Home Learning Overview Update 14/4/2020

Dear Parents/Carers

As you’ll have read in the latest letter which was posted on the website on Friday 10th April, we have updated the Home Learning section of our website.

Each teacher has prepared a home learning topic menu, linked to the project theme in our long term curriculum plan. The menus contain a range of enriching activities, linked to different subject areas and will be found in each class’s webpage in the Home Learning section of the school website. Your child’s teacher has also written a short, explanatory letter to accompany the topic menu so please refer to this for further information. Please note, to use the links, open the PDF provided.

These activities are for you and your child/children to access and choose together. There is no expectation that they have to do them all and we certainly won’t be checking this. We want the activities to be fun and engaging and to feel manageable for you in your own circumstance. For example, it’s perfectly ok if all children, regardless of age, do a similar activity together, e.g. minibeast hunt. Furthermore, if you take an idea and adapt it, based on your child/children’s interests, that’s also completely fine. I’d also like to reiterate that the menu is for this half-term and won’t be updated on a daily or weekly basis so there’s no need to feel overwhelmed.

Class teachers would love to hear about the activities the children do so please do not hesitate to share these via email, details of which are available in each class’s page in the Home Learning menu. I know that the teachers and teaching assistants have already greatly enjoyed seeing and hearing about what the children have been up to in the last few weeks.

Further to this, if for any reason you have a problem navigating the webpages or are struggling for physical resources (e.g. paper, pencils), please also email your child’s teacher and we will work together to find a solution.

Finally, as of Monday 20th April, the BBC will be publishing daily online lessons for all ages. This is likely to be of high quality and a worthwhile resource to utilise if it feels like it would work for you and your children. Therefore, I’ve included the link to the Primary Homepage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

As I’ve said before and I’ll reiterate again, please do what feels right for your family and what keeps everyone happy and thriving. Education is everywhere and as long as your child is exploring, investigating, listening, collaborating or simply existing, they’ll be learning.

Very best wishes

 

Ben Towe

Executive Headteacher