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.

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://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf
Year 1: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y1-Bob-F.pdf
Year 2: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y2-Superheroes-1.pdf

Phonics

There are lots of games on this website which link to the phonic teaching in school. Currently there is a free log-in on the home page. As a rough guide:

EYFS – Phase 1 and 2

Jolly Phonics Songs

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

Year 1 – Revision and phases 3,4 and 5

Year 2 – Revision of all phases

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

Maths

Follow this link to the White Rose teaching slides for this half term. The week number corresponds to the full school week we are in.

EYFS

To be added

Year 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
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: Winter wonderland

To support and consolidate the work the children are doing in school please follow these links: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/winter-hot-cold-9017
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/polar-habitat-7ffb

Year 1: Toys

History:  How have toys changed?

Watch this interactive lesson: http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/how_toys_change/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Look at this video clip of different popular toys over 100 years:
http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/how_toys_change/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Which is your favourite? Make a timeline of the toys.
Take this quiz about toys from the past: https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/how-have-toys-changed-part-1-71h62c

Science: The seasons- Autumn

Watch this BBC clip and take the quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7

Year 2: Wonder Women: The lives of significant individuals.

To support this topic use this link to research the lives of some significant scientists. https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/extraordinary-scientists-1e8e
Look at this BBC site to explore the lives of other significant people. Choose your favourites and write a fact file about them: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf49q6f

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/2020/05/Y3-Jungle.pdf
Year 4: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Impossibly-Possible.pdf
Year 5: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y5-Elves-F.pdf
Year 6: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y6-Gadgets.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:
Adding and Subtracting:  https://bit.ly/2ZHAGo6
Multiplication and Division: https://bit.ly/3obFzQQ
Year 4:
Adding and Subtracting: https://bit.ly/32BGnpt
Multiplication and Division: https://bit.ly/3kt4gGx
Length and perimeter: https://bit.ly/2HpOfCf
Year 5:
Multiplication and Division: https://bit.ly/2Taa9MB and https://bit.ly/3iE5L3o
Area and perimeter: https://bit.ly/3o7SoMb
Year 6:
Fractions: https://bit.ly/34euSoP and https://bit.ly/3o5ASIq
Position and direction: https://bit.ly/2HaASX8

Topic work

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

Year 3 : Light up the past
                 Science: Light and shadows: https://bit.ly/3kiXlQ6
                 History: The Stone Age: https://bit.ly/3o9Dl4E
Year 4: Help our Habitats: Where would you prefer to live?
                 Science: Habitats and Classification:
                 For ideas on how you could investigate what lives in your garden watch: https://wi.st/3dTYjzX
                 To learn more about grouping living things watch: https://wi.st/37muCWH and
                  https://wi.st/3j8Xap2
                 Geography: Habitats: A locality study.
                 To investigate the geography of England: https://bit.ly/31pEGdK
                 To learn more about latitude and longitude:  https://bit.ly/3jgy082
                 To learn about carrying out a local field work: https://bit.ly/37o1Q85
Year 5: Who dunnit?
                Science: Properties and changes of materials: https://bit.ly/3kgB3OT and https://wi.st/35iKt5V
                History : Crime and Punishment: Explore the changes in crime and punishment through time.
                Click on this link to watch some videos and then write a diary entry for three of the eras:
                https://bbc.in/37pFDXy
Year 6:
              Science: Light: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/light-6f3a
              Geography: What is life like in other European countries? https://bit.ly/3dGDp74
              Create Top Trump cards for a variety of European cities using the facts in the lessons above and your
              own research.

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 for further details:

Remote Learning Policy 2020

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