School Work during the Closure
During this time, it is important that families feel supported and well looked after. If you have a routine which is working for you, stick to it. We are providing suggested work for you and your family which we are posting on the class pages (see the Children's lime green leaf to be directed to this class page) We are also sending out ideas on twitter and the hub.
Do not put yourself under undue pressure to complete everything. This work is there to keep a routine or to give you ideas. It will not be collected in for marking and you can do as much or little as you feel is appropriate for you and your family. The most important thing is to keep children calm and happy which will help you all as a family.
We miss you all and look forward to seeing everyone again when this is over.
Guidance for parents from Education Endowment Research
Musical Activities to get involved in
The Big Sing
Mrs Brown would LOVE you all to get involved in this as it is an event that she came up with and started 10 years ago and now you can all be part of it too! Info below!
Update (28th April) The BIG SINGALONG DAY will be on Tuesday 12th May which is International Nurses' Day. The idea is that we all get involved and have a sing song! I've attached the first song to start learning - have a go!
I would love to hear any of the singing you are doing so do share on our Twitter page with the tag @StanleyGrovePri and make sure it is not private.
Big Sing 2020! - We will shortly be launching our online ‘Big Sing 2020 – Wakefield OneVoice’. It’s 10 years since we began our annual Big Sing and this year we want as many schools, music centres, individuals, families, choirs and teachers to join together and celebrate! This is also ideal for our 4000 young musicians who take part in our weekly Whole Class First Access Lessons. The whole singing festival will be kicking off with an originally composed launch song ‘ONE’ with opportunities for people to share their performances. There’s already a video up there of the chorus and Makaton sign language to learn! Please like and share our dedicated facebook page to keep up to date and look out for #BigSing2020 #KeepMakingMusic
Sing Up has been working on a new Home Schooling Area of their website, which houses songs, videos and activities for teachers to download and then upload to a VLE for pupils to use at home. The page is here. You can view some of the resources on it whether or not you have an account or Membership with them but will be able to access more as a Member. Sing Up will be continuing to create and add more resources as quickly as possible.
Out of the Ark
Out of the Ark are sharing free resources to help you build a daily singing routine. They’ll be providing songs for activities/challenges for teachers and parents to use in the coming weeks and full Words on Screen™ Videos of selected songs together with some activities to go with each song.
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House is offering a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime. More info here.
English Folk Dance & Song Society
Explore free, downloadable materials for using English traditional folk song, music, dance, drama and other arts in your teaching and learning. Info on resources for all age groups available here.