Home Preparation

Following the government directive, La Fontaine Academy is closed to most of our children - the exception being those children whose parents are key workers, or those that are considered to be vulnerable. However, we want to continue providing support for all of our families so that the children can continue to learn.

Each Monday, by 12pm, we will publish learning packs that can be completed at home. The learning will be consolidating and practising knowledge already taught so far this year; we will not be giving any new learning, as we don't want our children to struggle with this work, nor do we want them to develop any misconceptions because they don't have access to their teacher. If you need guidance on how to complete these tasks, please send an email to our office team and they will work with the teachers to get a response to you within 48 hours.

Below are a range of links to educational websites that can also support with ongoing learning, as well as folders for each year group with the work that has been put together by our teachers.

Online learning:

Purple Mash (see links below)

Times Tables Rock Stars (see links below)

Free downloadable resources:

Spelling Work for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Resources built on the Letters and Sounds High Frequency Words, the Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum Spelling Objectives.  Download for free at: https://linguisticphonics.wordpress.com/phonics-from-eyfs-y6/

Sounds-Write Extended Code - free phonics activities for children in Year 1-3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzl3codxoyio081/Phonic%20games%20and%20activities%20EC%20free%20resources%20March%202020.pdf?dl=0

Children's Classics - PDFs & Audiobooks
Free Children's Classics: PDFs & Audiobooks.  Visit: https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html via @solomon_teach

The Literacy Shed - original site
A free site which is home to a wealth of short films and animations and related teaching ideas.  Visit: https://www.literacyshed.com/

Mathematics Mastery and English Mastery
A wide range of resources for primary pupils. Available at: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

LGfL learning resources
A wide range of resources for primary pupils. Available at: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

Websites offering free trials/access for a limited time:
Disclaimer: Some of these sites are simply offering a free trial for a limited time; please be aware of any terms and conditions that apply when signing up for any of these sites

Twinkl
Twinkl are offering teaching and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance.  Find out how to sign up for a free month, and how to share this with parents here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

Nrich - Mathematics
The Nrich project promotes and provides free rich mathematical activities for learners. Every activity comes with comprehensive notes and solutions and they will be updating the site every day during the coming months with new tasks. https://nrich.maths.org/primary

Khan Academy - Mathematics
Daily (weekdays) 9am live streams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for students, parents and teachers.  Providing free teacher resources.  Available at: https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/611770255064350720/remote-learning-with-khan-academy-during-school

Epic! - digital library
Epic! Are offering instant access to 35,000 books, learning videos and quizzes for 30 days.  Sign up here: https://www.getepic.com/promo

Sight Reading Practice - Music
Practise the skill of sight reading music for free by signing up to this free trial: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

TypingClub - Computing
Learn touch typing for free: https://www.typingclub.com/

ConnectKids - PSHE
CollectKids aims to teach children to embrace the gift of diversity; learn tolerance; and make the world a better place - they do this through story.  Stories available here: https://www.connect-kids.org/?fbclid=IwAR1NqekQwsGUrWuWRFQPCLN6bbUkPk6458XgOojR7qBIpY_Ov6VEXO3-XX4

The Body Coach - Physical Education
A selection of 5- or 8-minute workouts appropriate for children.  Available at: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Go Noodle - Get Moving / Physical Education
GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/about

Cosmic Kids - Physical Education
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/featured

 

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Click here to access a list of websites you can use to get your child ready for Reception!

Reception Learning