Following events surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the announcement that schools will close on Friday 20 March, we have developed a webpage to access the Home Learning Packs we collated to ensure that pupils can continue learning at home.
We fully acknowledge that home learning activities cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our focus has been on providing a set of high quality resources that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
All learning activities are linked to the National Curriculum. Our team have worked to create age specific learning opportunities that are easy for pupils to access and use. We want to support parents to help children where appropriate but in the main, we aim for children to access their learning independently.
It is hoped that these resources will help to provide structure and focus to each day during the enforced shutdown. These webpages are in place to centralise all online learning resources and links into an easy to use format for families.
How can children find their home learning activities?
The first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. There are a number of weeks’ worth of resources available. The aim is for your child to complete about two hours of learning a day. This is very much your parental choice and you or your child may wish to do more. The instructions in the packs sent home explain how to access the learning and how to return it to your teacher.
Before school closed, each child was sent home with an exercise book containing key information for home learning. If you have misplaced your passwords then please contact the school office and we will resend them to you. If you do not have access to the internet then please let us know and we will provide you with hard copies.
Pupils in classes from Year 1 to Year 6 can submit their learning tasks each week through the LGfL learning platform and teachers will be able to feedback to pupils. There is no expectation that this will happen every day or that every item of work completed in workbooks will be uploaded. Please upload the items you would like to share with your teacher and do this at a time that is convenient for your family.
What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
It is the case that children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then please make a note of what they found hard and move on to a different learning activity.
You can let the teacher know about this via firstname.lastname@example.org. Your child’s teacher will cover any misconceptions in a note back or by signposting your child to an activity that will develop their understanding of the learning objective.
All Home Learning activities are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in.
If your child has additional learning needs, learning time at home can be used to work on their targets. During school closure, our Inclusion team will send parents a copy of their child’s MyPlan support document (updated at the start of Spring Term). We are currently reviewing a range of online interventions to help support pupils’ Reading and Maths learning. Once subscriptions are confirmed, the school will provide login information for these interventions.
Nursery and Reception classes
In our early years classes, teachers are connecting with families through Tapestry. Families are sharing with teachers all the things their children have been up to. Home learning packs containing key information including passwords were sent home. If you have misplaced your passwords then please contact the school office and we will resend them to you. If you do not have access to the internet then please let us know and we will provide you with hard copies.
We have also posted useful websites and links for each key stage on this new section of the website. We aim to review this regularly and keep it updated. We are looking for ways to make the learning experience at home even better and are working on developing video tutorials to go on a school Youtube channel (watch this space!)