Southfield Junior School

  • Click here to read the new information book about Coronavirus, it has been created for children and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. 

Home Learning

The home learning pages are dedicated to supporting learning at home.  There is one page per year group.  Simply click on the required year group and look through the suggested learning activities, website and ideas from the class teachers.

The pages will be updated regularly so keep checking for new ideas and if you have ideas to add please email to admin@southfield-jun.swindon.sch.uk for the attention of Mrs Williams and we will add to the website. 

The activities and support will be a range of ideas from outdoor learning, using maths in every day life, website, recommended books, writing opportunities and anything else we can think of that may help you continue learning with your child/ren at home.  There will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor learning, independent and collaborative learning.

 

Whole School Activities 

  • Covid-19 Time Capsule: right now, we are living through history. And what better way to remember this time than to create your very own, personal time capsule? Please see the link below for a 'Covid-19 Time Capsule' booklet that you might like to complete during your time at home.

      Covid-19 Time Capsule

  • Scratch Training and Gaming Design: an online platform, 'Earthgames,' is providing free training in 'Scratch' for all children between the ages of 8 and 11. Additionally, they will be running online classes to teach programming and game designs on a theme based around conservation issues. See the PDF below for details on how you can get involved. 

    'Earthgames' scratch training and gaming design

  • Art Competition: please see the supporting PDF below for the chance to enter an art competition and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes! 

    Art Competition Guidance
  • Fire Safety: please see the PDF below for an email sent from our fire service education coordinators on how to stay safe at home and some suggested activities for your children.

      Staying Safe at Home

Letters

Top Tips

* Encourage children to ask questions and develop curiosity - you don't need any resources for this just time to talk, investigate and explore 

* Short bursts of learning are the most effective - try not to sit for hours completing lots of activities

* Bought workbooks are not necessary; quality learning can happen without them

* Not all learning is through screen time - encourage breaks and days away from the screen

* Exercise is important - if you are able to spend time in the garden playing

* Make learning fun and incorporate it into your everyday life; cooking, reading, singing and most importantly encouraging conversations 

* When the weather is lovely take advantage and take learning outside, when it is so lovely put the wellies and coat on and still go outside

* Continue to drink lots of water and make good food choices - it is easy to not follow this when you are out of a school routine 

 

Keep an eye on our twitter page @SouthfieldJuni1 as we will be retweeting ideas from there as well.

Outdoor Learning 

We have the pleasure of working with Ruth Parsons.  She is passionate about outdoor learning and will be providing us as with outdoor learning activity ideas.

Week 1 Wiggly Worm

http://www.woodland-learning.co.uk/blog/2020/3/27/wiggly-worm

Week 2 Rare Easter Bird

http://www.woodland-learning.co.uk/blog/2020/4/6/rare-easter-bird-sighting

Week 3 Three Swallows

http://www.woodland-learning.co.uk/blog/2020/4/19/the-long-journey

Week 4 Rainbows

http://www.woodland-learning.co.uk/blog/2020/5/3/rainbows