Learning from Home

Bethal Primary School Home Learning

Learning from home

This page provides advice to parents and carers about how they can ensure learning continuity for children and young people during disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Do you have internet access?
Most learning at home requires the internet, so if you have no access to the internet please speak to your child’s teacher about getting a paper resource pack.

Set up a learning space at home
In your home or the place you are staying, you’ll need a space that your child will feel comfortable to focus, learn and be in. Ideally, you’ll have a computer or laptop to assist with your child’s learning.

Accessing learning from home

Students will need to log onto their Google Account at https://accounts.google.com

Students will then be able to access their Google Classroom in the toggle toolbar and complete work and assignments set by their teacher. Students will also be able email their teacher using their Gmail account.

Useful Learning Website Links

General:

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Primary Resources for learning and fun from Victorian Education Department. Discover topics and get creative with digital tools.

https://education.abc.net.au/ Curriculum resources for primary students.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  Keep students academically active with 20 days of meaningful learning journeys.

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/stories/ Kid friendly stories and videos to do with the news and current affairs.

https://www.funbrain.com Games, videos, maths and reading resources from Kindergarten up to Grade 8.

Maths:

https://www.essentialassessment.com.au/ BPS online mathematics school program.

See your child’s teacher for their login.

Students will need to complete a pre-test on topics areas set by their teacher. Students will then be able to complete ‘My Numeracy’ and ‘Sunset Maths’ activities.

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone A range of topics to revise.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ Practice your times tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Practice your number facts.

https://www.prodigygame.com/ Engaging, interactive, curriculum-assigned maths platform.

https://www.smashmaths.com.au/ A range of topics to revise.

https://www.abcya.com/games/telling_time Learn how to read the time on an analogue clock.

Reading:

https://www.sunshineonline.com.au/

Username: bethalps   Password: bethalps

Sunshine Online offers every child access to English and maths learning. Sunshine Online makes learning to read fun and engaging for all children, from beginners through to independent readers.

http://www.kidsnews.com.au/news Choose an article to read. Complete the quiz at the end of each article. Complete the activities at the bottom of the article.

https://www.funbrain.com/books Free online books

https://www.funenglishgames.com.au/grammargames/punctuation.html Punctuation games to help practice skills.

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ Free online books.

Writing:

http://www.pobble365.com/ Story starters and pictures to spark creative minds.

https://www.natgeokids.com/au/ Write a report about an animal that interests you?

Digital Technology:

https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/digibook/2427023/introduction-to-scratch Video introduction to scratch and how it works.

https://scratch.mit.edu/ Program your own interactive stories, games and animations.

https://code.org/learn Try a one-hour tutorial for coding.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr BBC Dancemat typing. Learn how to touch type like a pro.

Wellbeing:

https://app.gonoodle.com/ Engaging website with movement and mindfulness videos created by development experts. Available for free at school and home.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app Smiling Mind is a unique website to help bring balance to young people’s lives.

Specialist Learning:

Music:

Choose a musician, singer or band and write a report about them. Include interesting information such as:

  • What country are they from?
  • What style of music do they perform?
  • What instruments do they play?
  • What are some of their song names?
  • Why do you like them?

You can type it up or write it by hand. Include some pictures.

Physical Education:

Grade 3/4

Research 10 different Olympic Sports:

  • List the equipment that is required for each competitor for the sport
  • Find the history of where the Olympics has been held over the last 100 years
  • What was the ancient Olympics like in Ancient Greece?
  • DRAW a poster of the Ancient Olympics in Athens Greece
  • Students can also practice for the upcoming cross country

Students can also practice for the upcoming cross-country:

  • Aged 9-11 Run 2km
  • Aged 12-13 Run 3km

Grade 5/6

Upcoming Sports in Term 2 to practice (below)

  • What are the rules of each sport?
  • Students are to choose 1 sport of their choose and create poster all about the sport and its player and rules and teams
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Handball
  • Rugby
  • Basketball

Students can also practice for the upcoming cross-country:

  • Aged 9-11 Run 2km
  • Aged 12-13 Run 3km

Spanish:

Some links to review the topics: introduce yourself and Spanish speaking countries.

Listen and sing:

Art:

Draw a picture of the main characters of your favourite book.

Step by step drawing of cartoon characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQxQi4q0zEA

Draw a picture of your room using 1 point perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOojGBEsWQw

Research the following artists Pablo Picasso, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Joan Miro and answer the questions:

  1. Where is the artist from?
  2. In your opinion, what makes his artwork interesting?
  3. Write the name of two of his most popular pieces of artwork.
  4. Draw a picture of your favourite piece of artwork from this artist.