Helping your child at home
At Rokesly we undertand and value the importance of parents and carers as prime educators. The activities you do at home are so important. It is vital that they are fun, engaging and supportive. To help you, we hold workshops in school so you can learn and try out activities with your child with us in school.
Reading is incredibly important. Being able to read well means your child can access the curriculum and is a key factor in success at school.
Reading for pleasure, sharing stories together and talking about books with your child is simple, fun and priceless learning time!
There are a wealth of helpful resources created by the Open University about reading together at home.
Follow the link below.
Rokesly virtual stories
Our brilliant school staff have created a wealth of stories for you to watch and listen to with your child. Follow the linkes to the virtual story times below
You Matter! read by author and illustrator Christian Robinson – It is a great story with a lovely message and Christian shows you how to draw a T-Rex at the end! How cool is that?
You can find some wonderful, funny and exciting resources for oracy, reading and writing from storyteller Phil McDermott at the Story Emporium
Riley Knows He Can Read read by Charles Venn – We love the Riley books and we love reading. Enjoy this lovely story video, but make sure you enjoy reading your own books, too!
Sleep Well Siba and Saba read by Adjoa Andoh – Grant says “Just like Siba and Saba I always seem to be losing things. I hope I can stop worrying about lost things and look forward instead to the special things I will see, and even the lucky things I might find! This is one of my favourite stories read by one of my favourite story tellers.”
Audible are also offering a huge range of free audio books for children https://www.audible.co.uk/
You can use the Booktrust’s bookfinder to look for recommended books that suit your child’s age, tastes and interests. You can also browse an archive of interviews with authors and illustrators, watch online storybooks, or see what has been recently published
Marisa’s Cooking Club
Cooking is a fantastic activity to do at home. It is a great opportunity to talk, measure, weigh and taste!
Marisa has cooked up some recipes for you to follow. To watch the videos, follow the links below:
Contacting your teacher
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need support. If you need support with learning, you can email your teacher on the class email:
If you need to talk to a member of staff or need other support, please email or call the office.
We are in this together – even when we are all apart
Rokesly Art Page
Our Art Page is up and running again with plenty of ART CHALLENGES for all you budding home artists. There is no time limit to the challenges, but make sure you send us a picture of your awesome art.
To find out more, follow the link below:
♥We are in this together – even when we are all apart♥
Home learning resources for children
During the National lockdown, we will provide daily home learning resources for parents to use at home with their children in line with our contingency plan here
Purple Mash by 2simple is a cloud-based learning platform for primary-aged children, and is the platform we have chosen for our infant children at Rokesly. It contains a wide range of creative software tools. We chose to use Purple Mash as it is age-appropriate and already in use in school, so all children already have a log-in and are familiar with the online platform. The Junior school uses J2e for the same reason and it is a continuation of Purple Mash for older children.
During lockdown, or if your child is asked to self-isolate, your child’s teacher will send work, videos and instructions to your contact email every day. We our Integris email service as it is the most convenient form of recorded communication available for the school, using a format that all our parents can access.
Please make sure we have your correct contact details including email addresses.
The DfE guidance about supporting your child’s learning can be found here:
As well as videos and activities from you teacher,your child will be familiar with Purple Mash where they can find tasks for your child to complete. Purple Mash resources are the ones we use in class, will and familiar to the children.
Parents/children will need to click on the ‘2Dos‘ tab to access the activities. When you have completed a task, your class teacher will be sent a notification. Then they will give you feedback through the Purple Mash platform.
As our children are very young, we feel strongly that there should be a mixture of content, including tailor made teaching videos, story times and practical activities they can do away from a screen.
It is important for you and your child to have reasonable expectations about the kind of learning activities you will be able to do at home together. This handy factsheet may be useful:
We are making our Espresso resources available for parents to use at home. They offer a wealth of flexible resources for all ages:
Log in at: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk
When visiting the discovery education website, click “Login” from the top-right of the page and select Espresso to enter the following credentials:
Username – student20805
Password – rokesly
Additional Online Resources for Year 2
www.emile-education.com Maths, spelling and phonics
Additional Online Resources for Year 1
Additional Online Resources for the Early Years
Phonics: Can you join in with saying the sounds on these videos?
Resources for everyone
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer Free resources one month access
www.scholastic.com/learnathome 3h per day activities – any device
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for/home/find-a-book/library-page/ Free online reading books
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Award winning children’s illustrator Axel Scheffler has helped create a book for children that helps them understand the topic of Coronavirus.
Please click the link below to access a PDF file of the full story. Please read it with your child and pass the link on to anyone you feel would find it useful to read with their family.
Your child has a busy day of learning every day at Rokesly. At home, it is important to strike a balance between time spent online on a computer, tablet or a mobile phone and participating in other activities. So think about some other things you could be doing away from school. These might include:
- sharing a book
- playing a game
- completing a jigsaw
- cooking together
- drawing, colouring, painting or weaving
- visiting somewhere new
- having a chat!