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Latest Advice -

Updated 3rd April 2020

 

  • School has now closed to all pupils and will remain closed until further notice
  • Some pupils will still be cared for at local 'Hub' schools - see this link for more information https://gov.wales/how-schools-will-work-during-coronavirus-pandemic
  • If you haven't done so yet, please contact us if your children are vulnerable or if parents or carers are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home
  • Teachers are setting new work for children every day. Please login to check Seesaw and Purple Mash. See below for more details.
  • Home Learning books have been sent home or delivered. If you do not have this, please contact us.
  • Free school meal provision will be changing to a shopping voucher scheme from Monday 6th April, and will cover what would have been the Easter holiday fortnight. Families who are eligible will receive a letter with details of the voucher directly from the Council. If you need any further help please contact 029 20537250 or email Freeschoolmeals@cardiff.gov.uk 
  • If you need anything, please email us  rather than call - help@mountstuart.cardiff.sch.uk

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All updates will be posted here on the school website, on our Twitter account, and through the Schoop app. Latest information from Public Health Wales can be found below.

Home Learning

Children have home learning books containing login details and passwords for the websites below. Teachers will set daily work for every child on Seesaw and Purple Mash. Here are details of some websites that can be used at home:

 

Wales National tests for years 2 - 6 https://www.penyrenglynprimary.com/welsh-government-national-tests-for-years-2-to-yea/

This is a link to another school's website where they have listed all the past papers and samples for the National Tests

 

Topmarks –  www.topmarks.co.uk

This is a good website with free games linked to specific areas of Maths and Literacy.

 

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Here you can find all of the subjects we cover at School, with small videos and quizzes.

 

Into Film - https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/film-guides-to-use-at-home?utm_source=Into+Film+-+Master&utm_campaign=980f8692e4-home-learning-2-ah&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a1465a9b17-980f8692e4-137133347

Lots of good ideas for how to use some of your child's favourite films to help with their learning

 

Twinkl – www.twinkl.co.uk – This webpage is offering a free months subscription to access all resources which includes Powerpoints of lessons.

 

TTS – www.tts-group.co.uk – this site has made home learning packs for children of Reception ages to year 6. 

 

Puzzles online - https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/ - online puzzles for children. Word searches, sudoku, spelling activities. 

Blockly - https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming

Ted Ed - https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo - https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Oxford Owl for Home - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age

Epic - www.getepic.com - offers 100s of free books and audio books during school hours 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 - good for dancing your times tables!

https://family.gonoodle.com/ - fun dancing and exercise

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/ - dance, mindfulness and yoga videos to follow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&list=RDCMUCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ&start_radio=1&t=0 - The Body Coach for Kids

 

Seesaw

Teachers will set work to be completed at home. No other child or parent can see the work that your child completes. Home learning books contain a QR code and 12 digit code that can be used to access Seesaw here:

https://app.seesaw.me/#/login

 

There is also advice on using Seesaw to maximise home learning here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11FYG1tEKbHeTTk2RPh-dfJAze-mhz7yeyRKpVxkAqds/preview

 

and 'How To' guides here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

 

Purple Mash 

Children have a username and password in their home learning books. Teachers will set work for children to complete each day. They can access the website here:

 

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Once they login, children will see a selection of reading, writing, mathematics and topic work set for them by their teacher.

 

There is a 'How To' guide here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Hwb 

Children can sign in with a Hwb username and password to access Microsoft tools, Minecraft, Office tools and much more. Teachers will not set work here, but children are free to use the tools in a safe online environment here:

https://hwb.gov.wales/

 

There is a 'How To' guide here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/feed/my_videos

 

Minecraft

To use Minecraft at home, follow the instructions in the document below. You will need to download software to use this. Once you have done this, children sign in using their Hwb logins - these are on the long strip in the front of the home learning book.

 

Minecraft How to

Need help?

If you need help with logging in, lost passwords or any other issue with the links above, please message us using the form below, or email help@mountstuart.cardiff.sch.uk Iyou are using the form below and need someone to respond, PLEASE include your name, you child's name and class and your email address. Someone will get back to as soon as possible within normal school hours. 

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