Please send us examples of the work your child has been doing at home!
We would love to receive examples of work, activities or projects completed by Selwood pupils whilst they have been learning from home. This way we can appreciate and recognise the efforts of our young people. We will regularly choose a selection of these for the ‘Wow-Wall’ on our website and on our Facebook page.
Please attach an image of the work to your email, including the name and year group of your child and a brief description of the project or activity.
Please send your emails to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that families will need time to adjust. It is a time for you to bring one another closer together; a time to provide love, compassion, stability and routine for your children. That takes time. We will not be expecting you to follow schedules or timetables. We have filled our curriculum pages with content that will help your child practice, explore and create. In addition to this content, the daily challenge tasks will be updated every day. Though it is not possible for the school to receive, mark and return work, many resources also have mark schemes and answers attached to them. Our thanks for your understanding. We hope you enjoy learning alongside your child as much as we always do.
Children do find daily learning routines really helpful. Here are our suggestions:
Daily Challenge Tasks
30 Minutes exercise
For example, PE with Joe Wicks from 9 - 9.30am. This is a great way to start the day. See our PE subject page on our website for more ideas.
60 Second Challenges
At least 20 minutes each day. There’s a lot you can do and explore just by reading, which helps develop reading comprehension:
- Talk about it.
- Were there words that were unfamiliar? If so, Explore them! What does the dictionary say? (Yes. The internet can help!)
- What does the word mean and what other words mean something similar?
- How can you use this word every day? Set a challenge to use it 5 or 10 times per day and make it a competition!
- Talk about characters and how they must be feeling
- Take it in turns to read a chapter. You’ll be surprised how much they listen and learn from how you read...
- Exaggerate the words and make each other laugh!
- Act out a scene from the book
- Turn it into a comic strip
- Make a video of the scene. Who gets the Oscar?!
Literacy and Numeracy practice
Up to 45 minutes on each. See our subject pages for resources, activities and tasks
Focused learning activities
Choose 2 of these per day from a subject from the website. These sessions should last from 30 minutes to an hour.
Give free time to relax and play.
Use this time in a way that best suits your children and your family, to help break up the day’s structured activities and provide time to play, explore and be creative.
The school will frequently publish a challenge task at the top of this page.
Here you can find resources and activities that will help support your child as they continue their learning at home.
Selwood often uses learning resources from Twinkl.co.uk. For the next month, Twinkl have offered extended access to all parents and carers. This website is packed with helpful resources, ideas and activities.
To sign up to this website follow this link: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Click here to explore the resources available to parents and carers.
Many parents may like to enrich home learning by visiting https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/. Here you can find a wide range of educational books with accompanying activities
E-Safety when Learning from Home
It is very important that children continue to keep themselves safe while online. ThinkuKnow have provided some excellent resources to help parents and children learn about e-safety. Please have a look below and encourage your children to spend some time on these activities.
Home Learning - Parents guides on E-Safety
Year 5 & 6 Activity Sheet
Year 7 & 8 Activity Sheet