Summer Holiday Home Learning
We are suggesting that the children continue to do some reading, writing and maths over the school summer holiday.
Reading - Please try to encourage your child to read for pleasure every day . They could also have some days listening to texts being read by someone at home or using one of the many online narrators.
Writing - When they return in September, we would like every child to bring into school a letter to their new teacher. The letter should tell the teacher a little about them and about something that they have done during the holiday.
Maths - We would like all the children to be proficient in their age-related knowledge of multiplication and division facts and telling the time. These are two of the areas that are perhaps amongst the easier ones for parents to support with the learning.
Further details are in the attached documents that were sent home with the children who were in school during the final week of term.
Important Information regarding Home Learning
Updated 3rd April 2020
Letter to parents in Year R
Letter to parents in Years 1 - 6
Please note that the original letter of 2nd April has been amended to reflect a common approach agreed between local primary schools.
Summer Term learning suggestions:
Here you will find our Home Learning Packs that can be accessed for each year group. Each pack contains daily activities to be completed.
If your child is absent from school and they are able to, please can they work through their relevant year group pack each day, beginning from Monday, 23rd March. If your child finds the content of their year group pack too difficult, then they should look at the year group below. There will also be additional needs packs for children with additional requirements or SEN/D.
New Home Learning Packs will be added each week in readiness for the children to begin the following Monday (30th March), so your child/children should work through these each day completing the activities.
If the school closes, then the on line packs can still be completed. This is to ensure that no child’s learning should suffer as a result of isolation.
Your child needs to read every day and practice tables, spellings and phonics every day.
Please contact school to collect a book and stationary, or ask a friend to collect on your behalf. Please contact school if you have any difficulties.
Mrs D. Ainscoe
How does it work?
The Home Learning materials below work on a File Sharing system, you can click on the folders and documents below to download and access them. Also, the work is uploaded into weekly folders to ensure that your child has enough learning materials and to help you keep track of work that has already been done.
Please note that all the files may not be listed or viewed, check the zip folder to download and see all of the activities for your child/ren.
Also, please bear in mind if you do decide to take and/ or share photographs of your child's home learning that the photographs are appropriate; children are suitably dressed, photographs are taken in communal areas of the home (not in a child's bedroom) and that all content shared is of an age appropriate manner.
You may notice that there are some activities which may have already been given earlier in the lock down. White Rose Maths have made alternative resources for those who have already completed these activities.
To avoid confusion, these activities have been assigned to your child's 'activities' on SeeSaw.
Maths Home Learning
We have decided that the materials provided by White Rose Maths Hub are the most suitable to support your child during the Home Learning process. They contain activities that are structured for the week as well helpful videos and additional material to scaffold your child's learning. Please click on your child's year group to be directed to the site and please start on Week 1 (wc 20th April).
In addition to the work we are setting, BBC Bitesize has launched its own daily lessons and activities covering all aspects of the curriculum. This can be accessed on any device including phones as long as you have the internet.
To continue and further encourage reading we recommend using Oxford Owls by Oxford Reading Tree, it's a free service and it's full of eBooks for 3- 11. When registering select Parent and enter your details, you will also have to verify your email address. To access this, please click the button below:
Carol Volderman is offering free access to her website The Maths Factor. Lots of other companies are also offering resources and lessons for free.
As well as the above books from Oxford Owl, there are lots of companies that have offered free audio books. Please click on the buttons below.
There are lots of live online physical activities that your children can participate in. PE with Joe is one that has been tried and tested by Mrs Miller at home and she highly recommends it. It airs live Monday to Friday 9am until 9:30am.
We have also added a personal passport challenge below. This is a little like the Weekly Warrior but you can do it as often as you like.
Bury FC Community Trust are promoting the EFL Trust's Joy of Moving Home School Festival. The idea is that the children will spend one afternoon during week commencing 17th May taking part in activities on the theme of the Joy Of Moving. At Old Hall we would like as many of our children to take part in it as possible. All the information about the suggested activities is in the digital pack below.
Chester Zoo have listed over 550 science, animal and conservation activities that you can do for FREE. In addition, Edinburgh ZOO have free live webcams of some of their animals. Science Sparks, DrChip and dadlab are also offering daily ideas for experiments, computing and engineering.
Below are some of the websites available that are offering ideas to help the children write.
Children in Y6 can access all the tests and activities on Spag.com.
Online Safety at Home
CEOP have updated their Thinkuknow website. CEOP is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Explore one of the six age groups for catered advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer. There is also a link to Online Safety At Home packs with new activities for parents and carers to use at home! Access them here: