Learning at Home

During the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we will endeavour to remain open and continue to provide a rounded education for all of our pupils. 

However, at any time, we may need to provide work for children who are having to self-isolate or in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 leading to the closure of 'bubbles', year groups or possibly the whole school.  

In the event that children will have to be sent home and a positive case occurs in school, we will inform affected children and their parents immediately.  In these circumstances, work packs will be issued to children who are required to stay at home for a period of 14 days.  Work packs will be issued each week and made available on each class page under the 'Pupils' tab.

Teachers will provide either lesson starters on the school website to accompany work packs or links to videos to support learning at home.  These lesson starters or website links will all be added to the class pages along with electronic versions of the work packs.

Any facility with internet access will be suitable for children to watch lesson starters or video links.  Parents will not need to have laptops or tablets to access the online links but if any difficulties are experienced by parents, please contact the school office or your class teacher for more information.

Once completed, the packs will need to be returned to school.  The work will correspond with what the children would be doing in school so it is important that work packs are completed so as to avoid children falling behind.

Useful websites for use at home:

Online safety is paramount.  To ensure that your child is safe online, follow the helpful advice and videos available on the Think U Know CEOP website.  Follow the link for more advice: 

 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440df-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03cb8440df-55160665 

 

Advice is available to parents during this period by following this link:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers?utm_source=d79a0548-a9a6-43e9-81fa-b69483ebb3af&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

 

A book explaining the Coronavirus in an appropriate and accessible way has been written for children by (among others)  Axel Scheffler and can be found here.

  

Ruth Miskin Phonics Daily Sessions:  these are streamed live online and can be found by following this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3Y1gSqtHq-nBebId4UBeNYcOMLPvQYZavdNOlQczpo5QsTqR7FLnmfrfE

 

The Literacy Trust Family Zone offers activities, apps and links to other websites that can be used by parents at home with their children.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/?mc_cid=1a89f05f20&mc_eid=70742c8f93

 

NatureED:  RE site with free activities and resources for use at home.

http://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=free_home_learning_resources_for_you_and_your_pupils&utm_content=2020-03-20

 

PE Passport Home Learning:  Helpful videos and resources to challenge the children physically which can be done easily at home or in the garden. 

https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/

 

Premier League Primary Stars:  The children in KS2 know this programme but the site offers many cross curricular resources that can be accessed by children of all ages:

 https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures

 

Stay Home, Stay Active:  Another free resource to use at home to keep children active:

https://dreambigsports.co.uk/stay-home-stay-active

 

BBC Bitesize:  This website has a huge amount of useful things to do with children of all ages and covering a wealth of subjects.  Easy to access and child and parent friendly, this is one of the most useful sites for parents at home with children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Recommended Apps for 2 to 5 year olds

Nurse Dotty Story -a simple story about the Corona Virus & helpful for parents of young children

All of the sites above will give ideas, activities and resources that can be used at home for children of all primary school age.  Learning at home can be daunting; use the suggestions below for how to approach it and what kind of timetable to follow.  Remember, learning at home is not the same as being at school - you don't need to create school at home and we hope these suggestions help.