General Information for Everyone About Home Learning         

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Home Learning - 1st June onwards

 

First of all we would all like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their continued efforts in supporting their children with home learning during school closure. We have really enjoyed keeping in touch via the website and loved seeing all of the activities that children have been completing. We felt it very important to make sure children had enough to keep their brains active and practise their basic skills whilst supporting families during a very tricky time by not adding the pressure of deadlines. We know that family life and home learning will have looked very different in every household as everyone faced the new challenges that lockdown brought and we know that you'll all have done your best. It doesn't matter how much you have completed so please don't worry.

 

Hopefully, following further clarification towards the end of half-term, we will be allowed to welcome back children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on 1st June, with other year groups following before the end of term.  Children with two key worker parents will continue to be in school as required. You will have received a letter already if you're in these year groups and Mrs Dawson has also written a letter to the whole school which will be arriving very soon too.

 

Clearly, this means that class teachers are going to be back in school, looking after and teaching groups of children, every day of the week and no longer mostly working from home. This means that we need to make some changes to how the website will be used to support children when they are learning at home - whether they're in year groups who have returned part-time or in year groups not yet back at all. We also know there will be some children who will continue to remain at home until the summer holidays and we want to support them too.

 

As you know, our children are always at the heart of every decision we make, but we also take staff wellbeing very seriously too. Therefore, to keep workload manageable and to ensure teachers are able to make the time at school, for those children who are in, safe and happy we will have a new system starting Tuesday 2nd June.

 

  • subject pages will be frozen and no longer updated, the content will remain for those still wanting to complete activities you haven't yet had a chance to do    
  • each class will access their home learning from just their class page    
  • for classes who have returned part-time the home learning will follow on from that week's days in school and will include maths/writing/reading/topic tasks linked to the term's text - we understand that completing everything might not be possible every week and the following week's work in school won't rely on everything having been done   
  • for children staying at home in these classes, all their home learning will be on the class page and clearly marked for children staying at home    
  • for classes not yet back at school, learning for each class will become more formal with clear reading/writing/maths/topic tasks, all linked to a text for the term - we understand that completing it all might not be possible but ask that you try to do some from each subject area in preparation for when children return to lessons in school  
  • all children will receive a login for Nessy and TTRS/NumBots and this will form part of the suggested home learning for all children, we will also be drawing upon the BBC Bitesize website and other online resources    
  • teachers will still be available by email, however they won't be able to respond immediately as they will be with groups of children throughout the school day    
  • we will still enjoy seeing photos of work that your child has completed via email and whilst we will respond to give praise and give positive comments, we will no longer be able to display everything sent to us on class pages    
  • instead, Celebration Assembly will be in the form of a page of this website where every Wednesday afternoon, a few children from each class will be awarded merit stickers and star learner awards for their work through the week - either in school or at home (stickers and certificates will be awarded virtually for the time being) this will include the TTRS Big Reveal!

 

There will be no updates to the website over half term (Wed 27th May) and the new system for home learning will go live Tuesday 2nd June at 1pm. This will allow teachers to prepare everything and families with children starting back at school week beginning 1st June to be ready for the home learning that follows. There will be lots on the website from the update on 21st May to keep families learning over half term (if they want to) and until the new activities come online. 

 

Once the new system is in place and live on Tuesday 2nd June, if you have any questions please contact you child's class teacher or Mrs Eeley.

 

Many thanks for your continued support; we are really excited to see those we can soon.

We hope you have a restful and safe half term.

 

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