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Home Learning Guidance

As the school was instructed to close, on Friday 20th March for most of its pupils-following government guidance, we want to take this opportunity to signpost a range of ‘Home-Learning’ resources which are available and accessible for your child/ren to use whilst at home.

 

We appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning, can seem daunting.  After some consideration, we have compiled a series of resources and activities which can be completed both independently and/or with adult support.

 

At this time, it seems important to try and maintain an organised and ‘school friendly’ day, whilst the children are self-isolating at home. 

 

Please find below a suggested way of organising the learning opportunities during the 'Home-Learning' day:

The organisation of these 'Academic' activities may seem difficult for our parents.  We would suggest a ‘pick n mix’ approach to the ‘Home-Learning’ day-choosing activities or subjects which interest your child/ren. 

 

For example, children should be encouraged to:

  • Read a book, for at least 15 minutes each day;

Visit our Key Stage 2 Class pages, where you will find:

  1. Reading-Recommended Book Lists for each year group

 

  • Practice times tables on Times Table Rockstars;
  • Practise phonics/spellings:

Visit our EYFS and Key Stage 1 Class Pages, where you will find:

  1. Letters and Sound-school groups and sounds being taught
  2. Letters and Sounds-a variety of on-line activities
  3. Mr Thorne does Phonics-short videos demonstrating various sounds
  4. Oxford Owl for Home-variety of phonics and reading activities

 

Our Key Stage 2 children should continue to use their Spelling Jotter, during this period.

 

  • Please use the link below to visit the different Class Pages:  online resources are available via the class pages.  Select the appropriate class, then scroll to the bottom of the Class Page to locate a wide range of online educational resources, to be used at home:
  • Work through ‘My Activity Book’ provided by TTS

These documents are available to view via the link below:

These provide a range of practical, interesting learning opportunities for all areas of the curriculum, in:

  1. EYFS;
  2. Key Stage 1; and
  3. Key Stage 2.

 

We would suggest visiting the website and downloading the FREE resource, relevant for the age of your child.

 

You are then able to choose from the wide range of activities available to 'pick n mix' throughout the 'Home-Learning' days, printing sections for completion at home, as you see fit.

 

  • Visit BBC Bitesize

Your child/ren could use the online resource-BBC Bitesize which has a wide variety of resources available for all areas of the curriculum.   The content is organised into:

  1. Key Stage 1-Year 1 to 2
  2. Key Stage 2-Year 3 to 6

 

Please click on the link below to access this service:

Once you have clicked on the link, choose:

  • PRIMARY
  • then select either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

For the ‘Academic’ portion of the ‘Home-School’ day, our school website is a great place to start.  The Class Pages have a rich variety of resources available to our parents to use at home. 


To support our parents further, you could also visit the Curriculum Support section of the website:

where you will find a range of curriculum guidance and resources designed to support your child/ren learning and progress, as well as use the online resources we have signposted for you.  

 

You may also wish to consider other ways you could support your child/ren’s learning at home.

 

For example for those children in:

  • Reception: you might want to record or photograph your child/ren at home engaged in the various ‘Home-Learning’ activities and upload them to Tapestry, where you can comment on what they are doing.  This also enables their class teacher(s) to view the children’s progress.
  • Year 1 (and those Year 2 children re-sitting the Phonics screener): will be provided with a Phonics Pack of  activities to be used at home.

 

In the pack you will find:

  • Phonics Buster workbook- activities for you to revise letters and sounds and to help children practise segmenting and blending real and ‘pseudo’ words;
  • Phase 5 phonic cards- for you to practise recall of the Phase 5 graphemes; and
  • Phase 3 sound- to recap and revise sounds the children were introduced to in Reception.

 

Please use the link below to watch the Year 1 Phonics Screener Presentation:

  • Year 6: our children will be provided with a pack of work which covers a range of Reading, Writing, Grammar Punctuation Spelling and Maths activities, complete with answer sheets for parents. This pack should support our children to practice important skills in readiness for their Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs), later in the year.

 

We would be grateful if you could work through these materials to support your child.

 

While self-isolating or the school is closed, we would encourage our parents to provide their child/ren with active feedback as the children complete the various activities, thus responding to their learning at home and providing support and encouragement where needed.

At this difficult time, you and/or your child/ren may be anxious or worried about the current situation.  Please use the link below to explore resources which you may find useful:
Perhaps you could consider conducting an act of Collective Worship?  Use the link below to access FREE resources designed to support parents deal with the 'big questions' in delivering home-based acts of worship:
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