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Home Learning

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.

Yatton Schools Remote Learning Plan 2020

Remote Learning Q&As January 2021

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 emails: 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 each Year Group's Home Learning activities  and contact information.

World Book Day - Thursday 4th March 

World Book Day activities - general activities for World Book Day. Your child's Year Group team may have also set specific tasks on Teams or Year Group page of website.

MICROSOFT TEAMS

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.

This 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!

Guidance for parents on Microsoft Teams

Signing into Teams for the first time

How to return an assignment in Teams

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:

How to download recordings of Teams meetings

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. 

BUG CLUB

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:

Getting to know Bug Club guide for parents

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:

https://support.pearson.com/uk/s/article/ActiveLearn-Primary-iPad-Login-Issues

If you can log in but the books won't open for you, here is a link to a solution involving Enabling Pop-ups:

Allow pop-ups on ipad

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.

Our Christian Values

Our current Value in Term 4 2021 is: FORGIVENESS

When we look at our Christian value of FORGIVENESS we are thinking about how we can forgive others as God has forgiven us, how not to hold grudges but instead to 'wipe the slate clean' and make a fresh start.

"Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others." (Colossians 3:13)

What other people have said about FORGIVENESS: 

“It takes a strong person to say sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.”    (Anon)

“Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the heart and cools the sting.”     (William Arthur Ward)

“When you forgive, you don’t change the past, but you do change the future.”   (Bernard Meltzer)

"As I walked out of the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind I'd still be in prison.    (Nelson Mandela)

Have you ever found forgiving someone very hard to do? Can you think of a time when 'wiping the slate clean' and forgiving someone has made things better?

Our school vision says: 'We want to grow, celebrate and make a difference'. Can you think about how considering the value of Forgiveness might help us to do this?

A Prayer for Forgiveness:

Dear Lord,

Thank you that you forgive us completely.

When people hurt us, please help us not to bear grudges,

and instead, ask for your strength to forgive.

Amen

Our school vision says: 'We want to grow, celebrate and make a difference'. Can you think about how considering the value of Forgiveness might help us to do this?

To help you discuss the value, read a Bible story and do some activities, please see this activity sheet: 

Activity Sheet: Forgiveness Home Activities

Prayers: The Church of England has produced some child-friendly prayers which you may choose to share with your child at this time. Follow the link below at the bottom of the page.

Other Resources 

We are currently trying our best to provide plans and activities that are most suited to your children’s year group and stages of development. There are many more general resources available online that you may wish to access. Please click on the link below for a list of websites and apps that you may choose to explore. We anticipate that this list will be updated regularly as we become aware of new home learning resources.

Website links and apps for parents

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

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 

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!

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.

Computing / ICT: Here are some ICT lessons for each year group.