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Screen Free Half Term Activities
Over half-term we would like to give the children the opportunity to have some time away from their screens and technology. The children have worked so hard on their Google Classroom and Tapestry platforms and we are extremely grateful for the help and support families have provided in assisting with our remote learning offer. We would therefore like the children to have the opportunity to have time away from their screens spending quality time with their families doing a range of ‘non-screen’ activities over the half-term. We have identified a range of activities for you to undertake and would love to hear all about what you have done and see some pictures when we return to school. Can you do all 25 listed below? What other screen free activities have you completed?
EYFS & KS1 Screen Free Half Term Ideas
KS2 Screen Free Half Term Ideas
Cavendish Community Caring Hearts
Show the community you care! Use the heart template provided in your pack or download below to create a symbol of love and kindness. Display your heart in your window over half-term to show your Cavendish community you are thinking about them. There is also some red and white paper in your pack to create your own Cavendish heart. Send a picture of your completed hearts to your class teacher.
Cavendish Cupcake Challenge
Google Classroom Guides
Please see below a video guide on How to Understand Google Classroom for Parents/Carers.
How to Upload and Hand In your Work on Google Classroom
Miss Wardall and Miss Furniss have kindly put together 2 videos on how to upload and hand in work to Google Classroom.
Tapestry Guide for Parents/Carers
Bug Club is a powerful reading programme that is proven to raise attainment in reading and spelling and is loved by over a million children world-wide.
Children from EYFS to Year 3 will have their own login details to Bug Club and will have the opportunity to use Bug Club at home. Class teachers are able to select a range of books appropriate for your child to read independently.
These books will appear in children’s ‘My Stuff’ area on their personal homepages.
Throughout the books there are comprehension quiz questions which children should complete. To answer a question, click on the Bug icon.
When children have finished all of the quiz questions in a book, they will earn coins which they can then spend on ‘rewards’ in one of the reward areas accessed via their homepage.
All completed books move to the ‘My Library’ area of children’s homepages. Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from their ‘My Stuff’ area.
My Maths is our online Maths homework program, which provides pupils with differentiated tasks to practise the key mathematical concepts and facts. Pupils are assigned weekly online Maths tasks by their teacher, which are marked once completed.
The Spelling Shed
Spelling Shed is our spelling scheme. It is a spelling curriculum that is divided into stages, each stage corresponding to the respective school year. Within each stage there are weekly objectives and spelling lists that give a steady progression through the curriculum as well as review and challenge lists to extend vocabulary. Pupils work through a range of spelling related tasks in school focusing on the weeks spelling rules. These spellings are to be practised daily at home through the Spelling Shed APP.
Times Tables Rock Stars
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Teachers recognise how fundamental times table recall speed is to later success in maths lessons; yet it's not always easy finding engaging ways to do daily practice. TTRockstars provides an appealing and interactive platform to enable pupils to practise their times tables set at a level to suit their needs. Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of the pupil so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each pupil is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until pupils have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts. All pupils from Year 1 upwards are provided with log on details and the program works on a range of mobile devices.