We will use this page for messages and home learning links. This will be updated regularly, so please check back for updates and messages relating to the school, or your year group. Please click on your year group button for more.
NEW Video - 15th June.
Here's a new video message from some familiar faces! Watch until the end to find out what Mrs Jones wrote in her message!
We had fun making the video message and we thought you might enjoy a giggle at the outtakes!
Our Vision and Values
As a Church of England Primary School, we usually work on a VALUE in class each term, as part of our RE lessons. You can click on the images below for a downloadable PDF so you can work on the values at home as part of your Home Learning.
In the video (left) Mrs Jones talks about Courage. Lexi sent us a video explaining what she knows about our Values and Vision too.
Well done Lexi - you know your stuff!
The Summer 2020 Reading Challenge
This year the summer reading challenge has gone virtual!
Join The Silly Squad! Get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer! Click here to join the challenge!
The Primary Times is now online!
We have distributed Primary Times Devon to your families for a number of years now, the aim being to provide details of all the fun, exciting and educational events going on locally during the summer holidays. This year, things being as they are, we are unable to do so. Instead for the summer we would like to offer parents links to virtual things to do and learning for children.
The contributors will all be from the local community and economy. The idea being to offer a regular update and refreshed information throughout the summer as and when we receive it.
All we would ask please is that you load the link below for our first E-Newsletter onto your website and/or Parent Portal. Click here for the Primary Times online.
In Case You Missed It!
School staff may still be working hard behind the scenes preparing home learning, keeping in touch with their class via email, updating the website, getting ready for our new September intake, managing the budget, cleaning, and looking after key worker children... but we miss you all very much! Here's a message from some familiar faces!
'What happens when teachers go into lockdown!'
In case you wonder what happens when teachers go into lockdown - we miss teaching A LOT. Here is a fun video edited by the clever Miss Williams, with contributions from many of the teachers who are missing their class. Enjoy!
The Potato Song challenge from Mr Smith!
Listen to the song by Matt Lucas and record your own version of the Potato Song!
You can then send it by email to your class teacher.
Jo Wicks morning PE
Trainer Jo Wicks has started a popular live PE workout for children on his YouTube channel, which will be a fun way to start the day.
Jo live streams at 9am each morning so you and your children can get into an enjoyable routine, but you can watch any time here.
The Maths Factor
Pearson will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.
There are daily sessions, fun games and targets!
'The Taskmaster' (as seen on TV) is setting Home Tasking for people to enjoy during home isolation.
If you prefer your children not to watch YouTube, you could recreate the 'task setting' for your children to have a go at!
It's all about thinking creatively to solve seemingly simple tasks - they are setting 3 a week and they started yesterday!
You can also see other people having a go and see how they were thinking outside the box, to encourage your children to find fun and imaginative solutions!
Devon Libraries has expanded their range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and online resources in their Digital Library in order to ensure that they are widely available during school and library closures. There is also a wide range of children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks available.
For more information about how to sign-up, download and stream the digital resources, visit the Devon Libraries catalogue.
World Book Online website have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home.
During school closures, Audible have made available thousands of children’s audio books for free. Your child can listen at https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Usborne have made their app free until 23rd March. Once downloaded you can then continue to use it for free! This is an award-winning phonics and reading games app that is used by thousands of teachers as part of their phonics and literacy education.
The special offers will run until Monday March 23rd. Once downloaded, it's free to continue to use on that device even after the promotion has ended. App store download links:
Apple (free now): apple.co/2V92VL5
Amazon UK (free Thursday): amzn.to/2PjLBiJ
Amazon US (free Thursday): amzn.to/2VgOwfR
Google (£0.99): bit.ly/2cohkeR
*Due to Google Play Store policy we’re unable to give our app away for free on Google Play Store because we just recently ran a free promotion.
To support teachers and parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, we have made Twinkl free for one month. Use the code at . Families can use this to access work teachers have set, and access high-quality learning materials from home.
Read our helpful blog for more info. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Numbots have given free access to their wesbite during the school closures. Children can log in to the site using their TTRockstars username and password, which will be included in the packs sent home on Friday 20th March.
Free English and maths materials in our Learning at Home packs
Hamilton are providing free packs for English and maths for each year group.
Premier League Primary Stars have made their content free during school closures to give children to a range of activities linked to English, Maths, Keeping Active and Wellbeing. https://plprimarystars.com/
Phonics Play have decided to make their resources free during this period. See graphic below: