Welcome back to our Home Learning Page
Jurby Community School Home Learning Offer
Please find details below of our home learning plans. I would like to stress from the outset, that in our opinion the mental health and well being of the whole family is the single most important aspect, and we do not wish to place any undue pressure on you with our home learning. Please access what works for you and your child. We do not expect you to do all of it, and understand that what works for one child will not necessarily work for another.
Each child will be given a Home Learning Pack. This will contain a mixture of learning activities, which the majority of children should be able to complete with limited support from you. These will be available to collect from outside the school shortly.
We will once again hold Teams Meetings, for those children who enjoy this aspect of learning. We understand that not every child is comfortable in this environment, and these are entirely optional. Having taken on board feedback from parents and children our plan for these this time is below.
The link for these meetings will be e-mailed directly to you.
Reception Children - These will take place at 10.00am on a Tuesday and Thursday and last around 20 minutes.
Year 1 and 2 Children - These will take place at 10.00am on a Monday and Wednesday, again for around 20 minutes.
On a Friday we will hold a meeting at 10.00am for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and we hope that this will be a fun event to end the week.
Children in Class 2 (Mrs Redcliffe) will have a daily meeting, starting at 10.15am, lasting for around 45 minutes.
Children in Class 3 will have a daily meeting starting at 11.00am, which will last for up to an hour, although we will build into this a comfort break for a few minutes to allow children to have a stretch and move about.
We will post details of activities and challenges for the children on Teams, as well as providing links on our website and Facebook pages.
We do not expect children to complete all of the activities, or to attend the Teams Meetings if they don’t feel comfortable doing so. Our aim is to provide a range of different options, and for parents to choose what works best for them and their children. As a school we are doing our very best to avoid putting you and your family under any pressure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
Mr W Nelson
Useful Websites and Activity Ideas
Please find below a list of useful websites and activity ideas to help with home learning. As with anything on the Internet, care should be taken to ensure that children are supervised whilst online to ensure they do not accidentally click on to an unsuitable website.
All of these links are to activities provided by external providers and the school has no direct control over them, or their content. Whilst we have reviewed the content at the time of posting we can’t guarantee that any future content is child safe or suitable for your child.
Finally please remember that children (and adults) should not spend the whole day online. Think about the amount of screen time your child has. Going outside for a walk (restrictions allowing), playing a game or doing art and craft is as important as other aspects.
CBBC - Three hours of TV shows every week day covering english, maths and science, as well as general fun. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
CBeebies - TV Shows and Learning for younger children, along with games and activities on the website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
BBC Bitesize - Home Learning activities from the BBC for children aged from 5 - 14https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics
The Family Library - The Family Library in Douglas are doing story time and activities for children. Details are on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FamilyLibraryDouglas
Top Marks is one of many Maths Games websites. They have a variety of Maths Games for the children to play. Make sure you select the correct age group for your child. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
Maddie Moate - Live Science lessons with Maddie and Greg. They have their own You Tube Channel, with an extensive back catalogue. We have watched some of the films, which are well made and accurate, but can’t vouch for every single one. As with all You Tube films, some contain adverts, so parental supervision is recommended. https://www.youtube.com/c/maddiemoate
The National Marine Aquarium - This is the largest aquarium in the Uk, located in Plymouth. They are doing live lessons every Friday. The first 'Deep Science' (1:00pm to 1:20pm) will see their schools team using aquarium exhibits and their AquaLab to explore the science behind the animated ocean exploration tv series ‘The Deep’ (CBBC @12pm on weekdays during lockdown). Expect fascinating facts and real time experiments, as well as ideas to follow up with at home!
The second will be ‘Mermaid Tales’, which will air from 1:30 – 1:45pm and will involve a short story narrated by our resident mermaid, Marina - perfect timing before an afternoon nap, or as a gentle, relaxing start to the afternoon.
RSPB- fun activities linked to wildlife and the outdoors. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/
Jo Wicks - No explanation needed! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
MSR Daily Workout - Manx Sport and Recreation are doing Daily Zoom workouts at 10.00am for children and throughout the day for adults. https://www.facebook.com/MSRSportsDevelopment
Music and Dance
Child’s Play IOM is a local Group that provide singing and dance activities, mainly aimed at the under 5’s. https://www.facebook.com/Childs-Play-IOM-103187491...
Singing Jo is another local charity that provide singing and dance activities. Jo has her own You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yfhm9zD16CrqsvO...
Environmental Learning and Sustainable Development
World’s Largest Lesson - The Worlds Largest lesson is a partnership with UNICEF, which teaches children about sustainable development and global development. https://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Isle Listen - Isle Listen is a local charity focusing on Mental Health support for children and adults. They are running a number of sessions to help support adults and children. https://www.facebook.com/IsleListen
A general Workbook to ease anxiety during lockdown is available at - https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploa...
Fun Activities and Colouring
Jac Stores (Ramsey Warehouse) have a range of activities and colouring to print out on their website courtesy of ToyMaster https://www.toymaster.co.uk/kids-kingdom/?fbclid=I...
My Bored Toddler - A website with a range of ideas and activities to help keep very young children busy. https://myboredtoddler.com
Captain Fantastic - Captain Fantastic is a children entertainer based in the UK who is putting on a live show every day. As with anything that is live we would recommend that parents stay in the same room as their child, just in case….. https://linktr.ee/CaptainFantastic