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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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Remember to always scroll down the page for more information!

Story time with Mrs Faulkner.

New Story - 14.07.2020

Here is your next story with Mrs Faulkner - This week the story is Big Panda, Little Panda!

So maybe after your day you can unwind with a story read by Mrs Faulkner

Help with reading - Sharing a story with your child.

Online Learning Platform

Letter from the Local Authority 18.05.2020

Letter from Sandwell Local Authority.pdf

Please find below a copy of our COVID 19 Risk Assessment

COVID-19_Checklist and risk assessment template 2.pdf

A message for all the children, parents and carers of OHI - Stay Safe!

https://spark.adobe.com/video/xYDFx0OdwwJig

Click here -  Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.

The essential measures to control coronavirus can potentially increase risks to children and this can cause concern for parents and carers.

This guide also includes information on the support providers who can help you have effective conversations with a young person, especially if you are concerned for their safety.

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

 

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

New books from The Maginatian Press

The Magination Press write a range of books about families and how different all families are. They have wrote books and resources for talking to children about racial injustice.

 

Book - Something Happened in Our Town - Something Happened in Our Town aims to answer children's questions and to help them identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.

 Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. "Why did the police shoot that man?" "Can police go to jail?"

 

Read the story here - Book - Something Happened in Our Town 

Book - Lulu the One and Only - Discusses Family differences - But being a mix of Mama and Daddy always brings around THAT question. I hate THAT question. "What are you?"

Why not ask 'Who are you?'

Read the story here - Lulu, the One and Only - or listen here - click here for the story.

 

04.08.2020

Morning Families. 

Hoping that all is well; the following message has been sent to all Sandwell Schools on behalf of Sandwell Public Health.

Important! COVID-19 message for parents

 

There has been a rapid rise in COVID‑19 cases across Sandwell. The virus has NOT gone away. Please stick to social distancing and self‑isolation guidance.

 

If you have to go out, maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people, wear a face covering, use hand sanitiser or wash your hands with soap and water regularly and as soon as you get home.

 

If you experience symptoms, you must self‑isolate at home and get tested. Anyone in the household must also self‑isolate. Doing this saves lives.

 

For more information: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

03.08.2020

Hello families.

Hoping that you are all keeping well. 

Please find some information from the Good to Know Newsletter.

ParentZone have rounded up a list of 24 great summer reads for children of every age, guaranteed to get even the most reluctant of readers hungrily turning those pages. Click here for more information

Parent Zone have produced a list of 22 summer learning resources that children will love. Click here for Summer learning resources that children will love.

CEOP have produced a new family activity sheet for the summer holidays which involves explore favourite videos together. Click here for information.

Change for Life have produced information for families with ideas for healthier meals and exercise tips for children. Click here for Change4Life.

Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign. COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. Click here for Better Health.

Remember to please get in touch if you need anything from us at school. admin@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk - heidi.faulkner@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk - home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk.

Take care all and Stay Safe.

27.07.2020

Morning families. Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Don't forget to take a look at the Revision booklets on Year Group Pages and try some of the skills. Is there something you need to revise? Is there something you want to work on more? Is there a skill you want to challenge yourself with? Every year group has their own revision booklet; so give it a try. Also try out the website suggested. And don't forget; Oxford Owl, Education City; Active learn; you have all the log ins for these. Enjoy!

And please don't forget to try out the Sandwell Library Reading Challenge, scroll down to see the information for activities over the Summer break with the Silly Squad and sign up for reading this Summer. 

20.07.2020

Wishing you all a lovely Summer, remember to Keep Safe and have fun with your family. It has been a very weird 2020 for us all and Let's hope that things now began to get better so that we can soon see you all, those lovely smiles and those great characters.

I have also had some information from Jo Wood from Glebefields Library about the Summer fun activities; please see below for the activities and don't forget the Summer Reading Challenge. If your parent/carer or older family member has Facebook; you can also see lots about the library activities on their Facebook page. Enjoy with the Silly Squad 2020!!

Picture News 17.07.2020

Hello from Picture News

 

Here is your last pack of this academic year. You made it! We hope you have a fantastic summer whatever you are doing – hopefully something relaxing!

Story: A new voucher scheme offering 50% restaurant meals in August was recently announced by the government.

Question: Do you think free vouchers are a good idea to help struggling shops and restaurants?
Virtual Assembly: Now live on the Picture News Vimeo channel!

Learning from Home Ideas - 20th July - Vouchers (1).zip

 

Sandwell Library Summer Challenge

This year Sandwell will be launching a Summer Reading Challenge on Wednesday 22nd July 2020.

This complements our Summer Holiday programme of online activities and emphasises the idea of continuing reading habits outside of the classroom until September.

Please see the PowerPoint below for ideas and information from the Silly Squad

16.07.2020 Reading Together Day

Reading Together Day

On 16th July we are one of a number of organisations asking the nation to celebrate the proven power of reading and the benefits of reading together. 18 of us across the publishing and literacy, culture and education sectors have collaborated to deliver a programme of activities to encourage everyone to read together, aiming to reach as many families and young people as possible. 

The DFE has also published 10 top tips for reading together - 10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read

14.07.2020

Let's Go Outdoors

We've got lots of ideas and activities to help you and your family have fun in the outdoors this summer by our canals and rivers.

Canals and rivers are great places to get active and enjoy a healthier life. Use the Canal & River Trust map to find your local canal or river and start exploring. 

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/children/lets-go-outdoors

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.

06.07.2020 - OHI Ourselves Project.

Morning to all the OHI families.

Here is hoping you had a good weekend with families.

With the times forever changing and 2020 being a very different year to us.

Today we launch a new project 'Ourselves'.

Below you can click on links to see the Staff from Ocker Hill Infant and Nursery 2020.

You can click on the links to see the different members of staff and find out a little bit about them.

Now all we ask is that YOU ALL do the same.

With your families, can you create; anyway you would like;

Ourselves, about you so you can tell us all a little bit about you.

What are your interests? What is your favourite colour? What do you like to do in your spare time?

This is a great way to share info about the OHI family that we are.

Send your chosen designs for your project to - 

home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk 

We can't wait to see and read them. 

Get creative!!

Click here for Mrs Faulkner

  Click here for Mrs Strange

  Click here for Mrs Griffiths

  Click here for Miss Bumford

  Click here for Mrs Golding

Click here for Miss Bailey

  Click here for Mrs Hobin

  Click here for Miss Clark

 Click here for Miss Stevens

  Click here for Miss Gittins

 Click here for Mrs Perrow

 Click here for Miss Eastwood

 Click here for Miss Richards

  Click here for Miss Bodenham

Click here for Miss Havenhand

 Click here for Miss Clay

 Click here for Mrs Newell

Click here for Mrs Beckett

 Click here for Mrs Sherwood

  Click here for Mrs Heath

  Click here for Mrs Bull

 Click here for Miss Pickering

  Click here for Mrs Powell

 Click here for Mrs Hughes

30.06.2020 - Dance routine time- here is your links from Horizon for this week

Links for Week 4 – Jodie Stus
Warm Up – Reception – Year 2

https://vimeo.com/433667362

Jodie Stus
Choreography Reception – Year 2

https://vimeo.com/433644279

29.06.2020 - 

Click here -  Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.

The essential measures to control coronavirus can potentially increase risks to children and this can cause concern for parents and carers.

This guide also includes information on the support providers who can help you have effective conversations with a young person, especially if you are concerned for their safety.

29.06.2020

A Huge Thank You to all of those that took part in Sports Wellness Week.

It is very important to Keep Fit; Stay Healthy, Look after your Well-being, Not Judge, Be Kind, Show Respect, Stay Motivated, Be mindful, Think, Keep Learning, Stay Connected and most of all

Be You; 

You Matter, 

Make a Difference, 

Be an OHI Sports Wellness Hero!!

See what your teachers did over Sports Wellness Week!!

Here is this week's First News Paper for you all..

26.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Finishing Friday

WOW WOW WOW Families

How has you wellness Week been? Good, Challenging, Exciting; Tell Us!

It is Finishing Friday! Which could only mean Crafts time; make those medals, make those trophies

YOU are an OHI Wellness Hero!

What have you done to change this week? What new skills have you learnt?

So get those totals and tallies completed and to us at home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk

Revise some skills!

We say Congratulations for being an OHI Wellness Hero. Congratulate yourself!

Remember to keep using Chirpy and bounce.

AND

´Remember; You cannot get through a day without having an impact on the world around you; What YOU do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind what kind of difference you want to make!!

25.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Thinking Thursday

Good morning Families; Good morning Thursday.

Thinking Thursday!!

Hooping that you are all well....

What a week for Sports Wellness Week.

We hope you are getting lots of exercise activities in (click here to see them again) and also having time to interact with the other activities that have been put up.

How was your mindful colouring in the sun and heat; mine was very warm although the view from the window was lovely.

So today we have Thinking Thursday; what are we challenged to do today? Think; look, observe, show awareness, show respect, show kindness.

The world is full of people that are all different; but remember we area a social community team that should work together to make change.

Think about your favourite footballer; your favourite athlete, your favourite actor, your favourite singer. Most likely all very different but all with passion for what they do; celebrating team work and unity as well as togetherness with differences.

Check below for activities for Thinking Thursday; what can you change, 

What OHI Super Power will you show!?

  

 

24.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Wellbeing Wednesday

Hey all OHI families.

How are your sports activities going? How are your discussions?

Well, half way through the week and today is Well-being Wednesday - That's right; as well as your health, You must look after your well-being. How I hear you say!

Dissolve a thought - dissolve those thoughts away, keep your head space clear and remember the 5 ways; 1 - Connect, 2 - Take Notice, 3 - Keep Learning, 4 - Be Active, 5 - Give.

Click Here for the list of Sports Activities

So go for walks, connect with the nature and the sights; Stop and think, how are you feeling; How does something make you feel; Take a chance for new opportunities and experiences; Move that body, come on stay active and of course, give a little, what could you give and take a moment to be mindful, listen, do a colouring, share your thought, be humble.

So Give it a go.... Look after your well-being... Take that opportunity to take notice and connect and most of all, be active and Be YOU!

Have a good day all, you are all amazing!

23.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Try New Tuesday

Tuesday can only mean Try New Tuesday - What is your challenge today? Remember to try some more physical activities from list today and challenge yourself. Try something new!!

This could mean, try some new foods, are you starting to try and eat your 5-a-day - are you trying to try something to wear - are you going to try and say hi to someone new - are you going to try and be a different well being character - come on today is that day. Challenge yourself to use the document below and see if you can get to Point Score 10 for Trying New Foods!

Read the PowerPoint today and see what 'Your New' is going to be.

Be You, Try New, Stay a OHI Well-Being Hero!

Horizons Dance Workshops.

So not only are you trying activities, Maybe this dance workshop will be your Try Something New Tuesday Activity

Jodie Stus - Warm Up
Reception - Year 2

https://vimeo.com/431471910

Jodie Stus - Choreography
Reception - Year 2

https://vimeo.com/431569072

22.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Motivation Monday

It is Sports Wellness Week!!

Check below for the information linked to Sports Wellness Week. It is a week of showcasing a healthy living and exercising as well as looking after your Well Being. 

The week will be filled with Sports, Thinking points and time to reflect, try new things and become a Well Being Super Hero!!

Last half term, it was meant to be our Sports day. Unfortunately, we won’t get a chance to do this altogether this year. But ……  why not bring Sports Day into your household?  You could compete against your family- brothers, sisters, dad, mum, carers, grandparents or even the dog!

 

There are certificates to send out too however, you can make your own certificates/rosettes/trophies.

Please remember one thing……

 

This is a fun activity and the main idea is to have FUN with your family and have some reflection time with your Well Being.

Are you ready, Get Set, Let's Go!!

It's Motivation Monday - Check the PowerPoint above, the Sports above and the information below including your 'I Matter Tree' ' Coping Calendar and some Inspiration Posters.

Remember YOU MATTER! BE A HERO! MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

TikTok App

Using social media can be an enriching activity for young people and a good way to stay in touch with their social circle during these strange times. Although TikTok has significantly stepped up its efforts to keep young people safe, it’s important that your child is aware of the risks they could encounter and know how to respond.

First of all, remind your child to be mindful of what they share and who they share it with. If they choose to have an open profile, they need to understand what that means – everyone can see what they post and TikTok even has a feature that allows other users to save their videos (to disable this option, go to the Privacy and Safety option and turn off ‘Allow your videos to be downloaded’). Try going through the settings together, so you can both share your views on what should be adjusted.

Social media can be hotbeds for misinformation and scams, so encourage your child to think critically about the things they see in their feed. If something seems too good to be true, chances are it probably is.

It might seem obvious, but reassure your child that if they have any questions about the app or have had an uncomfortable experience, they can come to you for support.

And last but not least, make sure that your child knows how to report videos or users if they stumble across inappropriate content and how to block users who are bothering them.

TikTok does offer its users a range of settings to customise their experience and make it safer for young people. And although it’s important to bear in mind that settings and parental controls don’t eliminate risk, they can be a good first step.

Click here for a TikTok Support Guide to help you keep your child safe on this App.

Horizons Dance - 16.06.2020

Here is your week 2 link for the Dance workshops. Enjoy!!

WEEK 2
JODIE STUS - RECEPTION - YEAR 2

https://vimeo.com/429238491  - WARM UP

https://vimeo.com/429262664  - CHOREOGRAPHY

15.06.2020

First News Newspaper - First News

10.09.2020 Update

Are you interested in Litter Watch; Would you like to keep Tipton tidy and Litter free. After speaking with Miss Stevens, you can!! All you have to do is contact Tipton Litter Watch and they will be able to help. If you would like to help you can email - tiptonlitter@aol.com and ask for some information and you may soon have your own hi-vis vest, litter picker, gloves and be ready to go

https://www.litterwatch.org.uk/

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09.06.2020 - Update

Horizons dance have been in touch with week 1s learning. Before accessing the links for dancing; please be sure to read their user agreement. Click here to see the agreement.

WEEK 1 - DANCE WORKSHOP - NEW HORIZONS
THERE ARE 2 LINKS :-

WARM UP
CHOREOGRAPHY

FOR RECEPTION - YEAR 2
Link to Jodie's WEEK  1 WARM UP

https://vimeo.com/user20568996/review/427037390/d689e329f7

Link to Jodie's WEEK 1  CHOREOGRAPHY

https://vimeo.com/user20568996/review/427086329/f518f960be

08.06.2020 - Welcome to another week all.

This week sees the return of the National Book tokens competition; go onto the link below and nominate your school Ocker Hill Infants and Nursery - DY4 0DS. Thanks in advance for all your support!

Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself! Enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

 

See below for Your First Newspaper - 5th to 11th June 2020

Good to Know Newsletter 05.06.2020

The Good to know newsletter offers you lots of useful information. Click on the blue links for more information

Families under Pressure - The Families Under Pressure series offers parenting tips and advice on: keeping positive and motivated; building your child’s self-confidence; promoting better behaviour; how to limit conflict; using sanctions carefully.

Every Mind Matters - The Every Mind Matters team have loads of simple tips to help with children struggling being at home more than usual.

Parent Zone - ParentZone have produced a guided to the 10 most popular mental wellbeing and mindfulness apps available in the Apple App and Google Play Stores, to help you find the right one for you and your family.

Struggling to Sleep - Struggling to sleep? Many people are experiencing disturbed sleep during lockdown, ranging from insomnia to disturbingly vivid dreams. ParentZone have talked to several sleep experts and pulled together their top tips for how you and your family can find a better bedtime routine.

Action for Children's Play Talk Read -  Action for Children’s Play Talk Read team are running a FREE six week online learning programme specifically for babies, these include baby massage, music sessions, weaning courses and story times. 

Think you know - The ThinkUKnow team at CEOP have released their 6th activity packs for children and young people. These are short activities, approximately 15 minutes each.  4 - 5s5 - 7s8 - 10s11 - 13s14+

Parent Info - Improving Digital Resilience - While children mostly have positive online experiences, things can occasionally go wrong and it's important that they know how to respond. This ParentInfo article highlights six online activities that can help your child build their digital resilience, while also entertaining them during lockdown.

Sandwell Library Service - Sandwell Library service has reported a huge surge in online library membership and eBook and eAudio loans. Active membership of BorrowBox (readers who renewed, issued, or reserved a title) increased by 58% from pre-lockdown figures.

We hope you found this information useful for you. Take Care and Stay Safe.

 

Update - 05.06.2020

Today, it is World Environmental Day - Friday 5th June 2020

See the PowerPoint to end the project that you have all been working on over the last few weeks. Make sure you have a look and discuss it with your families...

World Environmental Day 

Freshwater Theatre Company wanted to find a way to celebrate World Environment Day with you online. We bring you a timely message from our Earth Explorer about the actions we can take to protect our environment for future generations:  

 

Click here for a You tube link

 

 

The World Environment Day website [ https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/ ]  has lots of information including a practical guide with more resources. 

 

Last month Freshwater celebrated Florence Nightingale's bicentenary with a special online broadcast from the nursing pioneer herself. We were delighted to hear that our video helped enrich home learning for pupils all over the country.  Florence told us about the critical role of nurses and medical staff, the value of statistical data and, of course, the importance of hand-washing to keep yourself safe and healthy.   If you didn’t catch her special broadcast last month, you can still watch it here:

 

 https://youtu.be/P95HJGJcHHY 

Reading Do you enjoy reading - do you like J.K Rowling. If yes; Look below...

To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.

A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.

You can read the story online at www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/ 

Coming soon... See Flyer below

04.06.2020 - Keeping Safe Online - Time to meet Jessie and friends so that they can remind you about keeping yourself safe online.

Children access the internet very successfully form an early age and the clear message must always be Always tell an adult is you see something that worries or scares you.

Jessie and Friends will help parents and children to discuss this further - Jessie

Hoping that you are all well, staying safe and enjoying the weather that you have been blessed with :)

Canal and River Trust Explorers have been in touch with some handy home learning materials..

Learning from home: Canal and River Habitats - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/canal-and-river-habitats

Learning from home - Well being - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/wellbeing

Learning from home - corridor of nature - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/corridor-for-nature

Further to this; explore the website for lots of quirky interesting ideas for you all.

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Update 02.06.2020 Environmental Day 

Freshwater Theatre Company wanted to find a way to celebrate World Environment Day with you online. We bring you a timely message from our Earth Explorer about the actions we can take to protect our environment for future generations:  

 

Click here for a You tube link

 

 

The World Environment Day website [ https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/ ]  has lots of information including a practical guide with more resources. 

 

Last month Freshwater celebrated Florence Nightingale's bicentenary with a special online broadcast from the nursing pioneer herself. We were delighted to hear that our video helped enrich home learning for pupils all over the country.  Florence told us about the critical role of nurses and medical staff, the value of statistical data and, of course, the importance of hand-washing to keep yourself safe and healthy.   If you didn’t catch her special broadcast last month, you can still watch it here:

 

 https://youtu.be/P95HJGJcHHY 

Welcome back after Whitsun break - Summer 2 - 01.06.2020

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Welcome back to all our children and families. We hope you have had a good Whitsun week and enjoyed the weather. We hope you have had a rest and continue to shine and make precious family memories.

Please see below our Joyful June challenge for all ages - Sent from Sandwell Council

Also click here if you would like to try the match stick challenge. :)

Sandwell Council have sent some useful websites for you to engage with...

 

Mustard Seed Autism Trust: powerpoint explaining in pictures why people are wearing mask.

https://www.mustardseedautism.co.uk/coronavirus-resources-for-families

 

Julia Donaldson: Social Distancing Character Illustrations

Illustrations of various characters socially distancing (12 in total); free online book explaining the need for social distancing illustrated by the same illustrator.  

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/april/the-gruffalo-stick-man-and-the-smartest-giant-in-town-lend-a-paw-a-stick-and-a-hand-to-help-with-the-coronavirus-effort/

 

Active Black Country (Rainbow Hour Challenge)

Home learning packs and in-classroom activities for daily use distributed weekly around physical activities and exercise. Access to a large range of activities that can be booked for September (via Active Black Country bus).

https://www.activeblackcountry.co.uk/rainbow-hour/

 

Sandwell Residential Education Services.

The group are in the process of putting together activity ideas around physical wellbeing and play; once completed they and I will distribute these resources. They are also working in partnership with Go Play Sandwell (free play resources and art supplies for primary aged children).  

 

JK Rowling

She has published her latest children’s book online for free. There is also an illustration competition running alongside this before the book is published in November. NB I haven’t read this yet but it is reported to be around the concept of power and relationships/friendships.

https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/

 

See below for you copy of First News

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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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

Thank you message - thank-you-teachers-and-children-presentation.pdf

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

Letter to Launch the project - letter-to-launch-your-homework-project.pdf

A message and lesson - a-message-and-lesson-from-mrs-dutfield-.pdf

Ideas for homework - ideas-for-your-homework-project.pdf

Your poster template....poster-template.pdf

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.

11.05.2020 - Update - 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

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

Sandwell Beam - Sandwell Beam Flyer .jpg

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/

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 - 

D - Oaks Class 2020 - D Poem work.png

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 :-) 

H.Beckett 2020 - Pupil Writing .jpg

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 

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/