Epping Primary School

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Home Learning While School is Closed.

While the school is closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak we will be continuing to make educational provision for our pupils.

Our staff have been working incredibly hard, and imaginatively, to create learning opportunities which will engage your children and ensure they continue to make progress in line with out curriculum at home. Our provision will be as follows:

  • All tasks for the week will be posted on class Dojo by 9 a.m. every Monday morning.
  • There will be age appropriate daily Maths and English tasks, spelling as well as a weekly Science and Cross Curricular challenge.
  • We will send home a weekly timetable via Class Dojo which will outline these tasks in greater detail.
  • Mr Johnson will also be posting a PE task each week via Class Dojo.
  • We will be providing each child with a fresh new exercise book and pencil to record some tasks. These home learning books will need to be returned once school reopens as it will form part of your child’s assessment.
  • Please be aware that some tasks will require submission. These will be highlighted in yellow on the weekly plan. This will be via Class Dojo. A code is being sent home with each child today with a set of instructions on how to do this. If your child is absent this will be posted to you. 
  • Teachers will acknowledge and provide a comment on work submitted on a fortnightly basis.
  • Pupils should spend as much time on the task as the lesson would require in school i.e. 45 minutes for a Maths or English lesson.

Contacting School

  • Staff can be contacted via Class Dojo between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please allow 24 hours for a response time. Any questions should only be about tasks that are set and pupil’s learning.
  • If you have any pastoral care concerns regarding your child during this time please email Mrs Sullivan who may be able to sign-post you to relevant agencies for further support pastoralcare@eppingprimary.essex.sch.uk
  • If your child currently sees our School Councillor you can contact her via e-mail or her mobile on her normal working day, Tuesday.
  • If you have any issues accessing Class Dojo or using the pupil QR codes please contact the school via admin@eppingprimary.essex.sch.uk

As the Coronavirus progresses our staff may be looking after their own families including themselves. Therefore our Teachers will be working as teams to ensure learning provision continues seamlessly during these unprecedented times.

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Websites used by the school

There are a number of website and resources we use as a school that pupils will have their own log ins for.  Log ins will be displayed on Class Dojo.  

Other sites may not need log ins.

BBC Bitesize

The BBC have adapted their programme to support learning during this period.  As a school we will be using these resources as part of the weekly plans provided by the teachers, as well as this there is a fantastic range of other articles and activities.

No log-in needed - click on the icon to access the website.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Teachers will set the specific lessons to access as part of the weekly plans, but feel free to use any of the other lessons to further support your child's learning.

No log-in needed - click on the icon to access the page.

Letter Join

For all year groups. Pupils are already familiar with Letter Join, a handwriting programme.

Times Table Rockstars

For pupils in Year 2-6. We have arranged a free trial of times table rockstars. Pupils had this last year so should already be familiar with it.

Log in using icon below:

Numbots

Number facts and games for pupils in Year F and 1. We have arranged a free trial for during this period.  Use icon below to log in (passwords are on Class Dojo).

Spelling Shed

For all year groups.  Pupils will already know their logins, otherwise they are in their purple reading journals.

Twinkl

Twinkl is a teaching resource website used within the school across the entire curriculum. They have arranged free access for parents and carers during the current outbreak.  Currently home learning packs are available for each year group.   Parents/carers will need to set up an account using code UKTWINKLHELPS

Coding Site and Resources 

Scratch - coding programme for children in Years 3 to 6

Blockly Games Games for tomorrow's programmers.

Crunchzilla - Code Monster teaches kids and adults a little about Javascript programming

Code.org - get started coding with easy tutorials and games.

Other websites and resources.

The following links to other FREE websites and resources may also be useful. As we hear of others this page will be updated.

BBC Supermovers - physical activity videos across the curriculum

BBC Teach - videos across the curriculum

Literacy Shed - videos for writing stimulus and reading comprehension

Phonics Play - free trial with username march2020. Year F - 2 phonics games.

Classroom Secrets - learning activities for each year group

White Rose Maths - videos and activities for each year group

BrainPOP - videos and research for children across curriculum.

Topmarks - maths games 

Go Noodle - physical activity videos for pupils to join in with

Smiling Mind - mindfulness and meditation for children

Scratch - coding programme for children in Years 3 to 6

Reading Eggs - reading and phonics activities for Year F to 2 

Storyline Online - stories read aloud to illustrations

Activity Village - craft activity ideas

Homelearning UK - advice and guidance for parents on educating at home

Pobble 365 - daily writing stimulus and questions to develop comprehension

Amazing Educational Resources - comprensive list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

Duolingo - language learning website

National Geographic Kids - Geography, science and history information.

As ever we also have a wealth of suggested websites and reading lists on our Homework and Supported Learning and some useful resources on the Fun and Learning Links page.  Do check these out for extra inspiration.