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Information for parents

As we are relying on technology even more so than usual during the COVID-19 epidemic it is even more important to keep our children safe in the online world. On this page you will find age appropriate activities for children throughout the school. Use the link below for more information to help you support your child at home. The relevant information can be found under the Cyber Safety heading. 

E-safety at home during school closures.

 

CEOP/ThinkUKnow  have released their first set of materials during school closures in a bid to keep our children safe online during this difficult time. You can download these activities below or find them directly from the link also provided below. These resources are scheduled to be updated every two weeks and even have information to share for those of you with children who are in secondary schools. It would be great for us to see any e-safety work going on at home so why not send any activities to your class teachers on FreeFlow.  

Barefoot Computing

 

Barefoot Computing are an organisation that aim to help children learn Computing in a wide range of ways. They have just released some home learning activities. They have uploaded tasks with different age groups in mind and have instructional sheets as well as worksheets for the children to complete. If you have a go at any of these send them to your class teachers on FreeFlow. Enjoy. 

Computing 

A lot of our children may be spending time using technology at home whilst school is closed so why not encourage them to learn something as they go. At school we run Code Club on a Thursday (for Key Stage 2 children) and they have kindly allowed us to share their resources via our website. The first series of modules (1-3) all use Scratch which the children should be familiar with from Computing lessons in school.

Scratch can be accessed online (see links below) or even downloaded to your PC/laptop for free (the website will have frequently asked questions and system requirements to support you with this. The first activity is to create your own rock band. This can be done by following the Code Club instructions (see link below). 

There is also a Scratch Junior app available for Key Stage 1 children to try out at home which is free and available from your devices app store.

It would be great if you could take pictures of you completing the modules for us to see by using FreeFlow. Enjoy!

Code Camp World

 

We have been given access to some new coding materials that your children may be interested in using during their time at home. The resources are completely free due to the outbreak of Covid-19. They use video game concepts to get children excited to program. Play as they build, and everything they make can be turned into apps on their phones! They provide drag and drop coding to teach children concepts, and build their confidence until they are ready to dive into JavaScript. They use a closed environment, so children can learn and explore safely while building on each other's creations. If tyou do use this site please send your class teacher a picture or video of you working on your program/code via FreeFlow.

To access this exciting new material follow the link below and their sign up instructions. Enjoy.

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