CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE 

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Protecting learning for all Portsmouth pupils from June 2020

Portsmouth School Nursing Service continues to provide non-emergency health related advice and support

eg. sleep, bedwetting, healthy weight, soiling, emotional health and wellbeing, additional and long term health conditions.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s health or development then please contact us by

Telephone -03001236629 or Text us on 07491163276

 Click here for a full list of resources and ideas to support your child in the event of prolonged absence due to school closure

 

It would be lovely for the teachers to see some photos of you learning at home or some of the work you have created.

We are all missing you!

Send your pictures or videos to closure_help@devonshire.portsmouth.sch.uk and your teacher will get back to you.

If your pictures or videos are too large to email you can upload them here

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If you need any help in supporting your children at home, eg passwords and usernames for Purplemash, Oxford Owl or Learner Journey then please email: closure_help@devonshire.portsmouth.sch.uk 

Effective infection protection and control

There are important actions that children and young people, their parents and those who work with them can take during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In all education, childcare and social care settings, preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) involves dealing with direct transmission (for instance, when in close contact with those sneezing and coughing) and indirect transmission (via touching contaminated surfaces). A range of approaches and actions should be employed to do this. These can be seen as a hierarchy of controls that, when implemented, creates an inherently safer system, where the risk of transmission of infection is substantially reduced.

These include:

  • minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend childcare settings, schools or colleges.
  • cleaning hands more often than usual - wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them. thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.
  • ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach.
  • minimising contact and mixing by altering, as much as possible, the environment (such as classroom layout) and timetables (such as staggered break times)

More information on can be found here

          

We hope you are all keeping well.

Here are some new activities you can do at home with your child

in addition to those already on our support your child page.

For previous activities please click here

                          

Year R & Owls

                            

English

The first book we’ve been learning about is Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons.

Listen to this amazing retelling of the story.

 

Imagine you are looking into your own bucket, just like Billy.

 

Draw a circle on a piece of paper and use your imagination to fill it with sea creatures.

 

Watch these live videos from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Think about the different sea creatures you can see.

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_blue_cavern

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_tropical_reef

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_sea_jellies

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_shark_lagoon

 

Can you draw a picture and write about what you can see?

I can see a…

 

The Rainbow Fish

 

We have also been reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.

Enjoy listening to this lovely story being read.

 

Draw around your hand and use your finger to paint the rainbow fish’s scales.

 

Use a paper plate to make the shape of the rainbow fish. Make their scales by cutting out pieces of coloured paper or by colouring it in using pens, pencils or paint.

 

 

Science - sea creatures

Click the picture to find out what sea creature it is!

Click the picture to find out what sea creature it is!

 

 

Click the picture to find out what sea creature it is!

 

 

Click the picture to find out what sea creature it is!

 

Click the picture to find out what sea creature it is!

 

Mathematics

 

In maths we have been learning about teen numbers. Watch these brilliant number blocks episodes. Each one is about a different teen number.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000266y/numberblocks-series-3-eleven

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002674/numberblocks-series-3-twelve

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029t7/numberblocks-series-3-thirteen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tp/numberblocks-series-3-fourteen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tw/numberblocks-series-3-fifteen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005yfs/numberblocks-series-4-sixteen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00063vv/numberblocks-series-4-seventeen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064tz/numberblocks-series-4-eighteen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000663t/numberblocks-series-4-nineteen

                  

Can you make a teen number using objects from around the house such as Lego bricks or dried pasta?

Now find one more or one less than this number. What number do you have now?

How many tens are in your number?

How many ones are in your number?

 

Match these ten frames to the correct teen number.

Maths - doubling, halving and sharing

Can you double objects around your house? Maybe you can find 2 stones and double them. How many do you have now?

 

Watch this story about halving.

Try finding half of different numbers to ten.

Share the objects between two plates, make sure that both plates have the same number of objects.

Can you share all the numbers to ten equally between two?

Why can’t you share some numbers equally between two?

Summer Scrapbook

 

Why don’t you keep a scrapbook of all the things you do over the summer holidays.

You can stick in photos, draw pictures, write sentences and stick in things you find when you’re out and about.

Your teacher would love you to share your scrapbook with them in September.

 

Year 1

English and History – Victorian Schools

In history we have been learning about Victorian schools.

Try being a historian and compare this Victorian school with your school.

How are things different and how are they similar?

 

 

Can you draw a picture of your classroom or something from school and write an independent sentence about how it is different or similar to a Victorian school. Remember to use a capital letter and a full stop.

Mathematics

 

This is a great opportunity to learn to tell the time to o’clock and half past.

 

Watch this video introducing you to an analogue clock.

 

If you don’t have a clock at home to practise telling the time on, you can use this interactive clock instead.

 

Why don’t you try making your own teaching clock to help you practise?

Use a paper plate or draw around a plate on a piece of card and cut it out.

 

Use your clock to solve problems involving time. Here are some examples to get you started.

Make telling the time part of your daily routine.

Think about what time of the day you do certain things such as having breakfast, going for a walk or going to bed.

Think about what time it will be in one hour and what you will be doing then.

What were you doing two hours ago and what time was it?

Maths - number bonds of 20

Find all the ways of making 20 by adding two numbers.

Here are a few to get you started.

0 + 20 = 20

1 + 19 = 20

2 + 18 = 20

3 + 17 = 20

Maths - 8 fact families

Now choose one of the number bonds and write the four addition and four subtraction calculations using the three numbers.

Remember to check they make sense!

Can you use a bar model or a part whole model to represent the calculation?

Computing - typing skills

Have a go at level 1 on Dance Mat Typing. Listen carefully and persevere!

Science – seasons

Watch this video about the four seasons.

Can you make your own season’s wheel?

Think about the weather and temperature during each season. Remember, it can be sunny or rainy in any of the four seasons.

What clothes would you expect to wear throughout the year?

Watch this video and then have a go at the activity. Finally test yourself on everything you have learned by having a go at the seasons quiz!

Over the summer…

Something children always find tricky is saying the alphabet but starting from different letters.

This is something you could practise over the summer holidays.

k, l, m, n…

r, s, t, u…

Why don’t you keep a scrapbook of all the things you do over the summer holidays.

You can stick in photos, draw pictures, write sentences and stick in things you find when you’re out and about.

Your teacher would love you to share your scrapbook with them in September.

Year 2

English

 

Roald Dahl- The Twits

 

Mr and Mrs Twit love to play horrible tricks on each other!

 

Click picture

 

 

 

Try thinking of your own disgusting trick for Mr or Mrs Twit. Draw a picture of the trick and then write a few sentences or a short story about what happens. Remember to think about who is going to read your story. Make it exciting and use interesting vocabulary!

 

If you have enjoyed learning about Roald Dahl and his fabulous stories, you can listen to James and the Giant Peach being read by some famous faces on the Roald Dahl HQ YouTube page.

 

Mathematics

 

This is a great opportunity to learn to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Make sure you are really secure on these before learning to tell the time to five minutes.


Watch this video to recap an analogue clock.

 

 

 

If you don’t have a clock at home to practise telling the time on, you can use this interactive clock instead.

 

Why don’t you try making your own teaching clock to help you practise?

Use a paper plate or draw around a plate on a piece of card and cut it out.

Ask your grown-up to challenge you with some more time problems.

Think about what time you do things throughout the day.

What will you be doing in half an hour?

What were you doing an hour ago?

 

Science – animals, habitats and food chains

 

Follow these links to find out about animals, their habitats and food chains.

 

 

Look for different wild animals when you are in your garden, at the park or on the beach.

Think about how these animals fit into a food chain.

What do these animals eat?

Is there an animal that eats them?

 

Have a look at these habitats.

What kind of animals do you think you would find living in them?

Can you be a scientist and think about the characteristics of these habitats?

Are they hot or cold?

Are they wet or dry?

What kind of plants grow in them?

Are they sunny or shady?

Are they windy or sheltered?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little extra…

The children in school have been having a go at skipping with a rope… and finding it really tricky!

See if you can practise using a skipping rope at home. This is great exercise and using these muscles will even help with writing!

Why don’t you keep a scrapbook of all the things you do over the summer holidays.

You can stick in photos, draw pictures, write sentences and stick in things you find when you’re out and about.

Your teacher would love you to share your scrapbook with them in September.

 

 

 

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM A CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN AT QA HOSPITAL:

We would like to reassure families and carers that we continue to operate our normal acute paediatric services at QA. Staffing remains good, we have adequate PPE supplies and we are able to assess and admit children safely. We are able to allow one parent or carer to remain with their child during their admission to the Paediatric Unit at QA. We will continue to work in partnership with families and carers to consider each case and allow carers to swap or spend time at home if needed.”

If you need to attend the paediatric department QA Hospital please do not hesitate as every minute matters when saving lives.

Due to Coronavirus our immunisation programme is currently postponed .  Once the Government reinstates school attendance for all,  we will be rearranging any sessions that have been delayed. We will, of course, be reviewing this situation in line with Government guidance and recommendations.If you have any questions please contact us via: snhs.childrensimmunisationteam@nhs.net

 

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Our Vision: To be an outstanding school, where all our children develop a lifelong love of learning.

Welcome

Thank you for expressing an interest in Devonshire; it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school.

Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make.

We believe that every child is an important individual with experiences which we value, and we look forward to developing and extending their learning. We are committed to making your child’s first experience of school life happy, rewarding and challenging. We encourage and value the partnership with you as parents in achieving the best for your child.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Vision Statement:

Our Aims

  • To provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where everyone is nurtured and valued.
  • That the whole school community work together to ensure that all children realise their full potential.
  • To provide a broad, creative and challenging curriculum.
  • To build self esteem and confidence through praise and encouragement.

 

Our Values

  • Respect for yourself, others and property
  • Appreciation of our diverse community
  • High expectations for all
  • Honesty
  • Politeness
  • Consideration
  • Self-discipline
  • Independence

Miss J Collins (Headteacher)

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