Chatburn C of E Primary School
Click here for an activity booklet to help your child discuss their worries, thoughts and feelings.
Here are a few of the resources that can be used to help keep children safe online:
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
- Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
- UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
Find lots of reading books on Oxford Owl which are book-banded and age appropriate.
Bug Club gives access to lots of quality texts for Primary school children.
Click on the links below for arithmetic practice sheets for Y2, Y3. Y4 and Y6. Answers are included.
Arithmetic practice sheets for Y2, Y3. Y4 and Y6. Answers are included
SEND : Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
These newsletters from the Lancashire SEND Specialist Teacher Service have lots of suggestions and practical ideas for parents and carers of young people with SEND.
Topics cover the broad areas of:
- cognition and learning
- communication and interaction
- social and emotional wellbeing
- sensory and physical needs.
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No1. March 2020 PDF 564 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No2. April 2020 PDF 763 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No3. April 2020 PDF 965 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No4. April 2020 PDF 799 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No5. May 2020 PDF 686 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No6. May 2020 PDF 685 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No7. May 2020.pdf PDF 864 KB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No8. May 2020 PDF 1.10 MB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No9A. Half term edition PDF 1.04 MB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No9. June 2020 PDF 1.09 MB
- Parent SEND Resource Toolkit No10. June 2020 PDF 617 KB
Primary Curriculum BBC Bitesize Lessons
Click here for the BBC Bitesize website which has daily lessons for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Here are some great science-based activities which can be done at home.
- Presented by identical twins, Dr.Chris and Dr. Xand van Tulleken, Operation Ouch is packed with videos and incredible facts about the human body and the fascinating world of medicine and biology.
- Explorify at home suggests science activities for parents and carers. It's based on the primary science curriculum, but easy to do at home with no special materials needed.
- British Science Week activity packs are bursting with science fun for all ages (you can choose from early years, primary and secondary packs).
- Download Star and Superstar-level science activities for primary children and choose from projects based on chemistry (cheese-making), chromatography (ink investigations) and physics (bridge-building). Or why not have a go at making bath bombs and fizzy drinks or investigating what helps bread rise?
- Fix robots, take the sheet metal challenge, design a clinical trial, build a wind farm, learn Morse code and smash some atoms – you'll have loads of different science-themed interactive games to choose from.
- Create your own model of the layers that make up the Earth, model basic plate tectonics, design a trilobite, make your own Sedimentary Strata Trifle (yum!) to find out how sedimentary rocks are formed and explore how igneous rocks behave – the Home GeoLab from Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust has suggestions for hours of geological fun.
- NASA Space Place is your one-stop online destination for space and Earth activities.
- An artificial arm, a leech jar, an Enigma machine and a marine sextant – just a few of the objects from the Science Museum collections which you can look at in 3D online.
- The Science Museum Learning Resources portal is also packed with games and activity suggestions.
- Who wouldn't want to experiment with Antigravity Maltesers, Eerie Blue Water, Moody Magnets, a Gloveaphone or Mushrooming Magnets? There are 155 Marvin and Milo science activities to choose from on the Institute of Physics website.
Have a look at some of these activities to help develop your Geography skills and knowledge.
- How many of the world's 207 countries can you name? Learn the locations and flags of every nation with National Geographic's free colouring map
- Test your knowledge of countries, capitals, flags, US states, continents, islands, oceans, landmarks and more with interactive World Geography Games
- The geography KS1 and KS2 Class Clips on BBC Teach offer concise explanations of a variety of geographical topics for primary children.
- Our Ocean Planet is a series of 12 lessons about the diversity and importance of Britain’s surrounding seas from Encounter Edu.
- Wander through the deserted landscape on Mars through this experience from NASA and Google; Access Mars.
- Roam through our local solar neighborhood with the Digital Universe.
- Colour your way around the world with Culture Trip's travel-inspired colouring pages.
- Dreaming of a day out by the sea or a trip to a museum? With Google Arts & Culture Places you can explore the world from the comfort of your sofa
Have a look at some of these great History activities.
- Future historians will study the beginning of our century and write essays and books about the coronavirus pandemic. Might your child's My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule record become a primary source for their research?
- Find out about real-life spies, Home Front heroes and heroines and more with Adventures in History, a series of new videos from Imperial War Museums.
- There are loads of historical games, aligned with the KS2 history curriculum, to try on the Children's University of Manchester History website.
- Explore the past on the English Heritage History at Home site, with crafts and history-themed videos and ideas for things to make and do.
- You'll find activity and information PDFs, zoomable images and short films about all the KS1 and KS2 history curriculum topics on the Ashmolean Museum's Learning Resources website.
- Download and print some historical figures activity sheets, wordsearches and timelines for fun at home. If you discover History Heroes you hadn't heard about before, do some research and find out more about them!
- From prehistory to the present day, Africa to Oceania, find out what Teaching history with 100 objects can tell us about human civilisations and cultures.
- Keep young historians exploring the past without stepping outside your front door with Historic Royal Palaces' games, videos and animations for home schooling.
- Immerse yourself in ancient history with Guardians of History™, an interactive voice-activated game from Encyclopaedia Britannica, where players learn about the past through an engaging time-travel adventure and save history from forces that threaten it.
- Created by the Museum of London, the online game The Great Fire of London is free to play and great fun – the perfect way to cement the facts for KS1 children.
- Play games, watch clips and print out song lyrics on CBBC’s Horrible Histories website and find nasty nuggets, foul facts and competitions on the books’ site.
- Mark every school day with a song and establish rhythmic routines for your new daily life with Out of the Ark Music @ Home.
- Experiment with sound with Chrome Music Lab, a hands-on way to explore music and its connections to art, maths, science, movement and more.
- The BBC's Ten Pieces at Home website suggests weekly activities for schools, home educators and parents to try.
- Watch video introductions to the orchestra from Albert’s Band, from the Royal Albert Hall.
You can also download the My Great Orchestral Adventure booklet, perfect for KS1, for an illustrated introduction to each instrument.
- Every week the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's #RSNOchallenge offers a fun, family-friendly musical task, from singing in canon to making a bottle instrument or creating a samba band.
- Created by Nordoff Robbins music therapists who use the power of music to enrich lives every day, these Clangers On Stage at Home videos aim to get young children of all abilities to connect through music, performing songs using their voices, homemade instruments, movement and body percussion.
- Classics for Kids® is designed to help you introduce children to classical music through games, musical definitions, audio samples, kids' guides to styles and eras, guidance for choosing an instrument and lots more.
- Look through the BBC Radio 3 World Music archive to discover the musical traditions of countries across the globe, ranging from Brazil to North Korea and Cuba to Turkmenistan.
- A fantastic art website for children, Tate Kids is a hub for playing loads of interactive art games and quizzes, watching videos and exploring art and artists.
- Libraries, archives and cultural institutions around the world are sharing free colouring sheets based on materials in their collections through Colour Our Collections.
- If you'd rather do some science-themed colouring, we love the Oxford Physics Colouring Challenge: learn about magnetism, spin waves and flux pinning as you colour in.
- Create your own pixel art character resources from the National Video Game Museum resources will guide you through creating animated pixel art step-by-step.
- If your child loves superhero characters, encourage them to get creative and draw them themselves! Free Youtube lessons on how to draw favourite Marvel characters.
- Learn to make salt dough beads, paint with string, make your own kaleidoscope, take part in a paper aeroplane workshop, watch a kids' art history guide to Frida Kahlo and more – Isolation Art School on Instagram is packed with projects, daily lessons and tips by artists to help people get creative while housebound.
- #DrawTogether with WendyMac is a 30-minute drawing class for children of all ages, live on Instagram every school day at 5pm UK time.
- With step-by-step instructions to drawing cartoons and free panel page templates to print and complete, the cartooning resources from the Cartoon Museum will get you started on caricature and cartoon strip creation!
- Discover New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collections using an interactive map and by watching behind-the-scenes videos presented by children, then travel through more than 5,000 years of art in the MetKids time machine.
- What is code? How do computer games work? What is the internet? What is debugging? Whatever your child's computer science question, BBC Bitesize offers a child-friendly animated video explanation that's perfectly pitched for their age. Look through the BBC Bitesize KS1 computing and KS2 computing pages.
- Barefoot offers over 60 cross-curricular lesson plans and engaging activity sheets and resources, prepared by teachers, to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time.
- Girls Who Code aspires to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation is making computer science educational activities available to download for free, to anyone who wants to access them.
- Think Like a Coder is a 10-episode TED-Ed YouTube programming puzzles series.
- Blockly Games teach programming through game-based tasks. Blockly is designed for children who have no previous experience with computer programming
- Start writing code and get going with digital making with the free CodeClub activities and the Digital Making at Home projects from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Click here for some great ideas for outdoor learning.
Click here for some more activities to keep your little ones entertained at home, from colouring sheets, to quizzes, anagrams and word searches.
Class teachers can be contacted via email if you have any questions or if would just like to keep in touch with messages from the children! They will respond during school hours.
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We hope all our children and families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!