Should your child need to isolate whilst school is still in session please contact the school office so that we can arrange for suitable work to be sent to you.
HOME LEARNING TIMETABLES WILL APPEAR HERE AS AND WHEN NECESSARY
We have chosen to utilise the Government approved ‘Oak Learning’ resources to support with remote learning should a lockdown occur. Teachers will be selecting units that, where possible, take children’s learning forward or reinforce current understanding.
The teaching videos mean every child has a clear explanation and methods explained in a step by step manner. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to re-watch videos if necessary. Work is given within the video and is based on the taught session. Videos are around 20 minutes and this should provide adequate time (should you have siblings) for other users in the house to share devices. The videos work on laptops, tablets and mobile phones and are fully accessible.
Here are some tips to help support learning at home:
1) Have a clear routine
2) Have a regular start time and if possible maximize learning opportunities in the morning.
3) Try and find a space dedicated to learning
4) Make the most of your regular exercise time
5) Use other resources that interest your children - Be guided by their interests
6) Make time for breaks – For you and the children!
7) Celebrate effort – Also look to share work with relatives via Facetime, Zoom, Skype etc – This gives the work a real purpose.
8) Make time to talk to friends via facetime, Zoom, Houseparty etc – Please be aware of E-safety guidance!
We realise that many of you will be trying to work from home at the same time as teaching your children. However, remember children generally thrive when there is clear structure and routine so try to fit this into your working day where possible.
Please do not forget to talk to your children about what is going on around the world, at an age appropriate level (watching CBBC Newsround daily gives a really nice update at the right level).
Finally, take time to play games, read stories and spend time with your children and most importantly of all stay safe!