In this section we provide work; ways to access work and suggested websites to access should your child ever be required to work from home due to temporary school closure.

Key Stage 2

Should children within Key Stage 2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) ever be required to remain at home their work will be provided through Microsoft One Note. This is both a web site and web application, and can be accessed through a computer or mobile device. Clear instructions as to how work can be accessed; how work can be submitted and how the APP can be downloaded onto your device are outlined below. All children with Key Stage 2 have been shown how to access and use Microsoft One Note by our School’s IT Lead.

Accessing One Note
Stage 1
Stage 2

Open up the web browser and search www.office.com

Click on the sign in tab

Stage 3
Stage 4

Enter your school username using the format of:

YEAR 5 and 6

NAMING CONVENTION– First Initial . Last name Year they joined Key Stage 2 @ grandsvaux.sch.je

EXAMPLE– j.hazley16@grandsvaux.sch.je

YEAR 3 and 4

NAMING CONVENTION– First name. First 2 letters of surname Number (5 for Year four; 6 for Year three) @ grandsvaux.sch.je

EXAMPLE– jamie.ha6@grandsvaux.sch.je (Year 3) OR jamie.ha5@grandsvaux.sch.je (Year 4)

This box will appear and now enter your school password

Stage 5

This screen will appear, so then click on the One Note Icon

Stage 6

You are now able to access the work uploaded by your class teacher by clicking on the link to the Class Notebook

Submitting work to your Class Teacher through One Note
Stage 1

On completion of a piece of work within the notebook you are able to share the work with your class teacher. To do this click on the share button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Stage 2
Stage 3

When this box appears type in the surname of you class teacher and their email address will appear. Once it does please click on it.

Finally click the send button and the completed piece of work can then be accessed by the class teacher.

Key Stage 1

Please find below the activities your child would complete during a typical school day. Please pick an activity to complete from each area, each day. Thank you as always for your support with your child’s educational development.

Guided Reading

Child to read their school reading book (in their plastic wallet) followed by comprehension questions about what they have read (see guided reading questions in guided reading pack). Books can be read several times to build up fluency in reading.

Maths

Please pick one maths activity to complete from the pack. Please also see the maths section of the school website for recommended websites and online activities. Additional online maths activities can be found following the link below:

Topmarks Maths White Rose Maths
English

Please pick one English based activity to complete from the pack. Please also see the phonics and reading sections of the school website for recommended websites and online activities. Additional online English activities can be found following the link below:

BBC Bitesize
Phonics

Please see the phonics section of the school website for recommended websites and online activities. Additional online Phonics activities can be found following the link below (please note that currently full access to this site is free):

Phonics Play
Foundation Subjects

Please pick from:

Science – make a fact file about an animal and its habitat. You could choose an animal we have focused on in class such as a camel or polar bear or you may decide to choose a different animal.

Computing – searching the internet. With the help of an adult, use the internet to research Kenya. Look for things such as climate, animals, landscape, city and countryside. Make an information booklet about what you find.

Geography – find the continents and oceans of the world and follow the compass directions.

Art – practice your sketching skills

Handwriting

Please pick 1 handwriting sheet to complete from the pack

Reception

Please find below the activities your child would complete during a typical school day. Please pick an activity to complete from each area, each day. Thank you as always for your support with your child’s educational development.

Phonics

Please can your child complete one whole page from either the Phase 2 or Phase 3 Activity Booklet provided. We have covered Phases 2 and 3 so far this year and are beginning to look at Phase 4. As an additional activity, your child may also like to play some of free phonics games on this website(please note that currently full access to this site is free):

Phonics Play
Reading

Please can your child either complete one of the provided ‘Traditional Tales’ reading comprehension sheets provided (children are not expected to write their answers on the back of the sheet) or read one of the school reading books/library books provided. Comprehension questions have also been given to help ask your child about what they have read. Books can be read several times to build up fluency in reading.

Maths

Please pick one or two activities from any of the ‘Maths Home Learning Challenge’ sheets provided and complete these with your child. It would be beneficial to choose a range of activities from the different Maths areas.

Please also see the maths section of the school website for recommended websites and online activities. Additional online maths activities can be found following the link below:

Topmarks Maths
Topic (Optional Additional Learning)

If your child would like to complete some more challenges, they may wish to choose some of practical challenges from the ‘Topic Home Learning sheets’ provided. These include topics such as dinosaurs, pirates, space etc.

You may also want to do collaborative activities together such as baking, playing board games and doing crafting activities with your child. Most importantly, please make sure you spend time with your child engaging in fun, learning experiences.

Nursery

Please find below the activities your child would complete during a typical school day. Please pick an activity to complete from each area, each day. Thank you as always for your support with your child’s educational development.

Story Time (twice a day)

In the plastic wallet, your child has two books to have read to them.  When we read at school, we talk about the front cover, who they think the characters are and what they think the story might be about.  Please read the story to your child and talk about what they have read.

In school, we normally have one focus text for the week so the child will hear the same story each day.  This develops their familiarity with the text.

If you have other stories at home to read with your child, that would be brilliant.  It is beneficial to children’s vocabulary if they hear at least 6 stories a day.

Please read in the language you feel most comfortable with.

Maths

Please pick 1 activity from the one more/less sheet and 1 activity from the size sheet.

If your child is really enjoying their maths, I have also included some maths mastery sheets that you can also do.  Please work through these as you wish.

Please also see the maths section of the school website for recommended websites and online activities. Additional online maths activities can be found following the link below:

Topmarks Maths
Phonics (Letters and Sounds)

Please pick 1 or 2 activities to complete from the sheets each day. As an additional activity, your child may also like to play some of free phonics games on this website:

Letters and Sounds
Additional Activities you might like to do

I spy with my little eye – this will help develop observation skills, it will also support children’s Communication and Language. They can tick the sheet as they find the different items. Please use your first language for this activity.

Draw a self-portrait in the frame- Talk about the parts of the body as you draw together.  Encourage them to think about where the different body parts go. They could also try drawing their family members!

Pencil control activities – please have a try at some of the activities in the booklet. When they finish they can colour them in.

Cutting skills – if you have old cards at home, they could practise cutting the pictures out and making a new picture.

I have also included an exercise book. This is for general drawing and mark making.

Games – if you have board games at home, please play these with your child.

Baking – choose a recipe together and make it.

Most importantly, please make sure you spend time with your child engaging in fun, learning experiences.

Please upload to EEXAT pictures of what you and your child have been doing.  I would love to see them!

Additional Early Years Foundation Stage Activity Ideas and Links
Tiny Happy People

This is an excellent website. The link to the ‘Activities’ from the home page provides videos that will help children engage with the age related activities. All activities are aimed at supporting language and communication skills.

Words for Life

Also a brilliant website from the National Literacy Trust with lots of information.

Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for children from new-born to five, really useful for supporting parents and children in developing their home learning environment.

Cbeebies Radio

A brilliant website for listening to stories alongside your child.