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From Monday 23 March, until further notice, Diamond Hall Junior Academy is operating virtually, to minimise disruption to pupils' education as much as possible during this difficult and unprecedented time. We are therefore providing links to useful learning resources which pupils can use at home.

Diamond Hall virtual school logo
Time Years 3, 4 and 5 Year 6
08:50-09:00 Registration: Log in, prepare for the day
09:00-10:00 Maths Maths
10:00-11:00 English English
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Accelerated Reader Accelerated Reader
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:05 Log in, prepare for afternoon learning
1:05-2:00 Follow timetable of other subjects:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Cornerstones Creative homework Cornerstones Creative homework Cornerstones Creative homework Cornerstones Creative homework Cornerstones Creative homework Revision Packs Online Revision -Quizzes Create a PowerPoint Creative Revision Tasks
2:00-3:15 Follow timetable of other subjects:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Technology Art Music RE Body Coach link on Website/Facebook Cornerstones topic Cornerstones topic Cornerstones topic Cornerstones topic Cornerstones topic

 

Students - what you should do:

  • Log on to Dojo and Purple Mash at least twice a day, at 08:50am and 1:00pm, to check for messages from teachers and make sure you understand what work you need to complete. You can do this by clicking https://www.purplemash.com/login/ and search Diamond Hall Junior Academy and https://student.classdojo.com/
  • Follow the timetable above, sticking as far as possible to the times specified.
  • Complete all work to the best of your ability and as neatly as possible. Use the exercise book provided where appropriate.
  • Communicate with teachers by Dojo during school hours if you are not sure what to do. Wherever possible, teachers will respond promptly to queries.

Parents / carers – what you can do:

  • Provide a quiet space for your child to work in.
  • Make sure your child follows the timetable outlined above.
  • Encourage your child to complete all work to the best of their ability and as neatly as possible.
  • Ask your child about the work they are doing and help them where you can; a great way of doing this is by testing them on what they have learned.
  • Keep your child’s login details safe and remind them of them where necessary.
  • If you have any general queries, please contact the class teacher using the Dojo’s or the school email on enquiries@diamondhalljuniors.co.uk and someone will aim to respond to you as quickly as possible.

What to do if your child is ill:

  • If your child tests positive for Coronavirus, please contact the school email on enquiries@diamondhalljuniors.co.uk
  • Please follow NHS guidance in relation to Coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Learning resources

Read Write Inc  

From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. are scheduling free phonics lessons on Facebook and Youtube for children to watch at home. The lessons will be streamed live at the following times:

  • Set 1 speed sounds - 9.30am and 12.30pm
  • Set 2 speed sounds - 10.00am and 1.00pm
  • Set 3 speed sounds - 10.30am and 1.30pm

Read Write Inc. are also releasing a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00pm every day. The films will also be uploaded to YouTube, making them available to watch again and again!

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR2zPh6YahiI_fOxLD_ikMQES-EWj_l_6L8MYTCYYUYMBv-1DePkw5_7--E

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

Times Tables Rockstar’s

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

 

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed

https://play.edshed.com

 

Classroom Secrets

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

 

Twinkl

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

Bedtime Math

http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

 

Maths Playground

https://www.mathplayground.com/

 

Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

How to ride a bike

https://youtu.be/ADkm4qkXAj8

 

Coronavirus explained for children by Nosy Crow 

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

Unicef Article of the Week

Until school reopens, we are going to investigate an 'Article of the Week'. Each week, we will learn an article and complete a reflection and an extension exercise. Activities are simple and fun to carry out with the minimum of equipment - most only need a pencil and paper. Please share examples of your work with your teachers.

PE resources 

Joe Wicks

Starting Monday 23 March, Joe Wicks will be hosting free workouts aimed a children, live from Youtube at 9:00am Monday - Friday.

You don't need any equipment, just tune into the Youtube channel linked below for a fun, 30-minute workout.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

If you like dancing try this link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/saskiasdansschool 

 

If Yoga is your thing, or you want to try something new, these links will help:

https://www.cosmickids.com/

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wuf-shanti-yoga-fun-machine/id1296345752?ls=1

 

If you prefer general fitness, prepare to give yourself a real work out with these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff 

https://durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/home-resources/ 

https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIwFB4ciFi5ZCIu-VlwaOg/videos

https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/exercise/

https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/aspire-active-hub?fbclid=IwAR0Yx5lVT0dYRuuPuIV0xvnoo1ecKzeOcP-c7JmY3JKKei8HAXpc1iW_Ymw

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources?fbclid=IwAR3DJHS-OZQlMn9pqL80CLckU1Fewm0KecujY2zbuM6gfREQFbALW1a9Vi4

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/super-movers-day/zbmnnrd