Welcome to the Landing 'Launch Pad'

Here you will find a range of resources to ensure that we can keep connected.

Chalk drawings by Fletcher and family. 


Here is a video message from Lynsey. 

Some of you remember Lynsey as she used to work with us at the Landing .

Below each class has its own tab where you will find personalised work or challenge activities. There is also useful online learning links, mindfulness and wellbeing activities and challenges.

We will also be posting our weekly newsletter here so you can keep up with news from your classmates!

Interland – Be Internet Awesome Programme: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

 

 

 

 

 

Game adventure teaching children how to be safe online. 


The Best Ideas for Kids: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/

 

 

 

 


Prodigy: https://www.prodigygame.com/


Reading Eggs: https://readingeggs.co.uk/


International Museum Day: Monday 18th May 

We may not be able to visit a museum in person to celebrate International Museum Day, but we can visit them virtually from the comfort of our homes. Here are some great UK museum’s you can explore:

Science Museum       https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum

Games and Activities: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps

Natural History Museum      https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

Try at home activities: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.html

TATE Modern    https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

The British Museum    https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/


BBC Bitesize:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons


The National Academy – Online Classroom:     https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/

Here are some challenges you might like to try:

Keepy up challenge

Why don’t you try this at home? See how many you can do.

Plants and Flowers Walk

We are not just weeds!

Sometimes we walk past plants and flowers without paying any attention to them, how many times do we walk along a path and miss the daisies and buttercups growing through the pavement? Plants are brilliant for our wellbeing and amazing to look at.

In this weekly challenge we are asking if you could see how many different plants and flowers you can find. Perhaps if you take a piece of chalk with you, you can write down or draw the plants you can see.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the names of what you find, maybe you can describe them, here are some helpful examples:

What colour are the flowers?

What shape are the leaves?

What colour are the leaves?

How many petals does the flower have?

Is it a bush or a tree?

We would love to see pictures of what you find and the drawings you create so we can print them on our newsletter.

Happy exploring everyone!

 

Emoji Challenge

Toby and his sister designed an emoji challenge based on book titles by David Walliams.

Rainbow challenge

Here is a very simple one we made using felt tips:

Can you find objects around your home to create a rainbow.

British Sign Language Challenge

Deep breathing exercise for children

Have you ever told a child to take a deep breath, and then they start hyperventilating? Or they breathe in, but don’t breathe out?

Sometimes, children may need a little more help to figure out how to properly take a deep breath.

First, let’s review why deep breathing matters.

When you are calm, your body is in what is known as “rest and digest” mode. Your breathing is normal, your muscles are relaxed, and your heart rate is normal. It’s how you would be when you’re watching a show and relaxing.

But then suddenly, a dinosaur is chasing you!!

When you experience a stressful event (like an unexpected dinosaur in your living room), your body automatically goes into what is known as “flight, fight or freeze” mode. Your heart rate increases, your stomach stops digestion, and your breathing becomes more shallow.

The goal of calming exercises is to get yourself from “flight, fight or freeze” mode back to “rest and digest” mode. Deep breathing helps get more oxygen into your bloodstream, opening up your capillaries. It has a physical effect on your body to help you calm down and lower stress.

So deep breathing does make a big difference for children. But how can we teach them to take a deep breath properly?

Here are some of my favourite ways to introduce deep breathing!

Quick note: The breathing we want children to do is deep belly breaths, not shallow chest breaths. When they breathe in, their belly should expand, and when they breathe out, their belly should contract.

DEEP BREATHING USING PROPS

Use bubbles:

Blowing gently to create bubbles is a good way to be playful and breathe deeply. Children need to blow carefully and slowly to make the bubbles, which is a major reason why I like using it to help kids take deep breaths.

Use a stuffed animal to practice deep breathing:

Have your child lay down on their back and put a stuffed animal on their belly. Have them breathe in and move the stuffed animal up, then breathe out and bring the stuffed animal back down. This helps teach them to use their belly to take big deep breaths. Another alternative is to use a weighted stuffed animal.

Use a pinwheel:

Children can practice breathing out slowly or more quickly, using the speed of the pinwheel as a measure. Then they can figure out which way works and feels best for them.

Use a Feather:

Get some coloured feathers and pick out one feather to use. It could be a colour that they love or one that makes them feel calm. Breathe in and hold it for a count of 3, then breathe out going up on one side of the feather and down the other side.

Hoberman Sphere:

Breathe in and expand the sphere, breathe out and push the sphere back in (this mirrors what should be happening to their belly)

DIY crafts

Make a craft using half a paper plate, crepe paper or ribbons. Get the child to blow the tissue paper or ribbons as they take deep breaths.

Materials Needed:

1. Paper plate – cut in half
2. tissue paper – cut into 6″ – 8″ strips, cut in half
3. yarn or string
4. any other embellishments to make the creature (use what you have on hand)

  • stickers
  • ribbon
  • paint
  • markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • tissue paper
  • googly eyes

Attach the tissue paper to the flat bottom of the paper plate. Attach string to the top center of the curved part of the paper plate as a hanger. Have your child/children decorate the paper plate any way they want, as a monster, or a creature, or with stickers.

To Use: hang up the creature and have child/children blow on the tissue paper to get it to move.

 

Lucienne’s Class

Emerald

 

 

Hello and welcome to Emerald class website page. My name is Lucienne West and I am the class teacher and supporting them are Mary ad Jamie.

 

We will be using our class page to show you what we have been up to and been learning about. Also we will use this page to inform you of future learning and any events that will be taking place.

 

We would very much like to see photos of what you have been working on, or anything you and your child would like to share with the rest of Emerald class.

 

 

 

Sam’s Class

Diamond

 

 

Hello and welcome to Diamond class website page. My name is Sam Brooks and I am the class teacher and supporting them are Nicola, Emma and Ash.

 

We will be using our class page to show you what we have been up to and been learning about. Also we will use this page to inform you of future learning and any events that will be taking place.

 

We would very much like to see photos of what you have been working on, or anything you and your child would like to share with the rest of Diamond class.

 

Isaac has been creating his own home on his House Flipper game.

Annica’s Class

Obsidian

 

 

Hello and welcome to Obsidian class website page. My name is Annica Pratt and I am the class teacher and supporting them are Carla, Jacqueline and Ash.

 

We will be using our class page to show you what we have been up to and been learning about. Also we will use this page to inform you of future learning and any events that will be taking place.

 

We would very much like to see photos of what you have been working on, or anything you and your child would like to share with the rest of Obsidian class.

 

 

 

Josh has been getting very creative with some glow sticks. Check out this video of Josh the dancing glow stick person!

Josh was also having fun with science experiments in the hub, his visit into school led him to making a fabulous bubbling potion.

William's sand drawing supporting the NHS