Pre School – Week 2
|An introduction video into this week letter ‘r‘||A reading from ‘Letterland‘, it’s the letter ‘r‘|
Please find work for your child. Linked worksheets/resources can be printed or viewed online. Adobe PDF reader or similar might be required. Please download Adobe PDF here.
|Representing Numbers to 10 Easter Eggs and Baskets Sorting Activity|
|Easter egg pencil control|
|Easter cookery with MACU|
Reception Week 2
I hope you are all well and the children are enjoying the work we have prepared.
This week we will be carrying on in a similar way to last week.
For literacy we will continue to revise CVC words with worksheets and powerpoints. We have introduced words with an ‘ai’ sound. There is a youtube video and a worksheet that goes with this.
Our story this week is ‘The Gruffalo’. We would encourage you to discuss the story with you child after listening to Mrs Yome read this to them. Ms Picardo also gives some ideas on describing their own creature.
In numeracy we’ll be revising comparing sizes, distances and positions with worksheets and powerpoints.
Our topic this week is plants and trees. There is a cutting and sticking activity as well as worksheets.
Please don’t worry if your children aren’t able to complete all the work we have set. Enjoy your children and the time you’re spending together.
Let them know that their teachers are missing them. We can’t wait to see them and for everything to get back to normal again.
If you need to contact us our email address is email@example.com
Mrs Yome & Ms Picardo
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.
Attached Resources/ Website Links
|CVC word activity booklet (pgs 1, &2) Picture matching||Twinkl Resource
|CVC word activity booklet (pgs9 &10) Read and draw and cut and paste|
|The Gruffalo. Draw and describe your creature (using simple sentences) For example: He/She is big and red.||Video – Mrs Yome reading the Gruffalo|
|The Gruffalo story puppets (act out your own version of the story or retell the original story)||YouTube Video
|Phonics ‘ai’ sound||YouTube Video
|Handwriting g and q|
|Tricky words Easter activity book||Page 1
Attached Resources/ Website Links
|Big and small/Tall and short||Twinkl Resource|
|Size and Over and under||Twinkl Resource|
|Position and near and far|
|Distance and long and short|
Attached Resources/ Website Links
|Plants and trees||Twinkl Resource
Attached Resources/ Website Link
|Dot to dot||Twinkl Resource|
|Eggs numbers to 10 matching||Twinkl Resource|
|Easter missing numbers||Twinkl Resource|
|Bumper Cars Story|
|Is It? Story|
|The Boy and the Fish Story|
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 on a Monday morning, during term time only.
Our teachers have made a herculean effort to produce this bespoke programme for Loreto pupils to continue their education in these difficult times.
Please see below our policy and guidelines on how the Resource Centre will operate.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A list of websites that can be used for children to learn independently or with other children/parents.
- 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
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Help & Support
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Should you require support with using the schools Office 365 platform containing our online Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Please contact email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Should you have any Science related questions we ask you email Mrs Garner on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Our Librarians have moved online, providing additional weekly content. Take a look at their recommended books, poetry or take a quiz!
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.
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 email@example.com
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.