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Remote Learning and Keeping Children Safe at Home

School closures have now been announced and take effect from Friday 23rd March 2020 and will be in place for the foreseeable future. We are providing home learning packs in addition to the remote learning accessible from this page. Home learning packs will be delivered to absent children who live locally or posted to those further away. You will receive a home learning pack today or tomorrow.

We need your help to keep your children safe on the internet. The school’s internet access is extremely tightly controlled but when children access the internet from home the same restrictions do not necessarily apply.

It is possible to download free K9 web filtering software which is recommended.

For general advice & guidance please visit Parent Zone, Childnet or Thinkuknow.

If you have any concerns about a child's safety or welfare please contact the school on 02086924321 or email us at admin@sfdprimary.co.uk

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage dropdown to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Busy Things - Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children's LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
  • Twinkl - Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers - great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks - interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games - interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround - keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Numeracy resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL - choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars are offering full free access to times table practice.
  • NRICH - Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games - maths games.

 English resources

  • ICT Games - reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  • Reading Zone Live - authors, writing and poetry
  • Spell Blast on LGFL - practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Epic! A digital library for children aged 12 and under.

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills -this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch - children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC's yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow - a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! - Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.