School closure

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, school is closed from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

The children have been given / sent homework packs and will be learning remotely. Teachers will set work on Google classroom (Years 2-6) or send work to parents via email (Reception, Year 1).

Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo, Google Classroom, or email. 

This week teachers will be calling home to ask about the family and children, their well-being and their learning. 

After the Easter break, teachers will be live streaming lessons. Please check emails for details on this from 20th April. 

 

Advice & Support

We pray that Allah(swt) protects us all and keeps us all safe and healthy. 

If there is anyone self-isolating and you need support and help during this crisis, please let us know. We will try to help in whatever way we can.

Email us on: dht@cmpswales.org or secretary@cmpswales.org

 

Please follow the government advice on how to stay safe. Link is below:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Home learning Resources

Below are a few home learning resources you can use during this time:

Online resources:
- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReady
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Seneca
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Openlearn
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Blockly
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch
Creative computer programming
Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Duolingo
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities 
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Twinkl
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Audio story books 
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
Great educational resources:
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/
Maths resources and games:
https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 
Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

 

Islamic & Arabic Resources

Insha'Allah let us all use this time to re-connect with Allah(swt) and strengthen our faith and good deeds. 

Free resources and printable worksheets available at:

Sirah Activity Booklet
Angels Activity Booklet
Prophets Activity Booklet
Introduction to Hadith Activity Booklet
Ramadan: Sawm Activity Booklet
Useful website with lots of Islamic resources:
Noor Kids has an online course for 5-12 years old to nurture the spiritual and mental wellbeing during the Coronavirus. 
https://resources.safarpublications.org/
File with lots of great Islamic resources:
shorturl.at/bjq15
*Home Learning Packs*
These packs will be useful for our children InshaAllah as they are off from Madrasah
Year 1: bit.ly/learningpack1
Year 2: bit.ly/learningpack2
Year 3: bit.ly/learningpack3
Year 4: bit.ly/learningpack4
Year 5: bit.ly/learningpack5
Year 6: bit.ly/learningpack6
*Hadith Books for Secondary Students*
Year 7: bit.ly/hadithbook1
Year 8: bit.ly/hadithbook2
Year 9: bit.ly/hadithbook3
*Great Website for Juz Amma and Qur’an Students*
tanzil.net
Students can learn their Juz Amma and Quran Sabaq via this website.
It’s a great time to encourage our children to memorise Ayat ul Kursi and Surah Yasin
Ayat ul Kursi: https://youtu.be/Si5Fo1WSqDA
Surah Yasin: https://youtu.be/WgHlrYBJtF8

 

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