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As our school is currently closed during the national lockdown, we have provided some information and activities for parents to carry out at home with their children. We have added links below to websites which parents can access in order to support any home learning that they wish to undertake. We are also running themed weeks, focusing on different areas of the curriculum in turn, to keep our school community strong while we are apart and to give us a continued sense of togetherness.
We urge all of our families to spend time every day reading or sharing books together, enjoying the characters and the plots of fiction or the wonder of discovery in non-fiction texts.
Although we are closed for most pupils, we are available via email to support all of our families remotely with any of their home learning queries.
We are excited to be exploring “How music makes us think and feel.”
What designers and makers we have at Dunsford! Future engineers among us? Do take a look at the link below to see some of the children’s ingenuity!
We loved Art Week! Follow the link to see some our creations!
We loved Science Week! Follow the link below to find out about our experiments and investigations!
We are keen to support our Nursery and Early Years families during this period of lockdown. Here are some links for our families – more support is available through the Tapestry app. Do contact us if you need further support!
Several families are keen to keep up with English skills. Here are some optional activities and suggestions, with activities through the ActiveLearn app available as well.
Our very own Miss Lloyd teaches on Facebook Live every Thursday! Have you joined in yet? Do search for ‘Writing with Clare’ on Facebook and share your creations afterwards, with her and us all, on Facebook or on your Google Classroom page.
As a school, we use Bug Club Phonics to teach early reading skills. Activities and e-books are available at home during lockdown. Do see below!
Our older children enjoy progressing through the Accelerated Reader scheme. Fortunately, the online quizzes are available at home so that the children can still challenge themselves during lockdown!
The BookTrust website is a fantastic resource for all – well worth a look if you are seeking further support with anything book-related (eg author recommendations). https://www.booktrust.org.uk/
We know that many of our families are enjoying the home learning offer from White Rose Maths. The printable worksheets for the daily lessons are no longer available on their website, but will be posted below for you to download each week, should you wish to use them. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please don’t forget TT Rockstars. A rapid recall of multiplication facts is invaluable for giving children confidence and supporting them to reason and solve problems in all areas of the Maths curriculum. Regular (daily), brief practice will help your child to commit these facts to longterm memory.
We will continue to update this page with links so please keep checking.