Learning from Home

Bethal Primary School Home Learning

TERM 3

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

 Foundation

Students will use SeeSaw to access their learning and communicate with teachers.

Grades 1&2

Students will use ClassDojo to access their learning and communicate with teachers.

Grades 3&4 and 5&6

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.

Learning from Home Expectations

Remote learning will closely resemble a normal school day. Children are expected to participate in remote learning between 9am and 3.30pm, with regular breaks.

The following are the daily minimum guidelines schools are expected to meet:

For students in Grades 3 to 6, schools will provide learning programs allocated as follows:

  •       English (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar): 60 minutes
  •       Numeracy: 45 minutes
  •       Physical activities: 30 minutes
  •       Additional curriculum areas (Social and Emotional Learning, Digital Technologies, Inquiry, Specialists – Art, Music, Spanish & PE): 90 minute.

Work is set to students levels. Students are expected to complete their own work, independently. Students need to follow the daily timetable to complete their work properly.

Grade 3-6 students will be using Google Classroom to complete all work and meetings.

Learning activities will be posted as Google Slides for the morning session at 9am. Learning activities will be posted as Google Slides for the afternoon session at 12pm.

 Students are required to type their answers into the Google Slides document. When all work is completed to the expected standard it needs to be turned in, so that it can be marked.

All assignments will be available to be ‘turned in’ on Google Classroom until 4pm that day. Any work that is not ‘turned in’ will be considered incomplete or that a student was absent.

Students will continue to be assessed on the work they are completing at home. it is important that your child completes their own work. Feedback will not be provided on any work which is ‘turned in’ more than 24 hours late.

Teachers will be recording student attendance through their submission of work via Google Classroom and attendance in Google Meets. Please check the grade timetable for your child’s commitments.

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.