Online Opportunities for 2-7 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

Helping children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during School Closures

Please click here for advice for parents and carers of children who have not yet started school.

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Busy Things – Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children’s LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
  • Twinkl– Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2
  •  Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free EYFS and KS1 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks Early Years and KS1 interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  •  ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

Coronavirus/Covid 19 – Latest Government Advice

In order to support you at this difficult time we continue to keep you up to date with the most important aspects of the latest advice.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER A CORONAVIRUS TEST

The latest advice and information

Lewishams information about schools and childcare during COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

A useful link to explain how to care for someone in your house if they have the coronavirus

Explaining Covid-19 to your children

Konnie Huq explains the virus in a child friendly way

A Children’s guide to coronavirus

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

The Latest Government Guidance – Overview

Online Opportunities for 7-11 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Twinkl – Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
  • Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free KS2 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  • ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

World Book Day at Holbeach

Well done to everyone who dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day on Thursday. We had a very colourful and exciting day together.

As well as dressing up, we marked this occasion with a special assembly, a book swap and each child received a £1 book token to spend on one of the special World Book Day books, or they may choose to put the token towards another book of their choice. The tokens have to be redeemed by 29th March, so please don’t forget to use them.

Additionally, we are taking part in the ’Share a Million Stories’ campaign. We are recording how many children heard the story each time we read a story at home and at school in World Book Day month (between 27th February and 29th March). We are keeping a Share-O-Meter in school to keep count of our shared stories.

Reading At Home                                                                                      

Please continue to support World Book Day by sharing a story every day with your children. Let us know how many you have shared each week via your child’s share-O-Meter.

Reading together will make a difference to children’s lives and their futures.

Congratulations to all the Holbeach ‘Big-Half’ runners – You are amazing!!

Congratulations to the 55 parents, staff, friends and relatives of Holbeach children who ran the ‘Vitality Big-Half’ half marathon in London last Sunday. You are all amazing!

So far, these runners, have raised over £7,000 for the school. The money raised will be used to furnish and equip two therapeutic spaces within the school. These will be used to help children experiencing mental health difficulties through play therapy.

Don’t forget! You can still sponsor our runners by clicking the link below.

https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/holbeachrunsthebighalf-399a2077

Times Tables Rock Stars

We are excited to let you know that we have signed up for ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ to help support our children in learning, practising and consolidating their recall of multiplication facts.

World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they’ve spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It’s just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need is to practice and practice and practice.

It’s essential that your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. Short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.

Times Table Rock Stars allows children to create a rock star character and then practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts – they are rewarded with ‘money’ and can ‘buy’ things for their rock star. They can see their own progress and compare themselves to other users.

All Holbeach children will soon be given a Times Tables Rock Star username and password and will be able to access this fantastic program on a computer or Tablet at home (just download the free app!) or log in to Times ‘Table Rock Stars’ here

Click here for more Maths info

What will your children be learning in the Spring Term?

Please click here for more information about your child’s topic this term

Would you like to help redesign our end-of-year reports?

Dear Parents

Following feedback from parents and carers, we are planning to improve the format of our end-of-year reports about the children. We would really appreciate your input. Would you be interested in taking part in a small working party in the new year to discuss ideas?

Please leave your name; your child’s name and class; and your contact details with Reception .

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ms Kate Chambers

Holbeach Open Mornings 2019/2020

To all parents/carers who will be applying for their child to start primary school in September 2020

Holbeach will be holding an Open Morning on the following three dates.
Wednesday 30th October (9:30am)
Thursday 21st November (9:30am)
Thursday 9th January (9:30am)

These mornings provide an opportunity to meet the headteacher, look around the school and see the learning in action. You do not need to book a space in advance simply arrive at the school office by 9:30am.

Maths at Holbeach

The teaching of Maths has changed a lot over the years and we are aware that your child will be learning in very different ways to how you were taught at school!

Your child will be coming home with a ‘Parents Guide to Maths’ for their year group, outlining the expectations for the year, what they will be taught and how you can support their understanding at home.

The leaflet covers all the areas of Maths, with examples and diagrams to help you. You can download the leaflets for all the year groups below.