Secondary Home Learning During Absence From School

 

If our pupils are at home due to Coronavirus restrictions, our priority is to ensure that every child will continue to have access to a high quality education; with daily teaching and challenging activities which will support their development across all areas of the curriculum.  Details of our approach to Remote Learning can be found here.

Each pupil has been issued with login details for their Google Classroom.  If you require assistance in accessing Google Classroom please contact the class teacher and they will assist you.  For those who would like to find out a bit more about Google Classroom and how to log on, please visit this LINK from your laptop or desktop computer, or visit this LINK from your mobile or ipad.  If you prefer a document version, follow this LINK for a document that contains information regarding how to access Google Classroom and how to navigate around it.

In addition, the teachers and staff at Marjory Kinnon have developed some online learning resources for our pupils.  You can watch them on our YouTube channel.  

 

MKS Cooks - Marjory Kinnon Cook Book

This cook book has been produced by Ms Pelikan, our Head of Key Stage 3, and includes a wide variety of recipes, written in a format that enables our pupils to make the dishes for themselves and their families.  You can check it out HERE.

Please have a go at cooking together at home, we would love to see what you have produced!  Please send photos of your makes to mkscooks@marjorykinnon.hounslow.sch.uk .

 

Useful websites

There are a number of websites which offer lots of fun and learning opportunities.  To help your child to keep up with their learning while they are at home, we recommend the following websites:

Twinkl Offers learning resources to teachers and parents who pay to become members.  However, due to coronavirus, Twinkl are offering one month of free membership to support continued learning from home.  Sign in on the Twinkl website to access the free resources.
                   Blue Peter Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and and the YouTube channel has videos that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. There are world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. The channel also features ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about the incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.
Activity Village Offers lots of fun activities for teachers and parents who pay to become members.  However, to provide support to busy parents during the coronavirus school closures, Activitiy Village has pulled together some of their favourite activities into bundles which are currently free for everyone to download. 
Topmarks Provides a range of fun and educational activities, including resources designed specifically for parents to work with their children.
Something Special Using a sign language called Makaton, Justin and Mr Tumble help children learn how to communicate and develop language skills in a fun and exciting way.
Education City Provides engaging, educational resources and games for pupils aged 3-12 years, with a range of activities.  The school subscribes to this service and every pupil has been issued a login and password.  If you require help logging in, please contact your class teacher.
BBC Bitesize Help with learning and homework.  Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.  
Homework Elephant An impressive resource for every subject and assignment that your child is likely to face.
  Oxfam Home Learning Activity ideas for ages 7 -14.
  Science Museum Online science games.
  Tate Kids Arty games
  Woodlands Junior School Woodlands Junior website brings learning alive through easy to read information on a variety of topics for kids of all ages.
  Storyline Online Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors like Lily Tomlin and Kevin Costner reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  Around the world teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children's hospitals.
  Oxford Owl Free resources to support learning at home.  Advice and support for parents with educational activities, games and a free eBook library for 3 to 11-year-olds.

 

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