During this period of school closure, to ensure that there is provision for continued learning at home, we suggest your child completes the following ‘core’ activities on a daily basis:
Physical Activity - 30 mins
Maths - 30-60 mins
English - 30-60 mins
Learning Projects - Up to 60 mins
Teachers will communicate every morning via Seesaw to share expectations and suggestions for the day.
- Reading - independent reading or shared reading; online activities: for example, Oxford Owl or an activity from the home learning booklet
- A spelling activity, which could include use of Spelling Shed
- There are writing opportunities in the home learning booklet
- Maths - one activity from the home learning booklet or one of the online options
- Choose two other activities to complete from the home learning booklet
- Physical/active time. There are suggestions for this in the link below.
White Rose Interactive resources
Armadillo Class Log in:
Llama Class Log in:
ICT - Interactive games
Should you wish to do more than this with your child, there are a range of other options which are accessible on the ‘Curriculum' pages of the school website.
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