At Abbey Road we believe that children’s learning is strongly influenced by the home. Your interest and involvement in your child’s learning and education is more important than anything else in helping your child fulfil their potential.

During this current COVID-19 period, we know that children will be absent from school for a number of reasons. It may be that your child is unwell and displaying symptoms; it may be that your child is asked to self-isolate because another member of the household is symptomatic or it may be that your child is required to self-isolate because someone they have come into close contact with has tested positive for coronavirus.

If a child is unwell, we would not expect them to be undertaking school work while absent. However, if, for example, your child is self-isolating while awaiting test results for a sibling, the following links and activities can be accessed. All of the activities would support the learning that is taking place in school.

Spring 1

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Reading

All e-books are free of charge and follow the colour book band used in school. To access these parents can create a free account.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Nursery Rhymes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhYWxbrUU0w

Writing

Follow the link below for inspiring texts and writing ideas that we hope will inspire you this half-term.

EYFS: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-three-billy-goats-gruff-d801
Year 1: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y1-Sayeeda.pdf
Year 2: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Emma-Elves.pdf

Phonics

There are lots of free games on this website which link to the phonic teaching in school.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

As a rough guide:

EYFS – Phase 1 and 2

Year 1 – Revision of phase 1 and 2 and phases 3, 4 and 5

Year 2 – Revision of all phases

Maths

EYFS

Try out some early mathematical experiences by looking at shape and pattern:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/shape-and-pattern-dba1s

and looking at numbers within 20:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/numbers-within-20-edc2

Key Stage 1

Year 1

This half term we’ll be covering addition and subtraction of numbers within 20 and place-value of number up to 50.

Follow the links to a series of lessons on these topics:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/addition-and-subtraction-within-20-79fd
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/numbers-to-50-fe7e

Please use paper, whiteboards or chalk boards to record their answers as they work alongside the video.

Year 2

This half-term we’ll be exploring the concept of multiplication as repeated addition and looking at multiplication and division within the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

We’ll also be doing some graph work in statistics.

Follow the links to a series of lessons on these topics:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multiplication-and-division-2-5-and-10-31bd
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/graphs-a428

Please use paper, whiteboards or chalk boards to record their answers as they work alongside the video.

All the children in KS1 have a log-in to the Numbots website which can be used to practise recall of number facts.

https://play.numbots.com/?#/account/school-login/23542

Topic Work

EYFS: Fairy Tales

To support and consolidate the work the children are doing in school please follow these links:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/spring-cc38
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/my-community-where-i-live-0f30

Year 1: Journeys

To support and consolidate the work the children are doing in school please follow these links:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-has-improved-transport-made-the-world-more-connected-part-1-c5j68r
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-has-improved-transport-made-the-world-more-connected-part-2-cmv34t
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/seasons-and-change-3c8a

Year 2: Healthy Living

To support and consolidate the work the children are doing in school please follow these links:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/human-lifestyle-b28d

Key Stage 2

Literacy

Spelling

Follow this link to find lessons related to your child’s spellings for this week. Details of weekly spellings should be in your child’s diary.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-spelling

Reading

All e-books are free of charge and follow the colour book band used in school. To access these parents can create a free account.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

Writing

Follow the links below for inspiring texts and writing ideas that we hope will inspire you while at home:

Year 3: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y3-Dean-Stone-Trolls.pdf
Year 4: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y4-Mission2.pdf
Year 5: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Y5-One-Chance.pdf
Year 6: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y6-Unit.pdf

Mathematics

To practise your times tables follow this link:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23542

For age appropriate Numeracy lessons that will complement and support those taught at school, please click on the following links:

Year 3:

Multiplication and division:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multiplication-and-division-70b8
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/deriving-multiplication-and-division-facts-1216

Year 4:

Multiplication and Division:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multiplication-and-division-6dbb
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/securing-multiplication-facts-9166

Year 5:

Multiplication and division:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multiplication-and-division-6f51

and fractions:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/fractions-and-decimals-be3a

Year 6:

Decimals, percentages and statistics:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/decimals-and-measures-435d
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/percentages-and-statistics-fd0a

Topic work

For lessons related to our topics for this half term please follow these links:

Year 3 : Welcome to planet Earth

Science: Rocks and Fossils: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/rock-cycle-bd29
History: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/prehistoric-britain-b65f

Year 4: Ice Palace: Changes of State

Science: Changes of State:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/states-of-matter-3a2a
Geography: Water
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/water-weather-and-climate-4454

Year 5: Space and Forces

Science:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/space-5857
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/forces-717d

Year 6: Shackleton’s Journey: The Antarctic

Geography: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/building-locational-knowledge-hemispheres-and-tropics-8c53
Science: The circulatory system:
http://www.tenalpscommunicate.com/clients/siemens/humanbodyOnline/
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-organs-and-why-do-we-need-them-c8wk0c

If a group or whole bubble of children is required to self-isolate as a result of a positive test at Abbey Road, class teachers will set a full timetable of home learning, which will commence from the first full day of absence from school. This will include online lessons and the expectation for pupils to submit their learning for feedback. See our Remote Learning Policy and Information for Parents guide for further details:

Remote Learning Policy 2020

Abbey Road Primary School – Remote Education – Information for Parents

Homework Policy 2020

We recognise that children also need time to pursue their own interests and homework should never get in the way of or replace the many activities that children enjoy doing after school. We fully realise that we have some exceptionally busy children here at Abbey Road who gain so much from the varied activities they participate in.

Reading – Guidance for Parents

Reading
Reading Questions

Spelling – Guidance for Parents

Spelling

Accessing Microsoft Teams

In the event of a lockdown or if any classes are required to isolate, we plan to use Microsoft Teams to set some homework tasks each week. The video below explains how to access Teams using your child’s personal login details and how to complete an assignment.