Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Mr Deryck M Wilson
Useful tips thanks to Mr Hough!
As the government has decided to clamp down on leaving the home, more and more, you might want to have a browse around these websites to help keep your children actively learning new skills, whatever their age:
BrainPop - offers animated movies on topics in maths, science and English
Tynker - offers coding lesson for kids
Creative Bug - offers craft lessons, from knitting to jewellery-making, drawing and origami
YouTube's Free School - offers a range of videos looking at subjects as diverse as the US constitution, coral reefs and the solar system.
Ted talks - offers a division called TED-Ed, full of "lessons worth sharing" from teachers around the globe.
Encourage reading - World Book Online has just made their collection of 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home.
Zoom or Skype - helps children stay in touch with their friends and allows a whole class to join at once for a ‘house party’
And what if you want to just take a break from the computer?
Well, old classics like playing board games, learning an instrument, working out on the balcony or in the garden or baking together can be just as much fun too.
Most importantly, keep talking, especially about the future and how much you will all appreciate normal life when it resumes again soon.
Stuck for things to do?
Over the past few weeks, students and their teachers have been getting to grips with online learning using platforms like Seesaw, Google Classroom and Google Meet, to name just a few, but what about the weekends?
Find some examples of outstanding lyric writing from our students,some reflecting the impact of the ongoing school closure.
Well done to Giacomo, Emma, Miriam, Kai and all the other students who worked hard on writing the Southlands Blues!
Our Reception children continue learning with their online lessons.
This is just an example: teachers are making a video showing their students how to plant a bean.
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Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to connect with us for a virtual Open Day on Friday 10th April 2020.