Our Remote Learning Rules - Autumn 2020
'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 list of useful educational websites, this can be accessed via: 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:
BBC Catch-Up Lessons:
Oak National Academy
Some teachers may use Class Dojo ‘Porfolios’. ‘Portfolios’ allow teachers to set work for their class/year group and for children to return their work individually via the use of a class text code. Please do not panic teachers will provide full details on how your children can do this. Due to safeguarding concerns please can we ask that children do not send video files or voice recordings to teachers (please disable your webcams). Instead children can upload text and images/drawings. ‘Portfolios’ is very secure as posts/uploads need to be approved by teachers. Please click on: https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009884732-What-is-ClassDojo-Portfolios-and-How-Does-it-Work- to discover more about 'Portfolios'.
Teachers will be awarding Dojo points based on work and activities completed at home.
We are currently investigating using Microsoft Teams to replicate learning in school at a home, watch this space!
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/
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - a great site for all curriculum areas.
https://go.educationcity.com/, curriculum-based software for all ages.
Not wanting to bombard you with more sites, we thought this one is fantastic to develop maths, English and science: https://www.lbq.org/home
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:
Isolation and Lockdown Downloads
ClassDojo is a communication and behaviour management tool for the classroom. Each student 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!
Year 1 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. The program will also tell you how much time your child needs to spend on Lexia per week. It is important that your child works without any help while using Lexia and work is reported to the school so we can help if needed! It’s really easy to use on a computer go to https://www.lexiacore5.com/register. To use on an iPad, download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app from the App Store. (iPad support is limited to these devices: iPad 4+, iPad Mini 3+, iPad Air+, and iPad Pro.). The first time your child uses Lexia Core5, you may need to enter the teacher e-mail (email@example.com). Your child can then log in with the username and password which will be sent in a separate Dojo message. 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 (once we regain normality!), 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. While school is closed, Reading Plus will be one of our set tasks and we want the children to spend at least 15 minutes a day working through the activities. Class teachers will be monitoring usage and progress.
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.
Mathletics is the world's most used education website! It is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. 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
'Times Tables Rockstars'
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.