Yesterday’s post featured advice to support your child to stay safe online, and a second round of our Red Herring game. Today, we talk about home learning over the Easter period, and provide the answers to Red Herring.
Here’s a reminder of what’s happening for the next fortnight…
Today’s the last day of the Spring term so it’s the last day of the daily home learning tasks for now. We’ll still help you to support your child at home, but things will be a bit different:
- We’ll present a list of eight activities for your child (Years 1-6) – these will be published on the Homework pages at 9am on Monday 06 April.
- The list will be the same across year groups, meaning if you’ve more than one child, they might work on it together in some way.
- Some of the tasks can take a bit longer, like a mini-project.
- You can encourage your child to do some or all of the activities – they’re all optional.
- During this time, you can still email your child’s class teacher, although they may not respond as quickly as they have been doing.
Teachers will return to daily home learning tasks on Monday 20 April.
For children of key workers, and for children deemed vulnerable in some way, Scholes (Elmet) Primary and Moortown Primary remain open through the holiday, including on the bank holidays. (Thank you to all teachers who have agreed to work these days.)
If your child isn’t keen on one or two of the suggestions, or you want to supplement the activities with more, we’ve two great new resources that you can check out…
Get learning Maths on the move! These active learning resources which will help your child keep active while learning at home. There are ten activities for each phase: Y1,2 and Y3,4 and Y5,6.
Food – a Fact for Life (FFL) has lots of resources for teaching your child about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating. There’s a lot to look at here, separated into different age ranges and different types of learning: healthy eating, cooking, where food comes from and food commodities. Each age range has loads of worksheets that you can download, too – we’d recommend talking through this with your child to come up with a sequence of learning activities. Check out FFL’s recipes, too!
We’ve added both of these to our home learning menu.
And now, the answers to Red Herring…
We asked you to identify the red herring statement about the admin team from Sphere Federation…
Mrs O’Malley, Sphere Resources Manager based at Moortown:
- I met my husband whilst learning to drive a tank. This is the red herring: Mrs O’Malley met her husband learning to sail.
- I have three British military qualifications: artillery survey, combat appreciation, and radio communications.
- As well as a yellow belt in kickboxing I also have a red belt in Ju Jitsu.
Miss Pallister, Admin Assistant at Scholes (Elmet):
- My first ever full-time job after leaving school was working for Education Leeds, in the finance department at Merrion House.
- Before moving to Scholes, I lived in Spain for five years.
- When I was younger I won various horse riding competitions. This is the red herring: Miss Pallister did own her own her own horse, though.
Mrs Quirk, Sphere Resources Manager based at Scholes (Elmet):
- Knitting is one of my hobbies – I love to make presents for friends and family. This is the red herring: Mrs Quirk did once make part of a knitted hoodie when her son was born, but her mum had to finish it off for her.
- In my teens, I was part of a group of people who raised money to buy medical supplies for a hospital in Malawi; I spent a summer over there when we took over all the supplies.
- One of my favourite jobs was as a Wedding Co-ordinator at a country house hotel – I loved planning and organising people’s special days!
Mrs Russell, Admin Assistant at Moortown:
- When I was younger, I fell off a horse and it trod on my leg – it didn’t put me off horse riding though! This is the red herring: it actually trod on Mrs Russell’s face, leaving a hoof print on her cheek for quite a while afterwards – ouch!
- I used to help mend shopping trollies.
- My favourite type of food is fish – anything apart from squid.
Mrs Walshaw, Admin Assistant at St James’:
- I can count to 10 in Japanese. This is the red herring: however, Mrs Walshaw can count to ten in Korean.
- When I was younger, my family owned two Shetland ponies but I never rode them.
- In my previous job as an air stewardess, I was part of a crew who took Manchester United football team to one of their European Cup games (now known as the UEFA Champions League).
Finally, another big thank you…
Kelley from our school kitchen, who works for Leeds Catering service, needs a big thanks. Although we’ve closed for most children, schools have still been asked to provide some sort of meal for children entitled to free school meals. Kelley’s been amazing through the chaos of recent weeks: she’s sorted things out without any hassle, no moans, no problem. She’s even delivered to one family who can’t get out.