Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3UH
For those unable to be in school please feel free to join us for whole school ' Collective Worship' sessions on Zoom. Our whole school Collective Worship sessions last for approximately 20 minutes and focus on our question of the week. Our questions of the week and the links to join can be found in our school newsletters. We look forward to seeing you there!
Whilst school closures for the majority of pupils are in place, at Fishponds CE Academy we are striving to maintain the best education for our pupils. In order to do this, we are using Seesaw for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6. The children will be set English, maths and reading activities daily, with additional topic based activities being set weekly. Staff will provide instructions and a way for the children to record their learning through this platform. The children will be able to submit their work through writing, pictures, videos or voice clips for their teacher to review. The child's teacher will then approve the work and may leave a comment. Each child has an individual log in which have been emailed to parents. If you are missing this log in, please send a message via Schoolcomms marked FAO Miss Goodman or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss Goodman will then resend your log in to you from her email account (you may need to check your junk email box). If your log in is not working, please check you have removed the spaces between the codes before emailing.
If you are using the app, please ensure you download 'Seesaw Class' rather than 'Seesaw Family'
If your children are sharing a device between them, they will need to log out each time they have finished so ensure that they keep their code somewhere safe.
Mrs Fox-Gaven has been busy recording some video clips to help our children access Seesaw. Have a watch for some top tips in how to help you to record your learning.
EYFS will use tapestry to receive home learning activities from their teachers. The children will be able to respond to these activities. Please ensure if you have a child in Nursery or Reception, you have visited Tapestry to see what has been set. If you are having issues logging on, please contact us via Schoolcomms or email@example.com and mark your message FAO EYFS team.
As a school, we subscribe to TTRockstars and Numbots. Your child will have a unique log in which will work on both of these sites. If your child has lost their log in, please contact Miss Goodman via SchoolComms or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The children may be familiar with Topmarks maths games from school. Hit the Button is a particular favourite in all year groups.
As a school, we teach maths using White Rose. They are releasing home learning packs to support children and parents at home.
White Rose quiz questions can be found on Diagnostic Questioning.
Key Stage Two children also have access to Mathletics. If your child has lost their log in, please contact Miss Goodman via Schoolcomms.
Mathletics have also produced some booklets if you are looking for non-screen based activities for your child. https://www.mathletics.com/uk/resources/fun-engaging-student-workbooks/#form
The Nrich website contains lots of maths problem solving ideas. This allows your child to apply their learning in a range of contexts.
Click the images below to take you to websites that can support your child's learning.
Audible are offering free audio books for children whilst schools are closed.
David Walliams will be releasing audio books each day online.
Integra (our school CPD provider) have collated a selection of home learning sources for all curriculum areas. There are a wealth of different ideas on their website to support your children.
BBC Bitesize have produced a range of home schooling activities for children to access.
Classroom Secrets and Twinkl are providing some free access to parents to enable you to gather resources to support learning across the curriculum.
Espresso contains videos and activities for all curriculum areas. The log in for this can be found on the email sent to you about distance learning.
Out of the Ark contains lots of school assembly type songs that the children may enjoy learning. Miss Goodman's favourite is Living and Learning.
Sing up have produced a selection of home learning resources linked to music and singing.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be doing daily live PE lesson at 9am. These will be accessed through his Youtube channel and can be done at any time of day. It would be lovely to see some videos of the children joining in and posted to Seesaw. https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv
After you've finished your daily workout at 9.30am, if you have some play dough you could take part in the live daily 'Dough Disco'.
Here is a social story to support children in understanding Covid-19.
The World Health Organisation have released support for parents in understanding how to support their children with stress caused by Covid-19.