From Monday 20th April, we are going to be changing the way we set work for the children to complete at home. The work will now be set on Google Classroom which is accessible from internet enabled mobile phones, laptops, tablets and many other electronic devices.
Google Classroom will enable children to share their work with their teachers and other members of their class and ask any questions if they need support or additional guidance when completing their work.
Every class at The Gateway now has its own Google classroom ready for the children to join. Instructions to join the classroom are included in the document below.
Welcome to The Gateway home learning area. Please click on your class name to access the work that your teacher has set for you to do. Please note this is only suggested learning rather than compulsory and can be developed with your own ideas. You may need to take a flexible approach to the timetable due to restrictions on access to technology, which we fully understand.
At the bottom of the page we have uploaded a range of links which parents may find useful to support learning.
Below is a similar timetable to one which we aim to follow in school, which you may find helpful to follow. It is based on a regular school day and the sort of lessons your child would participate in.
|9.00 - 9.15||Explain the day and review yesterday's learning|
|9.15 - 9.45||Phonics / Spelling / Timetables|
|9.45 - 10.30||Learning activity e.g. English|
|10.30 - 11.00||Break time|
|11.00 - 12.00||Learning activity e.g. Maths|
|12.00 - 1.00||Lunchtime|
|1.00 - 1.30||Reading|
|1.30 - 1.45||Handwriting|
|1.45 - 2.15||Learning activity e.g. Topic|
|2.15 - 2.30||Break time|
|2.30 - 3.00||Learning activity e.g. Continue Topic|
Useful Websites for Home Learning
A list of websites compiled by Headteachers.
General home learning ideas for teachers and parents
Sign up to Oxford Owl to access free, interactive book banded books online. Once you have signed up the children can either read or listen to the stories on a tablet, phone or laptop for free.
Scholastic Online Magazines
Scholastic have produced a huge number of learn at home resources for all years from Reception to Year 6. The activities are often based around a video and involve reading different genres of text. They are adding to them on a weekly basis.
Online Story Books – www.vooks.com/
EYFS/Key Stage One
In school, we use phonics play to support our phonics teaching. It has a huge number of interactive activities the children can access online to support the learning they have completed so far this year.
Log in: march20 Password: home
CBeebies – Alphablocks – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
This website models our school’s approach to handwriting and models the joins the children use at school.
Harptoons publishing – daily live drawing lessons at 2pm
Additional Online Resources to support home learning
Primary league Primary Stars
Football themed home learning linked to maths, English, PSHE and PE.
Twinkl has made all of its resources accessible for home use and has a huge number of English, maths and topic resources.
Maths Master the Curriculum
Additional free Maths sheets available online
Classroom Secrets has produced a hand learning pack for English, maths and reading for every year, which can be used to support the learning we have set or to give the children the opportunity to revisit previous concepts.
Free online Maths games
Cbeebies – Numberblocks
ICT Games for Literacy and Maths
Yoga Videos designed for kids aged 3+
Joe Wicks Online Workouts – available on youtube
Hundreds of dancing, strength and mindfulness videos as well as videos which are just for fun!
Explorify for Science
Online Zoo Tours
Online Museum Tours
Bee bot App for Computing
2Simple Online - https://2simple.com/