Weekly Learning Guide:
We know that family well-being is the priority at this time. Whilst we cannot provide regular feedback on work completed, this guide helps organise learning around normal family routines. Our website has lots of resources to help with learning at home and this guide helps pick out some activities for the week. We hope you find it useful but of course, it is your choice if you wish to use it.
Weekly Learning Guide
News from the Library!
We hope you enjoyed the fun video from the Library this month. Watch the video if you need help to Log on
Thank you to everyone who is working really hard on their reading and quizzing – keep going!
Your certificates will be ready for you when you come back in to school.
You can also do a quiz on books that you have at home on your shelves, as well as your Library books
Millionaire Word challenge – are you up for it?
*Congratulations to Bella, Matilda and Harry *
who have joined the” Word Millionaire” club this month, for reading one million or more words
Use these links to access daily lessons from BBC Bitesize, Selwood Academy and Oak National Academy
Kooth is a web-based confidential support service for young people.
Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
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 examples of work to : firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other enquiries please use : email@example.com
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