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Home learning overview

Welcome to Carrington Junior School's home learning hub. You will find home learning pages for each year group, information about general activities, a parents page with tips and wellbeing information and important links, links to fitness, wellbeing and arts activities for children.
 
Remember to record your work, or notes about what you have been doing in your home learning log book. 
 
The information below relates to general information, learning tasks and suggested routines. 
Introducing the Carrington Challenge, a three week project to challenge you in a different way to normal learning. We hope you enjoy learning to do a few new things!
Look out for our *new content added* banners on each page of the home learning hub. This will tell you if there is anything new to look our for on a page.
 
Updates added week beginning 11th May:
 
New 2 week home learning projects for every year group.
The Carrington Challenge for all year groups to try to complete over the next three weeks. 
 
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.
 
Each year group has a different project and you all have an online task or maths student book to work through. These tasks are to be spread across 2 weeks. 
If you have 5 mini tasks within your project, you can spend two days on each one, or you might decide to spend more time on certain parts. 
 
Why not start the Summer Term by making yourself a timetable for the next two weeks and decide what you will do on each day? You could also make your own star chart to help you stay motivated.
 
If you are really proud of something you have done your teachers would love to see a photo on SeeSaw.
 

 

Suggested home learning routine

 

Why not start with some exercise?

Morning:  

Maths—  15-20 minutes doing times tables or Mathletics

40 minutes doing a page or two ( or more ) from your maths student book.

 (On some days you might only do Mathletics or your student book, if you’re finding it trickier. That’s OK) 

Take a break:

Do some exercise or something relaxing. 

English -   Most year groups have writing and research as part of    their project work. Spend and hour in the morning doing your project work and some writing.     

Take a break for lunch. 

Afternoon:  

Reading -   Read a book from home or an online book for at least 20  minutes.

Other subjects— 

Spend some more time  on your project work if you need to catch up or 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. 
Still hungry to do more learning? Great!
 
Why not use the link below to access some of the daily learning from BBC Bitesize?
Ongoing learning activities:
These are the things you should do most days.
 
Reading
 
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.
There is information about Mrs Cameron's whole school 'Reading River Challenge' at the bottom of this page. The best posters will be displayed in the school library when we get back.
 
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.
Mrs Cameron's reading river challenge
 
As you all know, Mrs Cameron loves reading and sometimes she asks you to read unusual things, like books and comics. Mrs Cameron would like to know what you read in a day. That's every single thing you read in a 24 hour period. Can you record your day's reading on a poster like she has below? You can arrange your reading river in your own way, and use your own style of pictures of drawings, as long as it is a record of what you have read.
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. 
Mrs Majcher's Spring Challenge 
 
Can you plant a seed and see how much it grows before you get back to school? Which plant will you choose? How much will you need to water it?
 
How much has your tomato plant grown since you have been at home?
Year group pages
 
Each year group has a special page where you can access your home learning projects.
 
There are also a selection of links to different online activities and games specific to each year group. 
Please use these links to help you with your project and become mini-experts in your school topics. 
 
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!

If you require any paper copies of information on our website, please contact the school office.