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Updated November 2020

 

  • School is open to all year groups
  • children remain in year group 'bubbles', where they do not mix with children outside of their year group.
  • Lunch and break times are scheduled and organised so that children do not mix
  • At the start of the day, please bring your child to their allocated year group entry gate. Please nesure you wear a face covering and ensure social distancing
  • At the end of the day, please collect your child from the allocated door. Please wear a face covering when on the school premises
  • ParentPay is now up and running. If your child is having a school meal, you will need to choose this online the day before. Even if your child does not have school meals, please set up a ParentPay account as money for trips and snack will be taken this way shortly
  • In the event of a class or year group having to close, your child's teacher will set work using either Seesaw, Purple Mash or Google Classroom. You will have been given passwords for all of these, but please contact us if you need these again
  • Please ensure you are signed up to Schoop and that we have up-to-date contact details for you
  • If you have any questions, concerns or queries please call or email us.

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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:

Cardiff Council have issued parental guidance on Digital Safety at home: https://bit.ly/2X4Gm9C

 

Cardiff City Football Club have designed a set of learning resources for KS2 children. The plans are here:

 

https://bit.ly/2UMj0p0

https://bit.ly/2As41K1

https://bit.ly/2MVP4T4

https://bit.ly/2MWHqaY

https://bit.ly/3hwAYFR

 

and if you share your progress online, you could win a signed football!

 

You can now use Purple Mash to email your classmates. Mr Pritchard has put together a video guide on how to do this here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lPCwtQ0hyAia9kmTB_RFTRJCWOuKR0al/view

You can only send and receive emails from children in your class, and your teachers are able to see every message you send.  There is information on ESafety, and what to do if you have any problems while using emails here: https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/tools/2email

 

Foundation Phase teachers have put together a timetable for home learning with children from Nursery to Year 2. It is intended as a guide, and can be edited to suit your own arrangements at home - https://bit.ly/35eZSE7

 

Kinetic Dance - Their dance tutors have put some great easy to follow dance tutorials together:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvT2YkL95BeJwXHD5p0YwcpO7sRP?e=STDEqj

 

Play Wales have issued some great guidance on the importance of letting children play:

https://issuu.com/playwales/docs/top_tips_-_playing_and_well-being?fr=sOGI4ZjEyMTM0NzE

 

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://bit.ly/2yYNpc8

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

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