Join Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi as he reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in full across 10 episodes, to raise money for @Partners In Health.
Over the series, Taika will be joined by Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Cullum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roman Griffin Davis, Cara Delevingne, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Gad, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Mindy Kaling, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Billy Porter, Gordon Ramsay, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Schwartz, Meryl Streep, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde, Ruth Wilson and Archie Yates, with a select number of celebrities still to be announced.
New episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm BST / 1pm EST / 10 PST. Be sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the Roald Dahl YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/roalddahl
See the video below for the trailer:
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.
This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!
The 2020 Challenge will feature bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson (Amelia Fang; Evil Emperor Penguin; I Don’t Want Curly Hair).
With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.
The digital Challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in treading related activities at home. Although library buildings are closed, libraries will also continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms.
For more information click the link below
Using the BorrowBox app you can "borrow" ebooks: https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/mainPage.html?b2bSite=5615
If you are not a member of a library you can join online following this link:
BBC Bitesize daily lessons are now up and running.
The Diocese of Salford have put together a fantastic document with links to resources, music and websites for families during the closure period. See the document below.
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. They will provide new lessons and resources each week.
Team Tutti is a self-guided learning experience using animated characters to deliver fun and engaging lesson content whilst promoting a deep dive into composition and technology.
A series of weekly modules deliver a combination of musical concepts, creative challenges to encourage the implementation of new skills and an interactive quiz to assess learning.
The scheme begins with an introduction to Team Tutti and a series of tutorials explaining how to use the platform and its features. This includes an introduction to the sketchpad, the bespoke audio sequencer that enables students to quickly and easily create musical ideas.
Introducing Harry Potter at home
J.K. Rowling and her friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives. The link below will take you to a website filled with Harry Potter themed activities, books ideas for projects and all sorts of wizarding fun.
Audible are making hundreds of their audiobooks free for as long as schools are closed, including titles in six languages. You don’t need an account you can start listening straight away.
Ten Ten produce resources that we use at St Joseph's throughout the school year for Religious Education lessons and Collective Worship.
During the closure Ten Ten have produced a range of resources for you to access at home, follow the link below to our page full of links and resources.
TTS Home Activity Book
This activity book can be printed or the activity sheets can be recreated by redrawing them onto paper or in a notebook. This is a one stop activity book that includes literacy, maths, art, PE and lots of other subjects.
Follow the link below to download the document:
Twinkl is a fantastic website used by teachers and parents all over the country. You can download worksheets and activities for every subject or theme imaginable. To support parents during this period of school closures Twinkl are offering a one month ultimate membership to their website for parents, for month you can access all of their resources. Follow this link to their website and create an account.
The link will take you to a page that Twinkl have set up just for the one month offer in the box titled ‘New to Twinkl’ fill in your email account, choose a password and pick parent from the drop down box under ‘Occupation’. The offer code as you see in the example to the left is already added so press the ‘Signup & Subscribe now!’ button read the terms and conditions and you can access all of the fantastic resources!
Hamilton are an online resource website and are producing free packs for English and Maths for each year group. Packs for Week 1 are being added as soon as they are completed and will all be available by the end of the week. Further packs will follow. Keep checking back for more packs or visit the website using the following link.
The packs are being produced for each year group follow the links below for the pack for your child’s year group.
The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
This document gives you ideas, activities and projects for your child or your whole family.
The documents below are Home Learning packs from Classroom Secrets, they cover topics in Maths and English in worksheet format. Each learning pack is aimed at a particular year group.
Our Italian teacher has provided our students with a wealth of resources to keep their Italian practice well oiled during the closure period. Click on the link below for all the resources you will need.
I See Maths are producing video lessons which they are posting up on their website and on YouTube. Parents can sign up on the website and be added to the mailing list to receive updates on resources and ideas and support. Alternatively you can subscribe to the YouTube channel as videos are being posted daily. The links the website and the YouTube channel are below.
Ten:Ten Resources to use at home
'Ten :Ten' produce resources that we use at St Joseph's throughout the school year for Religious Education lessons and Collective Worship.
We would like to share this useful website so you are able to access resources from home at this difficult time.
We recommend: Prayers for Home throughout the Easter Season
The links below will take you to these free resources:
Care for the Common Home
Laudato Si' Resources
From Saturday 16th May 2020 to Friday 24th May 2020, Catholics across the world will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publishing of Laudato Si': Care for our Common Home.
Here are some resources to help you celebrate at home - see the link below:
With everything that has been going on over the last few years and now that children have more and more access to information, young people today are more aware of current
affairs than ever before. This has led to more interest in Government and in particular; Parliament. Follow the link below to the UK Parliament website with lots of information and even a virtual tour of the Palace of Westminster.