I have been reading the letters from all your teachers and they are clearly missing seeing you all, as am I! I know it is a difficult time but we are all doing our very best to make sure that you are still keeping your bodies and minds active and we have lots more ideas to keep you occupied over the next few weeks. Do try to do something every day and keep in touch with your teachers through Purple Mash or email the school office if you want to send something to me as they will pass it on.
**New** Reading and writing - Literacy Shed + have produced some activity packs for different year groups which can be downloaded and used at home. These are really good for comprehension and to make sure the children are still reading regularly. https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources
**New** EYFS and Year 1 - If you are on facebook, there are some fabulous ideas for the younger children on here: https://www.facebook.com/mrsrunderwood/
**New** Chester Zoo - as they are now closed, Chester Zoo have been posting their live webcams for you to watch what the animals get up to. https://www.chesterzoo.org/ they open at 10am so just in time to complete your workout with Joe Wicks.
**New** 3D animals - For a bit of fun, if you type an animals name into Google (on an iPhone or android) and then press ‘View in 3D’. It brings up your camera and then 30 seconds later you have a tiger in your house! You can take a photo of the children with them and they can walk around it.
** New** Singing - Mrs Davis has sent through some of our favourite assembly songs - why not teach your parents? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOsX3VZrfL4&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEey4LZLeGw&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da_LbBewte8&feature=youtu.be
**NEW** Scavenger hunt - if the weather remains fine, set your children a scavenger hunt, can they find all the items on the list? They then need to put everything back from where they got it from! https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/9/3/5/6/6/1/files/46611_primary-activities---scavenger-hunt.pdf?dm_i=65YE,SEE,K4WJY,2NZL,1
**New** Science - Missing your science lessons? Have a look at what Brian Cox is doing. https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
**New** First News week 2 - click here to read the newspaper written for children.
**New** Live learning - If you like learning on line, click here to find out what's happening and when. Many thanks to Mrs Farrar for putting this together. We've been joining in with Joe Wicks and have felt the burn!
White Rose maths - we use this scheme in school to plan and resource our maths lessons. White Rose have set up a number of maths lessons from EYFS up to year 8. Have a look and see what if this is something that you might like to use. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
BBC Teach - there are a number of live lessons being taught - have a look and see which ones your children might enjoy! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv?fbclid=IwAR390SOC0oLKP41doH0lYEQLddQc_mCvmWad8XdOwoFnfr9MQFMkhWXwXaU
Weblinks - There are so many resources available online to support your child's learning. This document has links to a number of different websites and it shows you if it is suitable for EYFS, KS1 or KS2. Please click here if you would like to download the document.
Click here for: 30 things to do before you leave Goat Lees!
Daily timetable - You might find it helpful to set up a daily timetable, please click here if you would like to see an example.
PE with Joe - The Body Coach will be doing a daily workout on his you tube channel every week day morning at 9am. Don't forget to join in! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Phonics - PhonicsPlay www.phonicsplay.co.uk is now free to access. There is no need to set up as a new user, simply use the log in details provided on the homepage.
First News - Please click here if you would like to read 'First News' a newspaper written for children.
Reading - audible have given access to hundreds of stories for your chidlren to listen to (all for free) whilst our schools are closed. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Special Educational Needs - If your child has SEN they may not be accessing some interventions and strategies that help them. Mrs Crockford has put together some suggested activities that you could do at home with your child. Please click here if you would like to download the suggestions.
Speech, Language and Communication needs - if your child has SLCN, please follow this link to the parent portal where you can find activiites and resources to support your child at home. https://speechandlanguage.info/parents