Online resources and work for home
Remote learning plan and guide
Isolation Well-being Pack
This is an initiative supported by Leicestershire Library Service to help support readers from 7 years upwards. They can supply books to help children and adults to support mental health and well being in a variety of situations.
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Lockdown Music Lessons from Leicestershire Schools Music Service
FREE Lockdown Learning Sessions from LSMS
Inspired by Joe Wicks, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS) is really excited to announce FREE daily music making sessions aimed at young people. Unless stated otherwise, these will take place on our Youtube channel beginning at 3:30pm each weekday during the lockdown, unless stated otherwise.
We will also be posting about sessions regularly on our Facebook page. Details about each days’ sessions can be found below. Please like and follow our page to keep informed on our music making opportunities, activities and performances!
Mondays will see two sessions with Mr Thurlow - 3:30pm Ukulele and 4:00pm Guitar. Both sessions are aimed at beginners but assume some experience. As these videos are also being used in schools, they will be available from the beginning of the relevant week and available to watch straightaway. Further Guitar resources and Ukulele resources can be found on our website.
Tuesdays will also see two sessions but this time aimed at different ages Key Stage 1 (3:30pm) and Key Stage 2 (4:00pm). Developed by our Team Leader Becky Bell, Pitch consists of weekly 6-lesson resource for use at school or at home based on the LSMS Scheme of Work Unit 4 theme of PITCH. Learn about pitch, dynamics, tempo and the basics of timbre, through exploration of sounds. Viewers will create music to accompany an existing story and will create their own music based on their favourite story, poem, or range of emotions. As these videos are also being used in schools, they will be available from the beginning of the relevant week and available to watch straightaway.
On Wednesdays, our Music Leader Andres Barrero will lead you through weekly Homemade Percussion sessions. These will involve creating instruments out of household objects and learning new rhythms.
Thursdays feature a weekly Beatboxing class from our resident expert Music Leader Shay Sharma. Check in at 3:30pm and let Mr Shay lead you through Boots’n’Cats and beyond. You’ll be levelled up before you know it!
On Fridays, join Abanazar the Musical Wizard for a weekly Body Percussion session, where you'll be invited to create music alongside Abanazar! You won't need any instruments, in fact - that's where the magic comes in - you'll be creating music from nothing! Tune in on Fridays at 3:30pm for a magical, musical and rhythmical afternoon!
Don’t miss out!
Keep up to date about future music making activities, opportunities and performances by following us on social media (facebook / twitter / Instagram) using @leicsmusichub or subscribe to our Youtube channel to be first to hear about new videos and music making opportunities.
New activities and homework tasks are being uploaded regularly to the class pages. Click below to go to your class page:
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This page has lots of extra activities to dip in and out of with links to all sorts of interesting pages and suggestions of things to do.
Teaching about equality
Leicester University have created a set of resources to support home learning about equality, including the slave trade.
These resources were produced for the National Trust by the Colonial Countryside project and a team of historians led by Miranda Kaufmann, who wrote Black Tudors. The lessons are designed to address a gap in knowledge about country houses’ links to the British empire. They were written by a history teacher and author called Dan Lyndon-Cohen. No prior knowledge is required on the part of the teacher and you can go through the slides, working though the exercises together with your child. The answers to any questions that are asked are all there and no additional resources are required. The idea is to teach British colonial history through a local history lens.
We recommend these for Year 3 and above, although you may wish to read through the slides before hand to make sure you feel they appropriate for individual children.
Follow this link to download the lesson plans and resources: https://we.tl/t-EYmsAB6l9q
Health for Kids advice from the Leicestershire NHS Partnership
The pack highlights some of the information we have produced on our Health for Kids: Grownups website as well an activity to encourage conversations about feelings, an update from our Community Immunisation Service and details of our secure and confidential text messaging service, ChatHealth, that is available for parents/carers to contact a school nurse.
Oak Academy lessons:
This website hosts lessons for all subjects for all primary ages.
The BBC have launched a new set of lessons on their bitesize website:
Every few days, a different adult in school will read a story and post the video on Facebook. Follow the links to hear the story:
What have you been up to?
Tell us what you have been doing during your time at home, we'll post messages and ideas on here as a way of staying in touch with each other. If you have any photos you would like to share, email them to Mrs Browne and we'll add them too. firstname.lastname@example.org