Home School Online Learning
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.
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
This Is Not My Hat
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Diagon Alley
Owl Babies - Read by Miss Senior
The Midnight Unicorn - Read by Ms Adams
The Diabolical Mr Tiddles - Read by Miss Bellerby
Nosy Posy read by Mrs Legg
Room on the Broom Part 1 - Read by Miss Jackson
Room on the Broom Part 2 - Read by Miss Jackson
The Pea and the Princess
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!
- 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.
- 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?
- Think of a gift that you could give to somebody. Can you draw or make something that will make them smile?
- 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?
- Make a friendship bracelet using some string, wool, beads and other small items.
- Make a certificate for a friend to celebrate one of their special qualities or an achievement.
- Complete a ‘random act of kindness’ by doing something nice for a friend or a stranger anonymously (if possible).
- Write a thank you letter to somebody to show your appreciation for a gift or something that the recipient has done for you.
- Drink some water. Keep a record of how much water you are drinking each day.
- Keep a sleep diary over the course of a week to check if you have been getting enough sleep each day.
- Think about times when you have been brave. How did you overcome your fears?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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!
Mindfulness Colouring Activities For Children
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.
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 Lyrics
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!
A Book About Coronavirus For Children
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?
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.
OUR SCHOOL - TOGETHER & APART ACTIVITIES
Here is a useful link to resources for children and families provided by
the Diocese of York.
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.