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CLASS/BUBBLE CLOSURE

If your child's class or year group bubble has to be closed then class teachers will set their work on  Teams ClassroomTeams Classroom on a daily basis for Years 1-6, on Tapestry for Year FS and on Seesaw for Rainbow Room.

The lessons and activities that they set will follow daily class timetables. Children in all year groups will also be expected to complete their daily reading. Thank you for supporting your child with their learning at home. 

Your child can also watch our Monday and Friday whole school assemblies on our Thameside YouTube channel! Please tune in from 9:10am. They can also click here to sing with us on Tuesday mornings! 

HOME LEARNING WHILST SELF-ISOLATING

For pupils in all year groups, teachers have set up your child's home learning on Teams Classroom (login details are in children's reading records but please admin@thamesdie.reading.sch.uk if you cannot find it). 

The expectation is that your child completes Day 1 of the work set on their first day of quarantine and so on. Children are also expected to do at least 10 minutes of reading a day and record this in their reading record.  Parents and pupils are responsible for completing the work set and submitting it through Teams Classroom on a daily basis. 

Your child can access Teams Classroom on a laptop or ipad. 
If your child does not have access to a device in the family home and you require a paper copy of work set, please contact the school office to arrange delivery or collection.
If your child competes their work on paper then it must be handed into their teacher on their first day back at school. 

Classroom standard behaviour is expected from pupils whilst using Teams Classroom. This includes general conduct and the use of appropriate verbal or written language. All children in Key Stage 2 should not be using the Teams chat as a personal chat room. Teams must be thought of as a classroom environment. All children should follow the ICT Code of Conduct and parents should monitor their online activity to ensure they are working safely. 

If you have any difficulties with your child's remote learning whilst you are self-isolating, please contact:

Foundation stage children: rthomas@thameside.reading.sch.uk
Year 1 and Year 2: assistanthead@thameside.reading.sch.uk
Year 3 and Year 4: deputy@thameside.reading.sch.uk
Year 5 and Year 6: head@thameside.reading.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing your child at school again very soon. 

OTHER HOME LEARNING LINKS YOU MAY LIKE TO USE AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD...

Non-screen ideas

Active Leaders: daily challenges

100 Challenge Ideas: non-screen ideas for home learning

Recommended: 

Childline Kids (for under 12s)

Online safety at home

Teacher assigned learning

Purple Mash

Foundation Stage 

Tapestry (FS Stage Learning Journal)

Paper based learning

Classroom Secrets: print gov.uk approved activity packs for all year groups

Online lessons

Oak National Academy: One English, Maths and topic lesson is uploaded each day for all year groups. Lessons are taught by a real teacher online. Definitely worth a look!

BBC Bitesize:  Daily programmes each weekday for learners aged five to 14.

'Expert teachers have worked with us to create these fun-packed programmes full of learning and inspiration. Each programme will include a combination of core subjects like English, Maths and Science, as well as other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and French.'

Reading links

1:1 Reading Tutorial Video

Accelerated Reader

Teaching your children phonics

Audible stories

Vocabulary Ninja: Words of the Week

Raintree online e-books Free colour band e-books until 31st July using the following information:

Username: Ukfreeaccess   Password: engage

Reading Planet- OUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION HAS NOW EXPIRED you can find free e-books on Oxford Owl.

Nessy - Nessy works on reading, spelling and writing. Nessy have very kindly given us free logins for everyone in Years R-4. The secret word is copperkitten and the child then enters their first name and first initial of their surname e.g. charlotter, they play as a Monkey which has been set up as their first name. 

Debra Kidd Creative Learning Packs: Designed to support and encourage you and your children to enjoy reading together and to explore the world through stories, talk and activities. Easy to use and designed for you to dip in and out of, the packs are there to inspire and spark imagination. 

Maths links

Also download a KS2 Summer topical maths pack below. 

Sumdog

WhiteRose Maths Home Learning

NCETM Maths Mastery resources for parents & home learning

NRich Maths

Writing & English links

Talk for writing home-school booklets

Pobble 365. One picture. One writing resource. Every day. 

RadioBlogging with Pie Corbett. Daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie CorbettDeputy MitchellIan Rockey and Russell Prue, just listen and blog, it’s live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day for children whether at home or in school.

Thameside handwriting sheets: print and practice at home. 

Sir Linkalot Spelling

English tutoring with Holly

Science

ExpeRimental: fun science you can do at home as a family

Dyson engineering : challenges for children at home

Dinosaurs & birds: National History Museum (aimed at ages 4-7)

Being active at home links

Go Noodle - Fun movement breaks at home with your family!

Joe Wicks PE lessons Monday to Friday 9 am live on his YouTube channel. 

Jump Start Jonny: live fun PE to music if you fancy an alternative to Joe Wicks. Very FS & KS1 friendly. (Mon -Fri 9am)

English National Ballet: Free ballet classes live streamed daily 

Art lessons

Online drawing programme - learn how to draw!

Singing

Wake up and sing with Berkshire Maestros 

Out of the Ark: free singing

Languages

Rosetta Stone: learn a language for free

Duolingo: learn a language for free. Forever. 

Muzzy: not free but good quality learning & special offers currently in place

RE lessons

RE Today: free home learning resources for pupils and parents for Key Stages 1 to 4.

Addressing anxiety over COVID-19

Ultimate kids' guide to the new coronavirus

NSPCC: speaking to a child worried about coronavirus

NSPCC: book list for children who are worried or anxious

 

Misc:

Kindness Calendar

Wind In The Willows: watch

Doorway Speller - Look & Cover Flash Game

Times Tables Me - Test Generator

Dance Mat Typing - Touch Typing Training

BBC Bitesize - Online Revision

Learning Scientists

Times Tables

Topmarks Money Games

At what age can I...

Competitions you may like to enter

www.medicspot.co.uk/handwash

Reading Football Club: Daily Football Challenges