Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

School Closure Advice

At Kirkstall St Stephen's we are closely following, monitoring and implementing all the government advice on Covid-19. Updated 26/03/2020

Update on Covid-19 in Educational settings:
Government Advice for Educational Settings
In the event of a School closure, we will post relevant advice, guidance and work here. 

NHS Corona Virus Advice
 

These are two great websites with more listed below the timetable. Don't forget to check out your own class page too!

Top Marks Daily 10
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
10 questions which you can select the challenge level for and also how long the children get to answer them.

E-books- free
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/library-page

Please see the exemplar timetable below for what a home school learning day could look like- should the household be healthy enough. This has been put together solely as a guide or to help support parents in putting together a structured day, please feel free to adapt as per the needs of your family and your personal situation.
 

Time

Activity

Details

8:45

Be Prepared

Spend 15 minutes ensuring you are ready to start work at 9:00. Get dressed, have a healthy snack and brush your teeth!

9:00-9:40

Academic Work- e.g. Maths

Follow work set by class teacher (see website)

9:40-10:00

Quiet Reading

Read a book of choice

10-10:30

Physical Activity or Spiritual Reflection

Exercise Inside or Outside- e.g. walk, run, skip, do a Yoga or Dance DVD, or explore the Optional Prayer Activities at the bottom of this page.

10:30-10:45

Free time

 

10:45-11:30

Academic Work- e.g. Reading/Writing

Follow work set by class teacher (see website)

11:30-12:15

Creative Time

Drawing, colouring, lego construction, baking, cooking, paint a picture, salt dough, play dough

12:15-1:00

Lunch & Rest

 

1-1:30

House hold chore

Directed by the parent- could you help clean? Tidy? Dust or polish? Vacuum?

1:30-2:15

Life Skill

Supervised activity: Use this opportunity to learn a life skill, e.g. tie shoe laces, tell the time, read a timetable, cook, sew a button on, knit, calculate money/a bill, plait hair, learn where countries are on a map, learn a new language

2:15-2:45

Physical Activity

Exercise Inside or Outside- e.g. walk, run, skip, do a Yoga or Dance DVD

2:45-3:30

Puzzles and Games

Sudoku, word searches, cross words, dot to dots, board games, brain teasers


Many teaching resource websites have been fantastic in allowing schools and parents access their resources to help plan a range of resources and activities for children. Feel free to explore the links below. 
 

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
 

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
 

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.



Each class has it's own folder accessed above, with any work for those specific classes posted in those folders. 

We intend supplying all pupils with an exercise book and pen. It is our intention that the children can refer to worksheets and questions via a computer screen and do their recording in the exercise books.  
Music home learning resources

Artforms Music Support services have compiled a section of online resources for Music learning and enjoyment.
The strings section includes ideas for those learning violin and there are links to Music and singing websites.
https://artformsleeds.co.uk/home-learning-resources/

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.