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Home Learning edition 5 – Frogplay

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Hello everyone and especially our Year 1 parents and pupils. Over the last couple of weeks more Year 1 children started using Frogplay, to do some of their Home Learning. As we have not introduced Frogplay to Year 1 children, we will be adding some guides to their year group page on how to use Frogplay. If the children have older siblings, they will be able to show you some of the main features of Frogplay and help their younger brothers or sisters.

These guides will also be helpful for other adults and children new to Frogplay or who want to find out more about this learning tool. This week we will focus on the main features. The guide will tell you how to change the wallpaper in your room, create your avatar picture and of course how to get to your homework!

Click on the link to read our first guide:  FROGPLAY 1

Find out more about games to play and unlocking codes in our next guides.



June 17, 2020 at 14:47 Leave a comment

Home Learning edition 4

First of all a Happy Eid Mubarak to all our families celebrating the end of Ramadan. We hope you all had a lovely day with family and friends, even if it was from a safe distance or video chat.

This week we have quite a variety of Home learning to share, starting with a poster from Mahdia and Adyan’s family, with pictures of some of their main events during the lockdown.


We recently added a picture of Yusuf and his Stick Man to our Home Learning Gallery. Now we can add the whole Stick Man family, thanks to Talha and his family. Based on the book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, the literacy homework was to make Stick Man and his family using real sticks!


Talha really enjoyed this task. The family all went out for a walk to collect sticks and leaves. Talha made his stick people completely by himself. Including breaking up the sticks to the right sizes and using his sister Hikmah’s glue gun to stick the pieces together.

Ophelia sent a Get Well Soon card, hand made by herself, to our Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was struggling at the hospital due to COVID-19. She did receive a postcard as a gesture of reply from the Prime Minister, showing his appreciation on Ophelia’s effort.


We did receive a few more pieces of Home Learning work and we will add these all to our Home Learning Gallery.

To see more of the children’s splendid work go to:

Home Learning Gallery

If you would like to send pictures of your children’s work, please send these to:

Add the name and age of your child and remember that if the picture shows your child(ren), school must have your parental  consent to publish these on our school website.

If you want to add some more information as some of the parents did above,  we could even include this in our next BJblog post.


May 24, 2020 at 22:38 Leave a comment

The Covid19 board game

You might have seen some of the board games designed and made by the children during our Space themed week (See Matt’s first BJblog post), but we definitely have to share this one with you all.

This is Amal’s board game. It’s a revamp of snakes and ladders into a Corona virus and ladders and it actually made us all smile.  A good and interesting way of learning about the virus. Thank you Amal and her dad, for sharing it with us.


May 22, 2020 at 17:47 Leave a comment

Reading comprehension using Frogplay.

This week, some of the Home Learning tasks in Frogplay will be comprehension. You will need to download a text first as instructed in the help video.  This is how:


The download button is in the right-hand corner, next to the help video button.

Open the file and it will appear as an Adobe file frog4   at the bottom of your screen.

A way to help with the comprehension is to have the text downloaded and printed or showing on the screen with the questions, rather than switching between screens. This is called Split screen. There are many YouTube videos showing you how to split screens in Windows or Mac and even on a tablet (Split view and Active multi window).


Help videos in Frogplay.

The video option will also you give you an explanation about comprehension and some tips.

Here are some more tips:

  1. Read aloud to an adult or older brother or sister. This makes you go slower, which gives you more time to understand what you read and in turn improves reading comprehension. Plus, you’re not only seeing the words — you’re hearing them, too! You can also take turns reading aloud.
  2. Reread to build fluency. To gain meaning from text and encourage reading comprehension, you need to read quickly and smoothly — a skill known as fluency.

Rereading gives you a practice at decoding words quickly, so you’ll become more fluent in reading comprehension.

  1. Talk about what you’re reading. Ask your reading partner, the adult or older brother or sister, about words and sentences you don’t understand, before starting the comprehension activity.


This post can also be viewed as an PDF on the Computing Home Learning page.

May 18, 2020 at 11:46 Leave a comment

Home Learning using Frogplay

Now that the Frogplay World championships are finished (and we are still waiting for the results), we will clear all the old homework and start with new sets of home work for every year group.

Just as before you can use the message option to contact Jan (Aelmans, J) if you have any problems with an activity or questions about Frogplay. If this is not possible through Frogplay, then you can e-mail for further support.

Remember you can login to Frogplay on any computer, laptop, tablet and even smartphone with a working internet connection, by going to All children from Year 1 onwards should have their own login details. If you have forgotten or lost these you can always contact

Hope this has been an additional help with the Home Learning so far and looking forward to see even more children completing their tasks using Frogplay!


May 13, 2020 at 10:36 Leave a comment

Frogplay World Championships: The End

A massive CONGRATULATIONS to all who took part, we all know how weird things currently are for everyone, and just hope that the Frogplay World Championships have provided a little distraction from all that and helped with some of the home learning.

If you missed anything, don’t worry, there’ll be an opportunity to unlock those parts again in a future event.

Frogplay is currently checking the scores and will announce the winners shortly. We might not have a winner at Ben Jonson this year, but there will be other tournaments in the future.

Here are the countries we virtually visited over the past nine weeks.


May 13, 2020 at 10:04 Leave a comment

Home Learning edition 3

Hello everyone,

As Tweeted, the Home Learning Gallery webpage is now active, but we do need some more pictures to add. Remember they don’t need to be all about art, as we would like to have all subjects represented. To visit the page just go to the Home Learning page on our school website and click on the link in the yellow box below the Home Learning of the different yeargroups. You can also click on the link below:

Please read the previous blogpost for more details on how to send pictures.             We are looking forward to see even more stunning pictures of the Home Learning.



May 7, 2020 at 11:35 Leave a comment

Home Learning edition 2

Dear all,

We have now added a Home Learning Gallery page to our school website, so we can share the work and pictures of your children with our school community, while the school is still closed. Just click on the link on the Home Learning page to see our growing gallery.

We would like to show not only artwork, but also pictures of other subjects and even of activities you’ve done for home learning. Please send pictures to:

Add the name and age of your child and remember that if the picture shows your child(ren), school must have your parental  consent to publish these on our school website.



May 5, 2020 at 14:32 Leave a comment

Home Learning Edition 1

Dear all,

Hopefully you have been following some of our updates on the website and Twitter, but we thought we might post an update on our blog as well.

Our school remains closed until further notice, but teachers have been making learning resources and posting them on our school website, so that children have an opportunity to continue their learning. The Home Learning can be accessed on our website: 

Thank you to all the parents, who sent in work and pictures of their children, doing their learning at home. We are considering to create a page on our schoolwebsite to show all the amazing learning from home.

Photos of learning at home and any ICT related queries should be emailed to:

Please remember to include the first name and age of your child.


May 4, 2020 at 14:28 Leave a comment

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