Home Learning & Activities for Children
Grange Park Infant School – Re-Opening Video
We have put together a page full of activities for you to do with your children at home. Please scroll down to find these activities and we will continue to update this page with more resources.
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Daily Home Learning with Oak National Academy
The Government have launched the Oak National Academy, which follows exactly the same curriculum as the school. It is free to access and there is no need to log in.
We strongly recommend that pupils from Reception upwards should follow the set schedule each day, which consists of tasks for English, Maths (Numeracy) and a Foundation subject which changes daily.
Oak National Academy – Schedule (opens in new tab)
See your child’s ‘My Class‘ page to see what topics your child’s teacher recommends to follow.
Specialist Learning for children with SEND requirements or an EHCP
Oak National Academy also offers some useful videos to support children who have an EHCP or SEND requirements. You can find them at the link below.
If you do not have login details for these services, or are having trouble, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities for Children
|Read Write Inc. Phonics with Ruth Miskin
Phonics lessons to help your child learn to read at home
with the daily Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 Speed Sounds lessons.Set 1 at 9:30am for children in Reception / those new to speaking English
Set 2 at 10:00am for children in Year 1 & 2, or advanced readers in Reception
Set 3 at 10:30am for children in Year 1 & 2 who can read Set 2 speed sounds.
|Twinkl Home Learning Hub
Twinkl are offering all parents premium access to their Home Learning Hub.
Create an account at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
More specific subject learning can be found at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents.
OxfordOWL at Home
LEGO Life Magazine
Cosmic Kids Yoga
BBC Bitesize KS1
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Many of the children at our school do not have English as their first language.
We feel that it is very important for the children to practise their English while they are at home.
If you do not feel confident in speaking English to your child they are many useful websites and apps that can help.
LearnEnglish Kids from British Council (opens in new tab)
Apps for iOS / Android
These British Council apps are designed to help your child if they are starting to learn English. Apps are available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Timmy’s First Words in English (opens in new tab)
Timmy’s Learning New Skills (opens in new tab)
Timmy’s Starting to Read (opens in new tab)
The Playtime app, for ages 6-11, has a paid subscription package that offers access to all songs, stories and games.
LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime (opens in new tab)
Nursery Home Learning
Ms Lindsay has put together some activities and ideas specifically for Nursery children which can be downloaded below.
Everyday Activities for Nursery (PDF file)
NEW: Hillingdon Libraries Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad!
Hillingdon Libraries has launched the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, helping children to enjoy a summer of brilliant books.
Pick Your Challenge
This year’s Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge gives children aged 4 to 11 the chance to set a personal reading target while they’re away from school, in a new online version of this popular initiative run by libraries and The Reading Agency. The Challenge runs from June to September 2020.
How many books will you read?
Children can decide how big or small they want their challenge to be by setting a target for the number of books they want to read this summer. Any type of book counts towards the challenge.
To take part, create an account for your child on The Reading Agency’s dedicated website, SillySquad.Org.UK
Children can then use the site to record each book they read, post reviews, earn rewards and even download a special Summer Reading Challenge certificate.
Join Hillingdon Libraries
Hillingdon Libraries is here to help you find brilliant books for the summer and we have a range of fun online activities planned to support the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge.
Find out more on our website: hillingdon.gov.uk/summerreading
Collecting Homework Packs from School
Please see below about collecting a homework pack from school, including a video of how to enter and exit the school site safely.
E-Safety at Home
As a result of the situation regarding COVID-19, all classwork has been posted online and has been made available to parents and children at home.
We do understand the pressure and difficulty that parents are facing, having had to adapt very suddenly to this new method of working and we have tried to make it as easy as possible for parents and children to access this work.
It is very important to understand, however, that children are always at risk when using the Internet, and more time spent online will mean more vigilance, not less. Therefore, we hope that this page will help you to ensure that your child remains as safe as possible.
Stay Safe Online Rules
These are the Stay Safe Online Rules that Grange Park Infant School has put in place, and all children will be familiar with them as they are a regular sight around school. It is essential to remind your child of these rules and reaffirm them at home.
What can I do if I feel that my child is unsafe online?
You or your child can let the police know if
something has made them feel worried or unhappy online.
This button takes you to the CEOP Safety Centre
for help and advice, and to make a report.
If you believe there is an urgent risk to your child, call 999 immediately
and be prepared to provide as much information as you can.
Some useful E-Safety links
Setting up parental controls on your computers and devices is a key step to keeping your children safe online. Net Aware and Internet Matters provide easy step-by-step guides to set parental controls on popular devices and systems.
NSPCC & o2 Net Aware (opens in new tab)
InternetMatters.org (opens in new tab)
CEOP Thinkuknow is a Government website for children to help them use the internet safely. The star of the website is Hector, who learns how to keep safe online with his ocean friends. There are cartoons, games and practical activities for you and your child to take part in.
Visit CEOP Thinkuknow 4-7 website (opens in new tab)
CEOP also runs a parental advice section, with information about the latest technology and social media apps and sites.
Visit CEOP Thinkuknow For Parents(opens in new tab)
Google has developed the ‘Be Internet Legends’ programme for children of Junior School age, but it is included here to help you discuss internet safety with children who may have more advanced knowledge – the Interland game for children can be found by clicking the link at the bottom-right hand corner of the screen.
Be Internet Legends with Google (opens in new tab)
The ParentZone website contains the latest information, resources and advice for parents with children of all ages to help them with the challenges of parenting, including safety online.