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 have released some Online Safety activities that can be completed at home.
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.
During the school closure, all KS2 children received 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
At Kentmere, we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme. RWI are delivering daily phonics sessions as detailed below:
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.
The BBC and education experts from around the world have updated their website to provide catch up lessons and Autumn term resources to help support your child during their return to school. Please click the link below to find out more.
The BBC Bitesize website can be accessed here.
Nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects, from Reception to Year 11
You can access this fantastic resource here.
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics have created videos which can aid your children’s learning in Maths.
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 was holding daily PE sessions during the school closure. You can access via his YouTube channel here:
Dance Tutorial - Dance to School have created a Dance Tutorial for you to follow along.
During the school closure, your child’s class teacher (Reception - Year 6) was setting weekly challenges on Purple Mash to be completed. We continue to use Purple Mash as a learning resource and we encourage you to continue accessing this platform from home.
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.
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!
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.
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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