Learning

All children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education, which provides continuity and progression, and takes individual differences into account.  The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. The children learn from the way they are treated and are expected to behave; this is known as the “hidden curriculum”. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

Home Learning Activities

Teachers will be setting home learning activities on their Year Group page. You can find these through the menu at the top and left hand side of this page. In addition, whole school projects and activities will be posted below.

FREE Resources for parents

A number of online education companies have made access to their resources FREE for parents while schools are closed. The list below is exhaustive and we will add to this when we can!

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)

Juniper Education (If you, or anyone you know, needs inspiration for home learning you’ll find everything you need in the free timetables linked to free resources. They’ll be published every week until schools return, including ‘holidays’)

Times Tables Rockstars (You can use your child’s unique login to access times tables and division facts for all pupils from Y1-Y6. Times tables are recognised as essential to access many mathematical concepts and knowledge will be assessed at the end of Y4)

Sign4All (Miss Scoltock has been creating lots of signing videos online. Check out her page, Sign 4 All, where you can keep up with all of the activities you’d normally be doing at Signing Club!)

The Voices Foundation Daily Singing Assembly (Every weekday at 1pm during term time, The Voices Foundation will stream a virtual signing assembly)

Sale Sharks’ Resources (Sale Sharks have created booklets of activities for children year 1 to year 6)

World Book Online (Access to over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks)

Oxford Owl (Free banded ebooks)

Sumdog (Motivate your child to work on mathematics, spelling and grammar with our platform which is proven to accelerate growth, offering personalized practice for ages 5-14 – Free once signed up)

TTS (40 free home learning activities for parents)

Twinkl (Thousands of FREE resources when you sign up with the code UKTWINKLHELPS – Valid for 30 days)

Dream Big (The team at Dream Big have compiled these activities that will help to keep your children physically active)

Dream Big Blog (The wider benefits of staying active at home)

Dream Big Maths On The Move (These activity sheets are for children in years 1 – 6 and can be downloaded here)

Crick (Child-friendly word processing support that will enable pupils of all abilities to work independently)

The Maths Factor (Let Carol Vorderman teach your child Matgs during this difficult period)

Harry Potter At Home (Inroducing the Harry potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied)

Audible (All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet)

Caring for our communities during the coronavirus pandemic

You can find out how Focus Trust are supporting families by clicking HERE.

STEM Activities

If you are self isolating or social distancing, or are just looking for ideas for home learning, make the most of your time with your children by completing this list of STEM activities for families.
Take a photo or video of you all completing the activities and share it to our Facebook (@LyndhurstPrimaryFocus) or Twitter page (@LyndhurstOldham) with the hashtags #ShapingTheFuture, #MakingMemories, #ReadyForLife so we can see why you’ve been getting up to.
Staying physically healthy

It is extremely important for our population to stay active and healthy, though we understand there are difficulties when confined to a house for most of the day. The list below will be regularly updated to share ideas on how to keep physically active.

Bikes – If the family are going out for a walk – why not use this time to teach your children to ride bikes.  Ideas and step by step guides can be found here: 

https://readysetride.co.uk/prepare

Youth Sport Trust: Personal Challenges – You can have a go at these or come up with your own: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX9GnyQdxaf5SqSnTYy_pc51k7lIPi4je

Imoves are providing Quick Blasts, Active Blasts & Mental Wellbeing which can be accessed here: http://theimovement.com/

In addition, free educational resources which can be found here: 

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

DfE Resources

The DfE have today (7.4.20) released a set of online resources for children to access at home. You can access it here.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

English

Mathematics

Science

PE

Wellbeing

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)