Massed Virtual Choir
Instead of the Tunbridge Wells Massed Singing Festival we have decided to do a Massed Virtual Choir. We are very much hoping to get as many children as possible involved in this and will hopefully provide variety in the home – schooling day! Please could you encourage your children to get involved. There is an introductory video plus copies of the words and music, and practice tracks attached.
- Listen to the YouTube track to become familiar with the track – this is to familiarise yourself with the tune only – it is not to be recorded from as it is in a different key to the backing tracks
- View/print off the music or the words from the attachments above
- Practice either the top or bottom part with the practice track (not the YouTube track)
- When you are ready you need to listen to the practice track through headphones and record just your voice. Don’t worry if you don’t think it sounds amazing, there are lots of clever things we can do to edit the music when we put it together!
- Acceptable formats for recordings are MP3, MP4A or WAV
- PARENTS – If you are happy for your children’s picture/video to be on social media in a video that we will put together then please send a picture or your child singing it with the headphones on and/or a video
- Please send the sound recording and video/picture with your child’s school and age by 19th April to:
- If you would like to also record the second part then please have a go at this too!!
- Please contact your child’s class teacher with any queries
PARENTS/CARERS – Please note that by sending in your recordings you give permission for the recording to be used in the massed choir recording. If you choose to send photos and videos too you are giving permission for these to also be used in a video to accompany the track which may be used on social media. Individual names will not be used.
We Won’t Stop Dreaming words
Click below to open SCARF website for home learning.
Updates to home learning at TGA
We are delighted to announce that Jolly Phonics have now made all of their Jolly Phonics Readers available as e-readers for free for a limited time on Android and Apple devices!
Spanning 93 books across 5 levels of decodable readers, they will help you to support your children remotely as they practice their reading skills anywhere!
Stay Active PE Home learning resources:
Kent Sport: https://www.kentsport.org/coronavirus/
Athletics Funetics: https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-activity-videos/
NHS & Change4Life: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life
Sport England: https://www.sportengland.org/news/join-movement
This Girl Can Disney Dance Alongs: https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/
Firefighter Fit Kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgIDJJ9oU9-pdTRFfNFdMA
Keeping Myself Healthy – inside and out!
Children will be learning about their physical needs and emotional needs. We have received this Home Learning pack from SCARF our online teaching resource with lots of exciting ideas on how to keep children healthy on the outside and on the inside.
FREE eBook Library
Oxford Reading Tree: They are offering free eBooks, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. If you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading, visit their Reading pages.
BBC Primary Teaching Resources: Classroom resources for teaching pupils at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland. This page is organised by subject and age-group. A recommended website, please take a look.
Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning and having fun online. (further down the page are some age related activity sheets)
Twinkl is offering free access for parents in the event of school closures to support you with your child’s education.
Purple Mash is an online learning resource to support all subjects.
Times Table Rockstars is an online learning resource to support all times tables.
PE with Joe Wicks. Join the nation (and the World) to kick start your morning with a live stream at 9am (or watch later) with a fun, active work out for the whole family.
Subscribe to his You Tube channel for daily updates. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl
Go Noodle. GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
Phonics Play. A site packed with interactive phonics games and many ideas and resources to help children to learn to hear phonemes, recognise graphemes and develop the blending and segmenting skills that are vital for learning to read and spell.
The Maths Factor. ‘We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can. Let Carol teach your child Maths during this difficult period.’
ICT Games. Maths and English educational games.
All links are listed below.
We have pulled together some documents that can help teachers and parents talk to children about Corona Virus. Below are published documents from the British Psychological Society and from Mind to help children/adults with their anxieties and worries.
A Social Story explaining the virus and what to do:
Guidance from the BPS on talking to children about Covid-19:
Guidance on managing our mental health and staying well during a virus outbreak from Mind Hong Kong:
Online Safety Home Learning
Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime
You’ll find lots of support and advice for parents and carers on keeping your child safe online at: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Language and Communication Needs
Dear Speech Link and Language user, Our Parent Portal is now live!
At Speech Link Multimedia Ltd we believe that every child should have access to support for their speech, language and communication needs to help them reach their full potential.
Our speech activities will help your child to hear the difference between speech sounds (sound discrimination) and to identify sounds at the beginning and ends of words (phonics). These skills are important for both talking and reading.
Our language activities will help develop your child’s ability to follow instructions, understand talking and learn new words more easily.
Cognition and Learning Needs
Teach your monster to read – available via the app store
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
Sensory and Physical Needs
https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w (Joe Wicks 5 min kids worksout)