School reopened in September 2020 to all pupils. However, we are still feeling the impact of COVID-19 in all areas of school life. These pages are designed to provide you and your children with information about how we’re staying safe in school, and learning resources for those who are absent from school self-isolating.

The range of resources found on these pages should help you to continue the learning inside your home should your child need to remain off school for a prolongued period (e.g. if the household are self-isolating, or they have been sent home from school due to positive tests amongst their close contacts). We understand that the learning that takes place at home during this period may not resemble homeschooling, where parents choose to educate their children at home. We appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy, and so we have prepared content for your child that can be completed both independently and/or with adult support.

Keeping up-to-date/in touch

Please keep in touch during your child’s absence and let us know if you require any further support with any of the resources.

Please make sure you have all downloaded the WeDuc app, as this will also be updated regularly with key information. This is also the easiest way to keep in touch with your child’s class teacher.

You can follow St Matthew’s on Twitter @StMatthewsPri where you can share examples of your child’s home learning. Make sure you tag us in your tweet!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by emailing closure@stmatthewsce.co.uk, which we will continue to check regularly. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Timetable 

 

Please find below a suggested timetable that your child can use if they need some guidance on organising their time:

Suggested Daily Routine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNING PACKS

All children who are self-isolating can be provided with a learning pack IF needed. Please let the school know if this is required.

Nursery pack: whiteboard & pen, 2 pencils, 1 set of colouring pencils, mark making book, letter formation workbook, pencil control workbook, number formation sheet, purple mash login sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception: writing book, pencil, rubber,1 set of colouring pencils, RWI mat, Purple Mash login sheet, Numbots login sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1-6: 1 writing book (or English and topic), 1 maths book, 1 pencil, 1 pen, 1 ruler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Virtual Tours

Museums:

National Gallery, London

Natural History Museum, London

Tate Britain, London

Louvre Museum Paris

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anne Franke Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tourist Destinations:

The Great Wall Of China

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Stonehenge

Colosseum, Rome

Northern Lights

Buckingham Palace, London

Machu Picchu

Zoos:

National Zoo, Washington DC

Hirakawa Zoo, Japan

Atlanta Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

San Diego, California, Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

African Animals

International Wolf Centre

Explore.org Live Cams

National Aquarium, USA

 

Useful Websites (all children)

We will endeavour to update this with new links as often as possible if we remain closed after Easter, so please keep an eye on our website for this.

 

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years

 

Twinkl are offering parents free access to learning resources. Mindfulness focus worksheets are also available.

To access the free offer, you will need to visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and log in as a new to Twinkl member using your email address, set up a password and use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS

 

White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

 

Classroom Secretshttps://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Classroom Secrets: Maths and reading home learning packs for schools and parents to use during school closures. Download directly from the site.

 

Maths with Carol Voderman: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Sign up using an email address for free access to maths sessions and games, matched to the National Curriculum.

 

Puffin Schools: https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/about/

A great bank of resources including KS1 English resources, and KS2 English, Art, History, Science and PSHE resources. Activities include learning to draw a book character, including drawing Wimpy Kid with Jeff Kinney; writing extraordinary biographies looking at Michelle Obama, Stephen Hawking, Anne Frank, Katherine Johnson and Neil Armstrong; and Roald Dahl resource packs for books including James and the Giant Peach, The Witches and The BFG.

 

Top Markshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/

A great bank of interactive games – some tablet friendly, but others need Flash.

 

Master the Curriculumhttps://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/

Free maths resources Years 1-6.

 

Mrs Mactivity: http://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2/

Provide your email to be sent free activities and resources to support with home learning.

 

ICT Games: https://www.ictgames.com/

Free educational Maths games and English games.

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Sign up using an email address to access Reading, English and Maths resources, including interactive games. This website also provides access to a free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old.

 

Explorify for Sciencehttps://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

Provide your email to have access to free science activities for Year 1-6.

 

Useful Websites (EYFS & KS1 children)

We will endeavour to update this with new links as often as possible if we remain closed after Easter, so please keep an eye on our website for this.

 

Cbeebies – Numberblocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Great for EYFS and KS1, sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!

 

Cbeebies – Alphablocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Great for EYFS and KS1, watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

 

Teach Your Monster to Read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free for computers, once you have signed up using an email address. This covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.

 

Primary Stars:

Year 1: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/category/year-1/

Year 2: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/category/year-2/

Maths home learning packages for KS1 children.

 

Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, St Matthew’s cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.