Please take the time to read this letter as it contains some very important information, regarding the proposed reopening of school from 1st June. We would like your views on the proposed re opening of school by completing a short survey. Clicking the link below to open the survey. This will only take a few minute to complete. Thank You.
Home Learning Resources
Access Learning Resources to use at home by following the Year Group Documents
Twinkl is offering every parent access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, free of charge.
Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Helpful resources at Twinkl for parents:
List of education companies offering free subscriptions:
Correct as of 13th March 2020
Useful Websites to support learnersPhonics Tracker Games https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/index
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Oxford owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Shaun’s Game Academy: https://www.shaunsgameacademy.co.uk/
Cbeebies Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games
BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Nasa Kids club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub
Education Quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/
White rose maths has lessons with work for each year group. Really easy to use and has the answers too.
You Tube learn ing links
Joe wicks on You tube - Daily PE lesson on youtube. Really good to get children going for the day
Read Write Inc have daily phonic sessions on youtube.
Crick Software would like to offer free access for every pupil and teacher on their home devices. Choose:
Clicker for primary schools – works on iPad, Chromebook, Windows & Mac.
Simply complete the form by visiting: https://www.cricksoft.com/uk/clicker/covid-19-access
FREE CHESSKID ACCOUNTS for KS2
CSC have launched a programme to offer free Gold Membership* of ChessKid to KS2 children.
ChessKid is a website and app that gives children access to interactive lessons, instructional videos, thousands of puzzles, and a safe environment in which to play chess against others from around the world.
- Letter to Parents COVID 19 - 23rd March 2020
- KEY WORKER LIST 20.3.2020
- School Closures information for Parents 20.3.2020
- School Closure Letter to Parents 19.3.2020
- Preliminary List of Key Workers
- Children working at home letter to parents 19.3.2020
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- CORONAVIRUS Letter to Parents 16.3.2020
- Coronavirus Advice for Educational Settings Poster
For those in receipt of school meal vouchers, please see the link below for menu and shopping list ideas.
Some resources/ideas that you might find of use this week are:
- The National Society for Education in Art and Design have compiled ‘Remote Learning’ Resources for teachers and families. Categorised by age, Reception is here and Key Stage 1 and 2 is here.
- Have a go at making your own collage snail in the style of Matisse, courtesy of the Tate Kids website.
- Recreate Spring and practise your D&T skills by making a pop up Spring Garden.
- Try out Joseph Coehlo’s brilliant poetry prompts
- Go on a miniature adventure, inspired by The Borrowers. Reimagine your house from the point of view of tiny people
The link below will take you to an animated book about Corona virus that explains it well for children.
EASY LISTENING BOOKS
Please find below a link to Audible Books website. They have removed their subscription fees for all children’s books during the Covid19 crisis so children can listen to every single book for free.
Below is a link to The Dolly Parton Imagination Library video book event, which is a 10 week programme starting on 2nd April. A Video will be posted each week of Dolly reading books for children. Access is free to all.
Use your child’s Core5 level as a guide and build reading skills through these athome activities!
|Level 1||Play games to practice rhyming and categorizing! Say a word, like log, and see if your child can come up with words that rhyme, like dog and hog. Or, give him a category, such as animals, and see how many he can think of.|
|Level 2||Play games to build sound awareness and vocabulary as you look for objects around you. Say a sound, like /m/, and see if your child can find something that starts with that sound. Or, tell her where an object is (I see something tiny beside the plant) and see if she can guess what it is!|
|Level 3||Continue to build sound awareness and vocabulary as you play at home. Count the sounds of objects around you (/d//i//sh/ has 3 sounds!), look for common sight words in books, and describe objects with interesting adjectives, like “I want an enormous cupcake!”|
|Level 4||Go on a sound treasure hunt. Pick a sound, like /p/, and see how many things your child can find that begin or end with that sound. Afterwards, have him describe these objects with adjectives, like “I found a shiny and flat pan!”|
|Level 5||Read together! Find consonantvowelconsonant (CVC) words, like lap and hat, and common sight words, like said and come, for her to try reading on her own. If she gets stuck on a CVC word, help by sounding it out, one sound at a time. When you finish reading, have your child tell you what the story was about!|
|Level 6||Practice spelling consonantvowelconsonant (CVC) words, like hop and run. Then, have your child tell you how the words are related (Hop and run are both actions!) or have him make a sentence with the words (It is fun to hop and run!).|
|Level 7||Write silly sentences together using new words and patterns. Try using word families, like ack, and contractions (Don’t pack a tack with my snack!). Have her read them back to you. Choose the best ones to act out or illustrate!|
|Level 8||Share notes with each other so that your child can practice reading and writing compound words (pancake) and words with vowel teams (boat, treat). Leave messages for him throughout the day, like “Pack the sunscreen!” or “Sweet dreams!”|
|Level 9||Practice as you cook! Choose a recipe and read it together. Have your child write and categorize the ingredients (dairy, grains, fruit). When you are done, have her tell someone else the steps of the recipe using sequence words, like first, then, and finally.|
|Level 10||Read long words together! If your child gets stuck, look for small word parts. For some words, like basket, read one syllable at a time (basket). For other words, like jumping, look for the suffix (ing) and base word (jump).|
|Level 11||Practice asking and answering questions as you talk about your day using words like who, what, where, when, why and how. Ask your child questions, such as, “What did you eat for lunch?” and have her answer with complete sentences.|
|Level 12||Look and listen for similes (as fast as lightning) and metaphors (she is sunshine) in books or movies, on television, and during conversations. Try to use them to describe things around you, like “The water on the pond sparkled like diamonds!”|
|Level 13||Help your child figure out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by looking for clues in the surrounding words. Also, help him use clues to figure out the actual meaning of idioms, like “It’s raining cats and dogs.” It definitely doesn’t mean cats and dogs are raining from the sky!|
|Level 14||Practice analogies by talking about how words are related. Say a word and see how many related words your child can think of. For example, words related to grass include green, living, soft, and outside. These words all go with grass but in different ways!|
|Level 15||Use sentence clues to understand multiple meaning words, like light and pitcher. You can also give your child clues to understand words with Latin roots and prefixes. For example, if pre means before and view means to see, then preview must mean to see before.|
|Level 16||Practice comparing and contrasting by talking about how two things are the same and different. You can do this with two books, two movies, or two pictures, or even with places you have visited or people you know.|
|Level 17||Look for words with Greek origins as you read with your child, especially in books about math, science, and history. Words like astro naut, poly gon, and tele gram are all made up of Greek word parts. See how many you can find!|
|Level 18||Continue to build your child’s reading skills after they complete Core5! Find time to read together and talk about what you have read. Continuing to practice strategies will make your child an even stronger reader!|
Here are some worksheets to support your child with Lexia learning. Every child has got their username & password in their home learning packs it states at the top what year & level they are working within.
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5
- Level 6
- Level 7
- Level 8
- Level 9 part 1
- Level 9 part 2
- Level 10
- Level 11
- Level 12 part 1
- Level 12 part 2
- Level 13 part 1
- Level 13 part 2
- Level 14 pat 1
- Level 14 part 2
- Level 15
- Level 16 part 1
- Level 16 part 2
- Level 16 part 3
- Level 17 part 1
- Level 17 part 2
- Level 18 part 1
- Level 18 part 2
This is what we are working on:
Year 3 – colours / numbers / greetings / fruit / days of the week
Year 4 - Numbers 1 – 31 / months / pets / family / body /
Year 5 - numbers 1 – 100 / school / planets, earth / alphabet / food
Year 6 – Weather / clothes / sport / food
Some useful websites to practice your spellings
Senora Woodward has made a presentation about the famous Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi
Lots of quizzes, songs, games, cultural information/festivals.
We have been advised that local health and care services are well prepared with well-rehearsed plans in place to deal with any potential outbreaks. We have also been reassured that should a case be confirmed anywhere in the country, Public Health England would contact all those who have come into contact with them and give specific advice of what action to take. The best way to protect yourself and others from the virus and stop it spreading is to practice good hygiene habits – if you need to cough or sneeze catch it with a tissue, bin it and kill it by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest advice and guidance and will post any updates here on our website. Please use the links below for further information.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
On Monday 2nd March 2020, a new helpline has been launched to answer education-related questions about COVID-19. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Advice for parents/carers
We have been advised that local health and care services are well prepared with well-rehearsed plans in place to deal with any potential outbreaks.
We have also been been reassured that should a case be confirmed anywhere in the country, Public Health England would contact all those who have come into contact with them and give specific advice of what action to take.
The best way to protect yourself and others from the virus and stop it spreading is to practice good hygiene habits – if you need to cough or sneeze catch it with a tissue, bin it and kill it by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
We will continue to keep you updated with the latest advice and guidance and will post any updates here on our website. Please use the links below for further information.
The latest travel guidance can be found here:
Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:
Public Health England blog:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
- If you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
Stanningley Care Club is open to support families and children who need extra after school care. We aim for the children to have an enjoyable after school experience where they can relax and wind down after an exciting day of learning. In Care Club, we like to draw and colour, play board games, bake, play outside, watch a movie and so much more. Some children even like to do their homework!
If you would like to request a place for care club, then please see Mrs Dawson in the office and fill out any necessary forms.
Children from reception up to year 6 are welcome in Care club and those who attend will be collected from their classes at 3:05PM and can enjoy their time with us up until 6:00pm.
The cost of Care Club is £10 per child per session and payment must be made in advance to secure your child’s place. This means that Children can stay right up until 6:00pm without adults having to worry if their child is not going to be picked up for a certain time.
Children are offered a variety of food to eat as an after school snack. We usually have this at 4pm and this could consist of, sandwiches, beans on toast, soup or even pancakes! Water is available to all children throughout the duration of Care Club.
There are two members of staff on duty at care club: Miss Hughes and Miss Thorpe.
In care Club, we would expect the same level of commitment to behaviour as we do the rest of the time at Stanningley primary school. Parents will be informed in the first instance if behaviour is giving cause for concern. If a child is not responding to guidance and support, they may not be permitted to attend Care Club.
Parents are very welcome in school and if you would like to help in anyway please see class teachers. Criminal checks are compulsory for anyone who helps regularly in school, I am sure you understand the need.
Parents, carers, grandparents etc. are regularly invited into school for such things as sports days, concerts, fun activities and consultation meetings. Some Wednesdays parents are invited to a special class assembly where they can see their child speak about all the lovely things they have been learning. Also Early Years have a stay and play session on Tuesday mornings when they can join in with children's activities.