For children who are unable to attend school and need to do their learning at home (eg, due to Covid self-isolation), links to learning resources will be provided on the year group pages from week beginning Monday 7th September. Although the activities may not often match exactly the tasks the children will be doing in the classroom, they will follow the same general topics and learning objectives. Learning and information for Reception (EYFS) children will often be sent out via Tapestry.
This page will continue to have links to more general learning resources as well as links to organisations and materials you may find useful sources of support, especially at this time.
Teacher email: We really encourage you and your children to be in touch with the teachers – see year group pages for contact details.
Please click on the links to the right to access the Year Group learning and contact information.
Parents: You should have received emails providing instructions and log in details for accessing Microsoft Teams.
You will need to log in at office.com
You will need to add @yattonschools.co.uk to the end of your username log in.
'Teams' will be used primarily if or when your child is not able to be in school if they are self-isolating, a bubble closes or in the event of a wider school closure. However, from now on there may also be other occasions when your child might be expected to take part or access some activities on Teams or we may wish to communicate with you or your child via Teams or use it for some meetings when it is difficult to meet in person. Further guidance is available here - but please note that we are not planning to use all of these features, at least at first!
We aim to record all of our scheduled Teams Meetings that we have with the children. Here is how you can find and download these recordings in case you were not able to join them live:
Use of Teams - Safeguarding, Rules and Guidance
Keeping your child safe and happy is always a high priority so the school staff will keep a close eye on all chat and communication on Teams to ensure it is kind and respectful. Children will be expected to follow the rules of the school – SAFE, READY and RESPECT online. Please read Appendix F of our E-safety policy which refers to rules and expectations of Teams meetings: Yatton Schools E-safety policy Appendix F The full policy can be viewed on the Policies and Key Documents page in the Yatton Schools 'About Our Schools' section.
We have subscribed to ‘Bug Club’- a fantastic resource for every reader across the school. From Reception through to Year 6, it enables children to access a personalised set of books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an online format. Not only will pupils have the opportunity to read on an alternative platform, but their understanding of what they have read will also be a key focus. We want to offer it as a source of free reading material for your child at this time.
Go to: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/ This is the link to the Bug Club website. You will need to log your child into their individual account in order to access the selection of books your child's class teacher has allocated to them. Details of how to do this and further information about Bug Club can be found in this guide we have put together for you:
If you have any difficulty accessing the Bug Club, please email your child's teacher or the school office and we will provide further help for you. Please also see the guidance below, especially if you are trying to access Bug Club via an ipad or iPhone:
Bug Club and iPads: We have become aware of some issues with accessing the site or opening the books using the Safari browser on iPads.
Log in issues on iPads: Here is a link from Pearson, the company behind Bug Club, providing some troubleshooting guidance if you get an error message when trying to log in on your iPad:
If you can log in but the books won't open for you, here is a link to a solution involving Enabling Pop-ups:
General troubleshooting for accessing Bug Club : Bug Club troubleshooting guide
NUMBOTS and TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS
We have signed up to Numbots and Times Tables Rock Stars!
NumBots is an online game and playing little and often should significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. NumBots letter for parents
Times Tables Rock Stars is aimed at the Junior children and is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! TTRS parent information
The children have been shown how to login and should have brought home a username label. They might need some help navigating to the website and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes or so regularly.
Please ask your child’s teacher if you're struggling to login or for any other queries about Numbots or Times Tables Rock Stars.
Maths: For information on how we teach the different methods of calculation in school, please click here to access our Calculation Policy.This illustrates the progression of the various strategies we teach the children from Reception through to Y6.
‘Real PE’ at home – online learning resources. We use ‘Real PE’ in school – we have now been sent a link so that parents can access an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. Click here for more information and log in details!
Additional home learning activities
Here are some links to websites that provide a range of general educational activities you might wish to access:
Twinkl Parent Zone - free resources: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents
Resources for home education: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-education
For parents with children in Reception, take a look through the EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities.
For primary-aged children, see the 5-11 area.
EYFS Home Learning Packs can be found here.
KS1 Home Learning Packs can be found here.
KS2 Home Learning Packs can be found here.
SEND Home Learning Pack is available here.
BBC Bitesize - Primary
A range of learning activities for all subjects for all ages / year groups
- offers free classroom resources - thousands of free curriculum-linked class clips - all arranged by subject and age group.
'Real PE' at home – online learning resources. We use 'real PE' in school - we have now been sent a link so that parents can access an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. Click here for more information and log in details!
Active activities - good energy at home - dances, mindfulness and games - all ages
Free interactive resources for school closures and home learning packs for English and maths activities for different year groups.
Short films and pictures to inspire writing for all ages groups
English activities for KS1 and KS2
Lots of online games for a variety of subjects - all ages
Reading and other English and Maths games and activities
They are trialling a new website for parents:
English and Maths games for all ages
Some useful Apps
Teach Your Monster to read - helping children to read
Scratch Jr - coding for younger children
Sketch Nation - design your own computer games
Exciting Sentences Pupil Edition - helping children create exciting sentences of different types
General Support and Family Well-being
Coronavirus Parents, we have been sent this link to an e-book on Covid-19 which you might find useful if you are looking for a way to talk with your child about the virus and what is happening: What’s Going On – explaining Covid-19 to younger children. Here is a child-friendly video guide that you may choose to share: Konnie Huq’s Guide to CoronaVirus As always, it’s best for you to check it out first before showing your child.
The School Nurse Team is here to provide support to children, young people and families in North Somerset. Click on the link to find out about the services it can provide at this time: School Nurse Poster
Mental Health and Wellbeing If you are looking for help in supporting your family’s mental health and wellbeing you may find this document produced by Backwell School useful. It includes links to various agencies and organisations that can provide support. Mental Wellbeing Help
WE Well-being: click on the link to access excellent resources and toolkits from this charity supporting well-being: WE well-being
Prayers: The Church of England has produced some child-friendly prayers which you may choose to share with your child at this time – click here
Educational Psychology Service Please click on the link for information about the services the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) can offer during these difficult times, including how to access their helpline: EPS Helpline
Online Safety Parents, we are aware that children may be spending more time online than usual at this time. You may wish to read this advice on keeping your children safe online: 6 Top Tips to Keep Children Safe Online during school closure