There are a wealth of fantastic sites on the web which can help assist the children with their learning outside of the classroom.
Please click here to see our ESafety policy.
For advice about cyber-bullying from internet matters.org please click here.
Parents E-safety links:
Under 5s checklist
START setting some boundaries now - it’s never too early to do things like set limits for the amount of time they can spend on the computer
KEEP devices like your mobile out of reach and make sure you have passwords/PINs set up on them for the times you might lend them to your child...or for when they simply get hold of them themselves!
CHECK the age ratings and descriptions on apps, games, online TV and films before downloading them and allowing your son or daughter to play with or watch them
EXPLAIN your technology rules to grandparents, babysitters and the parents of your child’s friends so that they also stick to them when they’re looking after your child
REMEMBER that public Wi-Fi (e.g. in cafes) might not have Parental Controls on it - so, if you hand over your iPad to your child while you’re having a coffee, they might be able to access more than you bargained for
SET the homepage on your family computer or tablet to an appropriate website like Cbeebies
CREATE a user account for your child on the family computer with appropriate settings and make the most of Parental Controls and tools like Google SafeSearch
AGREE a list of websites they’re allowed to visit and the kind of personal information they shouldn’t reveal about themselves online (like the name of their school or their home address)
DECIDE time limits for things like using the internet and playing on games consoles
BEAR in mind what older siblings might be showing them on the internet, mobiles, games consoles and other devices and agree some rules as a whole family
TALK to other parents about their views on things like what age to buy kids a mobile and don’t be pressured by your child into letting them use certain technologies if you don’t think they’re old enough or mature enough...no matter how much they pester you
FAMILIARISE yourself with age ratings and descriptions on games, online TV, films and apps, so that you can be sure your child is only accessing age-appropriate content
MAKE sure you’ve set some tech boundaries before they get their first mobile or games console - once they have it in their hands, it can be more difficult to change the way they use it
REMIND your child to keep phones and other devices well hidden when they’re out and about to minimise the risk of theft
TALK to them about what they post and share online - written comments, photos and videos all form part of their ‘digital footprint’ and could be seen by anyone and available on the Web forever
DISCUSS the kind of things they see online - this is the age when they might be looking for information about their changing bodies and exploring relationships, for example
HOLD the line on letting your son or daughter sign up for services like Facebook and YouTube that have a minimum age limit of 13 - talk to other parents and their school to make sure everyone is on the same page
REMIND them that they shouldn’t do anything online that they wouldn’t do face-to-face
Pupils: Before you get going with these sites please read these points regarding online safety.
- Do Not give out your Real name
- Do Not give out your address or telephone number
- Do Not give out your photo
- Do Not give out your school name
- Do Not give out your email address or any passwords
Now scroll down and visit some of these great sites to help with your learning:
BBC Bitesize is a website deciated to all subjects and ages.
The Nrich website is all about problem solving in mathematics.
Woodlands Junior website is helpful for homework and researching interesting facts.
Every aspect of the children's work is influenced by the extent to which they use language with imagination and accuracy. Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged throughout the curriculum in order to enable the children to communicate appropriately and effectively. At Northaw CE Primary we teach English daily as a discrete subject from Year 1 to Year 6 following the Primary Literacy Framework, with many opportunities for Literacy in the Foundation Stage being incorporated within the child’s day according to principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Reading is taught initially using a the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics programme; this is a systematic synthetic phonics programme which engenders basic understanding before moving onto our reading scheme which is in the process of being updated. The programme is introduced in the Acorns class and consolidated throughout Key Stage 1. Opportunities are also given during Key Stage 2 using approaches that are developed from this, for further consolidation of phonics and some pupils undertake specific intervention programmes if they experience any difficulties with reading.
Ambleside School on-line activities
BBC Words and Pictures - KS1
BBC Dynamo's Den
Digger and the Gang
Children's Storybooks Online
Traditional Tales E-books
Animated Lambton Worm
Countdown Letters Game
Starfall is a fantastic place to visit for reading practice. Have a look at the great books here.
At Northaw CE Primary, considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills. Presenting maths in interesting and enjoyable ways encourages a positive attitude, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, thus creating a sense of achievement and confidence. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations.
Mathematics is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson, which follows the principles of the Primary Numeracy Framework. Class teachers also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year.