Here are some activities that you may like to try at home.
For specific learning tasks for each year, please see individual class pages.
A message to our wonderful children and families.
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Summer Week 12 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 11 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 10 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Herefordshire Summer Games
Summer Week 9 Music activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 8 Activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 7 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 6 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Times Tables Rockstars. Guinness World Record Attempt!
Summer Week 5 Activities from Mrs Gibson
Summer Week 4 Music Activities from Mrs Gibson
Fab health and fitness ideas from the team at ProStars.
Summer Week 3 Music links from Mrs Gibson
Music from Mrs Abbott
BBC Ten pieces
If you would like more musical activities why don’t you google (with adult permission) ‘Ten Pieces at home’.
Each week there is a short video and some suggestions of activities to do associated with the music. Well worth taking a look!
If you just google BBC Ten pieces you will find all of the music included in this series- lots to choose from to listen to and to watch.
Jamawaile (performance track).mp3
Wonderful Day - 11 - Move On Down The Line.mp3
Updated Music Activities from Mrs Gibson ~ Enjoy!
Update 20th April:
News story (From the Education Secretary, Gavin Willamson)
New major package to support online learning!
Parents - click on the red words in the text below to visit the new website from Oak National Academy ...
Disadvantaged children across England are set to receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Devices will be ordered for children in the most vital stages of their education, those who receive support from a social worker and care leavers.
The government will also provide 4G routers to make sure disadvantaged secondary school pupils and care leavers can access the internet – where those families do not already have mobile or broadband internet in the household.
The country’s major telecommunications providers will make it easier for families to access selected educational resources by temporarily exempting these sites from data charges.
In addition, to support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy is due to launch on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
I want to thank all the teachers and staff who are working so hard to ensure vulnerable children and those of critical workers are supported at this time.
Schools will remain closed until the scientific advice changes, which is why we need to support the incredible work teachers are already doing to ensure children continue to receive the education they deserve and need.
By providing young people with these laptops and tablets and enabling schools to access high quality support, we will enable all children to continue learning now and in the years to come. We hope this support will take some of the pressure off both parents and schools by providing more materials for them to use.
Schools and colleges will be able to keep their laptops and tablets once they have reopened. This means that they will play a crucial role in enabling children to learn while schools and colleges are closed, and will also continue helping children learn in the future.
Oak Academy joins a broad range of support and resources available for schools and parents. This includes a list of high quality resources recently published by the Government, as well as the existing tools and resources schools use to provide remote education. Many suppliers are making resources, both online and hard-copy, available to schools for free.
This week (Monday 20 April) the BBC is launching its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents.
This is alongside new guidance published today (Sunday 19 April) for parents on how best to support their child’s education and development. While families stay at home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, some children and young people may face increased risk of abuse or neglect at home - or from strangers online. The Government will make funding worth £1.6 million available immediately for the NSPCC to expand and promote its national helpline for adults. While schools and social workers remain at the forefront of work to protect vulnerable children, including by supporting them to attend school, expanding the NSPCC Helpline will mean many more adults know how and where to raise concerns and seek advice or support about the safety and wellbeing of any children they are worried about.
Update 15th April:
A local Wellbeing Hub is being set up for all NHS staff in hospitals and they have asked for rainbows, letters or pictures from local school children to put up on the walls. If you would like to take part, please either post your work to school or drop off in the foyer. These will then be collected and delivered to hospitals.
Forest School - Gorsley Wildlife Camera
Take a look at the Forest School page to see the wildlife that has been caught on the Gorsley wildlife camera.
Oxford Owl are allowing free access to their online library with a range of ebooks featuring your favourite characters from Biff and Chip to the Project X team. You will need to register for an account:
With these links below, you can 'visit' the library and borrow some ebooks. Choose the link for Gloucestershire or Herefordshire depending on your postcode. You will need a library card but you can sign up online.
Hope you find a good read!
Joe Wickes is leading PE lessons on his YouTube channel every day at 9am.
Song of the week
Music Activities from Encore
Over the coming weeks Young Voices will be offering a number of FREE online tutorials, sing alongs and other goodies featuring the YV team.
Tune in to the YV Facebook page tomorrow (Thursday 26th March) at 11am to see our Musical Director Craig McLeish kick us off with an Elevensies with Craig vocal warm up and sing along.
Engaging Eyes and Fluency Builder
Children who use either of these programs in school can access their accounts from home with their individual logins:
Inspire At Home
We are aiming to put up a video for one of our brands each day, starting this afternoon as part of an “Inspire at Home” series (a little more exciting than the ‘stay at home’ we keep hearing on the news!). The videos related to these brands:
- Fit4Kids (fit4kids.co.uk) – Health and Fitness: Theme: “Doing your Fit”
- Professor Bubbleworks (professorbubbleworks.co.uk) – Science and STEM: Theme “Science Fun in the home”
- Mindful Minis (mindful-minis.co.uk) – Mindfulness and Mental Health – “Mindful Minutes at Home”
- BrainBusters (brainbusters.co.uk) – Maths Fun and Puzzles – “Riddle of the Day”
Simply search “Instilling Inspiration” on YouTube, or click here: Instilling Inspiration - YouTube Channel