Friday, 22 January 2021

Competition for Parents and Pupils

 


To all the pupil- You are an incredible group of young people. Your efforts and dedication to learning has been fantastic. Thank you for being so active in your learning this week and for sharing all that you have been up to. The staff are very proud of you. Your curiosity, creativity and passion has shown through. We fully understand that for some, this has been a very testing time and that some people will be very much looking forward to getting back to normal or may well be feeling down at the moment. We thank you for staying in touch each day, keep it up!

To all the parents- Thank you so much for taking the time to send us photos of work or the things you have been getting up to. At times the task or way of working may not have suited your child perfectly and again we thank you for adapting the task, materials/resources to make it work or finding other learning opportunities to help your child learn. As a school we will take all the positives and new techniques we have learnt into next year to improve our practice. 


Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Jack

 Free Science Resources Click Here



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Monday, 18 January 2021

 Here are some easy challenges to engage families with a healthy lifestyle.  

Click Here  


Virtual Assembly 18th January

 Story: ‘Clap for Carers’ has returned in 2021 as ‘Clap for Heroes’.

Question: How can we show our thanks to those who help us?  


Virtual Assembly: Click Here

Week 3 Home Learning

 Click here to direct you to the school website home learning page.

Class teacher contact

Please find a list of the class emails. These addresses are so that you can ask your child's class teacher for any help around home learning.  Please note that you may not get an instant reply. The staff of Wrotham Road will also be in contact with you to talk to the children just to touch base when we can. 

We would like to send our very best wishes to all of you at this very difficult time, we understand how challenging this period will be for all of us.  

Keep reading, exercise, do the best you can with the work supplied and stay safe.

Mrs Jack



 Mr Nouri                                       Nursery@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk    

Mrs Shaxted and Miss Hawes         YearRS@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Bhathal YearRB@wrotham-road.kent.sch.u

Miss McIntosh Year1M@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Taffs Year1CT@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Butt Year2B@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stone Year2S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Foord Year3F@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Anwar Year3A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Evans Year4E@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Tan Year4T@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Alderson        Year5A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stenson Year5S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Smith Year6S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Karim Year6K@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Healthy Habits Workbook And Activities

Here are some easy challenges to engage families with a healthy lifestyle.  

Click Here  


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

MONDAY **** Collection of workbook for support at home

Learning Resource Packs 

In order to supplement and support the home learning we set each week for your child, we will be providing additional resource packs that will include exercise books, workbooks and resource sheets. 

These can be collected from the school on Monday 18th January at set times. 

Please send only one person to collect these. The class teacher may not be available as they will be in class with the key worker children or responding to the home learning during that day.

You must respect social distancing rules and wear a mask while on the school site.

Timetable for collection is listed below. 

Monday 18th January ONLY- Resource Pack Pick Ups: Please collect at the allocated time only

9.30am: Reception - collect from the Reception playground via the Reception gate 

9.30am: Year 6 - collect from the top playground via the back gate

11am:   Year 1  - collect from the Reception playground via the Reception gate 

11am   Year 5 - collect from the top playground via the back gate 

1.30pm:Year 2 - collect from the Reception playground via the Reception gate 

1.30pm  Year 4 - collect from the top playground via the back gate 

2.30pm: Year 3 - collect from the top playground via the back gate

Key Worker children will also use these packs when they attend school – please ensure they bring them with them.

 


Monday, 11 January 2021

Virtual Assembly WB11th January

During the Coronavirus pandemic the armed forces have been asked to help with testing, supporting lorry drivers at Dover and in many other ways.   


Question:
 How do soldiers help us in times of need?


Virtual Assembly: Click Here

Online Safety Home Activity Workbook


The home activity packs contain simple 15 minute activities you can do with your family to support online safety at home.  

 Click Here


RWI support at home - KS1 Pupils

The films below show parents and carers how we teach children Read Write Inc. in school.                  

All daily films will be available at 9.30am from Monday to Friday.

Each film is approximately ten to fifteen minutes long and will be available on

YouTube for 24 hours during school closure. 


Daily films:


• Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling: for children in Reception

and children who are new to English.


• Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 (and those inReception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds.)


• Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spellingfor children in Year 1 and 2 who can read

Set 2 Speed Sounds.


• Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words

confidently.


• Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink

and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these

in Year 1.


• Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey

Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y2.


• Read and Hold a Sentence 1reading and writing practice for children

reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For

children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2

sounds.)


• Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children

reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children

reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3

sounds.)


All films will be in separate categories on the YouTube channel.


Link to YouTube channelClick Here

Times Tables Rock Stars! Shout Out!


 

Yoga Lesson Today - Kids Yoga- Superhero Kids Yoga In Space

 


Click Here To Start

First News

First News are offering free access to their newspaper for a limited period of time, to help parents and children during school closures. 

Click Here



Sunday, 10 January 2021

Week 2 Home Learning

                              

Click here to direct you to the school website home learning page.

Class teacher contact

Please find a list of the class emails. These addresses are so that you can ask your child's class teacher for any help around home learning.  Please note that you may not get an instant reply. The staff of Wrotham Road will also be in contact with you to talk to the children just to touch base when we can. 

We would like to send our very best wishes to all of you at this very difficult time, we understand how challenging this period will be for all of us.  

Keep reading, exercise, do the best you can with the work supplied and stay safe.

Mrs Jack



 Mr Nouri                                       Nursery@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk    

Mrs Shaxted and Miss Hawes         YearRS@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Bhathal YearRB@wrotham-road.kent.sch.u

Miss McIntosh Year1M@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Taffs Year1CT@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Butt Year2B@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stone Year2S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Foord Year3F@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Anwar Year3A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Evans Year4E@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Tan Year4T@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Alderson        Year5A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stenson Year5S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Smith Year6S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Karim Year6K@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk



British Library Resources

British Library



Friday, 8 January 2021

 Dear Parents and Carers, 


Even though it seems a long time ago already, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and managed to spend and enjoy some quality time with your children and family, despite it not being the Christmas we had all hoped for.

As you know, we have now been placed into Tier 4 with greater and stricter restrictions. This has resulted in school remaining partially open only to those children of critical workers, children with an Educational Health Care Plan and our most vulnerable pupils. For all other pupils who must remain at home, daily lessons are now being provided remotely for all year groups via Purple Mash; please see the accompanying Home Learning Information available on the school website and blog which provides guidance for you all to support your child with their home learning.

We ask that parents of all children at home encourage them to access this remote learning on a daily basis.; it is vitally important that learning continues for all children to ensure they make the best possible progress during this period of lockdown. Class teachers will be checking to make sure all pupils are engaging with this work and if we are concerned that any are not, we shall be contacting you to offer further support / advice.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are having difficulty accessing online learning from home as we may be able to offer further support. Class teachers can be contacted through the year group emails attached below. Alternatively, if you require a paper copy learning pack, please also let us know as you will be able to come into school to collect one.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our school community for their commitment and dedication in following Government guidance throughout these extremely challenging times.

Any confirmed cases of Coronavirus in school are immediately reported to the Department for Education and Public Health England who tell us what action needs to be taken. As previously, we will keep you fully informed of any positive cases within the school community, with those who need to self-isolate for 10 days, being the first to be contacted.

Thank you to all of you for your continued support. Please stay safe and try to remain optimistic; let’s keep our fingers crossed that 2021 brings a positive outcome to end these unprecedented times.


King regards,

Mrs Sarah Jack


Class teacher contact


Please find a list of the class emails. These addresses are so that you can ask your child's class teacher for any help around home learning.  Please note that you may not get an instant reply. The staff of Wrotham Road will also be in contact every week to talk to the children just to touch base when we can. 


Mr Nouri

 nursery@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Shaxted and Miss Hawes

YearRS@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Bhathal

YearRB@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss McIntosh

Year1M@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Taffs 

Year1CT@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Butt

Year2B@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stone

Year2S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Foord

Year3F@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Anwar

Year3A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Evans

Year4E@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Tan

Year4T@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Alderson

Year5A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stenson

Year5S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Smith

Year6S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Karim

Year6K@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk



BookTrust are have free online books for all ages. As well as support for parents. They are supporting home learning through - Books to get through during lockdown. Just in case your children are wanting more books and to encourage the love of reading at home.

Link below

Laptops for schools

With schools now closed again we are once more asking you to help those pupils still in need.


Perhaps you received new laptops or tablets for Christmas or you may have old devices you don’t need anymore?


If you have something you’d like to donate – and that could be a laptop; or tablet that could help a child with their home learning please contact the school office.


Many thanks!


Get Set Eat Fresh!

 

Get Set to Eat Fresh

with Aldi and Team GB

Free materials for parents to support young people aged 5–14 in developing their understanding and love of fresh, healthy food, the skills they need to cook for themselves and the desire to celebrate food with friends and family.



Aldi and Team GB are challenging young people aged 5–14 to get creative and design an original recipe, inspired by Team GB. Enter from home for the chance to receive a host of exciting prizes and see your dish join Aldi’s online collection of Taste Kitchen recipes – featuring on both the Aldi and Get Set to Eat Fresh websites. What's more, one overall winner – selected by our Aldi Athlete Ambassadors – will receive a piece of exclusive Team GB Tokyo 2020 signed merchandise and have their recipe showcased in print, with a dedicated page spread of an Aldi leaflet! 
Entries must be received by Friday 12 February 2021

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Free Oxford Owl E- Books!

Parents can sign up for free on Oxford Owl and access some ebook reading books, too!


Free eBook library | Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press

FREE eBook Library from Oxford Owl for Home. Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading pages.. All our eBooks are tablet-friendly.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Resilience videos for parents

 Click Here


Yoga Lesson Today - Kids Yoga- That Celebrates Our Differences

Click Here To Start

Virtual Assembly

 Click Here to start




What’s going on this week? 

It is thought that thousands of pets were 'panic bought' at the start of the first lockdown. The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home charity have warned that the number of dogs abandoned over the next five years could increase by 27%. The charity, which rehomes animals in London and the surrounding area, surveyed 2,000 dog and cat owners who acquired a new pet during the national lockdown. It found 31% had done so despite not having considered getting a dog or cat before. 

Main question: 

Should anyone be allowed to buy a pet? 

Listen, think, share 

  • • Look at this week’s poster and talk about what you can see. Explain that animal charities are warning that as our lives and routines start to go back to what they were before the pandemic, the owners of many pets that were bought during the lockdown period may find it harder to find the time to look after them. 
  • • Why do you think that so many people chose to buy a pet during this time? Talk about how many people may have felt lonely. Discuss our own experiences of owning pets, or if we’d like to. 
  • • Have we heard of charities such as the RSPCA or the Battersea Dogs and Cats home charity? Do we know what they do? Talk about how they help take care of animals. Read through the information found on the assembly resource about the work of the RSPCA and the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home charity and pets that have been bought over the past year. Do you think that there should be more restrictions when buying a pet? Did you know that there were charities to help in this area? 
  • • Watch this week’s useful video clip (found overleaf), which shows an RSPCA staff member explaining what has happened in recent months. Are you surprised?

Reflection 

Deciding to have a pet is a lifelong commitment. It is important that we consider all of their needs and are confident that we are able to meet them before buying one. 

KS1 Focus 

Question: 

What types of animals do people keep as pets? 

Listen, think, share 

  • • Think of as many animals as possible and create a list on the board e.g. cat, dog, elephant, hawk, spider. 
  • • Which of the animals listed do you think could be described as pets? Explain that a pet is an animal that we often keep in our homes. They are usually tame and are kept for companionship or pleasure. 
  • • Look at resource 1, which shares some examples of popular pets. Can you name each pet? Do you have a pet? If you could choose, which pet would you like to keep? Why? Can you organise the pets on resource 1, from your most favourite to your least favourite? 
  • • Sometimes people keep animals as pets that we might not think are pets such as hens, pigs, sheep and other farm animals or wild animals such as hedgehogs or snails. Do you know anyone who has an unsual pet? 
  • • If someone decides to keep a pet, what do you think they need to do to make sure it is looked after? For example provide food and water, shelter, exercise, medical care. Discuss that all pets are different so need different amounts of care, space, time and attention. 


Reflection 

There are many different pets we can choose to look after. Where we live, how much time we have and what animals we like can help us decide if we should have a pet and what type of pet we can care for. 




 KS2 Focus 

Question: 

Why do people buy pets? 

Listen, think, share 

  • • Do you have a pet or know anyone who does? Create a list of the different types of pets you or someone else you know owns. 
  • • Explain that there are many different types of pet. People buy a pet for many different reasons. 
  • • Look at resource 2, where some people share why they have their pet. Can you summarise why each person has their pet e.g. for company, exercise, teach responsibility, eggs? If you have a pet, why did you buy it? 
  • • Do you think the reason someone wants a pet affects the type of animal they choose? If you are buying a pet for companionship, what type of animal might be best? What else might affect their choice e.g. the amount of space they have in their home, the amount of time, how much money it will cost? 
  • • Can you think of any other reasons why someone might buy a pet? For example, someone using a guide dog, buying a cat to control mice, an animal that enters competitions, a sheepdog. Do you think these animals, that have a job to do, can still be described as pets? 
  • • Do you think that everyone who owns a pet has bought it? How else might you end up owning a pet? Discuss that you may find an animal that needs help, be given a pet, take on a pet that somebody no longer wants or can care for etc. 


Reflection 

There are many different reasons why people buy pets. Whatever the reason, if we choose to own a pet, we must make sure it can be cared for properly. 

Monday, 4 January 2021

Home Learning For The Week- WB 5th January 2021

                               

Click on the year group link below:-









Class teacher contact

Please find a list of the class emails. These addresses are so that you can ask your child's class teacher for any help around home learning.  Please note that you may not get an instant reply. The staff of Wrotham Road will also be in contact with you to talk to the children just to touch base when we can. 

We would like to send our very best wishes to all of you at this very difficult time, we understand how challenging this period will be for all of us.  

Keep reading, exercise, do the best you can with the work supplied and stay safe.

Mrs Jack



 Mr Nouri                                       Nursery@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk    

Mrs Shaxted and Miss Hawes         YearRS@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Bhathal YearRB@wrotham-road.kent.sch.u

Miss McIntosh Year1M@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Taffs Year1CT@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Butt Year2B@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stone Year2S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Foord Year3F@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Anwar Year3A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Evans Year4E@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Tan Year4T@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Alderson        Year5A@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Stenson Year5S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Mr Smith Year6S@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk

Miss Karim Year6K@wrotham-road.kent.sch.uk





Battle of the bands start on Tuesday 5th January at 9am!

 Battle of the Bands is back!  





Home Learning Support - WB 5th January 2021

MATHS 

Times Table Rockstars: play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student. The school post code is DA11 0QF

Sumdog: sumdog.com/user/sign_in. You will be able to sign in as a parent and access a variety of free games – or upgrade to a subscription should you wish to do so.

topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/ This website allows access to some free resources such as ‘Problems of the Day’ and ‘Barvember’.

myminimaths.co.uk/ Here you can find Maths activities tailored to each Year group.

mangahigh.com/en/ Access to these maths resources is currently free of charge

mathshed.com/ Here you can sign up to access free resources to support Maths learning

timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

SCIENCE:

These activities from the Science Museum can be sorted by key stage and may be useful to those with older children too:

learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?type=at-home

The STEM website has a range of downloadable resources sorted by topic and year group:

stem.org.uk/primary-science

GEOGRAPHY

seterra.com

HISTORY

ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/ – for Y6

FRENCH

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty

MUSIC

popuk.org/

ALL SUBJECTS:

twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents Twinkl are offering a variety of free resources for parents, covering a wide range of subjects.

In very exciting Harry Potter related news, JK Rowling has launched a new website for children to explore at home. It is packed with quizzes, magical craft videos, puzzles, fun articles and special activity packs.

wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

ENGLISH

pobble365.com/  (not secure) Here you will find a selection of images, each with suggested ideas for vocabulary and discussion work, along with possible story starters.

nessy.com/free-trial/signup – phonics

literacyshed.com/home.html Here you will find a wide variety of visual stimuli from animated shorts to interesting images, along with suggested ideas to extend learning

thereadingrealm.co.uk/ This website uses short stories as a stimulus for learning.

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw   – Spelling and Grammar

topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading – Reading and Comprehension

ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-inference-collection/ – writing 

Read, Write, Inc. daily phonics lessons: youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

stories.audible.com/start-listen

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is also available on Audible to listen to as often as you like over the coming weeks for free:

stories.audible.com/start-listen

ACTIVE LEARNING / PE:

The following websites provide some simple opportunities for children to stay active:

https://youtu.be/SbFqQarDM50

https://youtu.be/uqLNxJe4L2I

youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

youtube.com/watch?v=iHoErQuFw_4

cosmickids.com try some yoga at home

BBC Super Movers – bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Premier League Primary Stars – plprimarystars.com/for-families