Home learning overview

Welcome to Carrington Junior School's home learning hub. 
We are now using Microsoft Teams as our home learning platform. Please access your class on Teams if you need to complete home learning. 
The links below will help you to get to some of your home learning portals.
The information below relates to general information, learning tasks and suggested routines. 
Still hungry to do more learning? Great!
Why not use the link below to access some of the daily learning from BBC Bitesize?
Planning your day
It's really important to keep things in a routine if it's possible. 
Did you know:
Most people work better in the morning.
Most people work better after some exercise or fresh air.
Having a routine and repeating subjects every day helps your brain to learn better. (and stops you from forgetting things)
Some of you will have different times you do your home learning depending upon when your adults can help you. The ideas below might help you to organise your time.
You will have daily tasks in English, maths and reading. You will also have continuous tasks like learning your times tables and  daily reading.  
Your teacher will be able to see your work in Teams and will make comments on your work to help you to improve. 
When you're working from home make sure you stick to a normal daily routine and bedtime. This will help your brain to get the rest it needs and be ready for work in the morning. 
Most classes have maths and English first, followed by a break and focused reading and spelling before lunch. Science and topic lessons are normally after lunch. It might help you to stick to this routine at home too.


Suggested home learning routine


Why not start with some exercise?


Maths—  1 hour Log in to Teams to find out what your learning is.

Take a break:

Do some exercise or something relaxing. 

English -   Most year groups have writing focus. You will be working through the writing process, or may be exploring writing in a different way.    

Reading -   Reading Masters - You will spend most of the week looking at the same text, exploring: vocabulary and context, retrieval, inference and wider understanding.

Don't forget to do your daily Big Cat or other book reading. 

Take a break for lunch. 


Other subjects— 

You will have daily after noon learning set for you. This might be science, PSHE or topic work. On Wednesdays we have wellbeing Wednesdays, which will be screen free afternoons. You might have some outdoor learning, PE or art tasks.

If you're all up to date, choose some  other learning such as some computing, science, art or a virtual museum visit.

Now relax - you've worked hard.

Do something just for fun.

The book below helps to explain Covid 19 and is a great place to look if you have any questions. 
Ongoing learning activities:
These are the things you should do most days.
You should be doing some reading every day. You should have a library book to read, and you can read any books you have at home. 
On your year group page there are links to online books you can read as well.
Times tables
Which times table are you learning? Remember to learn your times tables different ways: writing them, chanting them, working them out, drawing pictures of them. Why not make yourself a set of flashcards with the questions on one side and the answers on the other, then you can test yourself. Remember that there are times tables videos and games in Mathletics. You can also test yourself on Mathmagician ( link below ). Any tables you can get 100% for will count towards your Carrington Diamond Maths Challenge in order to earn your ruler.
Your talents and hobbies
Do you have a talent, skill or special hobby? Even if your normal group or team aren't meeting at the moment you might be able to practice your skills at home. Can you set yourself a training schedule? Remember that doing things you enjoy is really, really important. 
Ideas to help with your projects
1) Record research-
You will probably need to do some reading and watch some videos to find out about your project topic. 
You can record this information in lots of different ways:
Some people find it useful to use mind maps, other people collect information in thought bubbles, or to draw cartoons with labels to remember what they have found out.
If you are in Year 5 or 6 you might find making notes and using a highlighter to mark the most important parts is helpful. 
Lots of people find it useful to use different colours to underline information.
Why not try recording information in a few different ways and see which you like the best?
2- Ask a grown up
Your adults might be busy working from home, but if they aren't why not ask them what they know. Most adults know lots of things that you don't even know they know about. Perhaps you could get permission to phone and aunt or uncle or a grandparent to ask what they know about your topic.
3-See if there's a documentary about it
Ask a grown up to help you see if there is a documentary or video clip about your topic. There will be some links on your project page, but there are lots of places to find information that even teachers might not know about!