Teachers will allocate new games every day during a school closure so that there are new games at an appropriate level for your child. All children have their own personal log in details.
BBC Bitesize has lots of ideas for supporting children in Year 1 and Year 2 to consolidate and improve their skills in all areas of the National Curriculum. The link below will take you to the KS1 subject area. Follow the tiles on the website to find games and other resources in each area.
BBC Bitesize daily lessons
You'll find daily lessons on BBC Bitesize for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
This is an amazing website that is completely free. There are resources that all children will enjoy accessing in all curriculum areas.
At 11.00 each morning, starting on 23 March 2020, David Walliams will read one of his stories for children.
Discovery Education (Espresso)
Acorn Academy's subscription to Espresso includes home access for all children attending this school. Discovery Education has kindly agreed to this information being shared via our school website but has asked that parents do not share this information via social media. Click on the link below to take you to Discovery Education, click 'login', then click 'Espresso' and then log in with the username 'student2389'. The password is: school
Espresso has lots of ideas for learning at home with children in all different areas of the EYFS and KS1 curriculum. There is also a daily challenge on the home page of both EYFS and KS1.
Edinburgh Zoo has set up a webcam so that you can continue to see some of the animals including the panda, koala and penguins.
Essex Library Service
The library service offers a range of online services, including Disney comics for children download. Please see information in the document below about how to access these services.
Essex Wildlife Trust
Please click on the link below to see the webcams at the Essex Wildlife Trust. There are currently bats, badgers and barn owls for you to see. Dusk is the best time to see the badgers!
Explorify at home is a weekly supply of activities for parents and carers to do with their learners at home. It's based on the primary science curriculum, but easy to do at home.
Explore the world with Google Earth and even visit the International Space Station.
Hens for Hire
We have had a busy week here at Hens HQ, all hens and chicks were successfully collected from over 30 schools and though we weren't quite ready for them they are all settled in. They are in pens in our large airy hen barn and in smaller pens outside. We had the feed delivery early and now have a tonne of pellets and corn. Click on the link below to check out the latest news for our hens and some ideas for activities for home.
The Maths Factor (Carole Vorderman)
This website is completely free and has maths lessons taught by Carole Vorderman for each age group. There are also maths games for children to play to consolidate their learning (and to have fun!).
Oak National Academy
This website has daily lessons for all year groups in English, Maths and foundation subjects. Please follow the link to the website and then follow the menu on the website to the right year group for your child. Week beginning 1st June is Week 6 on Oak Academy.
Please register on this website (free of charge) to access e-books for your child. You can select the right age band and ability level for your child and many of the books will already be familiar to him/her as they are used in school. There are also lots of ideas for children's learning at home in each year group - please scroll down the page from the link below to find the right year group for your child. Each section has around 100 ideas for home learning!
P.E. with Joe
Check YouTube each morning for today's 'PE with Joe' 30 minute fitness session to keep children (and adults) fit during the school closure period. If you miss one, you can catch up by accessing the sessions from the previous days as well!
All parts of this website are free of charge in the current situation and parents are encouraged to follow the link below and log in with their children to play games to support their phonics learning. Children are familiar with this website as it is often used by teachers in the classroom.
Phonics Play Comics
This website has free decodable comics which are fun for children to read.
One picture. One teaching resource with lots of ideas. Every day.
This website has fun and innovative ways to help children to remember how to spell tricky words. The school has subscribed so that this is free for all parents to access with their children. User name: Acorn Password: AAYYV8V99D
Summer Reading Challenge
Join the Silly Squad this summer with the Summer Reading Challenge. Children can sign up from 5th June 2020 and will set their own challenges during the summer. Each time children finish a book, they are encouraged to add it to their profile and write a review. Families are encouraged to join in and 'Get Silly' with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. Please sign up via the link below.
Twinkl has lots and lots of resources that teachers use in school to support children's learning. There is also a 'parent' hub that contains some ideas for home learning and access to games for children to play. On 13th March 2020, Twinkl announced free access to the website for all parents and carers for one month. Please follow the link below and enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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