Remote Learning at Saxon Hill
We have prepared a range of home learning activities for your child to complete in the event that they are not able to be in school (local lockdown or period of self-isolation). This is linked to the class's current topic and based on their targets in school. As you will already be aware we have provided home learning for our children and young people since March 2020, this has evolved over the last few months, we are keen to keep continuing to improve our offer, please contact George Turner via the school reception if you would like to discuss this further.
What Remote Learning will my child receive?
Teachers' will provide personalised and individual remote learning for your child. All lessons and activities are uploaded to our Evidence for Learning 'parent portal', this can include videos of the class teacher, clear instructions, links to websites and PDF worksheets. On request, Teachers will provide a box of resources to support activities at home. These include things such as counting objects, sensory toys, puppets, books etc. We are currently beginning to explore 'live' lessons using Microsoft Teams and we will be in touch with you to gain consent prior to this taking place.
Have a look at our Remote Learning information poster:
Home Learning Timetable
Routine and structure are important to students. Click here to view/download a suggested home learning timetable and a blank one for you to create your own.
We have made a simple 'mini PODD book' to print and use at home and a 'how to guide' to support you. If you would like one printing and sending in the post please call the reception team.
Click on the links below to download them.
Useful Websites and Documents:
This is a list of websites and documents that we hope are useful. We will continue to add to this list.
Check out this really useful document that has apps, interactive websites and other websites. Saxon Hill Academy: Online Resource List
This is a handy easy to read social story to share with your child about what Coronavirus is and what we are doing to protect ourselves.
NSPCC links to help support talking to a worried child about Coronavirus with links to other useful parts of NSPCC website
A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear. This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.
Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
The Sensory Projects
The resources at the top are inclusive resources, the ones in the second section are specific to the virus and the ones at the bottom of the page are aimed at mainstream and mixed audience - but of course anyone can use any of them.
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
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.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes
This is for educational printouts, powerpoints, eBooks and much more. Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access resources for free.