Latest FJS Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information
Updated Tuesday 14th July

Home Learning Resources

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Science Matchbox Competition Winners

Mrs Hill would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to everyone who took part in the Science Matchbox Competition. There were so many great entries, it was really difficult to pick only 3 winners.

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Jacob Duffy - 3S

Growing Plants
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Eilidh Bennett - 4L

Evolution
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Ryan Jackson - 5M

Space

Congratulations! Your prizes will be available to collect from the school office on Monday.

Online Activities

The Government has published a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. All the resources are currently being offered free, although some require registration.

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown - Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. Available in The Literacy Trust's Family Zone.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - Homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. The lessons are also available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button every weekday from 9.00am.

First News, the newspaper especially for children, is offering free access to digital editions for a limited time.

Children can also access a wealth of online resources, including these subscription services:

Times Tables Rock Stars - Interactive Resources - Active Learn - Linguascope

Lexia Core5 Reading - Lexia Core5 Reading provides personalised learning for primary students of all ages and abilities to assist in mastering essential reading skills. Login with your school username and password to access the activities.

(The browser version requires the latest version of either Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge. Lexia Core5 Reading apps are also available from Google Play and Apple App Store. Use the email address to connect your device to our school account.)

More reading resources are available from Oxford Owl, including a free e-book library.

Free maths resources are available on the Third Space Learning Maths Hub. - (Instructions)

White Rose Maths is offering free maths lesson videos with accompanying worksheets.

If you need help with spellings, try this Look,Cover, Write, Check activity from ictgames.com.

For all the History buffs, why not try some of these ideas from HistoryRocks?

The popular educational website, Twinkl, is offering parents free access to its many resources, including school learning packs, during school closures. Use the offer code: CVDTWINKLHELPS.

Mrs Barton would like to share a newsletter from the NW SENS Regional Network. It contains links to lots of online learning resources, including pupils with additional needs, as well as information for children and parents about understanding and coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

Making Music

Staff and pupils have contributed music and photographs to produce a video for our Lockdown Song, 'We're Forefield!' You can find the finished video here.

Mrs Hughes and Ms Davies have also provided summer term practice materials for all brass and clarinet pupils in Years 4, 5 & 6.

Here are some links to other musical activities to enjoy at home.

Through Sefton Music Service, we have a subscription to the online music learning platform Charanga. Work has been assigned to each year group based on The Beatles (Y3), Disco (Y4), Motown (Y5) and,the environmental theme of 'Plastic' (Y6). Log-in details will be sent to parents by text.

Marvellous Musical Podcast - Join David Walliams for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way.

Sing a new song everyday with these free resources from Out of the Ark Music.

Want to get your hands on a Blue Peter Music Badge, designed by Ed Sheeran? The BBC's Bring The Noise website has plenty of musical resources and activities that can help you earn your badge.

Liverpool University has created 'Listen and Learn' packs to accompany its series of Lunchtime Concerts.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has created a YouTube Playlist of musical challenges for pupils to try at home, including 'Make a Samba Band' and 'Sing in Canon'.

Meanwhile, the Manchester Camerata's Mini Music Makers YouTube Playlist provides practical music making activities with professional musicians. You will also learn a little bit about the instruments they play.

New cross-curricular Create and Learn resources from the Royal Opera House invite you to experience every aspect of theatrecraft and performance, with six new activities added each week.

Keeping Active

Even though we may not be able to get outside as much as we'd like, it is still important that we exercise and keep ourselves active.

As all school sporting competitions have been cancelled this academic year, the Sefton School Organisers have put together a virtual Merseyside School Games event from Monday 6th July - Friday 10th July. We want as many children to get involved in physical activity during this week, so GET ACTIVE!

DAVID CAMPBELL SOCCER, with a 25 year history of sports education and coaching in schools, is offering FREE OF CHARGE access to a series of daily sports fun fitness sessions via a SECURE ONLINE LINK. This will be used to keep children entertained and engaged each day throughout the current Coronavirus crisis.  They also plan to include sports quizzes too. Parents can access this through a one-off registration.  Please email kyle@davidcampbellsoccer.com for the access link.

The Youth Sport Trust has developed free home learning resources to support the continuation of children's Physical Education (PE) while at home.

Meanwhile, the Sport England website has some great advice for people of all ages.

Keep your body and mind healthy with GoNoodle activity videos.

Please see our Links & Downloads pages for more Online Activities.

Get Writing
Grand Poetry Competition

Aintree Racecourse has teamed up with Sefton’s Borough of Culture year to launch the Grand Poetry Competition with some fantastic prizes on offer for the winners.

Children at home or still in school are being asked to write their own poems (maximum 200 words). The subject should be something or someone they love, miss, find amazing or even just help out with. Children should handwrite and decorate their poems, then email a scan or photograph of their work to GrandPoetry@the jockeyclub.co.uk.

Entries will be in the 4-8 years-old, 9-12 years-old and 13 years and above categories and winners will win family tickets to Aintree Raceourse’s Family Day in October and Liverpool’s Day or Grand National Day in 2021.

For more information, please visit the MySefton website.