It was so lovely to witness the ‘High Sheriff of Bedfordshire’, delivering 10 donated Chromebooks to Mr Edwards at Houghton Regis Primary School.
Our home learning pupils will really benefit, thank you.
Welcome to our home learning page, where you will find useful links and also information about what activities are coming up
Look out for ‘Story Time’ with Mrs Bonney
Weekly assembly with Mr Edwards
If you wish to contact your child(s) class teacher by email – please use the format
(class colour) @houghtonregisprimary.co.uk
For example – email@example.com for Mrs Bonney
Even though we’re all stuck inside as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no reason we should let COVID-19 stop us keeping fit and healthy. We need to make sure that the children can burn off energy and stay active as it is crucial for their well-being. Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you and your family remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time.
When you’re going through a difficult time, it can be hard to think about taking exercise – especially if you’re stuck indoors for most of the day. But for adults and children alike, keeping fit and working out can do wonders for both our physical and mental health.
But with play centres closed and parks out of bounds, how can we keep our kids, from toddlers to teenagers, active during isolation?
Below is a list of ideas and links that support your child’s physical development and emotional well-being.
*National Governing Bodies of Sport have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a serious of sports formats aimed at encouraging all young people to build their skills and confidence. So far, England Hockey, Swim England and England Boccia have contributed – the resources can be found here: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/taking-part/our-sports/multi-skill-festivals/
*Get Set 4 PE will be tweeting an active task, for the whole family to complete, for each day that schools are closed.
You will not need to be a Get Set 4 PE member and it will be completely free.
Simply have a look at our twitter @GetSet4PE to view the daily task.
*Imoves is offering free, unlimited access to all of their multi-award winning resources. If you’re looking to get the children active or to support their mental wellbeing at this difficult time then Imoves has it all. It can be accessed here:
We will keep updating this page, so watch this space and let’s keep moving!
15 Jan 2021
This morning I visited the ‘in school’ KS1 bubble who had discovered a large, golden egg in the forest school area. There were many suggestions from the pupils about who or what may have laid the egg. Suggestions ranged from Issac putting forward the concept that a dinosaur may have been involved, to a number of girls who thought it must just be an oversized chicken’s egg, to Jaden thinking the egg belonged to an eagle to finally Ava suggesting a dragon had laid the egg. At this stage the class looked skywards to check the offending beast was not still hovering around Houghton Regis! The coast seemed clear and Mrs Bonney then leaned forward and lifted the large egg. The teacher then skilfully led a discussion around what the dragon may have looked like. Who can share an expanded noun phrase to describe the dragon? Who can use two adjectives? The children let their imaginations do the hard work and dutifully began selecting suitable adjectives to paint pictures of a range of dragons with words. As the pupils returned to Purple Classroom dragon mucus and skin was spotted.
Following Thomas’ suggestion of an investigation being necessary the artefacts in question were photographed and logged. I look forward with great interest to reading Year 1 and 2s dragon stories next week, both from pupils in school and those working at home.
Mr J Edwards
Year 3 and 4 Perimeter Work
On Tuesday, 19 January I logged into google classroom to see what the girls and boys in Years 3 and 4 were up to. Miss Yates had provided a very clear video lesson with the learning objective ‘To measure and calculate the perimeter of real life shapes and objects.’ Miss Yates carefully explained the concepts involved in the video. There were some exciting follow up activities planned for the pupils. The next day Miss Yates emailed over some examples of the children’s recording of their exciting, practical activities for me and Ms Hewer to look at. Take a look at these in the link below!
Mr J Edwards
Year 6 Writing