In the exceptional circumstances we currently find ourselves in we are committed to bringing our children and their parents/carers access to the many educational resources that are available.
A variety of companies are offering free resources and live sessions for primary school aged children, with more being released daily. On this page you will find a link to those resources and we will keep adding as more are released. Please keep checking in on this page to see what else is available.
If you have any queries please contact your child’s phase via the following e-mail addresses:
Children are bound to spend lots more time on devices during school closure. DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT IT – lots will be schoolwork or catching up with friends. But there are ways to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
Please click here for Top Tips on Keeping Primary Children Safe During the Closure.
CEOP are releasing challenges based around Online Safety every 2 weeks. Please click on the links below to find the activities.
If you require further information about Online Safety please view our E-Safety website page.
Kentmere Academy E-Safety
Prevent Guidance - https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/
Mental Health and Wellbeing are a top priority, and supporting you and your children through this difficult time is important to us. Please find the most useful websites below for supporting your children through these unprecedented times.
Our local Mental Health Service #Thrive are now able to offer phone and video support, if you currently access their services and wish to continue in this way, please contact them directly.
ll KS2 children are receiving emails from the KS2 teachers with daily and weekly challenges.
For the children to log onto their emails, they can follow these steps.
1. Open up Gmail by typing in Gmail into Google
2. Type in school email address (the same details that children type in to get onto school laptops) with @kentmereacademy.co.uk
3. Type in school password
Please find a copy of our Reading Newsletter here.
At Kentmere, we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme. RWI are delivering daily phonics sessions as detailed below:
Films will show at the times below and be available for 24 hours.
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am (GMT)
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am
These sessions are primarily aged at children between Early Years and Year 2. If you are unsure which set your child should be on, please contact your child’s teacher via the e-mail addresses above.
There are also a number of additional reading resources available on this website.
All children can access the following links to help with their reading:
Oxford Owl has lots of digital books for your child to read at home - you will need to create a free login on this website.
Audible, has many different story books that are read to your child
Author Read Alouds please click on the author’s names to listen to them read some of their own work.
Harry Potter at Home - JK Rowling has released a website especially for children during this time of home learning. It has quizzes, games and additional reading resources all based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Grow Your Mindset Stories - All the stories via this link are a read aloud so that you can watch with your children. They are
International Digital Children’s Library - This website has children’s stories from across the world. You can find age appropriate stories by choosing your child’s age down the left hand side of the page.
Stories Online - Another website to explore which allows you to listen to a range of children’s stories being read by different authors.
David Walliams - Listen to a different audiobook by David Walliams daily.
Roald Dahl - This website brings the books of Roald Dahl to life! Lots of books and activities to explore.
Michael Rosen - Listen to poems and stories read by famous author/poet Michael Rosen.
From 20th April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
The BBC and education experts from around the UK have worked together to make sure everyone who needs it can access learning resources during this uncertain time. You can also expect some of it to be delivered by well-known faces.
The BBC Bitesize website can be accessed here.
This website goes live on 20th April 2020 with Online Videos and resources to be completed weekly.
Oak National Academy have committed to releasing content weekly for as long as schools are closed. You will find resources and videos for a weeks worth of learning for each year group.
You can access this fantastic resource here.
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics are putting on daily Maths lessons for each year group. These can be accessed via the link below:
Most lessons are between 15 to 20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks. All lessons exemplify a teaching for mastery approach to maths. For each age group, a new batch of lessons is added here every week.
‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks is holding daily PE sessions at 9am. You can access via his YouTube channel here:
Dance Tutorial - Dance to School have created a Dance Tutorial for you to follow along.
Your child’s class teacher (Reception - Year 6) is setting weekly challenges on Purple Mash to be completed. These will be checked by the teacher and they will provide feedback. Please check the To Do section at the top of the page to find the weekly challenges.
All children have their own username and password.
All children Y2 - Y6 have their own TT Rockstar login.
This can be used as often as you choose to practice multiplication facts.
Writing - We want you to join in the challenge and write a poem all about ambition. The challenge is open to everyone! Use our films, model poems and top tips to get started. There are useful resources below that will support and inspire you to create your own poems!
RE - NATRE are releasing resources to support Religious Education study at home. You can click on the links below to find the resources for your child’s year.
Supermovers - we use this a lot in school! Short videos which get your children up and active whilst teaching them about different areas of the curriculum. They love them too!
Daily Inspiration - The Star Tree Studio in Littleborough are posting daily ideas on their Facebook page for activities to complete at home. Please remember Facebook should only be used by children 13 years and older so parents/carers will need to access these.
National Literacy Trust - The National Literacy Trust has launched Family Zone, a platform to support parents during this time with lots of resources, apps, and websites suitable for 0-12 year olds.
M6 Theatre Productions - M6 Theatre are streaming some of their productions so that you can watch from home.
Virtual Tours - On this website there are a number of links that give you virtual access to different museums, aquariums, zoos and theme parks from across the globe!
Learn to draw - These tutorials teach children how to draw with follow a long steps.
Nick Sharratt Learn to Draw- Similar to the link above, these videos by famous illustrator Nick Sharratt teach children how to draw.
Summer Challenges - Place2Be’s specialist Art Room team have created a series of projects for primary aged children
In school, we are going to be using Typing Club from September. This will improve the children’s ability to type quickly and accurately, without looking at the keyboard.
You can access this from home too to help your child - https://www.typingclub.com/
Kentmere Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Debra Gillespie.
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