Bluecoat at Home

Supported Learning Programme

Welcome to the 'Bluecoat at Home' Learning Resources page. We are committed to supporting our families with the continuation of their child's education during this period of school closure and hope that you will engage with and enjoy the programme of learning we have put together for you.

Below you will find a link for each Chapter, within which will be the learning resources for the appropriate year groups. We do not know how long the closure is planned for and will be following the government guidance as appropriate. Should you need to access a previous week's resources please let us know.

Building Learning Power, or BLP, is at the centre of our curriculum and it may be referenced in various learning activities. You may find it helpful to visit our BLP page for further information.

We would encourage all parents to sign up to the Oxford Reading Tree free e-Book library as this will be an invaluable resource now that libraries are also closed. Chapter 1 will be using Tapestry to support their learning and Chapters 2 and 3 will be using Google Classrooms.

In addition, the link below contains a wide variety of online resources with fun ideas and activities.

Fun Ideas to Keep Yourself Entertained

Help Videos

We have put together a selection of "How To..." help videos for some of the more frequently asked questions relating to accessing the online learning content.

News

Click here to read some Bluecoat at Home news and see some shared learning.

Please select your Chapter below for learning materials. Click this link to acccess Collective Worship.

Supporting your child with Handwriting

Please find below a series of videos & accompanying documents which we hope you find helpful when supporting your child at home with handwriting.

1. Handwriting - Pre-writing shapes
2. Handwriting - family c o a d g q
3. Handwriting - family r n m b h k p
4. Handwriting - family i l t u y v w
5. Handwriting - family - no pattern e f j s x z
Bluecoat Handwriting Script
Bluecoat Numeral Writing Script
Fine Motor Activities & Warm-ups for Guided Writing

Bluecoat Storytime

Here at Bluecoat we love stories and we love reading. We are really missing having all the children here to enjoy storytime, so we have created this space for staff to take the opportunity to share some of their favourites with you. Settle down, get comfy and enjoy....

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree by Janet Campbell read by Caroline Barnes

Winnie the Pooh & the Honey Tree

Read by Caroline Barnes

Author: Janet Campbell

Illustrator: John Kurtz

Publisher: Scholastic

What a Teddy Bear Needs by Marilyn Kaye read by Caroline Barnes

What a Teddy Bear Needs

Read by Caroline Barnes

Author: Marilyn Kaye

Illustrator: Peter Stevenson

Publisher: Ladybird

Previously Published

Ginger the Giraffe - Read by Caroline Barnes - Author: T. Albert - Illustrator: Maa Illustrations - Publisher: Monkey PenThe Lion Inside - Read by Mr Newall - Author: Rachel Bright - Illustrator: Jim Field - Publisher: Orchard BooksThe Smartest Giant in Town - Read by Caroline Barnes - Author: Julia Donaldson - Illustrator: Axel Scheffler - Publisher: MacMillan Children's BooksGuess How Much I Love You - Read by Caroline Barnes - Author: Sam McBratney - Illustrator: Anita Jeram - Publisher: Walker BooksA Nifflenoo Called Nevermind - Read by Mrs Young - Author: Margot Sunderland - Illustrator: Nicky Armstrong - Publisher: Speechmark Publishing LtdSleeping Dragons All Around - Read by Marten Gallagher - Author: Sheree Fitch - Illustrator: Michele Nidenoff - Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Giraffes Can't Dance - Read by Caroline Barnes - Author: Giles Andreae - Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees - Publisher: Orchard BooksMr Cheerful - Read by Julie Picillo - Author & Illustrator: Roger Hargreaves - Publisher: Egmont Books LimitedMy Many Coloured Days - Read by Mrs Young - Author: Dr Seuss - Illustrator: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher - Publisher: Red FoxThe Tiger Who Came To Tea - Read by Caroline Barnes - Author & Illustrator: Judith Kerr - Publisher: Harper Collins Publishing Sharing a Shell - Read by Mrs Hallett - Author: Julia Donaldson - Illustrator: Lydia Monks - Publisher: MacmillanMake Up Mess - Read by Marten Gallagher - Author: Robert Munsch - Illustrator: Michael Martchenko - Publisher: Scholastic (2004)

Useful Links

Using Espresso.mp4
Guide to Tapestry

Bluecoat at Home Help Zone

For children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, The Speechlink team have launched their parent portal with lots of speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents and carers that are working at home with their children.

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 - week one.pdf
Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 - week two.pdf
Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 - week one.pdf
Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 - week two.pdf

Supporting Children with Autism

Please see below some useful information from our colleagues at Babcock regarding Autism and supporting young children and young people through a changing environment. Also, Babcock have negotiated and agreed online access to Cygnet - a parenting support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 18 years with an autism diagnosis or for those with children who are currently on the autism assessment pathway. Please see the programme invitation below.

Autism: Transition from Home Learning to School
Cygnet – Parent Autism Awareness Programme Invite (July/Aug)