At Abbey Road we believe that children’s learning is strongly influenced by the home. Your interest and involvement in your child’s learning and education is more important than anything else in helping your child fulfil their potential.

During this current COVID-19 period, we know that children will be absent from school for a number of reasons. It may be that your child is unwell and displaying symptoms; it may be that your child is asked to self-isolate because another member of the household is symptomatic or it may be that your child is required to self-isolate because someone they have come into close contact with has tested positive for coronavirus.

If a child is unwell, we would not expect them to be undertaking school work while absent. However, if, for example, your child is self-isolating while awaiting test results for a sibling, the following links and activities can be accessed. All of the activities would support the learning that is taking place in school.

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Reading

All e-books are free of charge and follow the colour book band used in school. To access these parents can create a free account.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Nursery Rhymes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhYWxbrUU0w

Phonics

There are lots of games on this website which link to the phonic teaching in school. Currently there is a free log-in on the home page. As a rough guide:

EYFS – Phase 1 and 2

Jolly Phonics Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo

Year 1 – Revision and phases 3,4 and 5

Year 2 – Revision of all phases

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths

Follow this link to the White Rose teaching slides for this half term. The week number corresponds to the full school week we are in.

Year 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

All the children in KS1 have a log-in to the Numbots website which can be used to practise recall of number facts.

https://play.numbots.com/?#/account/school-login/23542

Topic Work

Year 1

Science work about different materials.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/materials-de3f

Year 2

Please refer to the half termly learning letter on the class pages to follow the topic links below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b04xdngw/katie-morag

Human and physical features of the United Kingdom.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1–ks2-the-united-kingdom/zhtgrj6

What is a town, village or city?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1–ks2-cities-towns-villages/zjn492p

Key Stage 2

Spelling Years 3 to 6

Follow this link to find lessons related to your child’s spellings for this week. Details of weekly spellings should be in your child’s diary.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-spelling

Reading

All e-books are free of charge and follow the colour book band used in school. To access these parents can create a free account.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Numeracy Years 3 to 6

To practise your times tables follow this link:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23542

For age appropriate Numeracy lessons that will complement and support those taught at school, please click on the following links:

Year 3: https://bit.ly/2Ry8Sy0 and https://bit.ly/2ZHAGo6
Year 4: https://bit.ly/2ZJ2ngs   and https://bit.ly/32BGnpt
Year 5: https://bit.ly/300Kzh5 and https://bit.ly/32BGnpt
Year 6: https://bit.ly/2ZHfsHa and https://bit.ly/3iE5L3o

Topic work

For lessons related to our topics for this half term please follow these links:

Year 3 : Science: Skeletons and Nutrition    https://bit.ly/2RzaZ4M  and https://bit.ly/3c7MVza
Year 4: History: Romans  https://bit.ly/2ZJCblO
Year 5: History : Anglo-Saxons and Vikings https://bbc.in/3mx2Xb0  and https://bbc.in/32BTV4z
Year 6 History:  World War II Find out about the experiences of evacuated children at https://bbc.in/3hzZapl

If a group or whole bubble of children is required to self-isolate as a result of a positive test at Abbey Road, class teachers will set a full timetable of home learning, which will commence from the first full day of absence from school. This will include online lessons and the expectation for pupils to submit their learning for feedback.

Homework Policy 2020

We recognise that children also need time to pursue their own interests and homework should never get in the way of or replace the many activities that children enjoy doing after school. We fully realise that we have some exceptionally busy children here at Abbey Road who gain so much from the varied activities they participate in.

Reading – Guidance for Parents

Reading

Reading Questions

Spelling – Guidance for Parents

Spelling