Online Teaching Resources

The teachers have found some links to online resources and activities to support you on your continued learning adventures at home. Please feel free to access any of the resources or websites you would like to but we have suggestions for each class.

As always, we love seeing what you are getting up to at home so please keep in touch and share with us via Tapestry. If you do not have access to Tapestry please contact the school office by telephone or by email: admin@st-maryscofe.northumberland.sch.uk

Good luck, stay safe and have fun from everyone at St Mary’s.

NEW: St Mary's Super Science Mondays

We are launching a St Mary’s Super Science challenge every Monday to complete at home. There will be a theme to lead your enquiry and some suggested activities to inspire your experiments. Please send us any pictures on Tapestry of you investigating the theme for each week.

NEW: Wednesday Weekly Worship

We are launching a Weekly Wednesday Worship featuring videos and Bible stories from some of our St Mary’s friends and family. They are stories we love to hear and share in school during Collective Worship and are excited to extend this ‘virtually’.

The Story of the First Rainbow

A HUGE thank you to Chris Hudson for his support with the project and sharing a story of hope including a certain symbol we have become familiar with recently! 🌈

We have changed our weekly worship a little this week to share a very special Philosophy for Children session from Picture News all about Sir Captain Tom Moore which asks the question

‘What can we learn from Sir Captain Tom Moore?’

This week’s worship comes from Rev. Usher and Rev. Sample. They share a story about a young man and a whale (one of our favourites!) 🐳 about having hope even in the unlikeliest situations.

Rev. Usher and Rev. Sample introduce Lent this week and talk about why some people give things up or start something new. They also share a story about Jesus travelling in the desert.

Are you finding all this coronavirus thingy a bit strange? Well. It is. I don’t remember anything like it in my life. And a lot of people have been complaining about being stuck at home inside four walls!

Today, Chris has two stories for you, and in a way, they’re both about walls. The first is a fantasy story written especially for children. The author, Oscar Wilde, meant it to be read aloud, and you can make the pictures in your own head. I wonder what you’ll see? So… are you sitting comfortably? Then listen carefully.

Computing

Early Years

NEW RESOURCE: Smartie the Penguin

Years 1 & 2

Years 3 & 4

NEW RESOURCE: Smart Crew

Music

All children have their own unique logins to access a range of Music activities with Charanga. Their usernames and passwords have been sent home in their home learning packs but please contact the office if you need further support.

Online Relationships

Natterhub weaves safe screen use and behaviour throughout the curriculum, embracing the importance of safe online relationships as a crucial part of digital communication and vital learning for children. It works to combine PSHE & Relationship Education with Computing through interactive online lessons. The children have received their logins in their home learning packs but please get in touch if there are any issues.

NEW: Spanish

We have a selection of QR Codes, challenges, videos and songs to share your Spanish learning during lockdown at home. Click on the topic below to complete speaking and listening activities for each.

Our Recent Facebook Post
Y3/4 Breaking NewsThe Vikings invaded St Mary's today!Fortunately, there were no raids or looting, just a fun packed day filled with activities to help us learn more about Viking life. We started by making flat breads and butter, discussing how Vikings would have cooked their meals. Next, we found out about life in the home and what a smelly era it was! Viking Spike had kindly recreated some of the smells that Vikings would have to live with from day to day, luckily, our sense of smell was tested outside of the classroom.After learning a Viking song with actions, we prepared our flat breads for cooking. Mr Hilton (Jnr) was the chef for the afternoon and we were delighted to taste our efforts. Finally, we learnt about how the Vikings created their own paint from natural sources such as ochre and charcoal. We decorated some slate stone using the rune (Viking letters) for the inital letter of our name.We had a fantastic day and a huge thank you to Vikings Sam and Spike for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us. ... See MoreSee Less
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