We have prepared a range of learning resources for your child to use in the event that Whitmore Park is closed or if you or your child are self-isolating. Useful links and general resources can be found on this page; targeted activities can be found on the Learning from Home page for your child’s year group.
We have also included some information regarding extra resources and activities that might be of interest to you or your children.
If you have a questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our weekly newsletter features messages from class teachers and contains a variety of useful links. You can find the latest issues here.
Here is some guidance for parents:
Videos for Parents and Pupils
Here are some videos created by the staff and pupils of Whitmore Park that you might like to watch.
Read, Read, Repeat!
One of the most important and best things you can encourage your child to do to support their learning is Read, Read, Repeat!
At Whitmore Park, we’ve decided to have a month of reading, whether you’re learning at home or school.
We have asked some members of staff to read some of their favourite children books. Recordings of these can be found below.
If your child has forgotten their login details for any of these websites, please contact the school.
Purple Mash is a creative educational website for children, full of cross-curricular resources. It is a safe environment, that does not require any downloading or interaction with people online, and can be accessed from home on a laptop, desktop or tablet*. Your child has been taught how to use Purple Mash, and will be able to use it independently, but you may want to take a few moments to explore it yourself.
*There are some tools that won’t work on tablets, but most do.
Link to Login Page – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whitmore.
Oxford Reading Buddy is a digital reading service that supports each child’s personal reading journey by providing them with access to thousands of books. Your child can also complete quizzes based on these books, which helps build their comprehension skills.
Please be aware that the website has been experiencing a few technical difficulties so if you are having troubles logging in, please try again at a later time.
Link to Login Page – https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/
Times Table Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
Link to Login Page – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/57259
Twinkl is an online educational publishing house, that produces teaching and educational materials. They are offering a month’s free access to all Twinkl resources to parents of children in schools that face closure.
To sign up for your free month, go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get started.
Twinkl also has a Parents Hub with a number of different guides, designed for parents, to support them with different curricular areas.
School Nursing Team Information
www.healthforkids.co.uk offers a fun way for children to learn about health with games, activities and quizzes.
Parents can call the School Nurses between 8.30am – 16.30pm, Monday to Friday on 02475189190 to discuss any child health concerns they may have. For advice and support from your school nurse please text “Chat Health” on 07507 329114 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. If your child is unwell please call your GP or call 111. For medical emergencies ring 999.