As we prepare to welcome the first groups of children back into school, we at Etherley Lane want to ensure that all of our children, whether they are continuing to learn at home or learning at school, continue to have the opportunity to access the same, high-quality learning experiences. We want to be as consistent as we possibly can be and, with this in mind, we are going to use Oak National Academy resources as our main tool for home and school learning. Oak National Academy is a collection of high-quality lessons and online resources, backed by the Government. Each online classroom on their website offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets.
From Monday 8th June, the Maths and English activities on each class page on our website that are usually uploaded will be replaced by the link to the relevant online classroom for your child’s year group. Each day, there will be a Maths and English activity provided that we would like your child to complete. Answers to activities will be provided during the activities and instant feedback is given after any given quizzes have been completed.
Where relevant, children may be also be asked to complete the Foundation activity each day. This could be linked to a particular topic or theme suitable for your child’s year group and these Foundation activities will replace the activity grids uploaded onto the class pages of the website every two weeks.
We feel that the introduction of Seesaw as a way of sharing learning and communicating with each other during this time has been extremely successful. We miss the children terribly and love that we are still able to be part of your children’s lives even though we cannot physically be with them. We will continue to use Seesaw the way that we do now; each week your child’s class teacher will set two activities for your child to complete. Your child’s class teacher will then give feedback on what they have done.
We really appreciate how hard you are all working during this time to support your children with their home learning and you are all doing an amazing job.
If you have any questions or queries regarding your child’s home learning, please do not hesitate to contact us using the main school email address.
Take care and stay safe.
Mrs. Coxon 😊💜
Week beginning 8th June
The online classroom to access activities for each day can be found by clicking here.
MONDAY: Maths, English, PE
TUESDAY: Maths, English, PE
WEDNESDAY: Maths English, PE
THURSDAY: Maths, English, PE
FRIDAY: Maths, English
Week 8 Maths Answers
Week 8 English Answers
Week 8 Maths
Week 8 English
Calling all Rockstars!
Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?
TTRockstars are inviting you to attempt a Guinness World Records title by answering as many times tables questions correctly as you can in one minute. Guinness World Records has created a new title – Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute – and they are looking for players to aim for this special accolade! For more information on what you need to do, click this link: https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr
It’s time to get rockin’ during lock-in!
Mrs. Coxon AKA Herb Narducy 😜🎵🎸🤘
School Closure Reading and Phonics Support
Please click here to view our Reading and Phonics page, which will provide information and support on how you can help your child continue to practise their reading skills during this period of closure. To access Accelerated Reader click here. To access myON, which has thousands of free books that you can read on screen, click here.
Virtual Tours and Trips
Since we cannot take you on any educational visits to explore and deepen your understanding of the world at the moment, let us bring some new and interesting places to you! Below you will find links to a range of interesting national and global places that you can explore without leaving your home. Enjoy!
Useful websites to support with home learning
myON (free access to thousands of online books)
play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school (children can log into Numbots using their TTRockstars login details)
Please visit the curriculum section of our website to view our Key Stage 2 Curriculum and term plans for this school year.
My name is Mr Holt and I am the Year 5 class teacher. I am supported by Mrs Laidler. I have been a teacher for 18 years and enjoy working with children. Before becoming a teacher, I was a sports coach and swimming teacher. Working on the Summer camps in USA enabled me to teach swimming and also a variety of watersports, such as, water ski-ing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. At school I take pride in training the sports teams and taking them to compete at festivals, so that they are ready be their very best. I believe that there is a sport for everyone to succeed in, whether that is football, cricket, athletics, cross-country, etc. Away from school, I am also passionate about sports. I enjoy coaching my son’s football team and play football myself. As well as swimming with my children, we also enjoy playing golf together at Bishop Auckland Golf Club. I believe that life is for learning and that you’re never too old to gain new skills or talents. Recently, I have even found a hidden talent for playing table tennis which I do at a local table tennis club.
Maths Tutorials (videos)
Week 9- Multiplying by multiples of 10 Video (1)
Week 10- Finding area E2569F06-47DB-4970-9C7D-986647905391
Week 11- Written multiplication large
As part of Anti-Bullying week in November 2019 , our class were chosen to show their work to The Northern Echo, based on work that we had been doing with Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson. For further details click follow the link
As part of our ‘Say No to Racism’, Lewis Green was interviewed by The Northern Echo. We took part in team games to help to celebrate our differences.
Bishop Auckland Tennis Club visited to encourage children to play tennis.