We are looking forward to opening to more children this week and next. For all of you at home, there is a learning menu to support you with your learning this week.
Moving forwards, we will be moving all school and home learning to Seesaw. You should have received some information in the post about how to access this. If not, ring or email the school office and we will be able to sort it out.
During the period that the school will be closed, which is likely to be for the foreseeable future, children are expected to continue their learning through home learning tasks.
Children will be provided with a weekly menu of activities to complete. The activities cover all areas of the curriculum. Please click on your year group to access the learning menu for the week.
In addition, we have created a list of useful websites linked to different areas of the curriculum. Please encourage your child to access them. If a log on is needed e.g. TT Rockstars and your child cannot remember it please email the office, email@example.com and we will send it to you. We will be continuing to add to this list over the coming weeks.
Sharing work with your child’s class teacher
To help to celebrate the efforts of your children, we have set up an email account for each class. The purpose of the account is to enable your child to share pieces of work that they are proud of with their teacher. Teachers will acknowledge this through providing some feedback to your child. We hope that this will help your child to feel less isolated and help to know that their work is valued.
If you have any queries regarding the home learning provided, please contact your child’s teacher via the class email address. This has following format firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, believe it or not, next week is half term! Consequently, we will not be sending out any home learning menus.
However, you might still want to be active so we've got a 'Joy of Moving' booklet for you with some activities to try out. The weather's meant to be fantastic so why not get outdoors and give some of the challenges a go.
There are also some more book recommendations from our Grove 'community of readers' for you all. Be inspired!
A few activities to bring to your notice this week. Firstly, a book about 'Hope' written and illustrated by some of our favourite authors. Secondly, some interesting history activities from English Heritage and finally, another sports challenge, this time, cricket! And if you're a football fan then Cambridge United are holding a special assembly on Thursday 21st May at 10 am.
And last but not least...
Are you stuck for something to read? Not sure what book to try next? In which case, have a look at the book recommendations from staff and children at The Grove.
The sun is out so why not try the tennis activities from the School Games Team. Challenge yourselves to attempt the Pirate Catch or the High Five Rallies. And don't panic if you haven't got a tennis racket, a plastic plate or wooden spoon will work just as well!
Then, to calm down after all the exercise why not read a short story or take part in Kettle Yard's pebble challenge.
The first thing to highlight this week is a new project that has been launched by Kettle's Yard. Their new Artist-in-Residence for North Cambridge, Enni-Kukka Tuomala, has started the 'Campaign for Empathy' and as part of this has produced an activity kit for families to do together. As a school we are often involved and encourage you to make the most of this opportunity.
Secondly, there is a virtual Netball competition to get involved in. Normally, our school attends these sports competitions and often does quite well. They may have moved online, but I'm sure that you'll want to take part.
Finally, something for those 'little learners' out there. I've included a link focused on learning through play which is targeted towards Reception. The activities are also suitable for children of nursery age and I'm sure many of you have small siblings who would love to get involved.
We hope that you all enjoyed the little message from the teachers. If you haven't seen it, check out our Facebook page. This week, we've got some useful information about phonics and some interesting art activities from the Fitzwilliam Museum here in Cambridge. There are also some science challenges linked to National Science Week. Why not have a go?
Just one thing to highlight this week - BBC Bitesize. The BBC have created daily lessons for all curriculum subjects for all year groups and you might see some well-known faces getting involved. Why not take a look!
I hope that you are all enjoying the sunny weather while at the same time staying safe and healthy. Alongside the home learning menus, this week's activities include a whole range of resources provided by the local authority schools team, RE resources related to the Easter story and well-being resources for staying well in body and mind.
Also, the well-known illustrator, Axel Scheffler, has created a book to share with children all about Covid-19. His well-known works include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and The Whale so it's definitely worth a read!
Another set of resources for you to access at home to support learning in a range of different areas of the curriculum. This week includes phonics games, online Maths sessions and some activities for developing your creative skills.
During the school closure, we will be adding some additional activities each week that you could do with your children. These will coverage a range of topics and be appropriate for all year groups. Have fun!
- Activities linked to reading including free-access to audio books for children and reading bingo!
- Learn from the experts! - Activities linked to books by real children's authors.
- Opportunity to develop problem-solving skills by breaking codes and completing other challenges
- And for those five minute breaks, a five minute physical workout!
We also have some resources designed to support you and your child(ren) with talking about and understanding Covid-19.