Additional Resources for home learning:-
Staff are providing a weekly programme of activities for each year group but, we're aware that with restrictions on what you can do and many parents working from home, there are times when some other ideas are welcome. The following list is just a few suggestions of other activities which may be beneficial for children. (We'll attempt to keep it updated as best we can. Information correct at end April.)
The BBC are working with a range of educational partners to provide three lessons per day for each year groups. A full schedule is available on their website. Lessons can be watched later on iPlayer.
Oak National Academy
Online video lessons for all year groups. (Based on the English curriculum so please remember that our P1 is Reception, P2 is Year 1 etc.) Three lessons are being provided each day – Maths, English and one other. There’s no registration and all lessons/resources are free.
Jane Considine ‘Sentence Stacking’
Jane Considine is an experienced teacher and literacy consultant who is providing a daily video lesson on writing. Children are encouraged to join the live lesson at 9.45am, watch a short digital movie and then write 9 sentences which cover a ‘chunk’ of the story. If you wish, you can share your child’s writing online. Jane combines some of her favourites and creates a final version which is shared each afternoon. If you aren’t able to join the live sessions, the activities can be completed later. All links are on her Facebook page:-
Newsdesk and Newsdesk Junior are resources provided to schools in NI through the C2k managed service. There are usually 3 news or topical stories published each weekday with discussion questions and an online forum. This is a great way to get children reading and writing each day. The Junior Newsdesk is aimed at children in P3 & P4; the main Newsdesk is for children in P5-P7. To access the Newsdesk, children should login to MySchool with their C2k username and password and select Newsdesk from the app panel on the right of the screen.
Draw with Rob
Rob Biddulph is a bestselling author/illustrator. During school closures, he’s running a ‘draw along’ session on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. If you miss the live sessions, you can complete the activities at a later date/time by watching the videos on his website.
PE with Joe
Join in with the morning workout at 9am each weekday.
Another education resource site which provides activities for UK schools. Each week they are releasing a new free home learning pack for each primary school year group.
Classroom Secrets Kids
This is a new resource offering a collection of interactive games and activities. Parents can sign up for a free account for their child/children.
If you wish to download additional materials to use with your child, you’ll find a wide selection on Twinkl. They are offering a free subscription to parents during the school closures. Sign up for an account at the address below using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Oxford Owl are offering a free e-book library for children 3-11 years old. Register at the address below for a free account. You can search for books by age, reading level or book band.
Popular American education site with a huge range of videos and activities across all curriculum areas. To login, use the username cairnshillps and the password belfast
If you click on the ‘robot head’ at the top left of the screen, you can choose to visit BrainPOPJr which has resources for younger children.