Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you are all well and keeping safe during the current lockdown. Here is some information regarding support for learning at home.
As you will be aware, we have worked hard to compile, print and hand deliver Home Learning Packs to the children during the current period of school closure. As we begin to open more widely to some of the children, these learning packs will continue to be provided in order to support the children who are unable to come back to school at this time. In addition, we have gathered and listed links to useful websites and suitable online resources that we believe your child will benefit from accessing. We have tried to offer a variety of different activities for the children to enjoy.
All children’s Bug Club accounts have been updated so that they have plenty of books to read. To access Bug Club, visit the ActiveLearn login. The school’s password is ‘sheep’ and the school code is ‘wqsh’. Each child has their own username. Usernames were shared with you at the start of the school lockdown. If you are unable to locate the login information, please contact your child's class teacher who can help you.
All of the children have been shown how to use Bug Club in school but would hugely benefit from reading with an adult, especially to support the comprehension and understanding of what they have read. Teachers are able to access Bug Club to see how the children are getting on with their reading and comprehension questions. If your child's account is running low on books, please contact your class teacher so they can add extra books.
Oxford Owl online books:
The link below will take you to a registration page for Oxford Owl. Once you have completed the simple registration, you will have free access to many online, banded books. The children can read the books or have the books read to them.
White Rose Maths:
On the White Rose website, there are daily lessons that the children can access which are really well planned and linked to the current curriculum for individual year groups. If you can download the worksheet and print it off that would be ideal although it is just as easy for the children to write answers in the home learning books we sent home with the children's packs. Answers to the questions are included so the children can be the teachers and mark their own work!
Follow this link:
There is a wide range of educational activities and games for your children to access via the school Purple Mash account. This can be accessed via the school’s website (click on the ‘Useful Links’ icon). Mini Mash is particularly appropriate for the children in Nursery and Reception.
To access Purple Mash, use your child's class name as the username e.g. badgers and the word fun, as the password.
Oak National Academy:
The Oak National Academy has been set up by a group of more than 40 teachers from across the U.K. There is a weekly schedule of online lessons that have been pre-recorded by teacher for you to access with your children when you need to. Lessons include anything from English to Art and also Spanish! For most of the sessions, the children will need access to paper and a pencil.
The school blog is also another useful and exciting way for children to stay connected with the school community during this challenging time. There are lots of wonderful posts from children, sharing what they have been getting up to at home. There are also plenty of ideas for activities posted by the class teachers throughout the week. Login details for the blog have previously been sent out via the home learning packs. If you are unable to find these details and would like your child to join the blogging school community, please contact your child's class teacher who will be able to provide the details.
Please see the list below for individual class email addresses. If you have any questions or you need any extra resources, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Ladybirds@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Ms Deepak)
Honeybees@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Mr Brown)
Dragonflies@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Miss Surridge)
Woodpeckers@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Mrs Stewart)
Robins@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Mrs Toombs)
Hedgehogs@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Miss Moules)
Badgers@hoblettsinfants.herts.sch.uk (Mrs Taylor)
We appreciate that this is a challenging time for everyone and we will make every effort to keep you updated via email, the school website and texting system. Please ensure we have an up to date email and contact number for you so that communication is possible.
Thank you once again for your continued support :)