As explained in the letter from Mrs Sweeney, below are a range of links which you can use to support your child's continued learning during the Summer Holiday.
Some classes have been using Epic Books during school closures. Parents can sign up for a 30 day free trial of Epic Books. Although this is an American site, it provides a broad selection of texts covering a range of genres and text types.
Oxford Owl provide a free ebook library matched to book bands as well as a range of other resources and activities to support with phonics, English and maths.
Summer Reading Challenge!
The Reading Agency and Kent libraries are excited to introduce the 'Silly Squad'.
Due to our libraries being closed, this year's challenge will be online only.
Children aged 4 to 11 can join the 'Silly Squad', an adventurous team of animals who love to get stuck into all sorts of funny books!
The challenge will end late September. Taking part is easy and free, visit the Summer Reading Challenge.
The challenge is to read any books that make you laugh, smile and be happy during the summer. Whether that's comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction (book or eBook format).
Families are encouraged to join in and ‘get silly’. New fun and silly content is available every week including activities, games, quizzes and more.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Toolkit #5 was released today! It's a brilliant one focussing on the amazing portraits of two artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, and is led by professional, published illustrator, Esther Coombs.
The final toolkit is released next week and rather than focussing on a particular artist, this one looks at music and sound. We will be composing a soundtrack to the VR 360 film with musician and composer, Paul Richards.
If you are unable to take part in these last couple of toolkits, the toolkits will be available throughout the summer holidays!
While we normally love the great outdoors, The Scouts have pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas to keep children entertained on rainy days. Keep children learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.
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50 Activities for Adventurous Families!
The National Trust's tick list of adventures to cover in the Summer holidays holds out well with the current restrictions!