Good morning everyone.
How did you find the Oak Academy lessons yesterday? Perhaps some of you enjoyed the change and found the way the teachers talk through the slides helpful? Perhaps some of you preferred Bitesize because you are used to that?
I was having a good think about this last night and thought the wisest thing for me to do is to post links to both Bitesize and Oak Academy and to let you choose. The most important thing at the moment is that you manage to keep going with your home learning one way or the other. If you find yourselves missing days or parts of days altogether, please don't let that stop you 'getting back on the horse' and starting again. I'd also encourage you to keep reading for pleasure. There's nothing better than a good book, and reading is one of the best things you can do to keep your education going at home.
New Oak Academy Lessons
For those who would like to keep going with Oak Academy, the link to their classroom is here.
If you had difficulty navigating this site or loading the resources, just drop me an email or call the school for a chat. I could arrange a video tutorial.
Select your year group, then 'Schedule'. I suggest you pick the English, Foundation and Maths lessons each day. Feel free to have a look at the fourth lesson as well, although please leave it out if it proves a little too much as I usually add details of another lesson each day as well (little bit of something else).
You'll also notice there are buttons to click through to weekly assemblies and activity clubs. These often feature some famous faces!
For those who'd like to keep going with bitesize. The week's lessons, which have been split into days and age ranges, can be seen here
Daily lessons are here! Follow the link to open up the full menu of age-appropriate daily lessons. Each lesson is backed by a range of fun videos, games and activities. You can continue to use your home learning exercise books and maths books to write in. The links below take you straight to your year group for today.
Little bit of something else - Geography
Our topic is 'Extreme Earth'. You will learn about the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes and how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment. You already have some background in this, through having looked at the 'rocks' topic with Ms Lowthian earlier this year.
Today's file is called 'more volcanoes'. Click below to open up the powerpoint and read through the slides carefully. Make sure you start by selecting the slideshow option so that all the links to videos work. Talk about what you see with an adult. There is also an activity sheet that links to the slides.