At Loreto we value the excellent education we provide, and are doing our best to find ways to continue to provide it even in the event of the school being forced to close temporarily. Our staff continues to work hard to develop a Remote Learning Environment which can be accessed from home, and which will enable parents to work with their children in order to minimize the interruption to their schooling. On 20th April, we started our Summer term by introducing live remote contact sessions using Microsoft Teams. These sessions are still being developed and are unchartered territory for staff, pupils and parents, however we are moving to establish more personalised contact with children as we all develop.”
For online sessions for your child please use the TEAMS or OUTLOOK calendar for your child.
For support in accessing Microsoft Teams via Office 365 or the App please visit our Help & Support section below.
Hello Nursery 2,
Welcome back to our home learning platform.
Our story this week is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
Please remember that these are just suggested activities for your child and they do not have to complete them all.
Remember to always have fun and stay safe.
|Little Red Riding Hood story.|
|Colouring in exercise
|Little red riding hood cutting|
|Little Red Riding Hood Grandma Coloring Page|
|Number toy hunt (printable)|
|Gross motor skills ideas|
We hope you enjoyed the Volcano experiment we sent you last week. In school we had great fun making our Volcano.
This week we are on the letter W.
Walter Walrus is attached for you to colour as is the Letterland picture of Wicked Water Witch for our workbooks.
W is also for web. Try getting a piece of card or an old cereal box and making the letter W. Then hole punch several holes so that the children can weave in and out with wool or string making a web effect.
There is an example of the W we will use in class attached.
Our cooking this week will be Worm Jellies, you will find the recipe in the attached files.
We hope you have lots of fun with this weeks games, worksheets and activities.
We hope to see you all very soon,
Mrs Pitchford and Dora
|Wicked water witch Letterland|
|What Starts With W Activity Sheet|
|Web with wool|
|W is for web|
|Spin and Color|
|Letter W Hunt|
|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDPhSwygBgw Walter Walrus song|
|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI1lcPy8FqQ – Incy Wincy spider in Spanish|
Welcome to week 7. This week it’s all about Pirates!
In numeracy the children will be continuing their work on subtraction. They will be using a number line to work out the sums by counting back. Please watch our videos for some more ideas for practical activities on this.
In Literacy, we have a fun pirate story read to you with some tips on writing sentences. We are revising some tricky words in our Pirate booklet and continue our work on cvc words, concentrating on middle sounds.
We have lots of extra activities on our Pirate story like creating your own wanted poster and making a map leading to your treasure!
Please remember to share your photos with us especially during our Pirate week. You could even dress up like a pirate!
Take care me hearties!
Mrs Yome and Ms Picardo.
Bienvenidos a la semana 7. ¡Esta semana es todo sobre piratas!
En matemáticas los niños continuaran con las restas. Usaran una línea numérica para contar hacia atrás. Tenéis videos disponibles con mas ideas de actividades prácticas.
En lengua, os hemos leído un divertido cuento de piratas con claves para escribir oraciones. Estamos repasando palabras más difíciles en nuestro libreto pirata y seguimos trabajando las palabras CVC, concentrándonos en el fonema central de la palabra.
Tenemos muchas actividades extra sobre nuestro cuento pirata como crear un poster de “se busca” y hacer un mapa que lleve a un tesoro.
Recordad compartir vuestras fotos con nosotros, sobre todo durante
la semana pirata. ¡Incluso os podéis disfrazar de piratas!
¡Cuidaos mucho corazones!
Mrs Yome y Ms Picardo.
If you need to contact us our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The school subscribes to a website called Twinkl. We have been able to give all parents of children at Loreto one months free access to high-quality learning resources to support home schooling. Setting this up is really easy – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code GIBTWINKLHELPS
Please find work for your child. Attached worksheets can be printed or viewed online. Adobe PDF reader or similar might be required. Please download Adobe PDF here.
|CVC middle sounds (p19 &20) – Twinkl Resources|
|Handwriting x & k|
|Pirate tricky word booklet|
|Taking away 2 & 3|
|Pirate colour by number|
|Pirate adding songs|
|Subtraction – Twinkl Resource
|Subtraction word problem challenge cards – Twinkl Resource|
|Subtraction using a number line|
|Pirate wanted poster|
|Design your own underpants|
|All about pirates – Twinkle Resource|
|Pirate ebook – Twinkl Resource|
|Reception Doe a Deer Challenge
No.52 backing track just sing first verse
47 Do-Re-Mi with vocals
|May alter colouring – Twinkl Resource|
First and Middle School
On 23rd March we launched the Loreto Learning Resource Centre.
You will be available access the weekly resources to help support in home schooling during term time, before the week commencing every Friday at 5pm.
Our teachers have made a herculean effort to produce this bespoke programme for Loreto pupils to continue their education in these difficult times.
Our platform is secure and will only be accessible using your child’s username and password. The resources will be available 24/7, published week by week. The children of years six & seven have been using office 365 this year and this should enable them to help younger siblings to access work set by their teachers.
In theses exceptional circumstances we are changing our email contact policy to ensure efficient communication. Please contact your child’s year team directly, the email addresses for each year group can be found on the SharePoint Learning Resource Centre home page or on websites Help & Support page above. We ask that all emails are sent from your child’s Loreto email (@loreto.gi) which is used as the username for logging in to the resource centre. Staff will reply directly back to these emails only.
You can now access our Weekly Learning Resources for First and Middle School children direct in their Microsoft Team teaching class, e.g. 7R General. Video below, a guide to view or print is available here.
Your child can now in First or Middle School can now upload their work as images, documents using their Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams for their class e.g. 7R. Video below, a guide to view or print is available here.
All parents should have received an email with a password and login details to our music programme – Charanga YUMU, if you have any problems logging in or have not received this email then please feel free to email our Music Department on email@example.com
To log in to Charanga YUMU please follow the following steps
- Go to https://charanga.com/yumu
- Enter your username and password into the boxes on screen
- Click on the Login button
These music lessons have been designed to cater for everyone’s ability and are designed can be followed at your own pace. We have also tried to cater for a range of instruments as we now this will vary from home to home.
Should you have any problems accessing material or with any instrumental work, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also feel free to send any short videos clips / photos of your children playing / singing together at home.
|It’s us again!
Are you all well? Have you tried some of the games from last week?
You may remember we just missed out on a Gold Award for our Weekly Activity Challenge last week, but take a look at our video for this week…we are very happy with the results! ‘Activity Chart Week 4’
We’ve come up with some more games and activities with tips to help you improve, so a take a look at all of our videos below.
Enjoy playing these and please don’t forget to send us your photos and videos, we’d love to see them!
firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to us on email@example.com
Rock, paper, scissors
Our Librarians have moved online, providing additional weekly content. Take a look at their recommended books, poetry or take a quiz!
For those of you who would like to continue borrowing books, here is a Suggested Reading List of books that we currently stock in our library. If you email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, we will leave it at the office for you to pick up.
This week why not try the following quizzes?
This is the next video David Walliams, Behind the Author.
Hope you enjoyed this video, why don’t you visit The World of David Walliams’ for more activities?
David Walliams audio book and questions & answers for our younger students.
Why not listen to the first book of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and then try the quiz?
Audio books for Reception and Year 1’s along with the questions and answers.
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Dear Parents and Children,
As you see in this video, The Chronicles of Narnia were written for children and adults alike so this week I would like to challenge and encourage the children and yourselves to choose one of the books from the series, read them and discuss it at home. Ask your child to write about their own fantasy world and send it in to email@example.com
In this video I would like to tell our pupils a little bit about the author’s life, his inspiration by relating his personal experience to some of the books that he wrote. I hope that it will motivate your child further and they look beyond what they read.
Help & Support
Attachments might require a PDF reader installed on your device Please download Adobe PDF here.
Should you require support with using the schools Office 365 platform containing our online Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, we aim to reply within 48 hours, Monday to Friday.
To access your child’s LRC you will need your child’s school email address and password. This has been sent to a parental email address. You can then login to www.office.com or click on a year below for direct access. Once you have logged in successfully, please click on the STAR in the top right corner to follow (bookmark) the page for future access.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Year 5||Year 6||Year 7|
Should you need to ask a question regarding work in our Learning Resource Centre, please use the OUTLOOK email application in Office 365 and send an email from your child’s account. Staff will only be replying to the children’s email accounts.
For example, the email address regarding work for year 1 is email@example.com Please substitute the ‘1’ for the year group for your child, i.e. 5 for year 5.
You can contact Miss Sciacaluga regarding the online Music website on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any Science related questions we ask you email Mrs Garner on email@example.com
Work for children that have support from our SEND department can access resources in the SEND folder from our LRC.
Work for children who require extension tasks can be found in a folder on our LRC.
- How to access the Learning Resource Centre with the direct link emailed
- How to access the Learning Resource Centre by typing www.office.com
- How to use the Children’s OUTLOOK email to email class teachers for support
Microsoft Teams support
A list of websites that can be used for children to learn independently or with other children/parents.
- OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY Every lesson is free to use. To complement our own Loreto Resources and remote teaching parents can access all resources to support home learning.
- complement our own Loreto Resources and remote teaching.
- BBC Primary website. Video content is restricted.
- The school subscribes to a website called Twinkl. We have been able to give all parents of children at Loreto one months free access to high-quality learning resources to support home schooling. Setting this up is really easy – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code GIBTWINKLHELPS
- www.switcheroozoo.com – Play game and learn about animals
- www.funbrain.com – Math and reading skill games
- www.kids.nationalgeographic.com – Learn about geography and animals
- www.pbs.org – Hang out with your favourite character whilst learning
- www.reading.ecb.org – Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies
- www.starfall.com – Practice your phonics skills with read-along stories
- www.seussville.com – Read, play games with Dr. Seuss
- www.storylineonline.net – Have some of your favourite stories read to you by movie stars
- www.abcya.com – Maths and Reading skills learnt through games
- wwwhighlightskids.com – Read and conduct cool science experiments
To view/print attachments a PDF viewer or similar might be required, available to download here.
We would love to share photographs to our Loreto family of children working at home with examples of completed home learning. Please see some of the wonderful photographs and emails we have received below.
Please send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
I greatly welcome and appreciate the school’s further efforts in advancing the online programs to include small group sessions after the Easter break. I think this will work well and will provide the children with extra focus and discipline. I thought the ICT lesson given last week by Mr Clemens was great and worked very well indeed.
I wish to express my thanks to you, the teaching and support staff for keeping Loreto Convent open during this difficult time. Loreto Convent is more than a school, it plays a very important part in Gibraltar’s community and is loved by many
It’s strange times but I think the kids are doing well talking to other parents, and the flexible school work system loreto has put in place has been great for helping parents flex it around their new work/home life patterns. Talking to friends in the UK where there isn’t that flexibility with their schools they are struggling. So loreto has the balance perfect 👍
I know there has been some people asking for more virtual learning but personally I think what you have done for us in a short time has been exceptional. We know there will be gaps for every child in the world to catch up with, despite our best efforts parents are not teachers.
I just wanted to say that you are doing an amazing job for the children. We have had exceptional support from both teachers and the work we have been given is easy to understand and I have enjoyed (to a point!) doing it with them.
…whatever happens and would like to thank you and all the staff for supporting us remotely in these enduring times.
You all have a very special gift and I am pretty sure every parent out there now agrees!
I wish to express my thanks to you, the teaching and support staff for keeping Loreto Convent open during this difficult time. Loreto Convent is more than a school, it plays a very important part in Gibraltar’s community and is loved by many.
You and your staff have our full gratitude. The work and efforts of all at Loreto Convent is very much appreciated.
Muchas gracias. Deseando volver a la normalidad. Un beso y una abrazo enorme para todos.
Thank you for making the arrangements below for our children we are greatly appreciative of this. Please pass on our thanks to the team of Nursery teachers looking after our children during these difficult times.
Thank you very much – we really do appreciate what the school is doing to help parents and children at this time.
I’ve spoken to other parents and we appreciate all you and the other teachers are doing and have plenty to do with the kids. Especially if we add other websites and links that you have provided. It’s definitely made me appreciate a teacher’s role a lot more!
I do appreciate the considerable efforts the teachers have gone to to get the materials ready online
Thank you so much for this
I hope you are keeping safe and well in these turbulent times we are currently in. Thank you for this greatly appreciate from a single working Mum – this makes everything way more manageable. We are doing some nice vocational learning/cooking etc – I in tend to enjoy as much as I can some quality time with Izzy… while trying to stay sane!
Take care of yourselves and your families,
I would like to this opportunity and express our gratitude to the school for acting in the best interest of our children and, aswell, for all of Gibraltar. The work that teachers have already provided for our children to do at home is greatly appreciated. I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone in Loreto, teachers, maintenance staff and admin support. In these troublesome times, schools are proving to be an “Essential Service” in our community too! You are all heroes in this fight against covid-19.
God bless you all, and stay safe.
Estimada Sra. Napoli, muchas gracias por su atención prestada a los niños; ha sido una magnífica iniciativa para tenerles activos y, que sigan unidos a su colegio. Estamos muy contentos y agradecidos por ello. Me encargaré de que hagan sus tareas en casa. Les mando fuerzas para mantener el ánimo en estos difíciles momentos. Les tengo presente en mis oraciones. Un beso enorme para Ud. y su equipo.
Appreciate all that you are doing, the clear communication etc – it is really very helpful for us in terms of our day to day lives and keeping the show on the road as best we can!
Thank you very much for all of your hard work behind the scenes and for the constant email updates.