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RNLI Water Safety

 

Tune in at 10.15am tomorrow on Wednesday 1 April for Episode 1 of our brand-new series #WaterSafetyWednesdays, coming to you via Facebook Live!

Join Liam from the RNLI’s Water Safety team as he explains why it’s important to ‘Stop and Think’ around water. He will also share ideas for some fun RNLI activities children can do at home after the episode. You can catch up on Youtube

 

Home learning links

 

Over 60 Virtual Tours and Trips

Aquariums

Baltimore National Aquarium

Baltimore National Aquarium has a selection of Live Cams (Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef) and also offers a floor-by-floor, interactive Virtual Tour.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Watch live cams of their rescued dolphins, Winter, Hope and PJ, as well as an otter, pelican and turtle camera.

Georgia Aquarium

Find live cams for Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, Piranhas, California Sea Lions, African Penguins, Southern Sea Otters, the Indo-Pacific Barrier Reef, an underwater Puffin cam and the Ocean Voyager cam.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Be delighted by the antics of their sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of their jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Art Galleries and Museums

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

(More suitable for Years 5 and 6, due to the theme)

"Civil Rights Photography" — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.

National Gallery, London

Get a dose of art and culture thanks to the virtual tour on offer from the National Gallery in London. Tour the rooms and wings and zoom in on the artwork to see some of the highlights.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.

Tate Art Galleries

View and find out about over 70,000 works of art from the various Tate Art Galleries around the UK.

There is also a Tate website dedicated to children where they can explore, make or take part in games and quizzes.

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual trip. 

Click here for a more general view of the building.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.

Van Gogh Museum

At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, you can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work.

Famous Places, Landmarks and Buildings

Angkor Wat

Travel to Angkor Wat in Cambodia through 3D simulations of temples and 360o videos.

The Acropolis

Visit the ancient citadel of Athens, Greece: The Acropolis, with a virtual tour offering 360o views and explanations of some of the fascinating history.

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium: visit the entrance, the pitch, the boxes, the locker room and more.

Canterbury Cathedral

Get a sneak peek of Canterbury Cathedral's incredible architecture and beautiful artefacts in this extensive tour which offers a floor plan, where you can select the rooms you're interested in for 360o camera views.

Cities and countries by You Visit

 Use YouVisit to explore cities and countries from all over the world.

London   Rome    New York   Istanbul   Rio De Janeiro

CyArk

CyArk are a non-profit organisation who record and share the most significant cultural heritage sites. Find recordings and virtual tours of famous sites including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Ancient Corinth in Greece, Brandenburg Gate in Germany, Tower of London in England and Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland to name a few.

Eiffel Tower

Take a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris.

Here you can see a 360o panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Giant’s Causeway

Explore the rugged landscape around the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Airpano provides a virtual journey of the Great Wall of China (as well as many other places around the world) through photos and videos.

Machu Picchu

Take a virtual tour of Peru’s 15th century Incan citadel: Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s fairy tale castle. The fairy tale look of the castle is rumoured to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for the castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella. It is also the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland.

You can also have a look inside each room of the castle.

New Orleans

Go on a completely immersive and interactive tour of New Orleans. Ride in a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue. Visit Cafe du Monde and Commander's Palace or take a plantation or swamp tour. Stroll through the Convention Center or some of the major hotels.

Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan is an ancient city and World Heritage Site with jaw-dropping architecture and amazing views. Watch these live streams to see the spectacular site.

Palace of Versailles

A virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles in France including stories, artwork, rooms and gardens.

Tour the city of Versaille, starting at the palace.

Pyramids of Egypt

Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Pyramids of Egypt. You can even see the Sphinx and inside the Mastaba Tombs.

Roman baths

Take a virtual walk through the iconic Roman baths, in Bath, England. Explore the Great Bath, heated rooms, plunge pools and the terrace. You can even take a virtual tour of some of the museum exhibitions.

Royal Residences Tours

 Explore some of the rooms of Buckingham Palace: an iconic building and official residence of The Queen; the Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse; or Windsor Castle: a royal home and fortress for over 900 years.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be enjoyed with an interactive 360o virtual tour, with photos, videos and audible wonder to guide you.

Son Doong Cave

Explore the world’s largest cave: Son Doong Cave in Vietnam.

Stonehenge

Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with 360o views from inside the monument. Select the hotspots to find out more.

Taj Mahal

Stroll along the iconic gardens of the Taj Mahal in India or view some great aerial shots of the monument and the surrounding city of Agra.

Yellowstone National Park

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. Tour Yellowstone National Park

History Museums

Anne Frank’s House

Take a look around and discover the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum for 3 floors of fun, thanks to Google Maps! 

British Museum, London

 British Museum London: While there’s no walkthrough experience, the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.

National Museum of Anthropology

Visit the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artefacts.

Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, find answers to your big nature questions and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Take a room-by-room tour of select exhibits and areas within the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, including past and current exhibits. This virtual tour also features a handy map, so you can move between floors easily and select the exhibits you specifically want to see.

The Vatican Museums and City

The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour of their 7 museums.

Here’s a 360o experience of Vatican City itself, including St. Peter’s Square.

Music and Film

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

  • The great conductors and soloists of our time
  • Hundreds of concerts covering six decades
  • Free interviews and concert introductions
  • Exciting documentaries and artist portraits
  • Free Education Programme concerts for the whole family

The Kennedy Center

Watch extraordinary performances, covering a range of music and dance genres, from the Kennedy Center's digital stage.

Children can also create Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; explore 30 different resource collections on topics such as Africa, Ancient Civilisations, Innovators, Inventors & Explorers, Science, Space and World Arts and Culture; or explore media and interactive tools on over 100 themes from African Drumming to Swing Dance.

Science Centres

Liberty Science Center, New Jersey

Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room.

Science Museum, London

Ignite your curiosity with a virtual walkthrough of London’s Science Museum. You can also search their entire collection.

Space and Planets

Aurora Borealis

View the Northern Lights, natures most amazing light show, from Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. The live camera allows you to scroll backwards to see the previous nights show, each day.

Mars

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

Nine Planets: The Solar System

Take a virtual tour to explore our solar system, the night sky and outer space in real-time.

NASA

Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the NASA Mission Operations Room, home to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Alternatively, why not let your creativity take flight at NASA STEM with engineering activities, online games and even videos to get you moving and training like an astronaut?

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest collection of aviation and space artefacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. Here, you can take a virtual tour of the museum.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Huntsville

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

Zoos and Animal Cameras

Atlanta Zoo

Atlanta Zoo have set up a Panda Cam.

They also have a little selection of learning at home resources.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Check in at 8p.m. (due to the time zone difference) for a daily Home Safari on the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Facebook Live Feed. A different animal will feature each day and the zoo keepers will set a simple follow up activity, too.

Duke Farms

Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles.

Explore

Explore have numerous live cams from all around the world, organised into easy to navigate themes and categories.

They also have some free lesson plans and activities linked to their more popular nature cameras.

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo has 6 Animal Cams including giraffes, gorillas, elephants, leafcutter ants, rhinos and chimps. The elephants are often very playful!

Kansas City Zoo

4 animal cams at Kansas City Zoo: king penguin, gentoo penguin, polar bear and Masai giraffe

San Diego Zoo - kids

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 

This zoo probably has the most live cams available: pandas, baboons, penguins, polar bears, apes, koalas, giraffes, burrowing owls, elephants, tigers and condors.

Wolf Conservation Center

This collection of webcams allow you to enter the private lives of "Ambassador" wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around den sites.

FarmFood 360

This Canadian site, FarmFood 360, offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

 

Discovery Education Virtual Trips

This website has several virtual trip options covering a range of topics. A few of the topics include Polar Bears and the Tundra, Social Emotional Skills,  STEM and Manufacturing. Each virtual trip comes with a companion guide, too.

 

Reading

Letters and Sounds phonics

Phonics play

After reading a book, try completing a book review to share with your class
Download a book review template.

 

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Listen to a story:
Storyline is an online story telling website featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

Oliver Jeffers reading some of his brilliant books

 

World Book Online

Lots of fabulous books to read for free including non fiction

 

Audible stories to listen to

 

BBC- Classics read aloud

 

Some David Walliams stories read aloud

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Amazon have cancelled all their subscriptions to books and audiobooks so you can access a range of books for free.
Starting today you can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. đź“š

Also amazon prime video have put free kids movies etc... for amazon customers, just go to amazon prime app on your smart t.v, you do not need to be a amazon prime member

Writing
Create a story - Stuck for ideas?
Look at our ideas prompt sheets. You could always try rolling a dice to pick your ideas at random.
Characters
Objects
Places
Situations

 

Or maybe one of these pictures can inspire you to make up a story  

 

Try making a funny story with your child using this co-operative method shown on Youtube

 

Alan Peat exciting sentences app for iphones and ipads

 

Authorfy

 

For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out our Authorfy '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators - we add a new challenge to this page every single day! For more author videos and free resources, check out our 'classroom' page.

 

 

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Maths
My Maths
​The maths maths website has lots of interactive games to help support your learning at school. 
​(All Y1-6 children have their usernames and passwords)

 

Times Table and Number bond Practice
Times Table Rockstars (Children have their usenames and passwords for TTRS and Numbots)

 

Maths KIRF Practice
Maths Key Instant Recall Sheets can be found on the maths page - click here

Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Maths Games
Here is a list of hands on maths games you can play at home. 

 

Hit the button, quick fire maths

 

Times Tables
Mr DeMaio has some fantastic songs and ideas for learning your times tables.

 

Komodo Maths

 

Number Bonds

 

Tables App

 

Primaryhomework lots of games

 

Carol Vorderman has made her site free

 

Thirdspace games and activities

 

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)

Cross curricular ideas here

 

Computing

 

 Scratch - Online Computer Coding
Scratch
Creative computer programming
​The ideas page has tutorials and activities to try and complete. 

 

Blockly
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

learn to code

Geography
Learn about the world - Play World Geography Games

 

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

 

Geography 

 

History

History

BBC History

National Geographic


Keeping Active
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Joe Wicks - 5 Minute Move
  

Super movers Children love this in school

Joe Wicks 9am daily minute lessons on youtube

 

 

Science

Wildlife Kate

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

 

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

Science

Whizzpopbang

 

Fabscience lots of exciting things to do

 

If you use facebook lots of simple experiments on Mrs Bs page

 

 

 

Languages 

Duolingo   practice some French

Learn languages for free. Web or app

British Sign Language How amazing would it be if we all came back to school being able to communicate in sign language?

 

RE

World religions

Mindfulness/Mental Health

 

Relax Kids calming booklet

Biglifejournal podcasts

Art and DT

Tinkercad
All kinds of making.


The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Art and Artists

 

How to draw on Youtube

 

Art for kids - how to draw
 

Other

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

 

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes

Twinkl


This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

 

Being outdoors

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The above table is included to help you choose from this site 

Scholastic

 

Music

For those that enjoy singing

The RJ Academy of Performing Arts on Facebook are doing free singing lessons

Early Years

Oxford Owl Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

 

New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

 

phonics play

 

Dough Disco with Shonette really helps with those motor skills. Daily on youtube at 9:30am but you can find her just by looking on You Tube. Even if you don't have dough you can still join in.

 

There are Early Years activities in the Scholastic site just above this Early Years section

 

Audible stories for young children to listen to

 

Being outdoors

 

Twinkl for early years

 

Cbeebies stories

 

Cbeebies

 

Maths games Ladybirds spotsComparing,Teddy Numbers, Toy Shop Money, TenframeFunky Mum

Phonics games

Phase 2 phonics

Phase 3 phonics

 

Hungry Little Minds good ideas here from birth onwards

 

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Coronavirus:  SEND and Mental Health, Social and Emotional Well-Being  

 

Kingsbury Primary School is fully committed to supporting the mental health, social and emotional well-being of our pupils and their families. As a school we are being directed by the Government are providing a childcare provision. The Government list of ‘key workers’ for this childcare can be found at here  

 

Another school kindly compiled this list and shared. The following list of contacts that are available to all families, should they need support during these uncertain and challenging times. Please keep safe and look after yourselves!

 

 

  • Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus:

 

  • Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing:

 

  • Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:

 

 

  • Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic:

 

  • Amaze - information pack for parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Curriculum

 

 

We work very hard to make cross curricular links between subjects to give a real purpose to the learning in school. Where possible we also link to the 'outside world' for example work on democracy and voting at the time of the General Election, a focus on the Olympics and Greece during a term when the Olympics take place. We also have a strong emphasis on using quality texts during our English lessons which we try to link to our other subjects where possible.

 

If you wish to know more about the curriculum being taught in school after reading the documents shared on the website talk to your child's class teacher. The class teacher can explain in more detail what is being taught during the school day and how this is taught.

 

 

Picture 1 Relationship Rango
Picture 2 Reflective Riley
Picture 3 Resilient Rita
Picture 4 Risk Taking Ria
Picture 5 Resourceful Rusty

All the learners at Kingsbury try hard to use all the 5Rs as learning skills. These are represented by five bear characters.

Relationship Rango is all about children being able to work both co-operatively in groups and independently alone

Risk Taking Ria is all about pushing yourselves to try things you find challenging and difficult

Resourceful Rusty is about using a range of resources to support your learning, often we talk about the 4Bs- your brain, bits and bobs (equipment in the room ) your buddy all before the boss (the adult in class)

Resilient Rita which is all about persevering, ie not giving up however hard the task is.

Reflective Riley which is all about encouraging learners to look at their work, check it through and edit.

We aim to ensure all learners are responsible for managing their own learning and assessment. Children should be able to talk about themselves as learners and know how they can further improve. 

 Our learners should be thinking What am I learning? Is this new learning or am I consolidating  something I already know? They should use the process success criteria created in lessons to help them achieve the learning intention. The success criteria act as a good checklist to ensure learners are on track. At the end of a lesson learners should be thinking about how they can improve next time or move on.

Children are reminded that mistakes are positives in terms of learning and that we can all learn from them.

 

We aim for learners to be independent so use the 4Bs in class this means that they use their buddys, their brains, the bits and bobs( the many resources available on tables and walls, including those success criteria ) before they go to the boss for help!

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of Y6 children get an opportunity to go on a residential at Redridge in Wales. On this trip not only do children get a chance to challenge themselves, show risk taking and resilience skills they also bond as a year group which is a great way to start the year.

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