Learning Resources - Primary
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While the school was closed we provided over four hours of tailored learning for each child through live lessons, recorded sessions, daily Purple Mash tasks and Individual Learning Packs.
On top of this, we had our daily assemblies and special art and DT sessions throughout the week. We also ran some stand alone weekly cooking and art lessons and there were daily activities planned on Purple Mash to complete.
We are very pleased the school is open again now but would like to thank all our students, teachers and parents for their huge support with online learning over this testing period.
Mr Ben Sheppard
Head of Primary
The school day
Here is a breakdown of the remote lessons we ran while the school was closed. Download timetable as pdf.
Recorded lessons on YouTube
While the school was closed our teachers created over 150 recorded lessons that students could watch. You can see all our recorded lessons, including for History, Science, Geography, RE and DT on our YouTube channel.
Individual learning packs
So that students could step away from their screens, we also provided them with Two Week Learning Packs which had further daily handwriting, writing, arithmetic and reading comprehension activities.
Learning packs were also created with handwriting, maths and reading comprehension practise to help make sure our students had the option to engage with learning without a screen.
I also want to take this chance to thank my teachers. With little notice, they did a phenomenal job of designing and running an online programme for our students.
Mr Ben Sheppard
Head of Primary
Maths online home learning videos
Click HERE to watch short videos which provided primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they are self-isolating. The lessons are divided into:
- Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
- Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
- Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5-6)
There is a video for each day covering a two-week period. There is also a pack for the children to use with the videos; this was in their home-learning pack.
It is important that each set of videos are completed in the set order. Most lessons are between 15-20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks; these tasks are intended to be completed at home using resources you find around the house.
Early Years Foundation Stage pupils had paper packs and were encouraged to watch Numberblocks daily.
Click HERE to see Numberblocks series 1-4.
Counting is fun with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small.
Making sure the children were read to and were reading on a daily basis was one of the most important routines for them during this time. We encouraged children to read for at least 10 minutes a day and, if possible, talk about what they have read.
Links to other learning
We also encouraged children to use other online resources. Here are some of our favourites.
BBC Bitesize - daily lessons for all year groups
Effective Maths - resources you can use at home
STEM learning - home learning support for families
Let us read you a story...
We love reading here at Garrard and especially the opportunities to read aloud stories to the children. Click on the links below to go see our very own Mr Butcher, Miss Lee, Mr Sheppard and Miss Buchanan.