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Home Learning due to school closure

Welcome to our Home Learning page.  Below you will find a box for each year group.  Under each heading a page of work will be uploaded daily (Mon-Fri) by 9:30am.  The work is avaialble for your child to complete in their exercise book that was supplied by the school.  It is so important that children are continuing with their education during this difficult time and we would encourage everyone to take part in the activities supplied each day.

On this page you will see the work for that day.  In the year group tab you will find all the work that has been uploaded so far.  Hover the curser over your chosen year group and click on the Summer Term  2 - Home Learning Tab to see the home learning from the 3rd June 2020.  Please note the school is closed for training on the 1st and 2nd June and therefore no home learning will be set.

 

Guidance on Home Learning

Lots of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and under pressure by everything that’s happening. This includes the work being set for your child. I just wanted to clarify our home learning expectations, which may help put your mind at rest:

  • We would encourage children to take part in some home learning but are not monitoring the uptake of home learning and we know that not everyone will be able to complete all of the work set for a whole range of reasons.  
  • If the home learning set by the teacher doesn’t spark your child’s interest or it is difficult to get them to complete it - try alternatives. Have a look at year groups above or below. Or have a look online at BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize or the new Oak National Academy  https://www.thenational.academy/
  • Children learn through play and there are many fun activities that you can do at home that support learning and do not require any technology. Work can still be completed in the children’s exercise books; it does not have to be done on the computer. Spend time outside if you can.
  • Reading books and stories together is a valuable and enjoyable way of learning for all ages.
  • Google Classroom is intended to be supportive and a way of enabling your teacher to see your work if you want them to. There is no need to upload anything if you don’t want to and it is not expected.
  • If you are unable to access Google Classroom the work will still be published on the website as before.
  • Feedback from teachers will aim to be positive to keep your child motivated. Teachers may also offer one thing to remember for next time. e.g. “Remember to start your sentences with capital letters.”
  • We do not expect you to try to replicate school hours at home.

If you decide on a particular day that your child isn’t going to engage with any of the work set and is going to spend the entire period playing in the garden, or baking, or building lego, then that is your choice.  There is nothing to stress or feel guilty about!  You are doing enough. You are supporting your children through a difficult time.  Also remember to look after yourself. Minimising stress is absolutely vital in a time like this for mental health.

To support you the teachers shall continue to provide guidance via the school website with links to Google Classroom.

Kind regards

Jennifer Burdett

Head of School

 

E-safety

Please use the links below to access free resources for completing work on on-line safety.  Under the circumstances, reminding children about on-line saftey is more important then ever.  

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Please see the following website for further home learning ideas:

https://www.escapefromhome.co.uk/

Scroll down for the free ones

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

Harry Potter based virtual escape room which is good for observational skills, making links, Maths conversions etc... - aimed for Years 5 and 6

https://www.weareteachers.com/easy-science-experiments/

Some interesting Science ideas that can be done at home that do not require specialist scientific equipment.​

https://www.themathsfactor.com/ 

The Maths Factor is currently FREE for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. 

 

Online Education Resources

An extensive list of resources available, free of charge, to support children’s education at this time. 

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Home Learning

Home learning can now be found through the 'Home Learning' tab by selecting your child's year group and then 'Summer Term.' Here you will find all past sheets and the sheets for the week ahead.

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

PE teaching- Please see the attached document for ideas to continue PE learning at home- supplied by the SSP team.

 

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