Virtual Activities & Fun Learning Resources
Detailed below are some recommendations of online resources and other ideas for your children to keep them entertained whilst they are at home and not undertaking virtual learning set through the school. We will continue to add to this page so do revisit from time to time. (Parents - please do ensure that you check the youtube settings for your children.)
Mr Spooner recommends the below document for our Years 3-8 children: '20 things to do while the school is closed'.
Our Pre-Prep team have put together some optional fun and interesting challenges for our children. See the documents below to find out more.
Inspired by the Pre-Prep team, Mrs Prowse has created a Reading Challenge for all ages. Take a look at the document at the bottom of the page.
Mrs Essling encourages you to take part in the Rainbow project: Create a rainbow picture to display in your window so that children can go rainbow spotting whilst out for walks. It's a way of bringing families together at home to create a rainbow and making people smile if they are spotted in windows. It's also showing that we are all in this together. You can use collage, crayons, paint, pencils pens… Just make them bright and cheerful so they can be seen clearly from the road.
Mrs Essling also suggests Art Projects for Kids which is an American website that offers lots of fun art activities to help inspire your children. Finally, please also take a look at A-Plan who have created health and wellbeing workshops for children.
Mrs Canterbury would like to direct you to the following websites to engage in some fun activities:
Mrs Prowse recommends https://englishtype.com to learn to touchtype. St. Andrew's chose ET Junior as it was
designed by an Educational Psychologist and brings additional literacy benefits particularly with spelling.
A little daily practice is the best learning method, and it’s a great way to productively occupy your child
while at home. Further details can be found in the school newsletter (newsletter 914).
Our English department suggest Storyline Online which includes the words on screen and animated pictures from the books. Some authors are also taking part in Read Alouds. The English department also suggest taking a look at Audible Stories and The World of David Walliams. You can borrow ebooks from the Surrey Library Services. May is also 'share a story' month. Take a look at the many resources available on this website. The theme this year is 'The Planet We Share'.
Mrs Heugh encourages you to take a look at this website that offers activities that are all designed to help our school community to connect with nature and to discover the wildlife that is all around us.
Mrs Charles suggests that children make a small recipe book, using an exercise book or ICT, asking members of their extended families to send them their favourite recipes which they could keep and refer to in years to come! Mrs Charles would also like to direct you to Jamie Oliver's 'Keep cooking and carry on' at 5.30pm, Channel 4. There are some really excellent ideas filmed from Jamie's family home.
Mr Deacon encourages you to take a look at the following websites:
Discover Theatre (please note that some shows will be 12+)
Shakespeare plays - different play coming each week...
Burts Drama (only look at KS3 work on here please)
Discover Theatre - (please check the rating for the shows - there will be some available for younger audiences)
Did you know? In 1606, the plague shut London's theatres and Shakespeare retreated to Stratford to write some of his most important plays? What would you write about now you have the time and space to think? Be creative: write a play and perform it to your family!
Senior and Junior RE
The Spring Festivals are upon us, with Easter, Passover, Vaisakhi, and Rama Navami, all in April this year, and Ramadan starts in April, too. Think about - and research - how these festivals will be celebrated, when being all together in one communal space for worship is normally so important.
Our Sports Department encourage you to view the Joe Wicks PE lesson which is available every day, Monday to Friday at 9am.
Mr Lewis suggests you take a look at the following websites:
Our Admin team have heard great things about the activities provided on the Scout website called 'The Great Indoors'!
The wonderful FoSA Facebook page is also sharing lots of useful online resources from a parents' perspective. If you've not done so already, please join the closed group to access this information.