I hope you are are all safe and well, here are a few more ideas to keep you busy in the Easter Holidays!
I know we have a lot of Harry Potter fans in our class! I found a new website that JK Rowling has launched called 'Harry Potter at Home'.
Click on the picture to access the site.
Julia Donaldson is now reading one of her books each week!
The only access I can find so far is to go on Facebook and find 'The Gruffulo', it will be broadcast from there.
'A squash and a Squeeze' should be on there already.
Here is a link that has options to listen to a range of authors read their books.
Hopefully it works!
Studyladder is a web based educational program designed by teachers. The program is curriculum based and covers covers Maths, English as well as other subjects. Please click on the picture below and enter your login details to access the tasks that have been assigned to you.
As well as the activities in Studyladder, you can also use Lexia and Oxford Reading Owl to improve your reading skills at home. The links are below:
At Borrowdale School your child may be using a programme called Lexia Reading Core 5 which they use on our ipads. This programme helps the children with their reading and spelling skills. The children enjoy playing the educational games and we have seen a real improvement in their reading and spelling ability from using this programme. Your child is also able to access this from home.
Your child can use Lexia through the internet by going to the following website:
When asked for your teacher's email, please input email@example.com
Your child then needs to use the login and password that were provided.
You can also download the Lexia App on iPad or Android tablets by searching for ‘Lexia Reading Core5 UK’.
We know that regular reading for pleasure and parents showing an interest in children’s reading has a huge impact on children’s progress. This is why it forms the backbone of our homework approach. At school, we constantly look for opportunities to help families support their children with both reading and language development. The Oxford Owl website (click on image) is full of practical and proven tips, from children’s author Julia Donaldson, to help your children both engage with and get better at reading.
Elevenses with David Walliams!
A great time of day to sit down with a snack and listen to a free audio book by David Walliams.
An artist- (Pete McKee) is offering a free cartoon workshop for beginners. Follow the link to get onto his YouTube channel- starts Wednesday 25th March at 12pm.
There are different awards based on hands on challenges and problem solving in STEM.
8 x 1 hour challenges with downloadable worksheets.
For printouts/ worksheets, usually has a fee but they are offering a month of free access to parents.
There are lots of Phonics games and activities on this site.
The login required is Username: march20 Password: home.
Interactive videos to support KS1 Maths, Literacy and PSHE and PE learning. Great fun for times tables- as well as videos that are 'just for fun'.