From Monday 2nd November we are introducing a one-way system around the school site. This is to support social distancing and ease congestion at the beginning and end of the day. Thurs 5th - Bonfire lunch. Fri 6th - individual photos. Take a look at our class pages as well as our special projects section using the square button below. Please see our COVID-19 pupil absence guide for parents and staff- available in the 'links and downloads' section below.

Introduction

Welcome to our home learning programme.

Our home learning programme offers many suggestions for learning and links to excellent websites. All are free to register. A worksheet can be viewed on-screen and answered in the exercise book provided to avoid the need for printing.

Depending on the circumstances for you and your family, do as much of the work as you can. However, please DO NOT think that you HAVE to get everything completed. We know that lots of you are also doing exciting projects of your own with the children and that is fine too!

To fully benefit from the programme, please can you register with the following sites:

Pupils also have access to the Wonde dashboard via the CHILD LOGIN button on the homepage and can freely use Timetables Rockstars, Sumdog and other apps. Joe Wicks is also offering daily exercise sessions on YouTube which you may wish to register for. 

Please make sure whichever device your child is on; internet safety is key. Do not leave your child unattended on the internet for long periods and aim to engage with the activities that they are doing. Please visit the Aspire eSafety page at the link below for further guidance.

If you cannot access the apps or website, adapt your activities. This is a guide to help you provide a week’s education, it is flexible, and you can change it.

Helpful pointers for home educating

Motivation is key and regular sessions each day will help with this. If your child feels saturated, try a different task. Reward the effort made with a star (stuck or hand-drawn) at the end of the work.

Create a daily timetable, design it with your children. Factor in fun times for all. Learning time needs to have a different feel to playtime. 

Read the task in advance of your child so you have any idea of what they need to do.  If you have several children can the older children support the younger ones? Can you all do the same activity at times (art, music, science?), to avoid your attention being pulled in many ways.

Make sure there is a balance to the day, ensuring plenty of exercise. Have a mixture of handwritten and online tasks.

If your child is struggling, reassure them. We often use the phrase, “You haven’t got it yet but one day you will”. 

And BREATHE!  You've totally got this...