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Welcome To Wistow School's Home Learning Page

Welcome to Wistow School’s Home Learning page. This is a zone that parents and children can access in order to work in partnership with school, in order to continue to learn and thrive, if the school had to partially close or we faced another lockdown and needed remote learning.

 

As a teaching team, we will endeavour to provide the children with work, spellings, arithmetic homework and projects to keep the children on track with their learning. We need you, as the parents, to work with us in supporting your child when needed and to encourage them to complete the work set.

 

Each class has their own page, which will be updated if and when needed, and have a timetable for the week’s learning ahead. Learning time is invaluable and this is why we have put together the resources for you and your child/ren to access.

We completely understand that if your child falls ill or yourself there may be gaps in the children’s work, but please do all you can, when you can.

 

Please also understand that whilst we will endeavour to upload on a regular basis, there may be reasons that prevent this. If this were to happen, we will direct you to other online resources to support you over the period where school remains closed.

After disussions with our pupils, we have decided to leave the videos, links, stories and lessons on, should any children wish to access any of the resources over weekends or holidays.

If you or the children are looking for something fun to do, why not try some cosmic yoga,

practise some songs we like to sing in school, 

listen to a teacher read you a story,

or visit some of the museums virtually, on the weblinks at the bottom of the page?

 

Staying Safe Online

Remember everyone to stay safe online. We use this poster in class, please share it with your parents and show them how you know to keep SMART and SAFE.

Additional Resources

Below are some great links, fun activities, well-being and transition information and awesome websites that we wanted to provide for you to be able to access should you so wish. Many of the children have fed back to us how they have used the site and still wanted to be able to access certain aspects, so there are old and new resources on here - keep checking for new additions!

 

National Story Telling Week

 

As part of National Story Telling Week and Children's Mental Health Week, staff in school shared some of their favourite stories on here, so children can take time out of their days to listen to some great stories with their teachers.

Reading is a great way to learn new things or drift off to imaginary lands and enjoy some exciting adventures.

Why not take time out as a family to share some stories this week?

Children can also share their favourite stories with us on Seesaw and record themselves reading them so we can enjoy listening to their stories. 

The Wizard Of Oz

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Time for a story with Mrs Cox. In this video, she shares a childhood favourite where a young girl and her dog, travel to a far away land and she meets some new friends and she goes on a magical adventure with them. Get comfortable and enjoy!

This Is Not My Hat

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I wonder who the hat belongs to? Join Mrs Griffiths for a story called 'This Is Not My Hat'. It looks like she is underwater ... join her and find out!

Little Red Riding Hood - Revolting Rhymes

You will have heard of Roald Dahl and I am sure that you know who Little Red Riding Hood is. Well in this book, Roald has taken the story of Little Red Ridin...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Diagon Alley

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Like with all good magic spells, you do not want to reveal their secrets. Nor do I, as a fellow Slytherin we do not want to let out the magic that embeds throughout this story. Nestle and enjoy a snippet of the wonderful world of wizardry as we learn more about our Potter friend and his new found powers.

Owl Babies - Read by Miss Senior

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Gather together your family and get snuggled to listen to this story that focuses on three little baby owls who wake up to find mummy owl isn't there. Where is she I wonder? Why not have a listen and find out.

The Midnight Unicorn - Read by Ms Adams

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Ms Adams has chosen to share with you some of the story of the Magic Unicorn. If you enjoy listening, when you get back to school, you can borrow this book from our library!

The Diabolical Mr Tiddles - Read by Miss Bellerby

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Join me in discovering what an earth Mr Tiddles is up too!! This cheeky pussycat has been very busy while Harry is sleeping.

Nosy Posy read by Mrs Legg

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Sometimes being nosy can be helpful!

Room on the Broom Part 1 - Read by Miss Jackson

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Come and listen to a perfect tale of helping strangers and working together!

Room on the Broom Part 2 - Read by Miss Jackson

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Come and listen to a perfect tale of helping strangers and working together!

The Pea and the Princess

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This is the real story of the princess and the pea, which recounts events from the Pea's perspective!

Jolly Snow

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Mrs Sampson is reading the story called Jolly Snow, why not sit back and listen to it. I wonder if we will get some snow soon?

Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

Everyone's mental health and wellbeing is important and we have put together some resources to support our pupils and families at this time to stay safe, happy and well. Take a look at the ideas below, videos and weblinks that you can use to help you be active, relax, have fun as a family and be kind to yourselves.

If you’re looking for activities to support your children’s wellbeing, try some of the ideas below. They encourage children to think about their achievements, talents, relationships, diet, sleep and activity, as well as the world and people around them!

 

  1. Have a phone, video or in-person conversation with a person you haven’t spoken to in a while. Ask them how they are. What have they been doing recently? Share what you have been learning about recently and tell them about events in your life.
  2. Write a letter to a friend, telling them about things that have been going well for you recently. Could you include some photos or draw a picture for them?
  3. Think of a gift that you could give to somebody. Can you draw or make something that will make them smile?
  4. Get some slips of paper and write something nice about a friend and then give it to them. Could you make similar ‘compliment slips’ for everyone in your family or your class?
  5. Make a friendship bracelet using some string, wool, beads and other small items.
  6. Make a certificate for a friend to celebrate one of their special qualities or an achievement.
  7. Complete a ‘random act of kindness’ by doing something nice for a friend or a stranger anonymously (if possible).
  8. Write a thank you letter to somebody to show your appreciation for a gift or something that the recipient has done for you.
  9. Drink some water. Keep a record of how much water you are drinking each day.
  10. Keep a sleep diary over the course of a week to check if you have been getting enough sleep each day.
  11. Think about times when you have been brave. How did you overcome your fears?
  12. Write a letter to yourself in a week, month or year. What goals do you hope to achieve by the time you read your letter again?
  13. Think about something that might be worrying you at the moment. Make a comic strip in which you overcome those worries. How did you do it?
  14. Keep a record of your wellbeing each day. Make a note of how you are feeling, things you might be thinking about and things you are looking forward to.

CHALLENGE: Can you think of some more things that you could do to support your mental health and wellbeing? 

Daily Mindfulness Calendar - 5 Minute Activities

Yoga and Activities To Support Wellbeing

Keeping fit and well is very important. We will upload videos, links and resources to support you all with mental health and wellbeing. Have a go!

5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids 🌟😊

Here are 5 easy and practical mindfulness techniques kids from the age of 5+ can use to self-regulate, calm down, tune into their listening and sharpen conce...

Star Wars (The Force Awakens) | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Star Wars (The Force Awakens) | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!⭐

Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

⭐Do you love dinosaurs? Time for a T-Rex adventure with Tiny!⭐

Star Wars | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure inspired by Star Wars!⭐

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure about about going on a bear hunt! (Inspired by the wonderful book by Michael Rosen)⭐

Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with the Trolls all about bringing happiness to the world!⭐

Alice in Wonderland | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with Alice in Wonderland!⭐

Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Join Jaime for a SPECIAL yoga adventure inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog movie! Step into Sonic's sneakers and find out how it feels to be him!

The Wizard of Oz | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with The Wizard of Oz!⭐

I'm A Celebrity YCFC Foundation Challenge

A mixture of star challenges with also dingo dollar questions and tasks. Brilliant for all children looking to keep active during Lockdown 3.0 with a mix of ...

Virtual Zoo Day!

Chester Zoo are hosting a virtual Zoo day with a tour of different animals throughout the day! Click on the link below to visit their website and see a schedule. Below that is a link to their YouTube channel where all the video will be! Enjoy learning all about different animals from around the world.

🎥 LIVE VIRTUAL ZOO DAY - Feeding time with the Penguins

Makaton Challenge!

We know you all love to learn Makaton signs to accompany new songs. Watch this song and there are a lot of signs you already know. See if you can learn the words and signs!

Fight Song - Makaton Sign Language

At Wistow we love to learn new Makaton and songs in school. Time for your next challenge! This song is called 'This Is My Fight Song' and we are challenging you to learn it during lockdown. We are working hard by staying at home and keeping safe to fight this nasty coronavirus and by doing all the right things we will win. So let's get practising and when we come all together in school, we can sing this and sign together.

Fight Song Lyrics

Can't Smile Without You - Makaton Singing Hands

We all need someone to make us smile and our pupils and teachers do their best to always make each other smile. See if you can learn this song, it's nice and slow and easy to follow! And remember ..... keep smiling!

Guess Who Quiz

 

Can you guess who is who from their school photo? Have a look at these pictures of Wistow staff when they were your age and see if you can work out who is who! Good luck! 

 

Unbelievably, we were your age once upon a time!

I Can See Clearly Now - a message to our children

Just a little something from everyone at Wistow School to say hello to you all. We hope you are all staying safe and we hope to see you all very soon!

A Book About Coronavirus For Children

Power In Me Performance Video 2nd June 2020

Here is the Performance video for families and schools singing along in around the world! Don't for get to share your videos, photos and stories with us and ...

Let's Celebrate The 75th Anniversary of VE Day!

Dancing is a great way to keep fit and healthy and in the 1940s, people loved to dance, as it was a super way for people to come together and forget about the troubles of war. Mrs Cox and her parents have put together a couple of short videos for you to enjoy. Why not have a go yourself?

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day!

Seen as we can't celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day and the end of World War 2 together, Mrs Cox has put together a short video of a 1940's dance for y...

1940s Jive Swing

Mr Mrs White demonstrating a Jive Swing Dance for you all to enjoy.

VE DAY CHALLENGE

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day, we set a creative challenge for our pupils.

We asked pupils to design a medal to celebrate and remember all the brave people, who were part of World War 2, and sacrificed their lives and other things for us to be here today. Take a look at our gallery, full of amazing creations - well done pupils of Wistow, you have risen to the challenge and we shall remember them.

OUR SCHOOL: Together & Apart 

As you know, we have collective worship together daily in school and this is a time when we all come together and learn lessons from the Bible and learn about Christian values, as well as lots of interesting things including other people's faiths and life lessons. It is a time where we also celebrate the children's achievements and take time to enjoy being together as one whole school. The diocese have put together some faith activities for us to share with you, to support you at home and they aim to be:

 

  • Inclusive: something that children and members of the household of all faiths or of none are able to join in with  
  • Inspirational: a time in the day to think about the big questions; an opportunity to support spiritual development, a time to ‘feed’ their inner being. 
  • Invitational: written so that both children and members of their household are invited to pray, think, or reflect, it is their choice how they respond.  

 

We want to make it clear to parents and carers that this is not meant to be extra work, when you all may already be feeling overwhelmed – and hope that these resources may ‘reach the parts that other activities do not reach’, offering children a sense of normality in the routines they may be missing. 

 

Here is a useful link to resources for children and families provided by

the Diocese of York.

 

Religious Education

 

At Wistow School our Christian values are at the heart of all we do and children take part in weekly RE sessions.  Here are a few links to resources that you may find useful or fun to try at home.

 

 

The UK Blessing - Churches sing 'The Blessing' over the UK

The Blessing UK - At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together. As a church school, we believe in the importance of faith, love, belief and strength and we thought this would be a nice link to share with you, to uplift you all at this challenging time. Take a moment to listen to the UK blessing with choirs from all over the UK. Stay safe

CBeebies Songs - I Can Sing a Rainbow

Join Mr Tumble, sing and sign the colours of the rainbow.

Moana How Far I'll Go

Take a listen to How Far I'll Go from Moana about how far she can go. Remember, we can all be anything we want to be .... we just need to try to be the best we can be!

Hosanna Rock

Listen and learn this great praise song called 'Hosanna' and I am sure you will be able to do the actions too!

Young Voices Live Broadcast

Our first YV at Home Live broadcast - sing along with Craig. You can find the lyrics below.

Singing Together - Lyrics

Why Not Make A Time Capsule?

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