Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Login to Purple Mash, our virtual learning environment, for coding, game-making, homeworks and lots of creative activities to support your learning.
When you have logged in, you can find the work that has been set for you by clicking on the red tick. This is your 2Dos list. Find a task, then click on Start.
To save, click on the purple square with three white lines and click Save. You can also save by clicking on the red square with the white arrow, then Save and Exit.
When you have finished go to 2Dos and click Hand In.
Also, your teachers have set up a Class Blog. You can find this by clicking on the green world (Sharing), then 'Shared Blogs'. Look for your class name. Reception has one blog for the whole year. To add a comment, click on the green square, with the white + sign. Write your comment, then press Save.
A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day.
How to use these lessons:
Every weekday morning from 9am, Gareth Metcalfe will upload a maths lesson for Y3/Y4 and another for Y5/Y6. He will build understanding through small steps and then present children with some tasks to challenge them. Click on the image above.
There will also be some challenges and games for children in KS1.
We also have some videos to support Early Years, Foundation Stage and KS1 on our Parent Information Presentations page. Click on the green button
The Oak Academy have several weeks of lessons that you may wish to access. When you choose a lesson, there are a number of dots which take you through a sequence of: an introductory quiz; a video with a teacher; a worksheet (some lessons) and a final quiz.
Every weekday at 9.45am, Jane Considine will be inviting children to watch a 6-minute film and choose a short section to write about. At 10.30am, she will explain what elements to include and give inspiration for writing about nine sentences. At 12.30pm she will return with some early-submitted examples. The deadline for entries will be 2pm. At 3.30pm Jane will return once more with the nation's story put together from the writing that she receives.
Classroom Secrets have published learning packs (with guidance and answers) and practical ideas of English and Maths activities for each year group. Some pages may be a little difficult for some children. Click on the image to visit the website and download them.
CodeBug is a cute, programmable and wearable device designed to introduce simple programming and electronic concepts to anyone, at any age. CodeBug can display graphics and text, has touch sensitive inputs and you can power it with a watch battery. It is easy to program CodeBug using the online interface, which features colourful drag and drop blocks, and an in-browser emulator.
These are practical Science, Engineering and Computing live lessons to have lots of fun with. There are plenty to look back on too in the 'Past Doses' section, including bridge building, the World's best aeroplane and lava lamps.
Collins Learning at Home website has free ebooks, songs, maths and languages activities. You may need a login and password for their Class Connect portal
Listen to History storytime for children with 7 year old Sophie, 5 year old Ellie and their Daddy. Exciting stories of knights in shining armour and their battles. Henry VIII, the Tudors, Romans, World War 2, George Washington, Columbus and more. Even amazing stories of animals in history like elephants, dogs, cats and pigeons. Stirring stories of love and betrayal. Strong women and how they changed history. Real life narrative history as it should be told. Valued by teachers, enjoyed by parents, loved by kids. Helps support the National Curriculum with Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2).
Numbots focuses on key skills of number bonds, addition and subtraction through a number of challenge levels.
Children should aim to play in Story Mode for three minutes four to five times a week, to get the best out of NumBots. Little and often is key (spaced practice is more effective than blocked practice).
Our 2019-20 league starts on Saturday 19th October. Sign up or login to set up your team. Join our league. Details are in the letter sent out on Friday 11th October. Click on the image to check your team.