Whole School

Remote Learning

Remote learning can occur if a school is made aware of a local outbreak of Covid-19, if children need to isolate due to a positive test or if the child or family member is awaiting a test. Preparations will be made so that learning can still continue and the community can remain safe.

Where possible, it is beneficial for young people to maintain a regular and familiar routine. Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School recommends that each ‘school day’ maintains structure where possible. Please see our recommended timetable for the day created by some of our parents:

Remote Learning Timetable by the PTA

The principles for delivery of remote learning are:

  • Children will receive learning opportunities for a range of subjects for each school day via Tapestry (an online system)
  • Learning will be well-sequenced as per our current curriculum model enabling knowledge and skills to build
  • Clear explanations will be offered through video links from school or shared online material
  • Work will be checked daily by class teachers via Tapestry and comments/feedback will be shared
  • Activities will be shared through suggested tasks and ideas

In addition to activities and learning on Tapestry, please see the recommended websites below, Oak National Academy for videos, and resources, speech and language, spellings and reading.

If you need any further support with remote learning, please notify the office on office@dereham.norfolk.sch.uk

Please see our remote learning policy below for more information:

Remote Learning September 2020

Please see the remote learning provision information below for more details:

Remote Learning Provision

Online safety at Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School is paramount. We politely remind our parents to check settings on their devices and to monitor the internet access your child has. We have recommended several websites for home learning, which are all child-friendly, however, it is still important to check what your child has access to.

Please see the links below for advice or if you have any concerns regarding online safety:

We will signpost parents and carers to advice that will help them keep their children safe online including:

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

Speech and Language Information

The following link provides information and resources to support your child’s communication skills:
https://salt.ecch.org/parents/
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech, language and communication skills you can contact the ECCH parent advice line on 01502 719830 (Monday – Friday 9am – 12 noon)

Maths Calculation Policy

Here is our school calculation policy to refer to whilst completing maths homelearning tasks with your child. Calculations policy 2019

Website ideas for learning at home

Literacy:

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#  Username- march20 Password- home

Letters and Sounds: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Oxford Owl for Home: https: //www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Literacy Shed: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html (Masses of videos to inspire creative writing and young minds- some learning suggestions with some videos)

Handwriting: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-resources-children.html

ICT games: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

Story Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/ (Choose and enjoy a story- Click ‘Teacher Guide’ on the story if you would like some activities to go with it)

Maths: 

Numberblocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks – Learning Ideas can be found on: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060

WhiteRose Maths Home Learning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

ICT Games: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

Family Maths Toolkit: https://www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk/

Primary Stars: https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/category/year-1/autumn/ (Subscribe- look for free resources)

TopMarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

Other great resources:

Teach It! Primary: https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/membership (Offering Free subscription until End of April)

Explorify: https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ (Great for science videos and some thought provoking questions).

National Geographic: https: //www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Twinkl: https: //www.twinkl.co.uk/ – Sign up for 1 free month with code ‘CVDTWINKLHELPS’

Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

GoNoodle: https://www.gonoodle.com/

BBC Supermovers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

NASA for Kids: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Natural History Museum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/schools/teaching-resources.html      https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover.html

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p (So many subjects- Practise something you’ve learnt at school or try something new!)

All about the Human Body: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/operation-ouch

Blue Peter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter

NewsRound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround (Keep up to date with the world around you. Maybe you could make your own News Stories about your day!)

Horrible Histories: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

Puzzles: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/puzzles

Cbeebies Makes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes

Art and Design ideas: https://www.planbee.com/blog/art-club-ideas-ks1-ks2/

Jasmine Real PE: home.jasmineactive.com

Nursery- Parents are encouraged to assist their child to choose a book from the nursery library to share with their child at home in order to develop their speaking, listening and early literacy skills. Parents are encouraged to upload photos and learning opportunities of their children at home to Tapestry. Next Steps are added to Tapestry for parents to practice with their children at home.

Reception-The children are encouraged to practice reading skills at home, and take home a reading book which matches their level of development. Phonics keyrings are sent home when sounds are taught in class to practice at home. They are also given keywords to practice reading on sight. ‘Maths Monkey’ will also accompany the children home to support their learning at some point during the year. Each half term home learning ideas are sent home related to theme and celebrated in class and put on display when completed. Parents are encouraged to upload photos and learning opportunities of their children at home to Tapestry. Next Steps are added to Tapestry for parents to practice with their children at home.

Year One- The children are encouraged to practice reading skills at home by taking a reading book which matches their level of development, they are encouraged to read and change their reading book on a daily basis wherever possible. Spellings are sent home half termly. The children are given mathematics home learning task on a weekly basis linked to that week’s mathematics learning. Mathematics activities are completed in the Home Learning Book. Occasionally activities linked to the current class theme are sent home to develop and extend children’s learning. Each half term home learning ideas are sent home related to theme and celebrated in class and put on display when completed. The Artist of the Month is discussed in class and children can complete their own artwork related to the artist at home.

Year Two- The children are encouraged to practice reading skills at home by taking a reading book which matches their level of development, they are encouraged to read and change their reading book on a regular basis. Spellings are sent home each half term. The children are given mathematics and theme homework on a weekly basis linked to that week’s learning. Each half term home learning ideas are sent home related to theme and celebrated in class and put on display when completed. The Artist of the Month is discussed in class and children can complete their own artwork related to the artist at home.

If you would like paper copies of any of the below please contact the school office on (01362) 692727.

Spellings

In Years One and Two, every child is sent home with 15 spellings (from the Common Exception Words from their year group) to work on at home each half term. The spellings are stuck in their link book.

Each spelling list is personal to the child to help them make the most progress in spellings.

Please practise with your child at home.

If you have any questions or comments please speak to the class teacher or any member of staff who will be happy to help.

Year One CEW (Common Exception Words):

the are your
a were they
do was be
to is me
today his he
of has she
said I we
says you no
go so by
my here there
where love come
some one once
ask friend school
put push pull
full house our
all call asked
called their one
two three four
five seven eight
nine Monday Tuesday
Thursday Friday Wednesday
Saturday Sunday

Year Two CEW (Common Exception Words):

door only beautiful
floor both after
poor old fast
because cold last
find gold past
kind hold father
mind told class
behind every grass
child everybody pass
children even plant
wild great path
climb steak bath
most pretty hour
move sugar would
prove eye who
improve could whole
sure should any
many clothes busy
people water again
half money Mr
Mrs parents Christmas

Reading

At our school reading is extremely important. Every child has daily phonics sessions to teach letters and sounds, daily reading comprehension sessions where we look, read and talk about books, and is also heard read at least twice a week individually to an adult. However, we need your help too.

Hearing your child read for just five minutes a day can help improve their reading skills significantly.

Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Please sign your child’s reading record when you have heard them read as when they read 5 times in a week they could win a prize.

If you have any concerns, worries or problems reading with your child, please speak to your class teacher or any member of staff who will be happy to help and support reading at home.