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Ocker Hill Infant School

Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0DS

01215561119

heidi.faulkner@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk OR rebecca.strange@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk

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Letter from the Local Authority 18.05.2020

Letter from Sandwell Local Authority.pdf

Here you will find a list of websites and resources that you as parents can use over the school closure time.

A copy of your school log ins can be found under; Parents, Online Learning.

Also under your year group page you will find work specific for your children under their year group page.

 

Oak National Academyhttps://www.thenational.academy/ shares year group lessons, activites and support by day and topic.

PE with Joe - Joe produces free fitness online and will now be holding LIVE PE lessons at 9am, Monday to Friday on his YouTube Channel for children of all ages.

Audible - An Amazon Company - Stories Help; They entertain; They teach; They keep young minds active, alert and engaged - Find this at - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Monster Phonics - To help and support home learning linked to Phonics.

Yoga - free until July 1st for students to participate in Yoga classes.

Twinkl and BBC Teach - Twinkl have teamed up with BBC Education to create videos and resources for 5 to 11 year olds covering curriculum areas for children to access.

Twinkl - Twimkl is offering parent access to all Twinkl resources free of charge. Therefore children can still have the addition of high quality learning and resources during this time.

Unique classrooms has just announced that World Book Online have made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages - https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

An enjoyable activity called 'Beat the Wall' which guides you on a list of activities that you can do at home as well as a copy of a weekly timetable so that this can be set with you and your child:

Can you beat the wall - Primary (1).pdf

A link document list of helpful online resources for parents: Free online resources for parents.pdf

Parent Support and Family Information Service have rounded up some of the educational and fun resources they could find for all ages and topics for families staying at home. They have put this information on their social media page on Facebook; please like and then share this for your friends near and far: https://www.facebook.com/SandwellFIS

Don't forget this page contains a lot of information so do not forget to scroll to the bottom. This page is updated daily with various information. Thanks and Stay Safe.

It is Whitsun Half term!

Hope you all had a safe Bank Holiday Weekend and have lots of safe activities planned for your half term week. Please do not forget Mrs Dutfield's Geography Project (See Below) and you can also visit your year group pages to revisit learning from previous weeks. There will be lots more exciting learning on your pages Next week..... Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Mindful and make memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Safe and Keep Active. Remember you can still send emails to your teachers on home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk. We all look forward to hearing from you. Miss you all x

 

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25.05.2020 - Are you looking for some creativity to do at home?

Remember you can still take part in the Window Display challenge that have set some creative activities over coming weeks - See below.

Sandwell Music Update - 21.05.2020

Sandwell Music are encouraging families to 'Get Creative at Home' - https://getcreativeuk.com/

It is a campaign that shines  a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place in local communities; helping people to try something new and creative. 

Unified Wolves are also offering free hip hop classes to keep children and families active at home - https://www.theunifiedwolves.com/news/2020/4/11/learn-hip-hop-dance-every-wednesday

Boo to a Goose production are now offering free meditation sessions for 3 to 7 year olds; starting with guided meditation 'The Magic Garden'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaskQlRQLg&feature=youtu.be&_cldee=dGFueWEuZGVyaGFtQHNpcHMuY28udWs%3D&recipientid=contact-bdfd6708d26dea11bc4a005056911737-6ffab5231734445f823c3c237ffc1f48&esid=5d1585a4-0395-ea11-bc4a-005056911737 

Big top Musical Adventures can now share their free channel with interactive lessons for children - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXShtCdi0nZ-DrJbUUIFvQ 

Song of the week from Sing Up - Baby Beluga - https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week/?embutton

Why not join the International Young voices Choir 'Power in Me ' -

  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 2.30pm (local time wherever you are)
  • Be part of the World’s Largest Children’s Choir at home and say thank you to our unsung heroes: Teachers #ThankYouTeachers

 https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Geography Project 'We Love Our Planet' Friday update 22.05.20

A message from your teachers

Good morning Ocker Hill parents and and children! This is Mrs Dutfield and I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all of your hard work! Many of you have sent us your project ideas to our home learning email and your teachers have loved looking at them! We are so proud of you. I hope you like your certificate! 

 

There is still time to enter your project by email, the completion date is Monday 1st June 2020 after your half term holiday. So please keep sending your ideas in to our home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk email, we love to see your ideas! 

 

Today we have a little treat for you! Your teachers have been working really hard on the 'We Love Planet Earth' project too! The presentation below has lots of messages from your teachers, giving you some ideas for both your project and every day lives to help keep our planet safe!

 

We hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes and thanks again, 

Mrs Dutfield (Class Teacher and School Geography Lead) xx

Geography project 18.05.20

Good morning Ocker Hill parents and children! This is Mrs Dutfield and this week I am setting a homework challenge for you and your families to enjoy! The homework project is called 'We Love Our Planet!' and is set in conjunction with World Environmental Day 2020. All the details and resources for this week are below, I hope you enjoy them! Please send your entries and ideas into our home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk email by Monday 1st June 2020 and you can receive a certificate for your hard work! 

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email!

Many thanks, Mrs Dutfield (Class Teacher and School Geography Lead) xx

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Geography Project

Below are even more resources for you to enjoy with your family, hope you enjoy them!

 

Peppa Pig Recycling episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il1RX6_h9Xc

Story 1 -What Does It Mean To Be Green? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lieN18OTlME

Story 2- I Can Save The Earth! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mkwhe6LOBo

Story 3- How To Help The Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbUS3jPjyrc

Story 4 - The Earth Book  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpEc5nHqO2c

Twinkl Messy Magpie Story The Messy Magpie story.pdf

Twinkl Messy Magpie Information Powerpoint Recycling information from Messy Magpie.pdf

Twinkl Messy Magpie Sorting Game Messy magpie recycling sorting game.pdf

We're Going Green! Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DJ45Yc3urg

Turtle Diaries Recycling Game https://www.turtlediary.com/game/recycling-waste.html

British Council Recycling Game https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games/clean-and-green

Update - Yoga for Children

Yoga for Children wanted to share some yoga lessons while children are at home. There are lessons that children can actively take part in and practise at home for free.
Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/3cnmzsh

The lessons are simply structured, easy to follow and to teach, as well as safe, highly engaging and great fun. This videos are persoanlised for all children including children on the Autism Spectrum and is for children in EYFS, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

The lessons consist of THREE short animated videos, which parents can download from the website using the link above and use the one that best suits your child/children.

The children can stop, start, freeze, go back, fast forward when they want... and can revisit time after time, thereby reinforcing the activities which we know is key for children. The children will learn simple yoga postures, a sequence and a relaxation technique and the whole family can have the Yoga fun together.

Update - 12.05.2020 - A Story with Mrs Faulkner - A Secret Worth Sharing

11.05.2020 - Update - Look out for Mrs Faulkner's story today and have a look at First News Paper for this week.

Update - Freshwater Theatre - 

2020 is the year of the Nurse and Midwife. Created by the World Health Organisation, it was so-named to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year. Florence was born 200 years ago on May 12th 1820.

 

For over two decades Freshwater Theatre Company has been delighted to celebrate the nursing profession with children through Florence Nightingale interactive workshops. So, while schools are closed or have very few pupils and many children and their families remain at home, we wanted to bring a little bit of magic to your screens. 

 

Florence has travelled through time to be with you today with a special message about handwashing! Learn more about her nursing legacy and what she thinks about the feats of NHS staff on the frontline today:

 

https://youtu.be/P95HJGJcHHY

 

We are inspired by and grateful for the courageous work of nurses, midwives and their fellow NHS staff during this enormously challenging time. 

07.05.2020 - Update - Mrs Henderson has found this story very helpful and is sharing it with you all - A simple read, discussion and talk point about Corona Virus (COVID-19). There are also some activities for you to complete. Enjoy having these talk points and completing activities...

06.05.2020 - Some stories to share with your children that will bring a smile to your faces or even a little chuckle...

The Insideouters - Fluff has a birthday party - The Insideouters No 1 Fluff has a Birthday Party.pdf

The Insideouters - The Insideouters take a holiday - The Insideouters No 4 The Insideouters Take a Holiday.pdf

The Insideouters - Peter the Penguin saves the day - The Insideouters No 9 - Peter The Penguin Saves The Day.pdf 

  

04.05.2020 - Welcome to another week - Hope this message finds you and your families safe and well.

DFE update

Latest Guidance Updates
The DfE have updated their guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the Coronavirus outbreak. They have added information about
the May Bank Holiday, a link to the admissions appeals and updates to the support is available to parents to help them educate their children at home - www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settingsinformation-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settingsinformation-for-parents-and-carers
 

04.05.2020 - Updates from the Local Authority

Change for Life - The NHS Change for Life website has added some indoor activity ideas to help keep children active whilst safe at home - https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

NSPCC Learning has pulled together resources to help people who work with children support children’s mental health during the coronavirus outbreak - https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-health-development/child-mental-health

A useful ParentZone article highlighting the new safety features that Netflix has rolled out to help families have safer, more enjoyable streaming experiences - https://parentzone.org.uk/article/netflix-everything-you-need-know-about-streaming-service?utm_source=Parent+Zone+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b4b3bf0a4a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_30_03_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1ee27d9000-b4b3bf0a4a-179166653 

The Parent Support Team are offering access to distance learning for moms-to-be using the Changes Antenatal materials. Please signpost to our online booking system for more details - https://bookwhen.com/changes#focus=ev-s6y7-20200416000000 

29.04.2020 - CAMHS have created a website for young people,  carers and parents to access lots of information for help and support with mental health and well being- https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR2UyP--BuXWS9irEgXRBJkmoxR3JAEbMD4KZyH1NuNhXC_7MK_PlJU64ng

 

The Dfe are producing a channel to support with videos and ideas for phonics - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public

28.04.2020 - Update

A letter from West Midlands Police for information relating to a rise in numbers being out during the Lockdown and not following lockdown protocal as they are starting to see a rise in the number of children not adhering to lockdown guidelines   as they are starting to see a rise in the number of children not adhering to lockdown guideline - WMP C-19 Schools Letter.pdf

Reminder of Government help - 

Supporting your children's education during the Corona Virus - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Help Primary school children continue their education during coronavirus - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Specific advice on how education can continue at home for your children aged 2-4year olds - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Specific advice on how education can continue at home for your children - Primary Age - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 Living Streets has updated its website to host digital activities for families and schools to use during lockdown.  We’ve started off with the scavenger hunt and included the #walkingfromhome to encourage everyone to show us what they’ve seen/found.  - https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/primary-schools?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=EN_School+Comms&utm_content=20200422+Lockdown+update+and+resources+All+WTS+audience

A lovely idea from Miss Stevens linked to a creative activity in these uncertain times - 

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27.04.2020 - Update - Good to know newsletter update

- We know many families are juggling parenting and home-schooling duties alongside home working. Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership has launched a new campaign to help keep young children safe in and around the home - https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/5614/tips_for_families_on_staying_safe_at_home_and_preventing_accidents

- The Baby Check features 19 simple checks that parents can do if their baby is showing signs of illness. Each check tests for a different symptom and when completed, a score is calculated that tells parents or carers how ill their baby is. The app then lets parents know whether their baby needs to see a doctor or health professional.

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/baby-check-app/?bblinkid=217248344&bbemailid=20889165&bbejrid=1459070307

- In response to the potential increase in domestic abuse incidents as a result of the lockdown caused by COVID19, a multi-agency West Midlands wide campaign has been launched promoting information resources -https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/no-excuse-for-abuse/

- Advice from Parentinfo about birthdays and other celebrations in these circumstances; how it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold - https://parentinfo.org/article/how-to-celebrate-special-occasions-during-lockdown

- ThinkuKnow have produced third #OnlineSafetyAtHome with new activities for parents and carers to use at home - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-55075637

24.04.2020

A host of preschool books for love to read - https://loving2read.com/preschool/

Number Fun have a channel linked to number - https://www.youtube.com/c/NumberFun?app=desktop

Phonics ideas with Mister Teach - https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mister+teach+youtube&qpvt=mister+teach+youtube&FORM=VDRE

The Imagination Tree - Creative Learning and Play for Kids https://theimaginationtree.com/

Update 22.04.2020

We hope you enjoyed Teddy's adventures

Please don't forget about BBC website for teaching who have dedicated their website to helping you with all areas of the Curriculum - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bitesize-daily-schedules-teach/zdtwjhv

Mindful Monsters have developed many activity cards for you to explore - these can be found by clicking the link - https://mindfulmonsters.co.uk/download-pack?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Paid_Social&utm_campaign=Childrens_Charity_Interest&utm_content=Rainbow

Monster Phonics have lots of key ideas for phonics and is currently free to parents - 

Same Boat Music are also offering free access to parents - https://sameboatmusic.com/pages/sameboatmusicathome

21.04.2020 - Over the next few days there will be information about home schooling including ideas, lessons and websites that you can interact with - this will be published out to you over days so that you are not bombarded all at once

Vicky at Busy Feet is rolling out videos; take a look - https://www.youtube.com/user/busyfeetHME/videos

BBC Bitesize has linked together with many others to help and support with curriculum subjects - 

BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages five to 14, and for pupils throughout the UK. The lessons start at Year 1.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

There is also a book title 'Lucy's in Lockdown' - Dr Ranj has helped with this book for you to read to your children - lucys-in-lockdown.pdf

Summer 1 - 20.04.2020 - Updates!

Welcome back to you all and hoping you all had a Good Safe Chocolate Filled Blessed Easter. Don't forget to check Teddy adventures below too.

We will continue to upload work on the individual year group pages and on this page we will continue to give you key information - 

Firstly Government updates - 

Supporting your children's education during the Corona Virus - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Help Primary school children continue their education during coronavirus - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Specific advice on how education can continue at home for your children aged 2-4year olds - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Specific advice on how education can continue at home for your children - Primary Age - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Also please find information from Sandwell linked to advice lines and a transition newsletter

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Are you ok poster - areyouOK poster.JPG

Sandwell Transition Newsletter - Newsletter 20th April.pdf

Sandwell's 5 ways to Well being toolkit - Sandwell 5 Ways Toolkit V3.pdf

Summer 1 - 20.04.2020 - Welcome Back after Easter Break!

Update 15.04.2020 - See the link below for a book linked to Corona Virus

A book aimed at primary age pupils has been published written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts. The illustrations are by Axel Scheffler, best known for illustrating children’s books such as The Gruffallo - https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

08.04.2020 Children love stories so here are stories read for the children to hear - http://www.readstoriesforkids.com/  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

08.04.2020

It is a pleasure to upload some more fabulous work from a girl in Year 2 - It is always a pleasure to see what hard work children have been doing and this was a true pleasure .

Work - see the series of links - DA Writing.jpg DA understanding.jpg  DA shape application.jpg  DA Maths.jpg  DA House map.jpg

E - safety is very important with the 'new' and increased technology of today.

At Ocker Hill Infant we like to keep our parents informed with new procedures and happenings in this technical world. WE are always at hand to help with any online issues you may have or experience. 

Help can also be found on this useful site online that Vodaphone offer to help parents keep children safe no matter what their age or the technology they are using. Helpful tips can be found at: http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/get-started.html

Also see our E-Safety policy - E safety policy.doc 2018-19.pdf

03.04.2020

Thank you the permission Beth and Darcie

Another piece of work sent in - A Poem about the times we are living in.

A pleasure to be able to share; it is such a beautiful poem - 

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A delight for a teacher when a child builds upon all his skills and develops over days of home schooling; a story that any teacher as well as author Julia Donaldson would be proud of :-) 

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Information from the government - GOV.UK - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Including a Safety Online section:

6.3 Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

31.03.2020 - Are you worried about the discussion of Corona Virus with little ones;  here is a story that you can share and discuss together in a simple way - Dave the Dog - dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf 

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Home Timetable

We have been sent some guidance and ideas that we would like to share with you all - see link Hungry little Minds 0 - 5 years - Hungry Little Minds – Simple fun, activities for kids aged 0 – 5.html

9am - PE with Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8o8wMgAT-Y

10am - Maths with Carol Vorderman - https://www.themathsfactor.com/

11am - English with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12pm - Lunch - Cooking with Jamie Oliver - https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1pm - Music with Myleene Klass - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=music+with+myleene+klass

1pm - Dancing with Oti - @OtiMabuse Dancing with Dianne or Oti - https://planetradio.co.uk/wave-105/entertainment/celebrity/stricly-come-dancing-tutorials/

2pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30days) - https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

3pm - Exploring with Maddie Moate - https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Don't forget to check out Ben Fogle - Botanical Gardens page for streams and also some of the zoos have live streams where you can watch the animals - https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/

Further Update 25.03.2020 - offered by National Online Safety

Unlimited online safety guides - www.nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

Free digital online safety story book aged 4-8 - https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/online-safety-storybook-digital-version

Free Guides on supporting remote learning - https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/10-top-tips-remote-learning-for-children

Also Jigsaw PSHE is offering some free 'Stuck at Home resources to help with Personal, Social aspects at home - please use the link for key PSHE stories and resources - https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

Update 25.03.2020 - Think u know have sent over some updated guidance on Safety at Home and along with this there are some activity sheets. Take a look at the website for lots of helpful tips for home.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Activity Sheets - thinkuknow-4-5s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

                          - thinkuknow-4-7s-home-activity-reward-chart.pdf

                          - thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

                          - thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf

Also remember for update and information on Digital World, Games, Apps, Safety, Education and Health and Well Being; you can use the Parent Info website - https://parentinfo.org/