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Castle School

Castle School

Balmoral

Hi everyone,

I have created a timetable which you can download from the bottom of the page.  This might be useful for parents to see as an idea for structuring their own home learning.

We find its best to complete the more formal learning tasks before lunchtime, ie Newsround, PurpleMash activity, reading etc and the afternoon is a little more relaxed with more time focused on Life Skills / Arts and crafts and of course leisure time! 

 

With regards to the timetable, flexibility is key and if my children get involved in a project then I can always jiggle things about as we go along. If they're enjoying their learning let them continue until they're finished

i.e. my 11 year old son got really involved with a drawing tutorial he found on YouTube and spent 2 hours on this. Remember there are no rules to home learning, just go with the flow and have fun!!

 

Nicola

 


Here are a few links that should keep you busy during this period of school closure.

 

Home Learning Links

CBBC Newsround

The home of news and fun facts for kids. Find out what is going on, with stories, pictures and videos. Try a quiz or one of their free games here.

Twinkl

Twinkl is free to parents for the next month. Here you can find things to support planning , resources for visual support, PowerPoints, books, worksheets, etc. for all subjects.

Purple Mash

Pupils have their username and password in their diary. The site has creative tools, themed activities and games for all ages in a cross-curricular way.  You can access it all here.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl contains a large selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books which are available online for free.  You can access it here.

Sensory World

Sensory World is a brand new website; a virtual, interactive house filled with activities designed to stimulate learning and promote choice.  Access it here.

Food Fact of Life

This website has a selection of recipes which support the teaching and learning of handling a range of ingredients, food skills and cooking techniques.  Access it here.  The Imagination Tree

The imagination tree website is fantastic, it has lots of sensory play and practical activities that you can complete with your children at home.  Access it here.

Audible / Amazon E-Books

Amazon has cancelled subscriptions of e-books and audible stories as long as schools are closed- All stories for all ages are free to stream on laptop, phone or tablet here.


Daily Education with Celebrities

 

Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed: 👏🏼

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks The Body Coach will be delivery daily PE sessions for kids Monday-Friday on his YouTube Channel.

https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385