Chalkwell Hall Junior School – Learning at Home
Now that we know we will be in this situation for a good few weeks yet, we have updated our learning at home information on our website to include the resources provided by the Department for Education. The Oak National Academy has been set up as an online classroom to help children learn at home https://www.thenational.academy/ and takes them, and you, step by step through the lesson by following the prompts on the screen.
Each day has a maths lesson, an English lesson and a foundation lesson (history, geography, Spanish etc).
We have provided, for those that wish to use it, a timetable of daily activities from The Oak National Academy in line with the National Curriculum that can be followed easily at home without needing to hunt down or choose your own activities. Within the timetable, we have also included guides for how to help your child with their work for maths, reading and writing. There are extension tasks for maths included and success criteria for different genres of writing so you can help your child see how well they are doing. There are hyperlinks to everything you need for a full week’s learning on each Year Group’s timetable and we will update the extension tasks weekly.
Also, the BBC has launched its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers so you may wish to use some of these as well.
This education tool provides daily and weekly lessons for Year 1 through to Year 10. The lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
We hope that our timetable option helps to make learning at home simpler. If you would like to dip in and out of the daily timetable and choose other activities from the other resources list then by all means do so. If you are doing your own thing entirely and it works for you and your family, then go for it!
Further support and resources
These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for:
They are currently being offered for free.
The activities on http://www.pobble365.com/ change each day, with a different picture prompt and challenges to match the picture. Feel free to choose a different day’s activities if you prefer.
Please note that because we are working with greatly reduced numbers of staff, we will not be in a position to take work in or give feedback during the time that we are shut to the majority of pupils. Our focus is on making sure that we can stay open with a skeleton staffing structure to accommodate the children of key workers and vulnerable children.