‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.’
Please remember everyone to make sure you have logged into your Google Classroom. Every class in the school (including Nursery) has their own virtual classroom page. The whole school newsletter and your class newsletters are posted there every Friday. Your teachers may also post your homework on there or information such as weekly spellings. You can also add to the 'stream' with comments and photos for your teacher and classmates!
If you have any problems logging into Google Classroom, please email Mr Bell on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will do his best to help.
Free Family Learning Online!
Some ONLINE short courses for families to do together have been designed, that are all FREE for every single parent.
Book and Cook Family Activity Week Online starts Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May Motivational Monday - Making a rainbow from any ingredients you have at home from tomatoes to cherries to peas! Ring an isolated relative and read them a book and make a rainbow in your house or garden. Tech Tuesday - Harry Potter chocolate melting (using up your left over Easter Eggs) and some Harry Potter activities. Work it out Wednesday - Making Pizza (bread roll, slice of bread, pizza base and using up beans, tins of tomatoes, sweetcorn, etc) and then writing your own Pizza cook book. Theory Thursday - Where's Wally book and making your own biscuits (flour, sugar and butter) and anything red and white to decorate them. Hiding your Wally Biscuits around the house for family to find. Feedback Friday - Making a book of all the different cooking things you tried this week to take back into school to show your teacher and class.
5 days of Family Fun online starts Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May Motivation Monday - Flower Pressing and card making using flowers from your garden or local walk and books as the press and turning them into cards or pictures to show or post to people. Tech Tuesday - Sock puppets from old socks at home and anything you can find at home to decorate. Working it out Wednesday - garden pots using recycled drink bottles and yoghurt pots and painting with water in your garden. Theory Thursday - using cereal, pasta or dried fruit etc to thread into necklaces or jewellery. Feedback Friday - Stick food using cocktail sticks or kebab sticks or similar make your own kebabs from fruit and veg in your home or any sweets you can find.
High School Family Crafts Online starts Monday 18th – Friday 22nd May This is a 5 session online course for parents and teenagers to learn new crafts together. This course will be given to you to complete in your own time over the course of a week with 5 activities including: 1) Friendship Bracelets with wool or string 2) Flower braided bracelets using wool or string 3) Painted salt dough earrings 4) painted salt dough necklace and 5) Safety Pin Jewellery.
Oak National Academy
This is a new collection of lessons and resources launched on 20th April 2020, backed by the Government, which has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. It covers a range of subjects across all primary years and new lessons and resources will be added each week.
As our teachers at Tenbury already have plans in place and have been delivering this through Google Classroom, your child's class teacher will suggest ideas/lessons for them to look at alongside the existing work they are setting. Through Google Classroom, our teachers will let the children know which lessons to do and when, if they feel this is the best resource available.
The Government have said that Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize, to offer a structure for the day until schools fully reopen. There is no username or password for the site - simply log onto:
Click here to access free audio books from David Walliams!
Audible is an audiobook service run by Amazon. They are offering free books for children whilst the schools are shut.
Give it a try!
Please see below for ideas of things you can do at home without a computer screen!
Your teacher will also set activities for you to complete at home each week using 'Google Classroom', together with providing the necessary support and guidance you may require on the 'Chat' page. A letter will be coming home on 20/03/2020 with instructions on how to log on and what to do next.
Parents and carers also have free access to high-quality learning for one month through the 'Twinkl' educational website.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
12 Famous Museums offer Virtual Tours you can take on your couch
As always use www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and choose your Key Stage to access lessons, quizzes and games
https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - for children who love Science with excellent interactive resources.
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ for those that enjoy crafts a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home
Your teachers will also be directing you to lots of fun websites and educational activities over the next few weeks, so look out for these on Google Classroom!