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Remote Learning at Catsfield CEP

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The teachers are making sure you all have plenty of activities to undertake while we stay at home and keep safe. Teachers are adding information to each class page which you can find in the drop down menu under 'Children'. Keep checking back on each class page for updates. On this page we will add whole school activities, fun ideas and anything we feel might help you with well being. If you have lost your logins for DB or Timetable Rockstars drop us a line at office@catsfieldcep.e-ssusex.sch.uk and we will email them back to you.

********NEW RESOURCES********

Here are the links to the new online resources endorsed by the Government and Department for Education. Teachers have placed a range of learning on each class remote page for the week beginning 20th April however with these new resources published and launched this week the team will be incorporating them in to planning starting from next week providing you with links so each lesson can be accessed by you and your children quickly. 

Oak Academy Home Learning

"Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. We’ll provide new lessons and resources each week."

Oak Academy Daily lessons link:  http://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

BBC Bitesize

"The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Check back every weekday for brand new lessons."

 BBC Bitesize link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Prayers

During these strange times it can be good to take a peaceful moment of reflection. We have added some ideas to create your own prayer space at home

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DB Primary Support for Parents, Carers and Children

DB advice

SEND Links 

Support for families and children with autism can be found at https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

A range of learning that can be adapted for all children https://www.hackneyservicesforschools.co.uk/extranet/primary-home-learning-resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Links 

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800 has a nice clip for children to help them reflect on the theme of kindeness. There is a seven days of kindness calendar available to download from this link: https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/seven-days-of-kindness-calendar/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus5&utm_content=kindnesscalendar

Futher resources for adults and children can be found at  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week and https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-week

Calm activites https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Support for adults https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

How to talk  to your  child about  coronavirus,  by  Unicef:   https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

A book for children about coronavirus with illustrations by Axel Scheffler https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk/media/6226/coronavirus_abookforchildren.pdf

Coronavirus: Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler creates book for ...

 

The Invisible String - a book for children about bonds we have between us even when we are apart  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUxXexjhYI

Further links can be found on the SEND and MHEW pages as well as individual class remote learning pages

Super Yummy Kitchen

Chartwells provide all our school dinners. They have put together a variety of Super Yummy reciepies you can try together at home. Here are the latest suggestions.     You can see all the videos here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyu3g1IGSmMJAqGQGOJr7MA

Our debate this week

Should the government do more to reduce food waste?

A total of 9.5 million tonnes of food is thrown out each year in the UK. That food is chucked from households, restaurants, catering companies and food manufacturers. Most of the waste comes from our homes – and some of the foods we bin the most are fruit and vegetables, bread and leftovers.

Is it time the Government took some major action to reduce the UK’s food waste problem?

Why not have a debate at home with your family.

Does everyone agree? What are their reasons for voting yes or no? Can you convince someone to change their mind with your own argument? 

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14 days Wild at Easter

Have you heard fo 30 days wild? Every year The Wildlife Trust launches 30 Days Wild for June. While we are staying at home why not do 14 days wild over the Easter break. We would love to see what you are up to so don't forget to share with your teachers on DB Primary or ask an adult to help you share on our twitter page @CatsfieldCEP

Here are some ideas:

Share a sunrise

Make a bug hotel

Do after dark detecting- search for moths and spot bats

Paint a stone and hide it in the garden for someone else to find

Take your shoes and socks off and feel the grass beneath your feet

Make a bird feeder

Lie down and explore the soil- who is living there?

Create a garden scavenger hunt and share with others on line

Write a poem outside 

Listen to the birdsong at different times of day- there is an amazing dawn corus right now!

Take a closer look at tree bark

Study a spiders web

Go star spotting

Look in the leaf litter- what can you find?

Spot signs of spring- bulbs, butterflies emerging, birds nesting

We are sure you will think of many more ideas. We can't wait to see what you have been up to. 

*******Make a start on Saturday 4th April ********

14 days wild

Active Sussex Virtual Games 2020

Launching on Monday 27 April 2020

www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk 

We know that school life might be a little bit different at the moment, but you can still represent our school and compete to be Sussex champions in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020. 

Take part alongside your friends and teammates, win medals, trophies and prizes, and strive to be the very best that you can in this very special, virtual competition.

Each Monday morning during the Summer Term, a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from the living room, garden, or school.

Here is Miss Garland having a go at one of the challenges with a tennis racket.

 

 

Throughout the week you can practice, train and improve, before submitting your best scores in each challenge on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk ahead of the Friday deadline (12pm midday). Your score will be added to our school total, meaning that you can be part of the Catsfield CEP team, and compete against all of the other schools in the county.

Our school’s total score will be calculated by taking the average of score submissions, so it doesn’t matter that we are a small school. Children representing the winning schools will be awarded with, much-coveted, Specsavers Sussex School Games medals, as well as earning points for the overall leaderboards.

In addition to the leaderboards, schools can also win Spirit of the Games awards for getting the most participants involved in each sport. And they also have some special prizes to give out on social media each week to those who are training hard and embracing the School Games values.

And it doesn’t stop there. As well as crowning separate Primary and Secondary school champions, they also have trophies in the ‘Active Adults’ category, meaning that big kids (teachers, parents, carers and family-members) can all get involved and represent the school too and we certainly are! Have a look at twitter (@CatsfieldCEP)to see what your teachers have been doing to take part.

To sign up click on 'sign up' below and get info, challenges and results directly to your inbox by signing up for updates below.

****Sign up and join us****

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Hastings Virtual Half Marathon

Authorfy

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https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out their '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators - they add a new challenge to their web page every single day! For more author videos and free resources, check out their  'classroom' page. 

https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/

Harry Potter at Home

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, has launched a platform to help children, parents, carers and teachers while we are all at home.

Called ‘Harry Potter at Home’, it is a space for you to discover lots about Harry Potter. It includes word searches, quizzes, crosswords and drawing guides among other activities.

Click on the link here. Have fun!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

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Will Sliney- Daily Challenge

Will Sliney is an Irish artist for Marvel. He is better known for his Star Wars and Spiderman illustrations. He is posting daily videos on Youtube showing you how to create some well known characters from books and movies and you might have spotted him in the news lately for giving children great activities to do while they aren't at school. Would you like to have a go? Take a look at his We Will Draw videos on his Youtube site here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDDdREkTPJw

We would love to see your results so don't forget to share them with us on DB or twitter.

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First News

First News

At Catsfield CEP we have First News delivered every week. First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds that aims to get chidlren talking about the news in an easy to understand and non threatening way.

While you aren't able to come in to school ther eis a way for you to access First News for free.

You download your copy by asking an adult to sign up with an email address here:

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/

They will then send you your own copy to read.

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