Welcome to our Distance Learning page, to help make the transition to distance learning, we have created a hub of resources that we hope will support our families and pupils as they embrace this method of learning.

 

We would be delighted to receive your suggestions of links to share, please email content@amityabudhabi.ae

 

 

 

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Well done to all the wonderful staff for a plethora of fun and engaging tasks. The work provided was of the highest standard and great fun. Keep up the good work - I hope we can do it justice at home! Anna, Parent

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Learning Resources

  • Oxford Owl's e-library is availble for download, your child's book will be advised via Seesaw, to access the library click here

 

  • Purple Mash and Mini Mash is a safe downloadable tool for children to  use tech and explore fun ways of creating, learning and having fun. A code will be availble  to access the site on ClassDojo click here

 

  • Scholastic has a range of great learning resources available for day-to-day projects and more, click here

 

  • Funbrain is an online learning resource with books, games, maths activities all segmented by age group, click here

 

  • Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas is a brilliant Facebook group full of activities, a brilliant resource click here

Physical Education

  • Our #ExtraordinaryAmity PE department have put togther a series of fitness video and HIT challenges, can you complete their first one? https://safeyoutube.net/w/RgK2

 

  • Jo Wicks, AKA The Body Coach will hold live PE lessons for children that they can do at home to keep them fit and healthy during their distance learning, to find out more click here

 

Art & Design

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting daily drawing classes, these are suitable for children and adults, click here

Virtual School Trips

  • Go on a virtual trip! More than 2,500 museums around the world have made their collections accessible online through Google Arts and Culture; you can also use Google to access virtual tours of national parks in the U.S. click here

 

  • Visit museums, theme parks aquariums and zoos click here

 

  • Feeling really adventurous, you can visit the surface of Mars in a spectacular high-resolution, 360-degree photo tour, created from images captured by the Curiosity Rover, click here

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Science & Nature

  • A wealth of science and nature resorces on National Geographic Kids from videos to activities click here

 

  •  Oceans Initiative is a virtual camp for children to learn about marine biology click here

 

Computing & Coding

  • Love coding? Scratch is a program to teach children how to write their own computer code using a simple block system. It's designed for ages 8+, but if you have a slightly younger future programmer, there's a special version for kids ages 5 to 7 called ScratchJr click here

Reading & Stories

 

  • 'Social Distancing Story for Kids' A free short story to educate children about social distancing click here

 

  • Oxford Owl's entire library is avaliable for download, your child's book will be advised via Seesaw, however feel free to browse the extensive choice by clicking here

 

  • Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet click here

Well-being

  • Join in our 'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining' campaign click here to watch our video

 

  • Keepbusy.ae is a fabuous website full of activites, short courses, mental health coaching and more, that have been designed to help people through the isolation period, clcik here

Parent Comments

 

  • I want to say well done to the Year 1 teachers. Me and my boys enjoy online learning so far!

 

 

  • We’ve had instant feedback which is fab! Also, the video messages are a great motivator

 

  • I would also like to add that I absolutely LOVE the way the teachers presented all the activities! A big well done to them!

 

 

 

  • Today I stayed at home to join my children on the first day of this new homeschooling system.  And now that the school day has finished I would like to give a big shout out to you and say how proud I am of being an Amity parent! 

 
 

  • You really went above and beyond in providing our children the classes and activities so they would not feel the disruption and keep the enthusiasm during the classes. 

 

 

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  • In a middle of this madness I think that teachers are keeping our children sane. Online schooling provides a routine and a sense of purpose. Our children receive a first class education despite the world changing around us!  Sometimes there are hiccups, sometimes children can have off day and sometimes teachers won’t deliver due to simply being humans, but overall the next generation is being educated. This education with compassion and manners learned at home will make future lives better for everyone.  

 

 

  • We are in day 3 of distance learning and so far it is been going great for us. Please let teachers know that they are doing a super job! 

 

 

  • Before the distance learning started, I was a little skeptical but after three days I see that this is being successful. My children are working independently and are very motivated. They are doing a good job. Thanks to all teachers for their great support and effort!! 

 

 

  • I’m very impressed with the way it is all going, a lot more smoothly than I thought, and very organised.   

 

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