As a teacher of almost 20yrs and having taught every age group right up to A-Level, I have extensive experience of not only teaching but helping children achieve their potential.
Enhanced DBS and references available upon request.
Operating as usual
This may be helpful for some.
Starting Monday 11th January, Jane Considine will be delivering daily English lessons at 9:45am (GMT) on our YouTube channel and Facebook groups. Please spread the word to let as many parents and teachers know.
#SuperSentenceStackers #MrsC #EnglishWithMrsC
We have built an info page for the #LiveLessons that will answer any of your queries here https://www.janeconsidine.com/live-lessons
If you haven’t got a laptop of computer but your child has an X-box then he’s how they can access remote learning using it. 👍🏻 💻
Filling the PE gap during lockdown with Joe Wicks... 🏃♂️
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am starting next week. Please tag your friends and family and share this as much as possible. We all need this for our mental health more than ever and exercising can help❤️🙏🏼
Supporting pre schoolers;
Pre-schoolers present? These shows will support the class of 2021! 🙌 Streaming on iPlayer now along with BBC Bitesize ❤️👩🏫👨🏼🏫
During this lockdown I will continue to post useful resources for those who require assistance with remote learning/home schooling.
Here’s a link from NCC with a range of resources for both teachers and parents.
nlandeducation.padlet.org For teachers and parents. We've put together some of the sites, apps and resources you might find helpful while schools are closed. Last updated 1st Septemebr 2020.
📚 Is your child isolating?
✅ Do you have concerns that they may be ‘falling behind’ ?
✅ Maybe they are struggling in a lesson and need to go back over the content that has been taught in school.
✅ Maybe their confidence has taken a dip due to lockdown, personal/family issues or because they have low self esteem.
📚 If your child is in years 3-9 at school, then I can help. 👍🏻
I can ring you for a chat and see if I can help in any way. Discretion assured. Sessions carried out remotely due to Covid restrictions.
Feel free to give me a call, message or ping me an email and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
Hi everyone! How’s everyone finding their ‘new style of normal?’
Tutoring slots are available however as we have strict restrictions in the area, these can only be fulfilled remotely.
If you’d like to discuss some support for your child, please get in touch.
Confidence is assured.
[08/20/20] 🤞🏻 Wishing all the best to everyone collecting their GCSE grades today. Hoping there’s no nasty surprises and that you get onto the courses etc which you wanted to. 🍀
Maths Ninja is a free app which is very interactive and entertaining! 😀
It’s a great tool for helping with times tables. (I’ve done a screen recording of it, let’s hope it uploads) 🤞🏻
tes.com Thousands of NHS staff have backed an open letter calling on the government not to reopen schools until measures are in place to ensure that teachers will be safe
If you are bracing yourself for the start of the new term next week, then this might come in useful. 😀
Home-schooling next week? Watch BBC Bitesize Daily from 9am on Monday on @BBCiPlayer and Red Button!
Here's the schedule for Week 1! 👇
Don't toss your empty egg cartons away! Upcycle that rubbish with this cool DIY craft~ These cute little bunnies are filled with sweets and ready to be given...
Twinkl are extending their free online access! 😮
twinkl.co.uk Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas at Twinkl!
A few Easter inspired ideas to keep little ones happy/busy. 🐰 🐣
Paper plate ideas. Taken from another site. 🐰 🐣
Free online library services NCC!
northumberland.spydus.co.uk Any person may become a member of Northumberland Libraries. It is free and you can use our full range of services. It is also free to borrow books. There are charges for some other library services, but concessions are available for certain users.
Movie day? 🎥 🍿 🎞
Something fun to do over the Easter holidays. 🥰
✏️LET’S GET CRAFTY! 💡 Looking for something to do with the family while you're at home? We want to see your best toilet roll tube characters! Here's Aardman Director Merlin Crossingham to tell you more...
HOW TO TAKE PART
✏️ Design a pair of characters using toilet rolls tubes and anything else you can find around the house! They could be inspired by Wallace and Gromit, or you could make up your own!
✏️ Take a photo or video
✏️ Add it to your social media page and use the hashtag #AardsAndCraft (make sure the sharing settings are public so we can see it!)
Merlin will be back the same time next week to share some of his favourite designs, as well as setting your next task!
BBC bitesize-free online lessons.
bbc.co.uk How Bitesize will support you while you're learning from homeIt's a strange time to be a school pupil right now but wherever you're doing your lessons, BBC Bitesize is here for you - more than ever.From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other...
Northumberland libraries free digital downloads service.
northumberland.gov.uk You may not be able to visit your local library at the moment but with lots of exciting digital options there’s no need to miss out on your favourite book or club.
English resources. (Free)
Check out this free KS1/2 book review writing project created with Michael Rosen and other famous authors! Fully planned and resources with supporting videos, your class will love this! Get free access now!. http://j.mp/RRReviewsKS12
Usborne Books activities.
usborne.com We're making lots of resources available to you digitally, to help you to keep your kids entertained and engaged
supercoloring.com Select from 31899 printable crafts of cartoons, animals, nature, Bible and many more.
Gromit (from Wallace & Gromit) activities. New uploads every Mon, Wed & Fri.
gromitunleashedshop.org.uk An amazing array of download activities for kids to keep entertained with. Activity packs are Wallace & Gromit themed, for all ages!
worksheetfun.com MORE NUMBER TRACING WORKSHEETS Number Tracing - Worksheet 1 -
orchardtoys.com A range of free, printable worksheets and activities which will keep children busy for hours! Browse now on Orchard Toys' official site.
Art activities suitable for KS2
Free sessions tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10am
lingotot.com Lingotot is proud to teach our multi award-winning language classes to over 15,000 children
David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days. It might help some parents out there to get their kids to quieten down and listen to a story whilst you get a few jobs done or just grab a cuppa in peace 😊
worldofdavidwalliams.com Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
I don’t post emotional, critical or political views but I feel so very strongly that this is something which needs to be addressed.
❤️DO WAHT YOU FEEL IS BEST FOR YOU AND YOU CHILDREN’S MENTAL WELLBEING-THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU CAN LEARN IN LIFE❤️
In this worrying and unprecedented time, I feel heartily sorry for parents/carers and children. 😢
I’ve seen some work which has been sent home by schools with a strict timetable including set lunchtimes and break times, times to log on for ‘registration’ as well as different subjects which reflect the variety on a child’s school timetable.
I’ve also heard from and read comments from those parents/carers I know personally as well as those I’ve never met before, which truly fills me despair.
Parents are struggling-not only with jobs, income, empty grocery shelves, arranging childcare/trying to care for children whilst trying to distance work, maybe isolate their whole family, be apart from their own parents, that they usually see on an almost daily basis and also try to provide as much support for those family members self isolating.
These are the practical aspects of everyday life for many of us right now, this is without factoring in any current health issues.
😐 I find it incredible that there is an audacity and sheer lack of understanding and empathy of some schools who expect parents/carers to stick to such timetables (example above) and perhaps do it with several children of different ages whilst also trying to work from home!
I’ve been teaching almost 20 years and in that time I’ve literally “been there, seen it and got the t-shirt!”
By that I mean I’ve taught in some of the most challenging environments; I’ve been physically attacked (whilst pregnant) been verbally attacked by parents/carers, been intimidated and had my professional judgement called into question by children I’ve been teaching. I’ve worked supply and had chairs thrown, moonies pulled at me and I’ve been called some terrible things.
💡 Now here’s the thing-if I’m telling you that nobody can get a child of their own, let alone more than one, of different ages to have sessions of different subjects every hour with a set lunchtime whilst also distance working themselves to complete tasks (maybe with only one device at their disposal) but a school thinks this is possible, then they’ve clearly missed the point in setting work in the first place.
Imposing such strict regulation upon families at an already stressful time will only lead to one thing ➡️
‼️MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS‼️
If any school disagrees and would like to show me how it can be done please feel free to contact me via this page, I’d be more than happy to hear your thoughts.
Oh and did I mention a global pandemic the scale of which is unlikely to have ever been seen before for us to deal with as well??
My advice to parents would be this-
❤️ Don’t doubt yourself, you’ve been your child’s most influential educator since the day they were yours..
❤️ Go with your gut-if something doesn’t seem right then trust your instincts.
❤️ Talk and spend quality time with your children, share memories, have a movie afternoon, log onto a zoo webcam,do a research project of their choosing (even if it it Lego!), look at a map of the world and see how many places there are you’d like to visit when this is all over, write a postcard (hand drawn if little ones) to a loved one/neighbour who you know lives alone-your options are as limited as your imagination.
❤️ Have debates, do role plays, make mini movies.
❤️ When it comes to the school work-children won’t remember it in future years-they will remember this time you all spent together and will have some fond memories.
This post is not targeted at any one school-it is the result of a culmination of views over the last week or so from various sources-of which there are more than ‘a few’.
There is no perfect solution to this, there never will be-let’s just all try to do what we can to support our children.
(Just for clarification-I’m more than happy with the provision my children’s school have made and fully support them.)
Love Joe Wicks 👌🏻💖 great idea x
See link below to find zoos with live webcams of animals!! 🦒 🦁 🦓 🐧 🦩 🐊
holidaypirates.com Pirates, how good does it sound being able to stay in your pjs and watch some really cute animals live? We brought you a list of virtual museums now we have found 13 fab zoos and aquariums that offer live streams of their animals. Zoo's may be closed or we are unable to visit due…
CKD is a fun and exciting way to keep fit, improve flexibility, coordination, balance, concentration
The Graduate Barbers offer professional barbering services at discounted prices. Opening times Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Professional Nail Care and Beauty Products , Education, Support & Advice
ACT is a community group that supports migrant workers in South East Northumberland.
This is the official fan page for The Northumberland Church of England Academy's [CCF] Combined Cadet Force.
The small, friendly college. Passionate about helping young people to prepare for jobs and life!
Zumba Monday’s 7pm Bedlington Community Centre
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