School Closures 2020
Below are the attachments mentioned in Mrs Clinton’s email sent out 30.03.20
YEAR R (RECEPTION)
TTS School Closure Pack
Twinkl School Closure Pack – YR
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y1
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y2
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y3
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y4
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y5
Twinkl School Closure Pack – Y6
Links below to forward onto parents or use when in schools:
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas at Twinkl!
Cisco are offering a free trial of webex teams as are many others but how much help the school would need with this (and if it complies with IT policies) would need to be looked at…
Education Resource from BT
Barefoot (Tech Literacy KS1 and 2, aimed at teachers)
STEM Crew (Tech Literacy KS 3 and 4, aimed at teachers)
1851 Trust (Tech Literacy KS 3 and 4, aimed at pupils)
Work Ready (BT preparing disadvantaged young people for the world of work). http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/workready/index.htm
BT Adastral Park
We are supporting Safer Internet Day
Aboyne Lodge Curriculum
At Aboyne Lodge we strive to deliver a creative curriculum that is purposeful, engaging and follows the National Curriculum, but is also personalised and unique to our school. We have identified four ‘Curriculum Drivers’ that are central to all our planning and teaching. These drivers have been designed to support the needs and interests of our pupils and are used to underpin and shape learning at our school. We teach our Curriculum Drivers through discrete lessons but also as an integral part of our cross curricular approach to learning. At the start of each topic teachers and children work together to discuss the drivers and consider how they can drive the teaching and learning within the forth- coming half term. They are as follows:
Our pupils are taught to relish challenges, take risks and learn from others. We value the key learning behaviours of resourcefulness, resilience, reciprocity and reflectiveness. We teach this discretely through our PSHE lessons but also embed it throughout our curriculum and reward system. A growth mindset will help each child to achieve and become confident, independent learners throughout their lives.
We believe that educating children in sustainability is vital for the future of our planet. We aim to instil in our children an awareness of their responsibilities and a sense of accountability for their world. We encourage them to care for themselves, care for each other and care for the environment.
We believe that the Arts are important for developing children’s creativity, imagination and confidence. Teaching a broad and balanced curriculum provides opportunities for all children to develop and demonstrate skills in Dance, Drama, Music and Art both as discrete subjects and through a cross curricular approach.
We believe our children need to have a highly developed emotional literacy in order to experience positive relationships and develop their sense of justice and ability to empathise (with all/others). We will work to broaden our children’s horizons, expanding their knowledge of the world and encouraging fearlessness of what is new and unknown, celebrating and valuing differences.
Curriculum Drivers Autumn 2 2019 – links below
Curriculum Drivers Autumn 1 2019 – links below
Yearly Plans – links below
Here is the parents phonic information provided by your child’s class teacher. The accompanying Phonics mats have been sent out via the school Gateway.
Click here to download the information as a PDF: Parents Phonic Information
Here is the YR Phonics Meeting Presentation from Thursday 17th October 2019