Hello Class 3!
I will be running a Virtual Dream Team soon, please check your emails for further information.
Your child will have taken home a learning pack for any period of time where they may not be able to attend school, details of which are also detailed below. The activities cover core subjects of English and Maths most because this reflects the balance of the curriculum as we teach it at school, but I have included a number of open ended, investigation or practical tasks to try and broaden it out and make it as interesting as possible. At school we work very hard to make lessons as engaging and interesting as possible, and this is difficult to replicate from a distance, so you may need to remind your child occasionally that their learning will return to its usual exciting and interesting way when they return to school soon!
Your child is capable of working with a great deal of independence (they may need reminding of this occasionally!) and I am aware that you may well be very busy so I have designed the activities to be as independent as possible, although there are some which will benefit from some discussion with another person. As a base level for each day away from school, assuming children are well, they should be completing a minimum of 40 minutes of IXL activities and 30 minutes of reading. These are activities that they regularly complete independently at school and so should not require much, if any, input from you. In addition to this they can choose from any of the other activities to undertake.
At this point it is unclear how long any potential break from school could last, so if you need any additional work, if you have any questions or are not sure of any of the work they have been set please feel free to contact me at the following email address:
I will check this regularly and get back to any questions as quickly as possible.
Remember that our school day is broken up into break times, lunch, assemblies, PE, discussion sessions and many other valuable but less academic sessions, so please don’t make your child work for 6 hours a day!
As inconvenient and potentially frightening as this period of time may be for many people, it is also an opportunity to spend more time with your children, so hopefully there can be some benefits to come from it and we all look forward to having them back to school as soon as possible.
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
For a collection of small computer programs implementing one-player puzzle games, head over to Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection.
Try out any of the games, but Mr Cole would particularly recommend: Map, Pearl, Pattern, Bridges, Galaxies, Fifteen, Guess, Rectangles, Towers, Sixteen, Unruly, Untangle, Pegs (Solitaire) and Mines (Minesweeper).
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Follow this link for a Harry Potter-themed digital escape room.
You can complete it as a group or as an individual, and you can compete against your friends. You can even try it multiple times.
Just make sure you have fun!