clips as we think these are very powerful for players from all groups who may benefit to know that there are players out there in the same situation as them.
Stoke City FC have shared this link with us with teaches key skills in Football, if you have a garden or outside space where you can safely practice, whilst adhering to the governments guidelines on social distancing Click here...
Singalong to Vera Lynn
As you will know Friday, 8th May is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, which if the students had been in school would have been a fantastic day of celebration, but alas it was not to be. However Mrs Ball and Mrs Wright, along with all the other staff in school would LOVE if you are able to celebrate at home and maybe send us some photos or short video clips of what you have done to mark the occassion. Here are a few ideas to get you going...
Decorate the front of your house, your windows or garden with some union jack bunting - you could have a go at making your own, as Mrs Thomas has done with her children at home (have a peek!) Maybe you could bake some cakes or try some authentic wartime receipes and hold a garden party, complete with songs from the era and possibly some dancing!
1940's dance party video clip
Wartime receipes to try at home
Download a Spitfire Glider to make at home
Download union jack bunting to make at home