'Our Online Resources'
By clicking on the LARGE images below you can access websites that will support your child. Please contact your child's teacher if you don't have access to these sites, have forgot your username/password or have a technical issue. Please note you can also e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department for Education has created a support link for Remote Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
The most recommended sites are:
ClassDojo is a communication and behaviour management tool for the classroom. Each child has a profile – complete with their own avatar – to which teachers can assign positive points (or 'dojos'). This is the site we use for everyday communication, please ensure you are on!
Reception to Year 3 are being given the amazing opportunity to use the Lexia Core 5 reading program at home. Lexia is a fun computer-based program and the activities develop reading skills. Your child begins Lexia at a starting point that fits their needs and works using online activities throughout the week, these activities give direct instruction and feedback as new skills are learnt. Please note Lexia may also be used elsewhere in school especially for those not able to manage Reading Plus.
Reading Plus (https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login). We have subscribed to Reading Plus, which is an online reading program to improve comprehension skills, vocabulary understanding and fluency. Although the children will be using the program in school, it can be accessed through any device at home that can be connected to the Internet - even a PlayStation! Pupils choose from a wide variety of age-appropriate texts (fiction, non-fiction and informational) that are matched to the individual’s reading level. Having read a text selection, pupils practice applying their knowledge and understanding by answering 10 comprehension questions. When the children first login, they will complete a baseline assessment to determine their starting point. The children must complete this independently. Year 2 Children will not need to complete a baseline assessment as it has been pre-set at a beginner’s level. After the baseline, the pupils will have 3 freedom of tasks for day one and then they will be assigned 5 x reading, 2 x vocabulary and 1 x visual skills per week. Class teachers will be monitoring usage and progress. It is predominantly in Key Stage 2.
Reading Plus Login Instructions:
Step 1: Google Chrome;
Step 2: Search by entering the words - Reading Plus Student login;
Step 3: Select the site, usually it will be the first option that appears on the menu.
Step 4: Enter the school Site Code: rpthros1;
Step 5: Enter Username: your 1st name and 1st initial of your surname e.g. Harry Styles would be: harrys (all lower case and no spaces);
Step 6: Enter password: qwerty (all lower case);
Step 7: Decorate your own dashboard with the avatars and change your password so only you would know it - make sure you write it down as you do it so you can remember it for next time!
Step 8: Start lessons, you will be set 5 Comprehension lessons and 1 Vocabulary lesson per week - if you complete this minimum amount you can then unlock Visual Skills lessons as a reward.
There is no weekly limit on the lessons you can complete so go for it. Log in to your student’s Reading Plus account (as described above) to access your child’s Dashboard. Learn more about each section of the student dashboard by either clicking on the ‘Parent Link’ at the top of the screen or by clicking on the ‘Help Icons’ found throughout the Dashboard. Here is a link which may be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESp1ciVMsvA.
Spellingframe includes all the words - both statutory and the example words - from the National Curriculum for Spelling for Year 1 to Year 6. Choose a spelling rule and each word is read aloud and provided within a sentence for context. Children can choose to practise a set of words, take a test, or play a game with those words.
Mathletics is the world's most used education website! It is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results.
'Times Tables Rockstars'
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Please note children can now access NumBots (a platform that tackles addition, subtraction and number bonds) via use of their Times Tables Rock Stars login: https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/10248
NumBots can be played online and through the app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. It is available for all year groups however, we are aiming it at Reception to Year 4. Children will use the same username and password that they use to login to Times Table Rock Stars, which is on your child’s login sheet. Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts and aim for 3 to 4 times a week.
1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding and taking away in your head.
'EducationCity' provides fun educational games in the form of online activities for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1.
'Learning by Questions'
LbQ is a classroom app filled with curriculum-aligned Question Sets and immediate feedback to super-charge learning.
CENTURY is an online learning tool for children in Key Stage 2. The platform identifies strengths, gaps in knowledge and misconceptions. Children will be able to access CENTURY anytime and anywhere once they receive their log-in. The platform can be accessed from tablets and laptops on up-to-date versions of most common browsers. The best browsers are Chrome on PCs and Android devices and Safari on iPads. It is not currently optimised for use on mobile phones. If you have any questions about CENTURY, please feel free to get in touch with your child’s teacher, or alternatively you can email CENTURY at email@example.com. Other useful links: https://www.century.tech/customer-resources/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHl89apiSE
View the topics your children are covering during the term and let your children do research and activities linked to the topics in the varying subject areas. Details of what your child is doing can be found on: https://www.throstonschool.org.uk/curriculum-1/
Start a diary/journal form home. Your diary will become history!
Read a new book and produce a book review.
A few free classic books can be accessed from: https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Use www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access free e-books simply click onto: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ and register.
More live stories, this time from Hartlepool author Adam Bushnell. His nephew and niece used to attend our school.
Learn your spellings. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need support with this.
The children could write letters/postcards/draw pictures for the elderly.
Children in drama group can learn their lines for Aladdin.
Click onto to: https://throston-primary-school.primarysite.media to listen to Mr. Atkinson read stories for Early Years.
New site for maths: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Maths Lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=M7U0sTA1Mjc2sLAwBgA&sseid=MzIwsjAwNTE1NgQA&jobid=73579aa0-056c-4c95-a0ef-24d4d2fc74b2. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
https://www.10ticks.co.uk, for Reception to Year 4 to help the children become confident and fluent in a range of maths topics. Children will be able to look at the four basic operations of arithmetic (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction). Please Dojo your child’s class teacher if you do not have your log-in details.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ - Scratch is a block-based visual programming language website targeted primarily at children.
https://studio.code.org/courses – Coding for all ages.
ART AND DESIGN
If you would like to mix things up a bit with your home schooling why not try a History topic? You could research the history of our town and present it in a fun and creative way - PowerPoint, news report, drawings etc… What is our area famous for? Are there any significant individuals from Hartlepool? Compare and contrast how our local area has changed over time – has it always had the same population? Have the buildings changed? Have a look at https://kids.kiddle.co/Hartlepool, for some interesting facts.
Keep active with Super Movers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
This is a great site to keep your children active and entertained. There are countless videos that children can copy dances to and sing along to as well as mindfulness/calming and educational videos. We use it a lot in school and it might help break the days up! You will have to register but it is free to use: https://www.gonoodle.com
‘Jump Start Jonny’ is doing a live workout for children each day. He is very lively and lots of fun! You can find his live workouts for children using the link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PDFwCV0HHcl08-1SzdiBw/featured
Physical activities from 6 months to 7 years (Tumble Tots): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACznYVc07dATaLovP9k22g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdEsrKnVts0 – Hartlepool Active Website
Why not brush up on your French while you are at home. The following links have lots of activities and games for you to enjoy:
Brush up on your musical terminology and knowledge through these websites to help become a composer of your own music and style.
Get creative with classical music on BBC Ten pieces website.
Why not have a virtual tour of a place of worship that you have learnt about, or would like to find out more about.
Watch a Bible Story with Beginners Bible on Youtube.