During this period of school closure, to ensure that there is provision for continued learning at home, we suggest your child completes the following activities on a daily basis:
- Reading/story-telling (links below may be of use)
- A Maths activity (links below may be of use)
- 2 activities from the Home Learning Booklet
We recommend that you also make time for to play with your child, as well as, allowing time for them to play independently.
NOTE - Home Learning Booklets are designed to provide a range of learning opportunities for your child. We DO NOT expect them to complete all the activities.
Please see below for a list of other activities and useful websites:
On-going communication between home and school
- Teachers will respond to contact/questions from parents and children via SeeSaw, daily between 9:00 and 12:00
- We encourage parents to upload videos and photos of learning/ learning activities via SeeSaw
- Teachers will send a video at the start of each day (Monday - Friday)
- Please reassure your child that teachers and teaching assistants will be thinking of them and monitoring their online learning
- Please note that it will not be possible for work to be marked by teachers when the school reopens.
When managing during a period of school closure, you may find the following suggestions useful:
- Establish a timetable/routine - children are used to this at school and it will help them to understand your expectations and what each day has in store.
- Set up a learning space - if you have room at home, this may help children to know when it is ‘learning time’
- Reward positive behaviour - if your child follows your instructions, interacts kindly with you/their siblings and completes learning - reward them (this could take the form of verbal praise or a sticker/star or tick). If they achieve something really special or try particularly hard, you could award your children their own ‘reach for the stars’ point. At school, the children aim to achieve 10 points before reaching a special certificate.
- Encourage all the incidental learning - consider involving children with household jobs and cooking/food prep.
- Try to spend time outside where possible (following Public Health England)
- Limit screen time
Try to have fun and enjoy being together
If your children asks you any question, run with it...
Encourage your children to become more expert in an area that they are passionate about and interested in.
What do you enjoy? Share this with your children!
Teach your children card games, play board games, complete puzzles, build a fort/camp
Other activities and useful websites:
Classroom Secrets Home Learning Pack - activities
- Numberblocks on CBeebiesNumberblocks on CBeebies -
- Topmarks interactive maths games - number recognition and counting
- Nursery rhymes and maths songs
- Traditional tales
- Get Epic stories - Ebooks - sign up for free
- BBC Iplayer - Julia Donaldson stories/Bedtime stories -
- Tricky word song
See also suggestions of Youtube Channels which may be useful