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During these difficult times, we are still here to support our children and their families. Please do get in touch via phone or email if we can help with advice and sign-posting to other organisations who can help.

Home Learning & Family Support Resources 

During absence related to COVID-19 isolation (for positive cases) or for more general lockdown, children who are at home are requested to access Home Learning through their class Google Classroom page.  All children in Years 1 to 4 received individual Google email addresses and passwords last year. f you need assistance with logging on or with re-setting a passord, please email office@standrews.beds.sch.uk.

Each day the teacher creates a post on the page with the learning for the day. The learning mirrors what is being taught in school as closely as possible.

The learning is in the form of formal lessons and exploratory activities. We are currently developing video lesson introductions where appropriate, using resources such as Oak Academy, White Rose, Hamilton Trust and BBC resources, as well as making our own clips and adding voice overs to powerpoints. The teacher will adjust Home Learning Plans for individual children where needed.

We are very aware that all families have different situations and pressures to deal with such as looking after older and younger siblings and/or parents’ own work commitments. There may also be different pressures on different days and children may be able to engage in more Home Learning on one day and less on another. There is therefore not a fixed timetable for the day from us. We would recommend that you make a timetable for your child that suits your family and can be altered as needed.

When your child has completed any work or carried out an activity please photograph it and upload it to their Google Class page. The teacher will respond and give feedback as soon as possible. 

During a general lockdown, Teachers may also call to talk to parents and children. These calls are virtual face to face calls. This way parents, children and teachers can talk about well-being and work and teachers can give encouragement and help and support. The invitations to the calls go to parents by email We may also have face to face group chats so that children can communicate with each other more and have a sense of belonging.

The school is also happy to support pupils by providing paper packs that can be collected from school or dropped off at home. Let us know if you would like a paper pack for your child.

Thank you for your support and feedback.

Please remember you can call us on 01767 312311 (West) or 01767 312212 (East) or email us at office@standrews.beds.sch.uk if there is anything you need.

The resources below are not all current but have been left for you to continue to use if required.

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Structuring the day

During school closures it’s important to have a routine. It will help your child settle into what is now their new normal as well as support you when it comes to planning your family’s day.

The advice to families is that parents shouldn’t try to replace teachers but instead should do what they can to support their child’s learning. Perhaps this timetable would help. Or you could adapt it to your child’s age or to suit you and your family.

 

Before 9.00

 

Wake Up

Get everyone washed, dressed and make breakfast.

9.00 – 9.30

Morning Walk

Replicate your usual journey to school and get your fresh air in for the day with a quick walk.

9.30 – 11.00

School Work

Check out the daily tasks on the class Kidblog page. Don't forget to upload any completed work for teachers to see.

11.00 – 12.00

Arts & Crafts

Allow your child some time to get creative, whether it’s lego, drawing or music – use this time to switch off form academic input.

12.00 – 1.00

Lunch Time

 

 

1.00 – 2.00

 

Quiet Time

Depending on the age of your child – reading together / reading / napping.

 

2.00 – 3.00

 

Connecting

Catch up with friends and family online. (With supervision.)

3.00 – 4.30

Physical Activity

It’s important to set aside time for movement. (A game of catch in the garden / skipping / dancing.)

4.30 – 5.30

Chore Time

Set your children some everyday tasks to help with the running of the house.

5.30 – 6.30

Dinner Time

 

6.30 – 8.00

 

Free Time

Chill out. Do what you like. (Family games night / Film / Cartoons)

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Videos of teachers reading stories for children

Some of the teachers at St. Andrew's have videoed themselves reading stories for children.

More will be added.

Mrs Thomas reading A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken


Mrs Willis reading The Topsy Turvies by Francesca Simon

Miss Iddon reading The Naughtiest Ever Fairy by Nick Ward

KS1 & Yr R Maths Resources linked to Summer 1 Half-Term

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 One-More-One-Less-.pdfDownload
 order numbers to 20.docxDownload
 pictoral subtraction.docxDownload
 Place value bunnies.docxDownload
 place value challenge.docxDownload
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 Place value.docxDownload
 read and write numbers to 100.docxDownload
 represent numbers on a number line.docxDownload
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PE/Activity

real PE at home – online learning resources

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

home.jasmineactive.com

Parent email: parent@standrewsc-19.com

Password: standrewsc

 

Premier Sport

Young Champions Online Programme

Jump Start Jonny – free worksouts at 9.00am

5-a-day - Lots of exercise activties for movement breaks

Chance to Shine have cricket activities on You Tube, Facebook and Instagram - just search 'Chance to Shine'

Skip Beatz: https://www.skipbeatz.com/skillz-tutorials

Sport Engalnd #StayInWorkOut

Fitter Future have a free family section

team Beds&Luton have lots of videos and ideas to try out at home

Foundation Sports Bedfordshire

Online Safety

For online learning, parents and carers are encouraged to use reputable organisations/individuals who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

 

Various Challenges, Activities etc...

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Hamilton Trust Maths Packs for EYFS to Year 4 

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