In line with government guidance our school is closed. From Monday 30th March, our emergency childcare provision will be operating from Trenance Learning Academy. Please call 01637 874532.
The Bishops C of E Learning Academy

The Bishops' C of E Learning Academy

Distance Learning Information

In this section of Gannel's Class Page you will find information for those children who are currently self-isolating. If you require paper copies of any of documents, these will be available from the school office from Thursday afternoon. (19th March).


We will also be using our Google Classroom platform to provide activities for learning online. This is a system that the children are familiar with as we have used it regularly in class over recent years. Tonight, your child will be sent home with any passwords and login details they will need to access these sites.  These have been stapled to the front cover of a 'home learning book' that the children have been given today.  If you are struggling to log on, please message me.


I have added a suggested timetable of daily learning (see below) to give some formality to learning.  The English tasks have been allocated on Google Classroom and can be completed interactively with your child using turn it in when finished.  We have discussed this in our class.  Resource needed for this is the Explanation Text Features as below.

Also added - Google Classroom Gannel - Instructions how to access Google Classroom


In addition to the learning posted please see some useful information and resources below and continue to...

  • Read with your children daily and quiz on accelerated reader where possible. If you do not have books at home there are plenty of websites which have a free library of children's books (see some suggestions below).
  • Practice the spellings which are applicable to your child's age range from the spelling list below. We find the Look, say, cover, write, check method to be effective, however you can find lots of additional advice here.
  • Learn number bond facts and times tables with your child. Don't forget the online 'multiplication check sites'
There are many websites which have educational games should you which to complete additional learning with your children. I have added a few below and will continue to add more: 

Times Table Practice:

Online Library: 

Animated Story Books:

Range of resources for different subjects:






There are also all the home learning challenges that have been set for those children who haven't completed them yet.  

I am sure a lot of you have also seen that The National Trust have opened their grounds for free to non-members.  The NT also have a fabulous set of activities of 'things I will do before the age of 11'.  Good fun for all the family.

If you require any more information or support about the information above, please message me on Dojo.

Ms Hine.

Additions for 24th March 2020 -  Most of these links have also been posted on Class Dojo

Challenge - Make a character out of items found only in your kitchen (No food as we need it all!!) Ms Hine's character to follow on Dojo video shortly.  Then, on Google Classroom write a character description about your character.

Links: David Walliams   - story reading at 11.00 every day

Sharks being fed at Plymouth Marine Aquarium and rock pooling (this is a facebook link for adults)

Gareth Malone - will be singing daily at 5.30pm and can be found on youtube.

And... Oti Mabuse is doing a daily dancing session for children at 11.30 each day.  There is so much on!!! We will all be more busy than when we are in school. 

Another link - In our school we've used REAL PE to teach students PE. They have opened their site so that parents can access this too:
The website address is:
Parent email:
Password: bishopscof

Maths Site with Carol Vorderman  free to join at the moment 


Please see below, a list of activities to be done during the last week of the school term. They are Easter themed and include reading, maths and art.
Accelerated Reader Quiz
We have been reading Bear Grylls book, The jungle challenge. Please have a go at quizzing this book. Here is a link to Accelerated Reader. Good luck!
Please see the document below. It's a mixed times table grid to fill in. Ideally, if you are able to print it out, the would be great. Time your child filling it in. The aim is to complete it all correctly in 5 minutes - 1 child in our class has managed it so far. You could try each day and aim to beat the previous day's time. Good luck!
Below, you'll find a link to the next unit in our maths topic (fractions 2). It includes the planning for each lesson and the answers for the practise book questions. If you want to have a little look then go for it but remember to not put too much pressure on yourselves.
Easter Holiday Project Ideas:

I've put a power point of the Easter story below this message and a youtube video for a task that I would really like you to have a go at over the next couple of weeks (there are lots of other videos on you tube that might help). I would like you to choose one of the days of Holy Week and then pick a character from what happened on that day. For example, you might choose Palm Sunday and the character of the donkey, or you might choose Maundy Thursday and the character, Peter. What I would like you to do is to write the events/story of that particular day from the point of view of the character you have chosen (in the 1st person). Remember to try and put emotion into your writing and think about all the writing skills you can use, e.g. fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. I'll put this on google classroom too, so you can hand in your work. 

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Easter Holiday Challenges - I've also added a list of things that you can do over the Easter Holidays if you would like to.  There is a page on Google Classroom that you can add your photo's, and work etc. Have a lovely holiday.
Below are some useful bits of information that the local council have put together.

To provide support to parents of children with SEN who are not in school at the moment, Cornwall Council has compiled a list of resources, activities, links and documents that will help to continue the type of work and activities done in school. The resources are laid out in categories – some by school subject and some by SEN type. On the page you will also see email addresses for SEN support services – if your child or young person has received support from these services, please feel free to contact a service directly for extra support or advice.

You can access the page on Cornwall’s Local Offer via this link

The page is being constantly reviewed and updated so please keep checking for more resources and information.