Home Learning Overview
As part of our Home Learning Curriculum, we use some fantastic online learning platforms so children can access different aspects of the curriculum at home.
White Rose Maths
Always happy to help, the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. We will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan.
Bug Club is an online library of hundreds of books that the children’s class teachers can set reading age appropriate books for the children to read online. The books also included mini quizzes and questions throughout the texts so the children can be tested on their comprehension and understanding.
A real favourite of the children! This is a fun and interactive way for children to learn their times tables. Firstly, children create their own rock avatar, then navigate through a rock world whilst competing at ‘Jams’ and ‘Stadiums’ to improve their rock speed (how quickly and accurately they answer times tables questions) and earn coins that can be spent to personalise their avatar.
All children have been given log ons and passwords for Bug Club and TT Rockstars. These are recorded in their Home Learning books. If you have any questions regarding log ons and passwords please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Some children, as part of their provision and intervention, have log ins to Nessy. This fantastic online resources supports children in making progress with their reading, writing, spelling and maths.
Each week, your child will be sent home with spellings to learn. They will be tested on these spellings the following week. Please check your child’s Microsoft Teams account or the Year group page of the website or their Super Spellers sheet to find the spelling rule or sound they are focusing on that week.
There are also lists of curriculum words that the children need to learn by the end of year 4 and 6. These lists are below:
Each Friday, your child will be set a piece of maths homework through the online MyMaths platform. This piece of homework has been selected and set by your child’s maths teacher and will reflect what they have been learning in class that week or will be extra practice of fluency skills or previous learning. Your child should have their log on and password provided to them by their class teacher, if you’re unsure of this, please contact your child’s class teacher who will help.
Rapid recall and fluency are very important for children to feel confident in maths lessons and progress easily on to new maths teaching. Below are the ‘Key Recall Fact’ booklets for each year group. Throughout maths lessons, children will be using these basic maths skills regularly and any extra practice at home towards these will support your child.
At TMA, we believe that children having an active lifestyle is extremely important. We encourage the children to be as active as possible and make sure we embedded physical activity into as many lessons as we can. Here are some links to videos and websites that we use within school so if you want to keep your children active at home whilst learning and revising concepts, these links are good places to start.
5 Minute Move – Workout 1
5 Minute Move – Workout 2
5 Minute Move – Workout 3