Category Archives: Uncategorized

Updated online resources.

For those of you who like a bit of structure in your lives; here’s what various celebrities
are offering you and your kids for free daily to help with their education while schools
are closed:
9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro 10.00am –

Maths with Carol Vorderman http://www.themathsfactor.com 11.00am – English with David Walliams
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel
https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)
https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall
https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385
For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/education/50_free_revision_resources_for_gcse_a_level_11_ plus_and_sats.php

For kids/mums/teachers and book lovers
There are now 4 online resources for free:
1) Amazon Books are open for free;
2) 17 virtual museums in Europe have free online virtual visits; 3) Cambridge Books in the UK offer 700 books for free reading; 4) Broadway in the United States offers free online operas.
Amazon Global Audiobooks are free:
Audible Stories is available for children who are temporarily unable to go to school around the world. Listen to all audiobooks for free, with content ranging from preschool to classic literature, no download of apps, no login required, no ads, with languages like English/German/French/Italian/Japanese.
stories.audible.com/discovery
Free online virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe: https://www.demotivateur.fr/article/visiter-des-musees-sans-bouger-de-son-canape-le- plan-parfait-pendant-la-quarantaine-19057
In response to the epidemic, Cambridge Publishing, UK, offers 700 online reading editions of their books. The free reading period is until the end of May, and includes some Christian and theological works. https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we- publish/textbooks#
Online Broadway Musical, all FREE:
https://www.insider.com/stream-broadway-musicals-plays-for-free-online-limited-time-
coronavirus-2020-3

Closure Letter

Dear parents and carers,

As you know we have closed our doors this afternoon with no idea of when we will reopen them.  It is an unprecedented, challenging and uncertain time for staff, children and yourselves.   Whilst very few of you will see us over the coming weeks, we will try to be here for you as much as we can.   We, as a staff team, are incredibly proud of the manner in which the children have conducted themselves over the last few days.  The situation is unprecedented in our lifetime and they have maintained their positive, kind and focussed approach to all aspects of school life.

In relation to queries over the remote learning the children are doing, we will publish four days’ worth of work on the Monday and the answers with explanations on the Friday from Monday 20th April.   Please do as much or as little as you wish.  The work is being provided to help you through this time and must not become an additional pressure.  Teachers will also respond to queries sent to the class email addresses.

These are;

Year 3                                                                             Year 4

jellyfish@signhillsacademy.co.uk                              starfish@signhillsacademy.co.uk

turtles@signhillsacademy.co.uk                                 seals@signhillsacademy.co.uk

lobsters@signhillsacademy.co.uk                             dolphins@signhillsacademy.co.uk

Year 5                                                                             Year 6

sealions@signhillsacademy.co.uk                             seahorses@signhillsacademy.co.uk

sharks@signhillsacademy.co.uk                               mantarays@signhillsacademy.co.uk

barracudas@signhillsacademy.co.uk                       swordfish@signhillsacademy.co.uk

 

If you require pastoral support, signposting to additional services or advice, Mrs Davie and Mrs Heinzmann are available between 9am and 4pm on the mobile numbers below.  You can also email them at support@signhillsacademy.co.uk.

Mrs Davie            07871734186                      Mrs Heinzmann                                07395948325

 

If you or your children become ill, please follow the government advice and visit the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Please continue to check our school website and the blog.  As things start to return to normal we will update you with information about returning to school.

We appreciate how patient and understanding you have been, particularly given how many of these changes have been incredibly sudden.  We understand that this latest move will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

Once again, thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Take care,

Mr Steve Carr

Headteacher

Year 5 Allotment

As part of the allotment topic, the children in year 5 have made some wooden planters. They had to use hammers and nails to assemble them. The planters will be varnished and placed in the allotment in preparation for planting this year’s crops.

Sport Relief

Please can all children remember to bring their outdoor P.E kit tomorrow as they will be participating in Sport Relief activities throughout the day. We do not require a donation but Sport Relief wristbands are on sale for £1.

World Book Day 2020

This year both Signhills and Signhills Infant Academy will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 6th March. Our theme is Fairy Tales so we would like the children to come dressed as their favourite character from a Fairy Tale.
Ideas might include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears and there will be a prize for the best costume in each year group.
During the day the children will take part in a carousel of activities across the school to foster a love of books and reading.
Thank you in advance for your support.