Online Safety

Some of our pupils may be using the apps ‘discord’ and ‘yolo’ to chat online. Please read the guides below and talk to your children about how to stay safe online.

Fun, online computing lessons!

Barefoot Computing is here to help you to deliver the computing curriculum brilliantly with free face-to-face workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lessons. Fun and creative activities, built by teachers to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time. They include everything you need to get started with activity sheets and accompanying materials.Just click on the link below, have an explore and see if you can give computing a whirl!

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/

Story Time with Mrs Sage

In My Heart is a book about feelings. At the moment we might be thinking a lot about our feelings, so this story helps us understand them. It’s read in English, but we learn how to say the feelings in Spanish along the way too.

BBC Daily Lessons

Check out the BBC Bitesize link below to find learning packs for children of all ages. All you need to do is click on the link, then click on your child’s year group/age, pick a topic and off they go! The link is meant for independent learning, so it’s easy for the children to navigate all by themselves.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Just a little bit of history

There are some incredible resources out there at the minute, created to support the learning of children across the nation. If you don’t have the time to look through a big list of links and you know you enjoy all things historical (think Egyptians, Pirates, Brunel … the list goes on!) take a look at this document. It was produced by the staff at Headley Park and comes highly recommended by the children there. You will find some brilliant ideas to inspire the Historian within. If you have a go (I’m particularly interested in the archaeological dig and might have a go myself!) please send pictures to sppsyear1@cathedralschoolstrust.org

TT Rockstars News

Well done to Elm and Oak Class who won their battles at the end of last term!

This term when you log on to TT Rockstars, you will see there is a competition running against Trinity Academy! Log on as much as possible during Term 5 and work carefully and quickly to get as many correct answers as you can so Stoke Park can become victorious over Trinity! Good luck and watch this space for regular updates!

Miss Donoghue’s Makeshift Times Table Stick!

Have you ever been stuck on a certain times table? Been playing on your Times Table Rockstars but keep coming across a times table that just takes you a little bit longer to think of and answer? Watch this video to find a simple and easy way to quickly learn and memorise any times table that will help you become a the ultimate Times Table Rock Legend! (The video cuts out a little bit early at the end…Sorry!)

Check out the next video to see how you can use the Makeshift Times Table Stick to help you answer times table questions!

Don’t forget to take a quick snap of your very own make shift times table stick and send it to Miss Donoghue at sppsyear3@cathedralschoolstrust.org

New Reception class of 2020!

Welcome to our 2020 Reception Children and their families (both new and existing) who have been given a place for September with us.  We are delighted to have you join us at Stoke Park Primary!

We will obviously be sending out more information in due course but as you can imagine some of our planned dates are clearly on hold for the time being.  Please be rest assured that we will keep reviewing how the settling in sessions and transition for your little ones will work as the situation unfolds though.  So please don’t worry, I know these times feel strange and uncertain but we will do our very best to ensure your children settle and feel very much a part of our Stoke Park family.

If you know of anyone who has been offered a place but isn’t already one of our families, then please do suggest that they follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well as checking the website regularly.

Take care and stay safe everyone.  We are really looking forward to getting to know you all!

Mrs Sara Penellum Head of Early Years

Peter and the Wolf

Mrs Sage has just finished watching this wonderful performance of Peter and the Wolf performed by children from The Royal Ballet. She thought lots of the children might enjoy this too.

How could you move like the different animals? Can you retell the story without using words? What instruments could represent each animal?